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Title: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bbbrain on June 25, 2009, 07:57:19 PM
the "where am I" thread is so much fun i think we should start a separate one here for outside the park.  how bout it?
Title: Re: where am I?
Post by: badknees on June 25, 2009, 09:27:15 PM
the "where am I" thread is so much fun i think we should start a separate one here for outside the park.  how bout it?

OK... You asked for it.
This is WAAAY outside the park

(http://www.mirrormagic.com/CasaGrande/tuna suk.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I?
Post by: Burn Ban on June 25, 2009, 09:49:04 PM
galveston?
Title: Re: where am I?
Post by: badknees on June 25, 2009, 09:54:39 PM
galveston?

Not Hardly :rolling:
Title: Re: where am I?
Post by: bbbrain on June 25, 2009, 09:56:47 PM
i wish i knew what kinda crankbait he was using.  i'll say somewhere on the mediterranean. :D
Title: Re: where am I?
Post by: badknees on June 25, 2009, 10:24:02 PM
i wish i knew what kinda crankbait he was using.  i'll say somewhere on the mediterranean. :D

Closer than Burn Ban, but still pretty far away.

(Not crankbait....live sardines and handlines)
Title: Re: where am I?
Post by: Al on June 25, 2009, 11:03:46 PM
Bahrain?

Al
Title: Re: where am I?
Post by: trtlrock on June 26, 2009, 12:08:53 AM
It would be kind of cool if this thread catches on, but perhaps Richard can change the thread title to something like "Where am I? - NOT in BiBe"
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: chisos_muse on June 26, 2009, 08:39:32 AM
OK I'm gonna throw out Yemen, only because I've never said it before, ever.  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on June 26, 2009, 02:08:52 PM
Quote
Bahrain?

Al


OK I'm gonna throw out Yemen, only because I've never said it before, ever.  :icon_lol:


Both of you are very close. Al, go a little south and east, Muse north and east

Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: chisos_muse on June 26, 2009, 02:44:32 PM
oman!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on June 26, 2009, 05:33:33 PM
oman!

Ms. Muse - you are correct! The photo was taken near the city of Sur, on the coast south of the Capital, Muscat

Yellow Fin Tuna was a popular local fish....good fresh sushi
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: chisos_muse on June 26, 2009, 08:33:29 PM
Way cool.....this thread is going to be really hard considering it can be anywhere in the world!

So where the heck am I?


(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c153/padme919/EnchantedRock4-06039.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on June 26, 2009, 08:42:48 PM
Too hard for me......Is it in Texas????? :icon_eek:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: DJ on June 26, 2009, 08:53:45 PM
Enchanted Rock
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: chisos_muse on June 26, 2009, 08:56:33 PM
Enchanted Rock

Too easy!  :eusa_clap:  ok DJ give us something more difficult... 
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on June 30, 2009, 11:12:14 PM
I'll play...

I'm posting 4 pics; all are in the same region of the same country. I'm looking for the region and the country. Bonus points for either of the 2 cities pictured, or the 2 local sub-regions pictured. Photos taken in late-November & early-December...

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/jbb0167.JPG)

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/jbb0643.JPG)

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/jbb0946.JPG)

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/jbb1286.JPG)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 01, 2009, 10:26:24 AM
Spain.  Andalusia?  I'm basing my guess on the white village in the 4th pic. 
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on July 01, 2009, 11:42:55 AM
Spain.  Andalusia?  I'm basing my guess on the white village in the 4th pic. 

You nailed it Brian! :eusa_clap:

1st pic is Cordoba.
2nd pic are Los Frailes, viewed from La Isleta del Moro, Cabo de Gata (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabo_De_Gata (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabo_De_Gata))
3rd pic is Seville.
4th pic is the village of Capileira in the Alpujarras region (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpujarras (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpujarras))

You're up!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 01, 2009, 12:35:06 PM
This shouldn't be terribly difficult:
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/P1000708.jpg)

another view:
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/P1000715.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: BigBendHiker on July 01, 2009, 06:23:33 PM
North rim, Grand Canyon?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: rgibson on July 01, 2009, 06:47:38 PM
Big Hill on Hwy 170 'bout 15 miles west of Lajitas
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: chisos_muse on July 01, 2009, 08:07:30 PM
Mc Donald Observatory, Fort Davis....
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 01, 2009, 09:14:39 PM
North rim, Grand Canyon?

No, right state though.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 01, 2009, 09:16:09 PM
Big Hill on Hwy 170 'bout 15 miles west of Lajitas

This place is not in Texas.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 01, 2009, 09:19:27 PM
another view:
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/P1000713.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: dkerr24 on July 01, 2009, 09:28:36 PM
It looks a lot like Hwy 93 that leads NW out of Phoenix and ends up at I-40 near Kingman, AZ. 

