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post #1381 of 4984 Old 01-16-2013
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

"South Pacific" is a clue. It is the waterfall and the pool in that famous movie.

Here is another view of the peaks approaching from the north west.





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Bora Bora? "Bali Ha'i"

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The scenery doesn't seem to match Bora Bora. It looks like a better match to the Na Pali coast on Kauai, which is where some of South Pacific was filmed. BTW, the waterfall is known locally as Slippery Slide, I think.

So, is it Kauai? I couldn't be sure.
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I think the actual location in Mitchner's South Pacific (basis of the musical) was near Vanuatu. I have the book here somewhere and will see if I can find it.

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Michener's "Tales of the South Pacific" was set in the area of the Coral Sea, which touches on Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The musical and follow-on movies that were based on the musical, start off at Norfolk Island, which is a semiautonomous part of Australia at the western end of the Coral Sea. Michener supposedly took artistic license and may have made up some of the specifics of the locale. It is a novel, after all.

The 1958 movie was filmed in Kauai, for the most part, which is why I was looking for a match along the Na Pali coast. I just realized that there was a 2001 movie that was filmed in Moorea, French Polynesia. I've been checking for a match on that island, and thought I was getting close in Cook's Bay, but I don't think that's it.

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Just looked through Michener's book. The setting is Efate' and Vanicoro Islands. Ok we need some more hints:-) The South Pacific is like the proverbial "haystack".

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Tioman Island

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Rob has it! I understand that the waterfall here was easily filmed and did get used in the movie.



Gunung Nenek Semukut (Twin Peaks) at Kompong Mokut - Pulau Tioman Malaysia

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

And away we go...

This one could be very easy. So, I'm gonna start with a couple of far off shots I took from a Hobie.

The subject is the big rock formation jutting out into the brine.

Because this one might be easy; I'm looking for what the locals name it.




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Close to home? Vicinity of Fishers Island/Connecticut shore?

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