Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

32

It is a hanger, you can hang your jacket or anything similar there. The same exact ones typically available in lavatories for passengers and in galleys for crew members. In the passengers cabin, they are usually available in first or business classes' seats and it comes with a sign: I guess they forgot to add the sign, making it harder for passenger to ...


25

My guess would be the Mohonk Mountain House, "Around the last bend, a Victorian castle rises above Lake Mohonk, surrounded by carefully landscaped gardens and pristine wilderness. Inside you discover a warm interior that is reminiscent of the beauty outside – extensive woodwork, fireplaces constructed from Shawangunk stone, and expansive windows that frame ...


25

OK, It's called the Hite Crossing Bridge, and a Street View shot is available at this link that best matches the angle you have. It confused me for a bit as yours is using a long lens, but you can 'walk' down the hill and confirm it's all the same rocks, and in your shot you can just make out the Hite Bridge in the background, which is certainly the one at ...


19

What you have described fits the town of Черноголовка, or with in Latin font, Chernogolovka (directly translated to approximately 'Black Head') It is to the North East of Moscow (rather than the South), just outside of the A107 'ring road' (beltway, orbital, etc). The institute you referred to would be the Russian Academy of Sciences (Nauchny tsentr v ...


18

This category of equipment is known as "Ground Support Equipment" (see Wikipedia article). This includes a variety of utility vehicles, including refuelers, dollies, chocks, buses and more. However, the one you're after is the Belt loader: Belt loaders are vehicles with conveyor belts for unloading and loading of baggage and cargo on aircraft. A belt ...


18

I just found it in Ground support equipment: It is called "Belt loader".


17

It is an apartment complex built on the waterfront of Aarhus in Denmark. Isbjerget was created in a collaboration between four architectural firms: JDS, CEBRA, SeARCH, and Louis Paillard. It took 5 years for the project to be completed, and is one of the first projects to be completed within De Bynære Havnearealer, the new docklands quarter of ...


13

It would appear to be the ones put up in San Mateo, Rizal, The Philippines. The largest ten commandments tablet was presented to Guinness World Records at HalleluYAH Prayer Mountain For All Nations in San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines on April 11, 2009. The tablet measured 65.04 square meters (700.08 square ft), organized by Sister Grace ...


13

From diamond geezer's blogspot: At the Goresbrook interchange, the most iconic of Artscape's installations. The two exit roundabouts each rise to a sharp elevated point, curved and conical, created from a skin of black tarmac. Officially they're named Scylla and Charybdis, but their shape has earned the nickname Madonna's Bra, or (sssh) Madonna's Tits. ...


13

Signs like this are an artefact of earlier postcode assignment schemes that recall when the sign was manufactured. They may or may not sync up with the current postcode, or may indicate only a portion of the current postcode. There is no effort I'm aware of to make the older signs to synch up (presumably because of the cost). The discrepancies are not, to ...


12

The city is Fujiyoshida on the NNE side of Mt Fuji. See jpatokal's answer for the exact camera location. From left to right, the marked buildings are: Fujisan station. The glass facade that's visible from street level is quite poorly defined in this photo, but covers the bottom third of the blue frame. The lighter part that's visible in the photo sticks ...


11

There is an answer in the site that Mark linked in the comments. It is Salem, Massachusetts, and the building is Essex County Juvenile Court. Google Street View


10

Wikimedia Commons has a picture where the contents of the plate can be discerned. They are there to help you identify landmarks in the vicinity. These sorts of things are called “orientation tables” in several European languages (French, Dutch…). I have also come across the phrase “viewpoint indicator”.


7

Going out on a limb here I would say that it represents a play-on-words. Placing a Witches' Hat on a roundabout recalls the homonym carousel game. A witches' hat roundabout, is according to Wikipedia: A cone shaped playground roundabout that is mounted in such a way that the axis of rotation is free to tilt. In the old days, these roundabouts looked ...


5

The photo is taken from the grounds of Arakura Sengen Shrine in Fuji-Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi, Japan, and appears to be a crop of this image (not the original either, though). The rightmost building appears to be the town hall. Not sure about the rest, but there are a bunch of large hotels and the Fuji-Q amusement park nearby that seem like likely ...


5

By the looks of things and the comments posted on the photo below it is a North Korean Whiskey. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremyfox/7070619751/ This is confirmed by another blogger, which apparently is available from a shop at the DMZ. Additional Info Found another blog with the trip to DMZ with a picture of the alcohol from North Korea but the ...


5

"Was"? Travel insurance vending machines are alive and well in that wonderland of vending machines, Japan! Ryokouhoken-jidouhanbaiki (旅行保険自動販売機) can be found to this day at most larger Japanese airports. For example, JII has machines at 8 airports, and here's a row at Kansai Int'l: (courtesy this guy) As for how they work etc, it's really no different ...


4

The bottommost building is labeled as 富士五湖文化センター (Fujigoko Cultural Center) on Google Maps. However, the official website of that cultural center http://www.mfi.or.jp/fcpa/access.htm tells us that the biggest building (which is probably the one you are interested in) is called ふじさんホール (Fujisan Hall). The same complex also hosts a city meeting hall and a ...


3

Inpung sul is brandy. It's made from grapes. It says so right on the bottle. 인풍술 Inpungsul is 강계포도술공장 which is Kanggye Grape Liquor Factory.


2

Broadly, the answer to your question is 'no', there is no logic that routes the traveller through Lyon. Assuming that the two end points are Omaha Beach in Normandy and the Sylvenstein Dam in the Bavarian Alps, the prima facie route is Caen - Paris - Stuttgart - Munich. It's shown below... Even in the fictional journey from Normandy to the Bavarian ...


2

The background is called 'Temple' by Jason Absolom. It was one of the announced wallpapers chosen in a competition for the selection of them. I believe it is a composite image and not a real place, which is why I'm putting this as an answer, but if I'm proven wrong I'm happy to remove it.


2

The city is Salem in Massachusetts. The building that looks like a greek temple is maybe Registry of Deeds and Probate Court located at 36 Federal street.


2

I'm not certain, but it sounds like Paekrosul. According to the description on lonely planet forums. Paekrosul: A "well-known liquor," this is a Kanggye specialty from the D.P.R.K. (aka North Korea). Shoddy packaging, with a bottle full of defects (at least no holes beyond the necessary one) and a cap that guarantees it will leak in your ...


2

It does look like animals (including wild animals) are grazing on this field. It's also possible that some animals were brought there especially to maintain the landscape (“conservation grazing”). In that case, you wouldn't expect to see animals most of the time and, since feeding is not the main purpose of the land, it does not exhibit some features typical ...


1

I've changed this from a comment as it's longish and, while not strictly addressing the letter of the question, it does address the spirit, and adds some cautionary advice. The equivalent functionality to an insurance selling machine is often achieved nowadays when an online ticket is bought as part of the overall transaction, using wholly customer-machine ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible