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Re: Where's Wally????
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2008, 09:00:52 PM »
that wierd selfridges building in birmingham?

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« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2008, 05:36:32 AM »
Oh boy. Maybe I should've picked somethin' easier to identify.
Not Australia. Not Birmingham.

Another hint: Not in India, but definitely in South (East) Asia. Biggest hint: it's a theater.




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« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2008, 12:04:56 PM »
O.K. than is it the one in Singapore? The Esplanade theater?
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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2008, 12:42:38 PM »
How did you do that Stef.? Have you been there? ... Good one Akshay and Stef.

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Re: Where's Wally????
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2008, 01:29:57 PM »
Guess it is my turn again? Hope you'll find it until tom. morning as I am off for a week without internet...



I will wait a couple of hours and then give you some more hints...this is not in Asia! Very famous and kitschy indeed!
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« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2008, 01:50:49 PM »
Yeah, "kitschy " indeed. There is a confusion of architecture. It is clearly constructed in at least two time periods--probably spanning a couple of centuries or more. The brown front style is the oldest part with the red added later--perhaps following a fire or ?? 

Okay, it looks religious but there are no crosses so I am saying it is a synagogue...somehwere in Western Europe...perhaps Germany.  It has elements of "castle" too. Rather confusing. It is also possibly atop a rock cliff or hill as evidenced by the rock outcrop in the lower right.

Hummm...wild conjecture.   
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« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2008, 01:54:20 PM »
Clive- there are actually more than two styles if you would be able to see the whole building. It is NOT religious but it is in Western Europe- a country with a lot of these and similar things to look at... ;)
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Re: Where's Wally????
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2008, 07:10:50 PM »
Okay... It is in Austria and it MAY be a school. I need to do some more searching. (Been reading transcripts most of the morning..so what do I do for a break?? Nuts. :) )
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« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2008, 07:23:00 PM »
Nope! Far away from there...will post a teaser in a minute
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« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2008, 07:28:58 PM »


"....is the most complete and notable example of ... architecture in the Romantic period. It stands on one of the rocky peaks of the ..., and blends in a surprisingly fortunate manner with its natural background of greenery and crags, testifying to the aesthetic potentialities of the project...."

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Re: Where's Wally????
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2008, 08:51:01 PM »
Cool place. Got some concepts correct..hilltop....

The site that was using the image must have nicked it as it is listed as an Austrian Castle. :)

It is on a hill top in a land far, far away.
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« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2008, 09:02:22 PM »
Not that far from here ;) And it is famous!
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Re: Where's Wally????
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2008, 09:27:50 PM »
Palácio da Pena, or "Castelo da Pena" in Portugal :D Google is great!!!! ;)


Palácio da Pena, or "Castelo da Pena" as it is more commonly known, is the most complete and notable example of Portuguese architecture in the Romantic period. It stands on one of the rocky peaks of the Serra de Sintra, and blends in a surprisingly fortunate manner with its natural background of greenery and crags, testifying to the aesthetic potentialities of the project.

The Palace dates back to 1839, when the King Consort Dom Fernando II of Saxe Coburg-Gotha (1816-1885) bought the ruins of the Hieronymite Monastery of Nossa Senhora da Pena and started to adapt it for use as a residence, according to his Romantic taste.

As his director of the works, Baron von Eschwege put into effect the King's revivalist ideas and round the restored ruins of the monastery raised a majestic pastiche inspired by the palaces and castles of Bavaria. Fanciful to an extreme, the architectural fabric of Pena finds much of its inspiration in the Moorish, Gothic and Manueline motifs of Portuguese art, as well as in the Wagnerian spirit of the Schinkel Castles of Central Europe. It is to be noted that of the former 16th Century monastery there were preserved the Manueline cloister and the chapel, the latter with a celebrated Renaissance reredos by the sculptor Nicolau Chanterene

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Re: Where's Wally????
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2008, 09:35:25 PM »
Good work Rosie.

WELL! That goes to show you how things can go awry on the Internet, eh? Check out the file name of the picture I posted below:

http://www.educationabroad.twoworldsunited.org/img/jpeg2/Austria%205%20castle.jpg
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« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2008, 09:39:09 PM »
Well done Rosie- over to you!
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P.S. By the way Portugal is well worth a visit if you like old castles and monasteries
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