Or... it could be Hwy 60 that leads ENE out of Phoenix passing the mining town of Globe, AZ.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 01, 2009, 09:37:47 PM
It looks a lot like Hwy 93 that leads NW out of Phoenix and ends up at I-40 near Kingman, AZ. 

Or... it could be Hwy 60 that leads ENE out of Phoenix passing the mining town of Globe, AZ.

I was hoping for the name of the canyon.  Hwy 60 passes through it about 40 miles North of Globe, AZ. 
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: dkerr24 on July 01, 2009, 09:58:12 PM
I can't recall the name of the canyon...  I drove Hwy 60 from Phoenix through Globe and Show Low on my way back home a few years ago.  Beautiful drive through a lot of different eco-zones.  Anything from desert to pine forests as we got closer to Show Low.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 01, 2009, 10:31:54 PM
I can't recall the name of the canyon...  I drove Hwy 60 from Phoenix through Globe and Show Low on my way back home a few years ago.  Beautiful drive through a lot of different eco-zones.  Anything from desert to pine forests as we got closer to Show Low.

I'll pass to you.  It is Salt River Canyon. 
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bbbrain on July 03, 2009, 02:01:13 PM
ok, i'll give it a shot . .
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Undertaker on July 03, 2009, 02:28:55 PM
WAG, Palo Duro Canyon.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bbbrain on July 03, 2009, 02:31:40 PM
WAG?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on July 03, 2009, 02:53:24 PM
WAG?

I suspect WAG = wild-ass guess?

I don't know where it is, but it sure looks like a nice spot!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bbbrain on July 03, 2009, 04:40:33 PM
triassic trail, palo duro canyon.  go ahead, undertaker.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 10, 2009, 10:48:13 AM
triassic trail, palo duro canyon.  go ahead, undertaker.


Looks like Undertaker isn't going to play, I guess there's no gun talk in this post, so....I'll go again!  :icon_lol:

Does anyone happen to know where this is?
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/takeaguess.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on July 10, 2009, 11:26:03 AM
I'll go with London, a WAG based on the chimneys & the river...
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 10, 2009, 11:36:27 AM
I'll go with London, a WAG based on the chimneys & the river...

Right country, wrong city, wrong river.

Here's a very famous piece of architecture from this city:
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/guessagain.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on July 10, 2009, 01:27:05 PM
Cambridge England?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Undertaker on July 10, 2009, 02:21:59 PM
Undertaker did not refuse to play, I did not note I was to be next, as soon as I come up with a photo will post with question.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 10, 2009, 02:46:57 PM
Cambridge England?

Nope. 
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 10, 2009, 02:48:48 PM
Undertaker did not refuse to play, I did not note I was to be next, as soon as I come up with a photo will post with question.

Just thought you weren't interested.  Sorry about that.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 10, 2009, 07:49:46 PM
Is it the Avon River in Bath England?  :eusa_think: :eusa_think:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on July 11, 2009, 11:21:49 AM
Is it the Avon River in Bath England?  :eusa_think: :eusa_think:

You are correct sir!

The second photo is the Royal Crescent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Crescent)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 11, 2009, 03:07:46 PM
Here's one, tell me where it's at...... :eusa_think: :eusa_think:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on July 11, 2009, 03:38:59 PM
hmm...I take it this place isn't "famous" per se?

i.e. no signage, parking lots, guardrails, crowds, etc...
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 11, 2009, 04:02:35 PM
I don't know how famous, but has signs,parking lots,not big crowds
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 11, 2009, 04:04:06 PM
Chaco Culture National Historical Park?  Maybe Kin Kletso ruin?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 11, 2009, 04:09:52 PM
You got It :icon_wink: :icon_wink:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 11, 2009, 04:16:37 PM
Where is this picture taken?  :eusa_eh:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 11, 2009, 06:17:46 PM
Mexican Hat by the San Juan River?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 11, 2009, 06:22:29 PM
I'll throw a photo up just for fun.  And where is this?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 11, 2009, 08:10:34 PM
Mexican Hat by the San Juan River?

You got it again :icon_biggrin: :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 11, 2009, 08:13:41 PM
I'll throw a photo up just for fun.  And where is this?

Carson national forest, Red River New Mexico??? :eusa_doh:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on July 11, 2009, 09:39:30 PM
I found it, but I'm not guessing because...well...I cheated. :eusa_shhh:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 12, 2009, 08:30:33 AM
I found it, but I'm not guessing because...well...I cheated. :eusa_shhh:

I didn't know you couldn't cheat......Tell me what state,  I want tell anyone..... :eusa_think: :eusa_think:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 13, 2009, 10:14:36 PM
I'll give you two hints.  A reasonable number of Big Bend types have probably been there.  It's within a few hundred miles of Big Bend.  And no, it's not the Carson National Forest.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Goldilocks on July 13, 2009, 10:35:07 PM
I'll give you two hints.  A reasonable number of Big Bend types have probably been there.  It's within a few hundred miles of Big Bend.  And no, it's not the Carson National Forest.

