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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Geoff54 - you were correct with La Rochelle in France! The funny part was that I was certain that someone would get it right away, so I also uploaded pictures of Les Sables d'Olonne which has a very distinctive and well-know port but inadvertantly posted the picture of La Rochelle, and by the time I noticed it was too late to retract or change the picture.
The port looks more like a working one than a yachting one and I'm sure that the lighthouse with the distinctive blue top should be a dead give away, but I can't think of where it could be.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Yes, the lighthouse is distinctive and very old. The picture is of the old harbor which is now part of a much larger commercial port and doesn't get many visiting sailboats.


Here is a different perspective. It was taken from a slightly different position but if you look, the buildings on the left of this picture are the ones at the right of the first picture.


And here is the lighthouse from the other side.
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That looks like North Africa and a Muslim Country. Is that an Island?
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I believe it's Algiers...
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

PCP was on the right track, but it isn't an island, it's Algiers!
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Looks like Faster was faster!
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Yes, it seems you have nailed it What get me confused is that the photo make it look a lot smaller than what really is.

An old pirate's port.

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Confirmed, then?

Sorry Fallard..

So here's a different part of the world, second photo should help nail it in one...



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Rotterdam?
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

What??? you didn't get distracted by the pagoda barge???

Yes, Rotterdam. The first shot was taken from the Eurotower, quite the view. Most of those freighter/barges have their bridges on hydraulics.. they raise them for visibility over containers on deck, but can lower them to get under the fixed bridges... Busy place..
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