Questions tagged [where-on-earth]

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What is the highest road in the world that is accessible by conventional vehicles?

I'm looking to drive up the highest road in the world but I don't have access to any special vehicles. Where can I do so? The exact conditions are: The road must be accessible to civilians, so ...
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Where is this place? Windows 10 Wallpaper

Looks like this is a middle east city. I am curious to know where. Windows does not give any info.
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Where is this huge indoor waterfall?

Link to video Given the trains and the shopping mall, I am suspecting an airport ... possibly Singapore, it has been a few years since I lived there, and things change quickly
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What is the name of the island?

What is the island at 2:31 into this YouTube video. I believe I've seen pictures of it before. It looks like a circle with a diameter of about 40 km. I'm curious to learn about the nature of the ...
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Where is this chained man statue, photographed a century ago?

According to metadata, this image is claimed to be taken between 1880 and 1926 and the location is stated just as "Europe". If the photographer is correctly identified, most of his ...
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Museum of televisions

Does anyone know a museum in which it is possible to see old TV equipment e.g. 405 line black and white TVs? Ideally, some of them would be operating. I am in the UK so museums in the UK would be ...
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Where is this Utah triangle monolith located?

This article describes the 'discovery' of a tall metal object with triangular cross section in the Utah wilderness by a helicopter crew. Where is this, and if you wanted to get there how could that ...
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Where in the US is this statue located? [closed]

I only know this place is in the US. Please help me. I tried googling but found nothing.
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Which countries accept the Pakistan international driving licence?

I am a Pakistani living in Europe. Which countries accept the Pakistan international driving licence?
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Apart from these countries, is there any other one where you can see the auroras and at the same time go to a tropical forest in their territory?

Of course, I am including all the overseas territories of these countries: UK, France, The Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. In all of the countries I previously mentioned, there is at least one ...
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What city is this? [closed]

What city is this? It's from a screen background on Google chrome cast. Update 1: Yes I had previously tried to get a high-resolution image (spent 15 minutes Googling for one). I also searched the ...
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What is the most isolated building in the world?

I wish to know what the the most isolated building in the world is, with "most isolated" being defined as "the longest distance to the closest building". Building complexes count ...
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Identifying a church by a lake and a railway line, claimed to be in the Canton of Lucerne

I'm trying to identify this place: According to metadata of two of the images they are taken in the Canton of Lucerne, and some other photographs from the same author are claimed or positively ...
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Identifying a Romanesque church in France from a 1900s photo

I'm trying to identify this building: For completeness, this is the unrestored uncropped version: According to metadata, the image was taken in 1900-1910 and it is captioned as "facade of a ...
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Is this image, taken about 1900, actually from Nuremberg?

I'm trying to identify the place (and if possible the building, the church and the fountain) in this image: The image is labelled as a street in Nuremberg and taken between 1880 and 1912. However, I ...
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Where is this tower, likely photographed in Belgium about 100 years ago?

This photograph is labelled as "restoration of a Belgian tower" and taken between 1920 and 1930, although both pieces of information might be wrong. However, it must have been taken before ...
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Old Windows Wallpaper Image 'shedinfield1024' - Can anyone tell me where this photo was taken?

This is a photograph of an old farm building in a valley amongst wooded mountains. In the distance the roof of a white house with a red tile roof is visible.
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Where's this water pier, with a rusty tower with staircase, in North West Pennsylvania?

My sister is confident this picture's from some where in North West Pennsylvania, USA, but where exactly?
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Where are these 3 white flagstaffs in front of a commemorative stone, river and valleys? [closed]

I cut out my sibling's head from this picture. Sibling thinks this was in North America but can't remember. Perhaps Europe? Anyone recognize this? We see a plaque with text on a stone like a ...
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Where is there this large rock in the French Riviera?

This came up on my lock screen but it didn't contain any specific location details. I'm trying to find where this is located. All I know is that this photo was taken in the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur)...
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Which countries don't let foreigners leave during pandemics? [closed]

Are there any countries that won't let foreigners leave the country or return home during pandemics? Governments might charter planes to bring their citizens back home, but are there countries that ...
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Are there hilly areas of Leuven, Belgium?

I am looking for hilly areas in Leuven (with small hills). Google shows Gasthuisberg, but I hope and believe there are more, as I see hilly terrains from Google maps. Can somebody who has been in this ...
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How to get to Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai - The newest island on earth

A few years back, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai was created from a volcanic explosion: It has since solidified, and life is beginning to pop up all around the island. Multiple scientists and some ...
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Does this painting depict the Alps or Rockies?

This painting is oil, old and I've been searching for the location. It would help if this mountain range could be sourced, I could then figure out who the artist might be.
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Direct flights between cities with the same name

One can fly from London (YXU) to London (LHR) (via Toronto), from Glasgow (GGW) to Glasgow (GLA) (multiple stops), or from Moscow (PUW) to Moscow (SVO) (via Seattle). There are others (Sydney, ...
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What is the world's largest publicly accessible air-conditioned space? [closed]

Living just off the equator, in a place that's hot & humid all year around, I find myself longing for places with pleasant, predictable, climate-controlled environments. So: What is the largest ...
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What airport has the fewest regular commercial flights?