My initial thought was somewhere in the Sangre de Cristos. 
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 13, 2009, 10:39:29 PM
All right, the photo isn't really of a distinctive landmark, so I'll give you an even bigger hint.  It's in Texas!  Believe it or not.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: chisos_muse on July 13, 2009, 11:59:19 PM
Never been there but I'll guess somewhere in the Guad's?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on July 14, 2009, 01:09:16 AM
Never been there but I'll guess somewhere in the Guad's?

That's a good guess.

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Roy on July 14, 2009, 08:23:48 AM
The Bowl;  Hunter peak  view.
(I cheat better than FM)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: TexasAggieHiker on July 14, 2009, 10:04:34 AM
I'll throw a photo up just for fun.  And where is this?

That's McKittrick in the background to the right!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 14, 2009, 11:20:52 AM
Ms. Muse, Texas Aggie Hiker, and Roy, you're all correct.  Gold stars all around!  It's the view across the Bowl in the Guadalupes from high on the Hunter Peak slopes.  It can be surprisingly lush and green up there in later summer during the rainy season.  Most people can't believe that photo was taken in Texas.  Except that you have to carry all your water up there (painful), it's a great place for summer hikes in Texas.

Okay, just confiuse everyone again, I'll post two shots from another Texas spot.  Where is it???
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 14, 2009, 11:24:06 AM
Okay, I kind of screwed that one up, by forgetting to change the file name.  And the other shot didn't post correctly, so here it is.  
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Roy on July 14, 2009, 11:37:38 AM
Both pics from same ranch.  (I cheated again).
Do they offer tours to us tourons/amateur photogs, or do you have to be LP to get in?  I've  wondered what it looked like in there. 
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on July 14, 2009, 02:10:25 PM
Okay, I kind of screwed that one up, by forgetting to change the file name.  And the other shot didn't post correctly, so here it is. 

I am staggered (flabbergasted?) at the color in these photos. I just have to ask: anything you did that was out of the ordinary to capture these colors? PS embellishment? "Vivid" setting on camera? Special filters? Special camera?

Or was it just little 'ole you?

PS -- don't have a clue where these shots are from...
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Roy on July 14, 2009, 02:20:56 PM
Both pics from same ranch.  (I cheated again).
Do they offer tours to us tourons/amateur photogs, or do you have to be LP to get in?  I've  wondered what it looked like in there. 
 
I'm not gonna count this as a right answer;  I definitely cheated.  Ya'll have fun guessing at least a day or two.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 14, 2009, 06:47:25 PM
So why does the color look so good?  Well, it's my job.  I know, I know, that's a smartaleck answer.

Both photos were taken with either Velvia 50 or Ektachrome E100VS 4x5 film.  I'd have to look it up to be sure and I'm too lazy to do so.  Regardless, both are great, very saturated films.  After scanning the film I may have boosted the saturation a little in Photoshop, but typically not more than a few points.

The best photos come from being at the right place at the right time (you should see all my photos when I wasn't at the right place at the right time!).  The first shot was taken after a heavy rain, so the sandstone was wet which makes it look a little more saturated.  In the second photo it was late afternoon light with very clear air.  Haze kills those kids of shots.  I also used a polarizer on the second to darken the sky some.  But you have to be careful.  I've seen too many uses of a polarizer where the sky was almost black or was uneven in tone across the frame.

As for where it is???  It's in Texas and it's publicly accessible.  And no peeking at the metadata!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on July 14, 2009, 09:34:22 PM
So why does the color look so good?  Well, it's my job.  I know, I know, that's a smartaleck answer.

Both photos were taken with either Velvia 50 or Ektachrome E100VS 4x5 film.  I'd have to look it up to be sure and I'm too lazy to do so.  Regardless, both are great, very saturated films.  After scanning the film I may have boosted the saturation a little in Photoshop, but typically not more than a few points.

The best photos come from being at the right place at the right time (you should see all my photos when I wasn't at the right place at the right time!).  The first shot was taken after a heavy rain, so the sandstone was wet which makes it look a little more saturated.  In the second photo it was late afternoon light with very clear air.  Haze kills those kids of shots.  I also used a polarizer on the second to darken the sky some.  But you have to be careful.  I've seen too many uses of a polarizer where the sky was almost black or was uneven in tone across the frame.

As for where it is???  It's in Texas and it's publicly accessible.  And no peeking at the metadata!

