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

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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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Where is this fountain [from Counter-Strike]?

The T-Spawn of the counter strike map de_inferno is based on a real place. Where is this fountain?
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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 was an insurance vending machine at an airport and how did it work?

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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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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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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Name of Georgian lemonade?

This summer I ate in a Georgian restaurant in Krakow, Poland. The food was really good, but especially tasty was the Georgian lemonade. I can't remember the name, but a friend of mine is going to ...
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“One of the most dangerous roads in the world”: Where is it?

A video recently seen floating about Facebook purports to show one of the "most dangerous roads in the world". But where is this road? Is it open to the public? The video, and a couple screen caps: ...
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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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Where are these white and blue buildings near water and cliffs?

Do you know this destination? If you know what it is, please tell me the name: I saw it on a travel site (but it had no additional information). I'm impressed by the good weather, architecture and ...
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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 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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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 “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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What was this ruined building in Tbilisi that is Greek property?

Yesterday afternoon I went exploring around Tbilisi and up on the path between the Narikala fortress and the Kartlis Deda statue were some old ruined buildings, not ancient but pre-Soviet. One of ...
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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 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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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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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?
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Inquiry about the hot springs in Georgia

Is any area in Georgia called "Saltona" in Georgia - not sure about the name, where it is famous for its hot springs? It was used during Soviet Union to treat the Political Leaders from the Soviet ...
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What town is in the Samsung Galaxy S default wallpaper?

This is the default wallpaper of Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, does anyone know where this place is?
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Where is Kechror, Turkey?

I can't seem to locate the town of Kechror, or village of Chukurayva in which I am interested in visiting. I have found a reference to these in an article of an re-discovered acient Armenian chruch. ...
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Which is the temple where you can enjoy an herbal sauna in Vientiane?

A friend that stayed in 2008 in Laos has told us that he went to a temple (Wat) in Vientiane where you can get a massage or try the "amazing" (he loved it) herbal sauna. Do you know more data about ...
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Where is “Zaouiate Oued Ifrane”?

There is a Wikivoyage article about Zaouiate Oued Ifrane that says: Better known as Zaouia d'Ifrane, or even Ifrane if you are within the village limits, this Berber village is often confused for ...
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Is there an app or website that evaluates individual hotel rooms?

I just heard on the radio of an app, that where seat guru evaluates the seat in an airplane, they give hotel evaluations on individual rooms. This app would tell you for example when you would not ...
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How to get to Mythbusters' duct tape island

After watching the Duct tape island episode of the MythBusters show I was totally in love with that uninhabited island. They say it is in Hawaii but no more details. Whats the name of that ...
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Where do I have to travel to to see this house?

I just saw this picture of a really cool house. Now I would like to now where I have to travel to in order to see this house:
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What is this strange monument near Bamberg Altenburg?

I was recently in Bamberg (north-west Bavaria), and when visiting Altenburg I've stumbled upon this strange monument: ...
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Where is this mountain with very striking bright colors?

This blog has an image from Zhangye, Province of Gansu, China. This mountain is made of earths or stones in gradients of often bright colors, predominantly red but also yellows and blues. However ...
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Where is this castle?

where is this castle/palace? someone suggested it was Vianden castle in Luxembourg but it's not.
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Name this building in Singapore and can I visit the glass pyramid on top?

Singapore is packed with skyscrapers and iconic architecture so I guess this one just gets lost in the crowd since despite tons of Google and Wikipedia searches I can't identify it. Its main feature ...
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Where on earth is this church which looks like a confused chicken?

This picture has been circulating on twitter and in the office. But it doesn't say where it is. Can anyone provide the church's location?
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What mountain in NW USA is this?

So on a flight from YVR (Vancouver) to SLC (Salt Lake City), not far south of Vancouver - we'd just turned inland after flying down the coast, I saw this mountain. I've gone through photos of Mt ...
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What was the tower seen in stage 3 of Tour de France on Corsica?

Stage 3 of this year's Tour de France passed an tower at the end of a headland on the Corsican Coast. Anyone recognise it? According to Wikipedia there are 90 towers on Corsica! Seen here (UK) about ...
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Where was this train photograph taken?

Where was this train photograph taken? I found it as a header on langsamreisen.de, but that page does not specify where it is. The filename contains the phrase tren-del-sur, but I don't think it's at ...
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What city is this cityscape?

I download this cityscape from Microsoft theme website but I don't know what city is it.
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Where should I travel to see this building?

Today I saw a picture of a building that claims to be the biggest building in the world. I really doubt that, but the problem is, I couldn't verify it. Here it is: It is somewhere in Eastern ...
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Where is this flag from? [closed]

I can't find what flag is between the Netherlands and Germany on this worldmap: http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/album195/adl.jpg It is yellow with a (light) blue cross. There seems to ...
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Where can I see this Darth Vader church?

Recently, I saw a picture that shows a Darth Vader bust: It seems to be a church or something similar. For me it looks like a big fake, but my friend swears that this is not photoshopped. ...
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Name this church in Moscow, please?

I'm trying to type up my notes of Moscow, and can't seem to find the name of this church I took a photo of. After using google image search, however, I refound a photo of it at this location so have ...
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What statue did Bolivia give, and where is it located?

From Babyhood by Paul Reiser: Every place I looked I saw a great place to be somebody's parent. "I could walk into that 7-Eleven and buy my kid a soda … I could play ball in that park and ...
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Does this monument depict Koxinga?

The large horse rider monument located in Quanzhou, China here: Google Maps Is this monument depicting Koxinga or someone else? Can't find wiki articles or something in English.
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What city is this?

I have come across this cityscape on the web and I wonder what city it is. Does anyone know?