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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Athens?? (Greece, that is, not Georgia)

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Faster, I'll work on it. It's hard to teach old dogs, you know. I'm running out of photos, anyway.
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It's not Athens, but the Greeks did leave their mark on this place--as did others.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Gonna go with Syracruse, Sicily for now, but haven't totally confirmed it....


Then again:

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Faster's got it!. The photo he posted shows the same structures and seawall as mine. His vantage point was maybe a hundred yards west of mine or you might have seen the arched overpass to the fortified seawall. Just out of the field of view of his photo would be the conical outline of the Santuario della Madonna delle Lacrime, an impressive--if jarring--structure that is 260' in diameter at its base and somewhere near 300' tall.

This strategic port goes back to Athenian origin--rivaling the stature of Athens itself, to be subsequently conquered by Rome, Vandals, Byzantine Greeks, Arabs, and Normans. There are many remaining structures in various states to attest to this diverse background, such that it is one of the most important archeological sites in the Med. You have everything from necropoli, an amphitheatre, an ancient version of the "whispering gallery" (the Ear of Dionysius) to various and sundry temples. The cathedral of Siracusa is actually--and obviously--a reclaimed Greek temple.

I got to see it by land and sea over 30 years ago.

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Cool stuff, fallard. Interesting. Around here (NA West coast) we 'marvel' at 120 year old buildings.. Europe and beyond is another thing altogether..

btw.. did you know there'a actually a site that lists American cities named after European ones?

Here's a simple one... name of the point/light if you please.... When originally built and manned, this was actually considered a 'remote' posting...


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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

The Bass Harbor lighthouse on Mount Desert Island?
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The Bass Harbor lighthouse on Mount Desert Island?
No... not there.....

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This is too easy. I'll let someone else discover it. A clue might be the association of this site with tide measurements.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

OK, I'll bite one more time--the opposite coast from my first guess: the Point Atkinson lighthouse in West Vancouver, BC.
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