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We may end-up with a problem as this board has a 500k per post size limit.  Is there a way to delete posts?


I've played a similar game on an art history forum where each new game is started as a new topic. Subject could be could be ML1, ML2, ML3 etc (ML for Mystery location).

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The limit is only on each individual posting, not for the topic as a whole, so we should be fine.

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The metro line from the square to the downtown area is pretty nice indeed. At least it was when I was there, 1998.


Yes that Metro Line is very cool. Just found a photo of it I had taken when I was in Budapest in December 1998 as well....... they had the first metro line I believe, before the London Underground........


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Gillian,

Small world. I was there in April '98.

According to my sources, the Budapest subway was the first one in Continental Europe, built in 1896. A section of London underground predates it by 6 years.
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Hint:
Hundreds of Canadians, South Africans, New Zealanders, Americans and British used to visit every day.

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Seems to be difficult.

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Not that difficult, but yesterday there was no image included.

Looks like Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin. In the little park just northwest of the terminal buildings is one of my favorite conceptual monuments, a portion of an arch whose other end would be at Rhein-Main air base. It commemorates the Berlin Airlift, the "visits" to which Kartograph refers.
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We have a winner!
Thanks for the Airlift, to USA and the Commonwealth!

Your Turn:-)

PS:
There IS another Arch at RheinMain Airbase!
Berlin Slang for the Monument is "Hungerharke" which would literally be "hunger rake"
So thanks again for Candy Bombers. :P

Airlift Memorial

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Let's give Dennis until the end of today to come up with a new challenge. After that, the next person who has a good one can go ahead and post it.
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OK, perhaps this won't be too obscure. Setting of the most intensely studied film in history:

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the grassy knoll where JFK was shot in dallas.

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Two minutes! I guess it wasn't that obscure. It is Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas.

I thought of it as a uniquely recognizable street pattern, where the three main downtown streets (Elm-Main-Commerce) come together for the triple underpass under the railroads. The link to the JFK assassination is a painful one for us Texans but I have to acknowledge it. I was astonished to read once in a French guide to the US that downtown Dallas had been preserved because of that historic significance!

The reddish building with the turrets at the right is "Old Red," the old Dallas County Courthouse. A memorial to JFK occupies the half block just east of that. The tan building at the top is the old Texas School Book Depository. The "intensely studied film" is of course the Zapruder film that captured the actual assassination.
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right place at the right time, i guess.

we'll see how long this one takes.

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Punchbowl National Cemetery, Honolulu, HI.

As a scout I used to place flags on the graves on Memorial Day. Now I live in PA.

right place at the right time, i guess.

we'll see how long this one takes.

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Correctomundo. not at all difficult if you ever lived here....

"Built in 1948 this National Cemetery is located in the Pu'owaina Crater (Punchbowl). In ancient times this crater was known as the "Hill of Sacrifice". So today the cemetery is a memorial to the sacrifice made by the men and women in the United States Armed Services. Dedicated on September 2, 1949, 776 casualties from the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were among the first to be buried here."

It was also the location of Kalanikupule's first line of defensive forces which Kamehameha encountered in 1795 during his push for unification.

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