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What are these chair-like things in hotels?

These are for placing your luggage (presumably a suitcase) on. Easier to reach than if it's on the floor and you won't have to put it on the bed.
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Which city in Burgundy is it on this Samsung ad?

That is the famous French city of ... Budapest.
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Where is this photo of a group of hikers taken? Is it really in the Ural?

Ushba, Upper Svaneti, Georgia I dug around in the photos posted by that same photographer on Shutterstock, and found this landscape image. The peak in the landscape appears to be the same peak as in ...
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What are these chair-like things in hotels?

As mentioned, they are for luggage. They are also typically required to receive a certain star rating by the different companies that release star ratings. For example, the catalogue of criteria for ...
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Identifying a church by a lake and a railway line, claimed to be in the Canton of Lucerne

Alte Kirche St. Georg und Nikolaus, Flüelen, Canton of Uri, Switzerland (from Wikimedia Commons) Found by noting the time & direction of shadows, inferring that the view was facing north, looking ...
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Identify City Skyline

This appears to be Buffalo NY, below is a screenshot from Google Maps streetview from the I-190 looking north, approximately here (link to Google Maps).
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What does this British road sign mean?

Looks like a "Temporary lane closure". The situation in Winchester, you referred to, supports this. See another example from gov.uk Temporary lane closure (the number and position of arrows and ...
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Where is this tower, likely photographed in Belgium about 100 years ago?

This is not in Belgium, but in Béthune, France, although not far from the Belgian border. The belfry (the tower) is originally from 1346, but was destroyed during the first world war and rebuilt ...
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What are these large, empty towers made of connected metal girders, bars or pipes in London?

Other posters have correctly answered that these are gasometers. But it's worth noting that they are no longer used at all; they were built when the UK mainly used town gas, which needed to be stored, ...
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What is this island in the South China Sea called?

This is called Cuarteron Reef in English. It is one of several reefs in the South China Sea that were enlarged and built up around 2015-2016 as part of a land reclamation project by the People's ...
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Where are these 3 white flagstaffs in front of a commemorative stone, river and valleys?

This picture was taken at the "Landing Memorial" in Saint-Tropez, Côte d'Azur, France. The memorial honors the American, British and French landing troops who came ashore in the Provence on the 15th ...
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This is a picture on my LG TV screensaver. I would like to know where this is?

Hallstätter See (a lake in Austria) Source: Google Image Search Hallstätter See or Lake Hallstatt is a lake in the Salzkammergut, Austria, located at 47°34′43″N 13°39′38″E. It is named after ...
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Where was this picture of Squamish, BC captured?

I found these six landmarks in the image that lined up nicely with each other: Then I created a map where I found roughly the coordinates of these landmarks, and drew lines straight through them: As ...
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What is this building and where is it? Europe in 1944-45 by a U.S. Army Air Force soldier. France, Germany, Belgium, or Netherlands?

That's the Chapelle royale de Dreux, also known as St-Louis de Dreux. Dreux is a town about 70 km west of Paris. This chapel is historically important, since the last King of France, Louis-Philippe (...
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Which city in Burgundy is it on this Samsung ad?

The city is not in France. The picture is of the river Danube in Budapest, Hungary.
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What are these boxed doors outside store fronts in New York?

That is a sidewalk vestibule. The idea is to have an extra door between the building's interior and the outside, so as to reduce the amount of air exchanged when people go in and out. In winter, ...
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Strange looking region of France on Google Maps

In a curious coincidence, there was a question about this part of France just a few hours ago. You are looking at the Noirmoutier area of France, which in the past was one of the world's premier ...
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Where is this tower?

This is the Édifice Price in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The pic was taken from the Citadelle of Quebec, view goes to north. Here's a view from Streetview from almost the same camera position (...
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What are these huge ‘fields’ of light just north of Amsterdam?

They are artificially lit greenhouses. The artificial light escapes through their transparent roofs. Some of them were presumably not (yet?) illuminated when you saw them, perhaps because it wasn't ...
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Where was this picture taken in 1932?

This is the Schloss Charlottenburg (Charlottenburg Palace), a Baroque palace in Berlin. (Image: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license; Author: ernstol)
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Photograph allegedly from Barcelona in 1987

Using Google Lens and its reverse image search I can safely say that this is Málaga, Spain because the monument in the image is the Monumento al Marqués de Larios! https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Where did the Hungarian PM travel to & take this picture?

The pic was taken at Villa Rufinella (AKA Villa Tuscolana), Frascati, Italy. The steps leading upwards are also visible on Google Streetview (at the right): Since another pic from the same date at ...
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Where (in Germany) is the landscape behind this newsreader, with a gazebo on a small, lush steep hill surrounded by higher, broader forested hills?

This is Are Castle (Burg Are) at Altenahr. Camera position is NE of the Castle. I'm not sure about the exact camera position, but the place is Are Castle for sure: Source: Axel Hindemith, Public ...
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Where in the world is this harbour town?

It looks like it's Vernazza, one of the Cinque Terre - five very cute and colourful towns on the Italian coast. The photo seems to be shot as much the same as this image, but flipped for some reason: ...
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What is this island in the South China Sea called?

As a more generic solution, try using Google reverse image search, e.g. in Chrome: -> If using a web browser other than Google Chrome, go to https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch and click on ...
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What is the name of this small town in Italy somewhere outside of Rome?

San Gregorio da Sassola? 10-15 km from Tivoli via narrow winding roads Small town (population about 1500) Appropriate name, if the "n" was a mistake Site of Castello Brancaccio.
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How to travel to this tower with a gorgeous view toward Mount Fuji?

This is the Chureito Pagoda (忠霊塔) on the grounds of Arakura Sengen Shrine near Fujiyoshida, some 10-odd km northwest of Mt Fuji. It's about a 10 min walk from Shimo-Yoshida Station on the Fuji-Kyuko ...
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Which city in Burgundy is it on this Samsung ad?

To expand other answers: judging from the angle (Chain Bridge's east pillar appearing exactly below Margaret Bridge's middle pillar on Margaret Island), the picture was most probably taken from the ...
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Recognize a place in Istanbul from an old (1890-1900) postcard

I'm not that familiar with Istanbul but this appears to be a navy building: Old photo here from a similar angle. Location on Google maps Photo pre-renovation Modern view:
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