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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

It looks very much like the Rhine close to Bingen (hills, ferry, water width) but the signage is French/Swiss/Italian so I guess it might be an alpine lake... but which one and which historic event...


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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

It isn't the Rhine and it isn't a lake. We are looking at salt water. The structure relates to a period of history, but the locale itself has an interesting history that spans multiple centuries.

Zanshin is in the right part of the world, but Bingen is too far south and it isn't in Germany.
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the signage is French/Swiss/Italian
How the hell can you read the sign?
Was there a bigger version of the photo?

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Highly unlikely there is any French/Swiss/Italian signage at this location. Besides, the photo posted was at too low a resolution to render any lettering readable.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I mean the black-and-white sign for "curve direction"
In Germany it is red and white:


Since the hint by fallard stated that the languages don't match, that traffic indicator is probably UK or OZ and signage would be in English. The broken line on the road could indicate passing/no passing for either left-hand or right-hand drive, but I'll guess left-hand.


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Another clue: The "curve" is at the apex of a roughly 90 degree bend in the road that is clearly visible in GE. Also, you might be able to recognize a ferry in the photo.
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Master Googler that I am, after not getting anything good using "90 degree curve cenotaph ferry" and trying to intersperse words like "loch", "Scotland", "England", "Lake" in there I give up and am curious as to what the answer is going to be


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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Not Germany, some genuinely serious 'hills', at least.. I'm thinking Denmark or elsewhere in lower Scandinavia

EDIT.. Denmark maybe too flat too..?

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Those hills are exactly like central Germany and the rhine - let me give you a URL (won't post a picture here since that would be confusing); all that is missing is the correct color of the turn indicator and vineyards instead of trees in the hills.
http://www.welterbe-mittelrheintal.d...klopp_a_02.jpg


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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Turn indicator is a fit for Ireland. I've looked at locations where ferries come in but can't locate it. Off to bed now. I guess you guys will pick it well before I wake. Good luck.

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