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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 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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Bruges - Where can I find this gate/entrance?

I'm looking for the gate at the top of the picture ("Jupiler Bleeker"). I only know it's in Bruges... Can someone give me the exact location?
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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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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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What are these barrier like structures in London?

Tower Bridge, London On the London Bridge they are positioned such that they look like barriers, but here as pictured on the Tower bridge they don't seem to offer any such protection. What are these ...
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Where is this blue tile in the New York subway?

About three years ago I took this picture inside a subway station somewhere in New York, either in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Now that I'm back in New York for a short while, I'd like to track down this ...
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In which city is this building with the inscription "domus dei et porta coeli"?

Can anyone let me know where this was taken please?
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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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What is this building in Bilbao?

I was in Bilbao last week and I saw this building that seemed out of place with its surroundings. It looked abandoned (broken windows, graffiti) but very imposing. And it probably had a great view.
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Where is this gorge?

While preparing a cycle tour in Morocco, I saw this point on google maps : But it seems to be placed on a bad location on the map. Can someone tell me where is it located, as I'd love to go there by ...
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What are these small green rocket-shaped objects floating in the Danube?

Recently, I was cruising on the Danube river from Bratislava to Vienna and we were encountering these small green rocket-shaped objects floating in the water roughly after each kilometer. They were ...
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What are these mysterious green balls in the sea in New Caledonia?

I was recently in Baie d'Oro, Ile des Pins, New Caledonia, and the lagoon had dozens of these mysterious green balls rolling around the sea bed: They varied in size from large grape to small grape, ...
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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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Which Nazca line figure is this?

We flew over the Nazca lines last month. I'm currently organizing my pictures and I don't recognize this one: Which figure is this?
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Concrete building in Kharkiv

I was walking yesterday and stumbled upon this windowless construction: As opposed to the view below, the side is now covered and has a huge sliding door on the second floor: Does anyone know what ...
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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 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's this celebration in Japan?

We saw a couple of groups in the streets of Tokyo, Japan last sunday (May 28, 2017) engaged in some kind of celebration but couldn't find anyone english speaking around to explain to us what's going ...
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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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Where is this strange clock/painting located? (moving eyes)

While I was browsing old pictures in my phone I found this one of a painting with a clock. The eyes move at the same time as the hands of the clock. But I don't remember where I took that picture. ...
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Where on Vancouver Island was this photo taken?

I was on Vancouver Island for Canada Day weekend in 2014. On Canada Day we drove back from Tofino to catch the ferry at Nanaimo. Somewhere along the way was a river on the left side of the road. We ...
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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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Where in Italy was this 1945 picture taken?

Would like to know where this pic was shot from please. Its my dad taken during World War II 1945, in Italy. Thank You.
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Location of Terme di Nikà - Pantelleria

I found interesting spot to visit on Pantelleria island in Italy - Terme di Nikà, bur I can't find exact location on goggle map. Can someone help? Edit: here is a spot I am looking for: link on the ...
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Can you identify the town in this William Partridge Burpee painting? Spain?

Can you identify this town? In 1905 the American Impressionist painter, William Partridge Burpee left home in Rockland, Maine and took the White Star steamer Romanic from Boston on October 28 for ...
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Windows 10 wallpaper background (Spring)

I saw this lovely photo on my windows 10 lock screen but I couldn't figure out its location. Clicking the "like what you see" button in the top right corner of the screen does not provide me any ...
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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.
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Israel - Identification of Stone statue

I recently read a book about Israel titled "Israel, Enchantment of the World". It features a cover that has a stone wall in the background and what seems to be a tall stone statue with a long carved ...
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Can someone help me identify where this rock is located in Lanzarote?

Several years ago, I drove around Lanzarote, and came across this strange rock, but I cannot remember why. Can someone identify where it is?
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Who was or what is Týn in Prague?

In Prague there is the church of Our Church of Our Lady before Týn. I have been to the city a couple of times and I am still wondering who Týn was, or what the word means. I only found a Czech entry ...
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Identify the building in this picture

Does anyone know what building is shown in the picture below?
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Where is this geyser?

A book I bought for my son on volcanoes has a page on geysers. The geyser in the image below is listed as being Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. I have been fortunate enough to watch Old ...
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Where is this street-art in Buenos Aires?

The account replied: "The place is called 'Paseo de la Costa' in Vicente Lopez. Its very close to a big supermarket named 'Carrefour', located at Avenida Libertador 215. You should cross the ...
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Which place was this video shot in?

I don't think we have a Google Video Search and I am very curious about this: Which city is depicted in this video? Someone said Gran Canaria, others said Croatia, but I don't think it's either of ...
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Where in Norway are these massive boulders?

About ten years ago, while traveling in Norway, I took this picture. What you see is basically the result of an old landslide, with boulders so big, that trees growing between them look tiny. I think ...
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Where in Istanbul is this dome people are standing on with views across the city?

I'd like to enjoy the scenery where the following pictures were taken:
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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 there a real location that resembles Moominvalley?

I do hope this question belongs here... I want to know if there is a specific place that bears the most resemblance to Moominvalley, which is a fictional valley where Tove Jansson's books about the ...
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What are the candles outside in Denmark about?

There are candles out in Denmark all over the place, lit, even during the daytime - mostly placed next to doorways and entranceways. They look like little lanterns - almost like these: If this was ...
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Where on Earth is this manor-house-looking structure?

My friend sent me this and I can't seem to find it on Google. My friend likes traveling so it probably is a tourist spot.
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What are these things in the desert near Fallon, Nevada?

I was playing with Google Earth and was looking for Fallon Range Training Complex after I read this question. So I typed "Fallon" and I dragged the cursor all along and spotted some really curious ...
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Can you identify the route I took from Avignon to Turin in 2015?

In 2015 I found myself in Avignon, France having just been mugged, all alone, with no money, credit cards etc. I had to make it to Italy and didn't have money to use toll roads. My navigator (long ...
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Where is this mural?

I have been across Canada with the Greyhound bus a couple years ago. I remember taking this picture in the Prairies (Alberta or Saskatchewan) but I don't know in which town. In which town is this ...
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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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Where exactly is "Canalcinco" in Argentina?

I'm looking at a official translation of a death certificate issued by an Argentinian official in La Plata in 1965. The original is not available to me. It specifies the place of domicile of a ...
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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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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 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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