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Questions tagged [identify-this]

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

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What are these large, empty towers made of connected metal girders, bars or pipes in London?

I saw one on the Greenwich Peninsula next to the O2 and another one while leaving Paddington towards Slough. Courtesy: urban75.org
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Strange looking region of France on Google Maps

I was idly browsing on google maps and came across this area on the Atlantic coast of France. The terrain looks intriguing. What is it, any idea? They look like water bodies. But the shapes are not ...
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What does this British road sign mean?

BBC Radio Solent tweeted a picture of a road closure (apparently near Winchester): In the background, there is a road sign with two red lights on and a yellow "symbol". What does it mean?
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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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What are these boxed doors outside store fronts in New York?

In New York around lower Manhattan I saw some storefronts with these boxed doors outside. What are they called and what is their function?
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Which city in Burgundy is it on this Samsung ad?

I saw this ad recently on the back of a Korean newspaper What is the city featured on this ad? I would love to visit there during a stay in France. The main cities in Burgundy are : Dijon Auxerre ...
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Where was this stock photo taken?

It's one of the background choices for Linux Mint. I tried doing a reverse Google image search and found this website, but it doesn't say where it was taken.
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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 strange almost symmetrical location in Nevada?

We were looking at this and trying to establish what it is and if it's something interesting to travel to. However it looks like some crop circle-style icons south east of it, and evidence of ...
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Where is this building on a mountain in Planet Earth 2?

In the documentary Planet Earth 2, there is a view of a number of buildings on the peak of a mountain. The narration states: Today, in the Alps, human encroachment is changing the highest of ...
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What is this machine inside a terminal in Riga airport?

A while ago I was traveling through Riga airport where in the middle of the terminal I saw a machine I had never seen at any other airport. It looks like it might be related to security, however there ...
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Where in the world is this harbour town?

Does anyone know where the place depicted on this TV is? I'm hoping it's not a digital confabulation because it looks very nice and I'd like to visit: Image depicted is a product image of an LG ...
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What are these huge ‘fields’ of light just north of Amsterdam?

I flew over the Netherlands last week, and while we were going over an area just off the coast northwest of Amsterdam, I noticed something that looked like enormous, square lights shining quite ...
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What do the additional numbers on the side of houses in Rome stand for?

In Rome, many houses have large numbers. For example, 3187 as on photo. It is obviously not the post address of the house but something else. What do they mean? Is it a number in some catalogue?
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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 has ...
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Is this weird area on the Belgium-Germany border a walkway or something different?

As you can see on the image above, Belgium and Germany have a weird border near the Oostkantons. It seems to be some kind of path east of the "real" border. Does anyone know more about this strange ...
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Third Reich eagle on a pots & pans shop in Osaka - why?

During my visit to Osaka I came across a shop's door with this Third Reich eagle: If I can remember correctly, it was most likely supposed to be a plain pots & pans shop. Can anyone explain why ...
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Where do I find this building in Tbilisi, Georgia?

I'm looking for this place in Tbilisi. Does anyone recognise this and can point me to the right way?
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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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What are these brown boxes, found near the north-east coast of Japan used for?

I stumbled across a small Japanese village (in Higashidori, Aomori) whilst playing GeoGuessr. Along the main road you can find this brown boxes, they are elevated slightly above ground and have green ...
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Where is this solitary building with a town and mountains in the background behind a valley?

This is an image from the LG TV screen saver. Does anyone have any idea where this place is?
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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 game did I see in Verona, Italy?

During October 2016 I was in Verona, Italy. I visited the Torre dei Lamberti. Within the square there was a game, perhaps a tournament as there was two matches going on at once. What is this game? ...
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Driving through Croatia: can someone tell me where I took this photo?

While driving through Croatia I stopped on the highway to take a photo of a view I liked and I thought "I want to find it later in GMaps". As I had the GPS off, and as I have a terrible memory when ...
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This is a picture on my LG TV screensaver. I would like to know where this is?

The screensaver on my TV shows this place; I would love to find where it is located!
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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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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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Plane landing at Sydney Airport — from where is this photo taken?

I have found (actually Flightradar24 did this for me) a beautiful photo of an Etihad Airways A340 banking right to land at Sydney Airport: Basing on building in the background, is it possible to tell,...
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What does this traffic sign mean?

I saw several of them around Paramaribo, Suriname. Left side looks kind of like "vehicles not allowed" and the right side like "parking prohibited" signs, but there was plenty of cars riding and ...
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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. Therefore, ...
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What is this building?

What and where is this building? It's a stock photo and no amount of reverse-image searching on Google has provided me with a relevant result.
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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 island? ...
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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 this tower I found in Spain?

42º37'46.6"N, 2º5'12.15"W No openings on three sides. Door and windows face south. No other openings except ditch from underneath, going north to point straight at Azqueta, but it only goes a short ...
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Which city can be seen on this Windows 10 lock screen photo featuring a stadium next to a river?

This picture is currently my lock screen on my Windows 10 laptop, but nowhere can I find any captions which tell me which city this actually is. I also tried reverse Googling. No results. I asked my ...
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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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Where were these castle pictures from WW II taken?

I have four pictures taken during WWII but one of them isn't so great, although it does seem to show a tall tower within the building somewhere (added this pic--view from hill in back of castle). My ...
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Where was this picture of Squamish, BC captured?

Can I access, by private car, the location where the photo below was captured?
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Which city is shown in the film “A trip to Wiesbaden”?

This is an image from the film "A trip to Wiesbaden" (USSR, 1989). In the film, this skyline is supposed to be the skyline of Wiesbaden (a city in Germany). Well, this is definitley not Wiesbaden (I'...
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Does anyone recognize this temple in SE Asia?

I'm trying to figure out what this temple is called and where it's located. Does anyone know?
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What is this city that is being shown on a Samsung TV model?

Does anyone know where this photo was taken? I'm captivated by the channel with the boats in the middle of the city. There was no caption accompanying the photo. Sorry for the bad quality of the image....
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What coast or river-adjacent city is in this photo?

Can anyone identify the city in this picture? It appears to be along a coast or a body of water.
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What is the white fluff floating around in Northern Italy (Lombardy) in Spring?

I was in Northern Italy in the last week of April this year and we couldn't help but notice millions of white fluff continuously floating through the air the whole time. No one seemed interested in ...
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Evening landing (or take-off) pictured on photo

Can someone help me by identifying where is this picture taken? I understand that it might be little bit challenging to identify a city only by its evening-lights pattern. However, I imagine that ...
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Photographable location from “Gangnam Style” music video

What location, if any, from the music video of Gangnam Style is visitable and photographable by ordinary tourists? Visiting and photographing the place shouldn't be regarded as unacceptable or ...
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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 latitude/...
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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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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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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 are these “balls” that we found in Uruguay?

We found a bunch of these balls across "Rio del Plata" in Montevideo or in the coast of Uruguay (Punta del Este). There is a liquid in the ball. Also, it has a soft skin.