Of all the airports that receive regular commercial flights (airports that serve only military or general aviation flights (private, charter, corporate, etc.) do not count, but airports that serve ...
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Where is the smallest park by area?

As I stated in the title, where is the smallest public park (owned by government, local government or a charity such as RHS)?
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Where can I see bioluminescence around Rio de Janeiro?

I'll be visiting Paraty soon and saw some reports online of bioluminescence. Wikivoyage mentions nothing of it and the reports are somewhat vague, but suggest a "Ponta Grossa" location, which ...
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What's the smallest non-capital city with a foreign consulate?

As an example, the city of Haifa (population 280k) has a Russian consulate in addition to the main embassy in Tel Aviv. The Haifa consulate is full fledged and can issue visas, not just an honorary ...
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Which airports serve only international destinations? [closed]

In this question, concerning the airports that serve the most countries, domestic flights are excluded (i.e. the country containing the airport should not contribute to its destination count). This ...
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What's the longest distance that can be traveled by only using free transportation?

As an example, public transportation within the Melbourne city center is free, so one could take a free tram between Spring St and Docklands Dr: The total distance (as the crow flies) between these ...
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Identify location of old painting

I received an old painting and wonder if it depicts a real place. The person I received the painting from, is from Germany (but unavailable for questions). However, the painting could very well be ...
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Which railway stations in the UK only offer travel in one direction?

Despite living relatively nearby, I have just recently learnt about Pilning station. That I have been unaware of it until now is not particularly surprising, as there are only two services a week. (it ...
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Visiting a place in Brussels where Pink Floyd recorded a video

Firstly, I'm not sure if this is the right site to ask this question, so please feel free to direct me somewhere else if needed. Since I currently live in Brussels, I would like to visit the exact ...
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Where's this mere with board walk and cherry blossoms in Japan?

I saw this on reddit. Please don't just fish but teach me how to fish! If you never went here, pls expound how you located.
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

I was wondering if there are any huge cacti like these: (I believe they're called Saguaro or something, but I guess similar cacti are fine too) that one can see (in the winter) somewhere along the ...
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What is the longest distance between two stops of a train route?

As a follow-up to this answer which states that the “Z” trains from Beijing to Hong Kong and which take 24 hours are actually non-stop services (permitting immigration formalities to take place in ...
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Most remote passenger train station

I enjoy travelling to remote places and to places that can be accessed by train or boat but not by car. What passenger train station is furthest from any regular road? By regular road, I mean a ...
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Cheapest hotel in Europe

In this video a hotel in Belarus is shown with rooms for $4.10 per night. But the city is not mentioned. So, is this the cheapest hotel in Europe and where is it located?
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The best place for swimming in Arctic Ocean [closed]

So I have overheard a conversation where some guy wondered if it's possible to swim in Arctic Ocean, the only ocean he didn't do yet. I actually have an answer, but maybe there are better options. ...
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Where is the largest collection of Romanticism paintings? [closed]

I would like to find out where is the largest collection of paintings from the Romanticism movement. By largest I mean not only the more numerous but also with sufficient coverage of different artists,...
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Where are open air railway carriages used in scheduled services? [closed]

In summer, die kleine rote uses open scenic carriages on the Bernina railway, in regular scheduled train services. Offene Aussichtswagen / Carrozze panoramici aperti / Vagun panoramic. Source: ...
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Where's this picture of a glacial moraine in autumn taken?

This picture's from r/autumn. I searched with Google Images but no result! Is there a geographical term for this landscape? Can I access this by private automobile?
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Longest bridge/tunnel that can be cycled over/through?

I'm cycling around Japan, and a few days ago I cycled the Shimanami Kaido, a series of bridges connecting islands between the mainland and Shikoku in the inland sea. One of the bridges there was (if I ...
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Starting at EN2 6BQ (North London) on Wednesday noon which Capital Centre can you get to in the quickest time? [closed]

Excluding London. You may use planes/trains/cars, but no privately chartered planes or helicopters. You must take in to account how busy the roads will be at the time.
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Where do 5 or more U.S. counties meet in a single point?

The other day I was looking at a county map near my home in NE Georgia. I noticed that there is a point where 4 counties meet - Hall, Jackson, Gwinnett, and Barrow (see screenshot). This made me ...
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What is the closest airport to the center of the city it serves?

Inspired by this, but the complete opposite: What is the most remote airport from the center of the city it supposedly serves? Personally, I can't think of anything closer than Adelaide Airport (ADL),...
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What is the most remote airport from the center of the city it supposedly serves?

As an example, "Frankfurt" Hahn is actually 120 km away from the city of Frankfurt and "Paris" Beauvais is actually 85 km away from the center of Paris. Are there airports that are even further away ...
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What is the most remote railway line in the world?

What is the most remote railroad in the world? By remote, I mean that: this railroad must be disconnected from any other railroad; this railroad must currently have scheduled passenger trains. ...

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