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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 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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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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What is the furthest north one can get without flying or taking special cruises?

While researching this answer, I learned that there about 5 times per year between late July and September, there are passenger boats from Yakutsk all the way north to Tiksi at 71°39' north. For ...
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Where is the world's largest commercial elevator?

Out of curiosity, I went to search for "world's largest elevator", but all the results were for grain elevators. Now obviously, you can't ride in a grain elevator. What I meant was, what is the ...
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Where is the coldest commercial diving site?

When I did my diving course, I was told that it was much easier diving in warm waters so if you finish your course in colder seas, you don't have to have a diving skill check before your recreational ...
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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'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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Celebrating the same new year several times over?

Is there a commercial service offered to general public that allows you to celebrate the new year several times? The idea is that you would celebrate it in a time-zone and than move to the next one ...
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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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Can an original of “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” be viewed in Japan?

According to the Wikipedia article for "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", copies are stored in various places around the world. There are various copies of this work throughout the world. The ...
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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 in the world am I most likely to see stacked lenticular clouds?

Lenticular clouds form when air flows over a topographical feature such as a mountain. Moisture is forced out of the air into the form of a cloud as the air rises over the land feature and then ...
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From what point could you view the most countries?

A fairly simple question: from what single point could you see the most countries? It seems like it should be a popular tourist attraction. This question lists 157 tripoints, however, there's also an ...
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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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Which road connects the most countries?

European Route E80 connects 9 or 10 countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, (Kosovo), Bulgaria, Turkey, apparently stopping at the Iranian border. Which officially ...
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Longest distance ordinary road sign?

Outside Narvik, Norway (at Gratangseidet north of Bjerkvik, at the border between Nordland and Troms) is a road sign indicating the distance to Kirkenes along the E6 as 1042 km: Kirkenes 1042 km ...
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Where can I visit Anthony Howe's amazing wind-powered kinetic sculptures?

Mesmerized by Anthony Howe's incredible kinetic sculptures, I wish to see them in real life to appreciate their 3D structure: Besides Washington's Orcas Island, where can I see them? What are the ...
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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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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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This Alpine town?

https://wallpapershome.com/nature/alps-switzerland-europe-mountains-trees-sky-clouds-8k-16935.html It would seem to be by this photographer, F. Mittermeier
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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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Longest uninhabited road segments

I am wondering about the road(s) where the traveller must travel the furthest to meet some (sort of) civilization, e.g. a place where they could get some food or help or some fuel, electricity, etc. ...
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Where was this wallpaper taken? (Windows 8 Developer/Consumer/Release Preview lock screen) [duplicate]

This is a lock screen wallpaper from Windows 8 Developer/Consumer/Release Preview, where was this taken?
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Where can I spend time in an anechoic chamber?

Acoustic anechoic chambers are enclosed spaces which are highly isolated from outside noise sources and also highly absorbent to any noise produced inside. The one at Orfield Laboratories in ...
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Are there other places with wind tunnel “wings”?

On a recent visit to Leeds I experienced and learned about the history of the wind tunnel effect from Leeds' tallest building Bridgewater Place and the remediation the council have put in place to ...
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I would like to travel to (the smallest) island where there are squirrels [closed]

I would like to travel to an island where one can find squirrels. What are some of the possible locations for me to travel to? Requirements: I need to be able to visit the island on a South African ...
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What is the longest distance by car ferry?

I just noticed that there is a ferry from mainland spain to Tenerife. I already knew of the ferry to Iceland. My question is if there are ferries that travel longer distances than these two?
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Are there any man-only places in the world?

I know it is forbidden to enter to Muslim's mosques/shrines without proper Islamic cover or having your shoes during walking through temples/tombs/shrines in India and some other Hindu countries or ...
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Can anyone tell me where this pic was taken? [duplicate]

This image appears on a LG TV screen saver. Does anyone know where in the world is this? cheers
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Turkey's secret underground city

On Feb 14, 2017 the BBC released a video on their website entitled Turkey's secret underground city but they don't actually mention the name of the city. They video concludes by saying "authorities ...
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Where can I find underwater slides?

Someone showed me a picture of an underwater slide from an image site a while back. This got me interested, as I love the sea. And drifting on a little current between fish sounded like heaven to me. ...
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Are there any women-only places in the world?

It looks like reports of a women-only city in Saudi Arabia are greatly exaggerated. But are there any other places in the world where the population is entirely or almost entirely female? The place ...
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Where can I find publicly accessible paternoster elevators?

Paternosters look fun, but (as far as I know, at least in Western Europe) they have almost all been replaced by regular elevators for safety reasons. Are there any publicly-accessible paternosters ...
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What is the oldest building in the world still in use?

What is the oldest building or structure in the world that's still in regular use today? For the sake of the question, I'm not looking for something that still exists purely as a tourist attraction....
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Domestic flights with international connection?

I wonder if there's pairs of cities in some countries where there's a feasible flights between them with international connection? Has to be at least comparable in price and convenience with domestic ...
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Is there a website listing the location of all the Windows 10 lock screens?

Windows 10 has an extensive collection of lock screen photos, many of which have prompted a question here on Travel.SE. Is there a website which lists the location of all of these photos? I imagine ...
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Where is this location from the “A 1000 Times” music video?

In the music video of "A 1000 Times" by Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam a woman walks through what I guess is in or near NYC. I posted a related question over in music fans about the lyrics but was not ...
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Where was this stock photo (mountains, town) taken?

Free stock image (https://www.pexels.com/photo/mist-misty-fog-foggy-7919/), haven't been able to find a description. Does anyone recognize the location?
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World's longest purpose-built pedestrian tunnel?

Where is the world's longest publicly accessible purpose-built pedestrian tunnel? Wikipedia has: List of long tunnels by type, bicycle and pedestrian. This is incomplete, as the only long ...
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Where was this photograph taken? LG TV Screensaver

Where was this photograph taken? The picture is part of LG TV's generic screensaver slideshow.
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Where in the world is this? [duplicate]

This picture is on my windows 10. I would like to know where it is. thank you
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Can anyone identify this church?

This is a picture of a church in northern Germany. It was taken in northern Germany enroute from Kaiserslautern to Denmark. Can anyone tell me where it is and what denomination it is? I was told by ...
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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 was this photo taken?

Still from a youtube video. The church just above the trees on the right could be Eastern European. The peaks have snow, so possibly Alps or Carpathians?!
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Where in the EU can I rent and drive a sports car on a professional racing track?

Many commentators have suggested that speed driving on the Autobahn is not as fun as it sounds and I should consider going for a racing track instead. Where in the EU (preferably Central Europe) can I ...
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Painting location identification

I received two framed pieces of art and wonder if they are real places and where. They could very well be fictional and may or may not be copies of famous works. They are just furniture store art, ...
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Welcome to Wales sign near Chester

Me and the Mrs like getting pictures next to signs, got quite a few states in America, only got welcome to Scotland in the UK. We are staying in Chester in a couple of weeks and wondered if anyone ...
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What is the number format for this location in Israel? [closed]

These numbers represent the location of some place in Israel. 183409 264679 But I can't find them in Google Maps; they don't seem to convert to coordinates. Does anyone have an idea? Maybe I ...