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Old 21 February 2013, 06:20 PM
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ATNM, the 'sails' at the top are in the wrong plane to be most kind of windmill. Yer classic Netherlands style ones and the vast majority of modern wind turbines rotate around a horizontal axis, that pic would be vertical axis.

I have a notion about what, but can't remember where... or there may be more than one such thing.
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Old 21 February 2013, 06:22 PM
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ATNM, the 'sails' at the top are in the wrong plane to be most kind of windmill. Yer classic Netherlands style ones and the vast majority of modern wind turbines rotate around a horizontal axis, that pic would be vertical axis.

I have a notion about what, but can't remember where... or there may be more than one such thing.
With the forced perspective, I figured they might have just looked vertical-axis
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Old 21 February 2013, 06:55 PM
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It's the spire of the Church of St. Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield.

On confirmation that this is correct, someone else can take my turn since I don't have anything ready to post.
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Old 21 February 2013, 10:19 PM
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Yep! AKA The Crooked Spire. Taken from the top of the tower, at the foot of the spire.
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Old 22 February 2013, 02:31 PM
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I never get the answer in time, so I'll take advantage of Erwins' generosity:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seaboe_...57627009964766

Since the image's probably very obscure (although not necessarily the location), I'll mention that this is also in Paris.

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Old 22 February 2013, 02:57 PM
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Are we to identify the building being shown, or what the fence encircles? For the latter, i'll suggest either the Bastille or the Louvre.
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Old 22 February 2013, 03:00 PM
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In this case, the building and what the fence encircles are the same. Neither of your guesses are correct (IIRC, the Bastille was torn down), but I like your thinking--you're on the right track.

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Old 22 February 2013, 03:08 PM
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It looks old world to me, southern European. It appears to be a moat in the foreground.
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Old 22 February 2013, 03:10 PM
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It's in Paris, Beach. I don't know that's a moat; it doesn't run all the way around.

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Old 22 February 2013, 04:25 PM
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In this case, the building and what the fence encircles are the same. Neither of your guesses are correct (IIRC, the Bastille was torn down), but I like your thinking--you're on the right track.

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Well if the tines are facing what is being encircled, then the purpose must be to keep the inmates in, not protect against invasion - perhaps an old asylum of sorts?
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Old 22 February 2013, 04:40 PM
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L'Hôtel national des Invalides

Only place in Paris with that kind of moat, IIRC.
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Old 22 February 2013, 08:46 PM
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Yup. Your turn.

Mack, there's a gate (with that wonderful detail off to the side), but no real fence around the place, which makes it kind of weird.

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Old 23 February 2013, 05:27 PM
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Hope I'm doing this right

ETA: looks like I got it. It the same album as the snopes fish, not to long before they disappeared.
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Old 23 February 2013, 05:45 PM
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Bruges? I wouldn't know a specific building though.
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Old 24 February 2013, 10:20 AM
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Pretty sure that tower in the background is the same one that Brendan Gleeson jumps out in the movie "In Bruges". Not sure what city, though.
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Old 24 February 2013, 11:14 AM
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Bruges? I wouldn't know a specific building though.
Close enough. According to this site it's the most photographed spot in Bruges. It's called Quai of the Rosary or De Rozenhoedkaai. Interesting place to visit. But just once, imho.
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Old 24 February 2013, 11:26 AM
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I may even have taken a similar pic back when I was a Girl Guide. I have no accessible pics, first volunteer can post next challenge.
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Old 24 February 2013, 08:00 PM
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Try this one:
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Old 24 February 2013, 09:05 PM
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Wow, that's a tough one without any man-made objects or serious physical features. It says eastern Asia to me, but I can't say why.
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Old 24 February 2013, 09:17 PM
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There is a rift and a relatively modest river. Eastern Asia has a lot of river valleys similar to this, but it is not there. Oh, there are lichens on the rocks in the foreground - don't you know all your lichens by location?
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