Finding the name of some place, food, monument, or other travel-related thing.

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Identify a WWII-time building in Belgium

Can someone help me identify a building in the background of this old photo (or at least a geographic location of this place, if this building does not exist anymore): All I know, is that this ...
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Can anyone identify this beach?

Can anyone identify the location of this image? A few websites claim that it is from Neil Island in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands of India. But it is not correct as far as I know. None of my ...
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Is there really a line that separates Mongolia from China?

I was looking at google maps and decided to zoom in on the Mongolian/China border just to see what was there, and saw this: This screen shot is at 42.266383, 106.722115 I followed it for a bit and ...
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Where are these unusual rock formations rising from the water?

I came across a random image and saved it because of the intriguing rock formations... The EXIF metadata is well populated (the photo was taken in July 2011 for example), but contains no ...
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Where are these old Yugoslavian monuments?

I came across a list of old Yugoslavian monuments that look quite interesting. Actually, I already saw the one in Podgarić and it was really impressive. Now I wanted to locate the rest of them, but ...
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Name of a monastery/restaurant in Austria

About 3 years ago, I hiked through this village in Austria near its borders with Switzerland and Germany. Unfortunately, neither my friend or I can remember the name of the village. We also ate at a ...
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Recipe for a Cold Strawberry Soup Served on Celebrity Cruise Lines ca 2003 [closed]

I took a cruise on a Celebrity cruise liner in the Mediterranean Sea in 2003. While underway they served a cold strawberry soup that is one of the most delicious dishes I have ever tasted. It was a ...
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Where exactly is this cross in Hong Kong?

I was digging around for something and stumbled upon a video about Hong Kong that had footage presumably from the area. In it, there was a still with a cross with the characters 成了 (probably in ...
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Name of this place

Anyone knows the name of this river? https://www.facebook.com/grupolance/videos/1092759427413531/
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Wallpaper picture location - Lake with mountains

There is a Windows 10 lock screen wallpaper that really caught my attention. Does anyone know the location of this picture? Thank
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What's the status of this border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia?

Google Maps has suggested this crossing from Thailand to Cambodia located at 14.4339183,104.8108152 but I'm having trouble finding information about it. Which name(s) does it generally go by? Is it ...
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What is the bright light between Singapore and Tokyo?

I don't know if this is an appropriate place to ask this, so if that's the case please let me know. Every time I fly between Singapore and Tokyo I spot a bright light somewhere in the South China Sea ...
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Trying to find a specific restaurant in Jerusalem

I was in Israel for the first time about 10 years ago. I have a vivid memory of that trip, in which my father took me and my sister to get real Israeli schwarma for the first time and it was sooo ...
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What is this device? [closed]

I have seen it a lot in US, never figured out what it is for.
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What facility was our bus blocked from observing in northern Iran?

Recently on a bus trip from Rasht, Iran, to Tehran, Iran, the driver's assistant came down the bus aisle, ordering all the curtains closed on one side, and for a few minutes we were actually forbidden ...
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Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters

Nagano has a big network of underground bunkers built during the Second World War. It was meant to contain an imperial palace, and the central organs of government. It was built semi-independently by ...
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Restaurant in Paris decorated in kitchen utensils

What is the name of the restaurant decorated with kitchen utensils, in Paris nearby Porte Maillot and Le Palais des Congrès de Paris?
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What is this present we received from our hotel in China? [closed]

On our trip to China, we received this thing next to the pen in the figure as a gift both in Hangzhou and Beijing. The pen serves only for comparison of size. It is made of metal and not flexible. ...
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Where is this castle? I know it's somewhere in Ireland, but where?

Irish castle. I can find the picture everywhere but it never says where it's from.
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Identifing building in Lancaster

Can someone identify this building for me and possibly write me anything about it? I only know, that it is located in Lancaster.
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Would the most logical path from Normandy to the Bavarian Alps (Germany) pass through Lyon? [closed]

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow, the main characters were travelling by road from Normandy in France to somewhere in the mountains of Germany (a dam)1. During the journey, one of the characters ...
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Identifying a community in Russia

I am trying to identify a Russian location I stayed at many years ago. I don't speak or read Russian The place name was phonetically "Sher-na-ga-LOFF-ga" (or very close) The community consisted of a ...
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Is the Sea of Stars real?

I fairly frequently see pictures online of this semi-mythical glittering beach in the Maldives. However I can't find any accounts of people having actually visited it and reported on how it was. Can ...
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Where is this on highway 24/highway 12 in Utah?

I have been trying to find out where exactly this location is. A Google maps marker or coordinates would be great.
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Identifing city (and buildings) below Mount Fuji

I have just received a paper folder for some documents, which has this beautiful photo in the back: I assume, this is Mount Fuji. Can you help me identify city, that lays below (and it is pictured ...
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What is the purpose of numbers on some UK street name signs?

