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It is indeed Amsterdam's Dam Square, the shadow is being cast by the National Monument (honoring war victims).

 

The event that's going to be taking place there soon is the coronation of our new king on April 30th. The focal point for that event will be the palace and church on the other side of the square. Technically it's not a coronation since Dutch kings are sworn in rather than crowned but hey, it's a party!


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I like your party attitude! :)


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Ok, let's work with the theme of shadows. What notable structure is casting this shadow?

 

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This structure was once the largest of its kind.

 


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Ok. More visual extent and another clue. This structure is meant to help the people who live in this city.

 


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The Inco Superstack in Sudbury, Ontario, with a height of 380 meters (1,250 ft), is the tallest chimney in Canada and the Western hemisphere, and the second tallest freestanding chimney in the world.

 

The secondary shadow running to the northeast puzzled me for a while.  Since when does Earth's sun cast shadows in two different directions?  But it's just the shadow of the steam/smoke, emerging from the tip of the main shadow.


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You got it Dennis! The Inco Superstack is the second tallest structure in Canada and the second tallest smokestack in the world. They built it to carry the toxins away from Sudbury and indeed the city of Sudbury is less toxic than it used to be but of course the toxins are now spread far and wide downwind.

 

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Looks almost majestic. Your turn.


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Here's a shadow for Easter weekend:

 


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Hmm... researching giant cross sculptures reads to all kinds of things, but I can't find the right one. The shadow seems to hint that it is made out of glass or possibly a truss structure...


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I'll zoom way out and make it an identify-the-city contest:

 


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Looks like the Millennium Cross in Skopje


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You are correct.  Today's hint was going to be that the city name is short, but the country name—Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia—is probably the longest on the globe.  

 

I had to look at lots of giant crosses around the world (on several different imagery sites) before I found one that cast a respectably cross-shaped shadow.

 

You're up!


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I like your party attitude! :)

It's a very Dutch attitude.



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Attached File  ge1.jpg   98.14KB   26 downloadsNo shadows, but an interesting geometrical shape in an obscure (at least for me) part of the world.


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Attached File  ge2.jpg   100.19KB   17 downloadsUnusual for one such place to look across the water at another such place


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