Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Monday Quiz LXXXII

Looking Down on World Landmarks

This one could be tough, so you have six chances to make five. Name the famous landmarks shown in these aerial images. Three of them are European, and only one is American. If at first you don't succeed, try close inspection.

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Submit your answers in the comments.

21 comments:

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Elizabeth said...

Wow, if I could read Mandarin, I'd know the answers already. But here are my answers/guesses:

1. Eiffel Tower
2. The state capital building in Salem.
3. Stonehenge
4. Some damn dam
5. Mont St. Michel
6. Those hotel complexes in Dubai

Cartophiliac said...

1. 에펠 탑
2. St. Peter' s 공회당
3. Stonehenge
4. Mt. Rushmore
5. 무언가 St. 마이클?
6. 두바이에 있는 그 차가운 인공적인 섬

Dug said...

1. La Tour Eiffel
2. Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
3. Looks kind of like a Park & Ride lot somewhere near Kankakee but I'm going to go with Stonehenge instead
4. Hoover Dam? Dam if I know!
5. Mont St Michel
6. The Palm Tree Islands Dubai

I like anon's answers better than mine. Not that I look at other people's answers or anything.

The Calico Cat said...

Spelling doesn't count!
1. Eiffle Tower
2. The Temple Mount
3. Stonehenge
4. no idea
5. Mont Saint Michel
6. Palm Islands

Rebel said...

1 The Eiffel Tower
2 OMG... totally blanking on the name, the holiest of places in Mecca, where all the muslims go on their pilgrimage The location of the Haj. What is that thing called?
3 Stonehenge
4 the Hollywood sign
5 that city in France that's only accessilbe in low tide. St. Something or other... St. Michel?
6 The Palms, Dubai UAE

mrs.5000 said...

1 the Eiffel Tower
2 I'm guessing that's Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Rock etc.
3 Stonehenge
4 I figured this had to be in the western U.S., but it took me awhile to see it--it's the Hollywood sign.
5 Mont St. Michel
6 I'm guessing the Great Barrier Reef

fingerstothebone said...

Close inspection? I can't get my nose any closer than I already do.

1. Eiffel Tower
2. Temple Mount
3. the world's simplest corn maze
4. long curvy road to a...parking lot. Wait! Do I see Jesus's face on the surface of the cement, next to an owl? And they're holding hands?
5. how pretty, looks like a knee joint
6. palm tree shaped man-made islands of Dubai

fingerstothebone said...

Even after I look at everyone else's answers, I still don't see the signs...

Elaine said...

1. I assume this is a "gimme"--Tour Eiffel, or Eiffel Tower
2. Mt Palomar Observatory?
3. Stonehenge
4. Berchtesgarten?
5. Mont St. Michel
6. Desalination plants in the Middle East? Egyptian or Morroccan?

Wow, these were hard, just as promised. I went to Stonehenge so long ago that you could still walk amongst the standing stones.... awesome, even if you did have to wear your winter coat in June!

Elaine said...

Fingers-to-the-bone, if your knee joint looks like that, quick! go see an orthopedist!

What's up with the garbled type? (I do not for a moment think Carto did part of his answers in Mandarin.) Though it would be a good way for me to cover up my ignorance!

Karin said...

1. The Eiffel Tour
2. The Dome of the Rock
3. Stonehenge
4. The Hollywood sign?
5. Mont Sait Michel
6. Something in Dubai

DrSchnell said...

1. Eiffel Tower
2. Dome of the Rock/Temple Mount in Jerusalem
3. Stonehenge, where the demons dwell and the banshees live and they do live well.
4. Hollywood sign
5. dunno
6. The manmade palm island and world island developments in Dubai

Ben said...

1. The Eiffel Tower
2. This one's pretty low-res... Not that I'd get it anyway. Is that the mosque in Mecca where the Hajj ends up? I'm afraid I don't have a name for it...
3. Stonehenge?
4. The Hollywood sign!
5. Some undoubtedly very cool structure on a hill, but I couldn't say what.
6. Some of those man-made neighborhoods out in the water in Dubai?

Jenners said...

Naturally I am not doing this one ... I dropped out of your quizzes quite some time ago because I realized I AM A MORON but this one is such a cool idea. Just sayin. Could I get a star for that?

Phineas said...

Pretty sure Carto's answers are in Korean. Could be wrong but it's far from Mandarin.

I've got a bad case of quiz withdrawl syndrome and hope to correct it sometime soon.

Michael5000 said...

All right, people!

1. The Eiffel Tower. Easy if you see it in 3D, but really hard if it looks flat to you.

2. You've got the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, with the Wailing Wall on the bottom and the Dome of the Rock more or less in the center.

3. Stonehenge and associated parking lot.

4. The Hollywood sign. If you are having trouble seeing it, the sign is centered about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom.

5. Mt. Saint Michelle at low tide.

6. Some of the goofy development around Dubai. For a sense of scale, notice the major international airport in the upper right.

Michael5000 said...

So there are winners and there are losers, as Mellencamp taught us, and it ain't no big deal. Tonight, specifically, the winners are Dug, Rebel, Mrs.5000, Karin, and DrSchnell. Congratulations to them, to everyone who entered, and to Jenners who admitted that it was a cool Quiz even if she didn't submit answers, because she's a moron. Her word, not mine.

Michael5000 said...

@Anonymous: I especially like the part where they get into the food fight. Hilarious!

@state capital building in Salem... third holiest site of Islam in 'Salem... awfully close.

@Carto: Heh.

@Calico: Sorry about this, but I kind of needed the word "Dubai" in there.

@Rebel: I believe you are thinking of The Kaaba. Good! But wrong. But, you got the other five, so an EP for you!

@fingers: OK, you made me laugh with the corn maze, that's good. But then I TOTALLY see Jesus and the owl, which is kind of spooky.

@Elaine: I don't think Carto did part of his answers in Mandarin either. I think he did 'em in mock Korean.

@Karin: GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! The only 6/6 for the week!

@Jenners: You're not really a moron. For one thing, you are the Queen of Scattergories.

@Phineas: Phineas is in the house! Welcome back sir!!

mrs.5000 said...

OK, it's not really Saint Michelle, mon Michel. Unless the monks were sitting around singing plain-chant Beatles ballads...

The Calico Cat said...

Well, I can see the Hollywood sign now that someone pointed it out.

Are there Palm Islands outside of Dubai?