As a frequent traveller around the UK I have developed a somewhat unhealthy obsession with street signs and their small but significant differences. Can someone explain what the purpose of the small ...
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What are these metallic plates found around Iceland?

What is the name and function of these circular metal plates we have seen in random locations around Iceland? They look like sime sort of star map or sun clock. We've seen this one along road 52 I ...
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Castle on my wallpaper - where is it?

My operating system (Elementary OS Luna) comes with a set of wallpapers - one of which is some kind of castle or cathedral built in mountains. Where is it?
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Purpose of the 'Witches' Hats' on the A13 in London

Driving from Gatwick Airport into central London via the Dartford Tunnel, travellers will see two very odd structures at the Dagenham Roundabout. They are known locally as the "Witches' Hats". Some ...
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I saw a lakeside castle or hotel from the air, north of Newark. What is it?

I recently flew into Newark on a transatlantic flight from Glasgow, UK. I happened to be looking out of the aircraft window (left side) during the descent, and saw a rather unique-looking scene: A ...
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Which American City is this?

My friends and I had a discussion which American city this is. And what building this is? We need to know the name of the city. See this picture below Can any one tell me which city this so me and ...
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Where is this sculpture of the ten commandments from?

I saw this picture of a group (which I blurred out) in front of a sculpture of the ten commandments on social media, and am wondering where it might be from. I might expect it either to be in the ...
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What is this North Korean booze?

So a friend of mine managed to get his hands on this bottle: It's obviously 40% and made in North Korea. I can't make out the cursive script ("..hung Sul"?), but it says 인풍술 (Inpungsul) in Korean, ...
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What is that device at an airport which transports packages to the aircraft called?

I am looking for the name of this: It is a vehicle with a long band where you can adjust the angle of the band.
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Identify waterside building / skyline

Among a friend's photos on Facebook I spotted an interesting skyline with a distinctive waterside building that looks like it's just being completed: I've travelled to over fifty countries and I ...
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Strange knob on airplanes?

I have noticed this strange knob on flights typically near the video screen (in this case on the right and is underneath the USB port). Is there a use to this knob or is it just a component which ...
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Why do some fields have no weeds? [closed]

When driving sometimes I'll see fields that don't appear to have any weeds and where all the grass is short. It'll look like a field that's been mowed except I can't really see any reason to mow these ...
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What does a Tajik GBAO permit look like?

To travel on the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan one needs a special GBAO permit, I got my Tajik visa today and it came with an extra stamp: Is this the GBAO permit?
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What building is this?

This image is a screenshot from a video, and in the video the image is named "UK". What building is this?
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Is it possible for ancient undiscovered islands to exists on earth? [closed]

Have human explored and mapped all the islands on earth and Is it possible for undiscovered Islands to exists on earth? I am more interested to know only about stable old Islands and not newly ...
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What was an insurance vending machine at an airport, and what kind of insurance did they sell?

The action of the 1952 novel Prisoner's Base takes place in 1952 in New York. In chapter 15, the author writes in the voice of one of the characters: Some chauffeurs of PD [=police department] ...
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What is this Season's Greetings sign for in March in India?

While being driven from Dehli to Agra on March 17, 2014, I saw a number of seasons greetings signs, as shown in the following picture: What holiday is this for? Holi?
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Who are these people in gray robes and shaved heads with South Korean Passports?

I saw a number of people with gray robes and shaved heads while I was in Seoul recently that looked like this: Is this a religious thing? They had Republic of Korea passports, for what that's ...
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What is this “bird like” plane?

So, I'm sat at London Heathrow's Terminal 5, looking out the window while waiting for a flight, and a plane that looks to me to most intents and purposes like a bird just rolled past... (Hopefully ...
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Where this picture was taken ~100 years ago?

It probably was taken in Russia/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania during Russian Civil War by one of my ancestors. I'm sure this place exists today - I saw it on the poster few years ago. But place was not ...
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What is this extra item that came with my travel bag?

I've bought a travel bag and there is a piece that came with it that I'm having hard time figuring out what it is used for. Here is the picture: Any idea what it's used for?
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Where on earth is this image from the backgrounds in Windows?

My Russian colleague had this image as his desktop, so I asked if it was Lake Baikal or not. He actually didn't know, as it was just one of the default Windows desktops that he had. So, the question ...
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What city is this city scape? [closed]

I found this image of any amazing cityscape. Can anyone identify the city? It is so spectacular I wonder if it is even real.
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What is this Queensland lizard/dragon, and is it friendly or dangerous? [closed]

I've spotted quite a few large lizards around Brisbane's parks, such as in Roma Street Parklands. Today, while I sat in a park by the river, one scuttled over. I took his photo, then he pushed himself ...
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Where was the famous XP desktop background taken?

Where is this place? I have been seeing this photo (XP desktop background) for years now and I always wondered about this place. Can anyone identify it?