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

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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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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 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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Where is this building in Amsterdam with a façade looking like a bookshelf?

A friend of mine was in Amsterdam this weekend, and he made an awesome photo of a building with a wall that looks like a book shelf: Unfortunately he has no idea the of the address, and he doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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Japan's snow road: Where is it and when to visit?

In the Internet I found interesting pictures about Japan's snow road. It seems that there are at least 10 meters of snow on this road. Unfortunately I couldn't find out where in Japan this road is ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 half buried Armenian church or monastery?

While browsing Wikipedia and the Internet about some damaged Armenian churches in Tbilisi Georgia I came across an amazing photo (but I know this one is not in Tbilisi). This link is to the Armenian ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Israeli street food

When I was in Israel a few years back I tried this really great street food. I had gotten the recipe, but now have lost it and don't remember what it was called. It is a cross between a pancake and a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Help remembering name of hotel in near Łódź, Poland?

This summer I was in Poland. We drove around by car and visited several small villages. I some help to remember the name of the village and the hotel we stayed in. I have only some very vague hints: ...
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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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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 is this monument in Tallinn called?

I'm looking for the name of a monument in Tallinn, Estonia. I visited it this summer and I think it is really interesting for tourists since it has some historical interest and it also looks nice. ;) ...
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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 ...