Thanks for this information - they are stunning shots. Well done.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 14, 2009, 10:21:58 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Roy on July 16, 2009, 01:00:57 PM
Okay, I kind of screwed that one up, by forgetting to change the file name.  And the other shot didn't post correctly, so here it is.  
Don't know the name of the formation, but both pics appear to be from Red Rock Ranch near Van Horn.

http://www.redrockranchtours.com/ (http://www.redrockranchtours.com/)

Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 16, 2009, 06:22:42 PM
Roy, you are absolutely right.  Neat place, but maybe not this time of year!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Roy on July 16, 2009, 06:49:27 PM
OK, we ain't in Texas anymore...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/stexan/ctcast1.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on July 16, 2009, 10:18:28 PM
OK, we ain't in Texas anymore...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/stexan/ctcast1.jpg)

   Hovenweep NM, Utah?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Roy on July 16, 2009, 11:08:42 PM
[   Hovenweep NM, Utah?

Yep (or maybe Planet of the Dust Bunnies). Cutthroat Castle ruins.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on July 17, 2009, 04:29:20 PM
   Hovenweep NM, Utah?

Yep (or maybe Planet of the Dust Bunnies). Cutthroat Castle ruins.
I might have guessed the state wrong as it's right on the border with Colorado.

However since Roy said "Yep", I'll post.

Hint: This may make Presidio happy.

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/fm_where_am_I_not_in_BiBe_045_045_sm800.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 17, 2009, 04:44:58 PM
Is it the San Andres Mountains in New mexico? :crossedfingers:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on July 17, 2009, 05:57:32 PM
Is it the San Andres Mountains in New Mexico? :crossedfingers:
No, but you couldn't get any closer and still miss. When you "cross the street" {Hwy 70} the name changes to the Organ Mountains, which I understand are geologically different thus the name change. The picture was taken from the Aguirre Springs area (BLM) and is a beautiful location although occasionally fly intense when the winds are low. The off trail hike up Baylor Peak offers great views in multiple directions.

Well done bj  :eusa_clap:,  what have you got to share with us?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 17, 2009, 07:08:09 PM
FM, I finally got one.  :icon_biggrin: I drive by them  on my way  to Arizona.  Here one for you.  Everyone usually guesses mine the first time. Maybe this one will be harder. BJ
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: RichardM on July 17, 2009, 07:34:11 PM
Looks kind of like Lake Louise, Canada.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 17, 2009, 07:46:09 PM
Good job Richard......I can't ever find one someone doesn't get the first time.  BJ
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 17, 2009, 08:09:29 PM
See if you can guess where this is, I can't seem to stump anyone :willynilly: :willynilly:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bbbrain on July 17, 2009, 10:30:02 PM
elephant butte lake, red river nm
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 18, 2009, 08:48:22 AM
elephant butte lake, red river nm

No, not that lake......Right State, Good Guess!  BJ
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 18, 2009, 10:21:39 AM
Bonito Lake, Lincoln NF near Ruidoso?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 18, 2009, 02:09:26 PM
Bonito Lake, Lincoln NF near Ruidoso?

Not Bonito Lake, Good Guess, Go North......... :icon_smile:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: lparent on July 18, 2009, 10:22:26 PM
Cabresto Lake near Red River?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bjbriggs on July 19, 2009, 08:57:13 AM
Cabresto Lake near Red River?
  You Got It!   Good Job lparent.... :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: RichardM on July 28, 2009, 12:03:12 AM
Where are we fishing? (pics from my brother's iPhone)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bbbrain on July 28, 2009, 07:28:14 AM
galveston island state park
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: RichardM on July 28, 2009, 11:50:03 AM
galveston island state park
Nope.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Roy on July 28, 2009, 11:57:13 AM
Indian Point?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: RichardM on July 29, 2009, 10:43:21 AM
Indian Point?
Nope. Keep in mind I posted this one just after my Turnbull Birding Center pics and that the ferry was crowded. This spot is known for redfish, black drum, and the occasional speckled trout (of which I caught one, but it was too small to keep). It's very popular with kayakers as well.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Roy on July 29, 2009, 11:18:11 AM
Off the approaches to the causeway to Aransas Pass?  Maybe Hog Island or San Jose Island.

Indian Point/Sunset Lake match that description, too.  They're on a sand spit on the other side of Corpus Christi Bay. 
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: oldfatman on July 29, 2009, 11:40:53 AM
Wilson Cut
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: RichardM on July 29, 2009, 11:58:21 AM
Wilson Cut
Bingo. You can see the condo highrises in the background of one of the pics, and the green roofs are the Port Royal resort.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: RichardM on August 01, 2009, 01:32:01 PM
Anybody else got one to post here?

While we're waiting, here's proof that Jennifer did indeed fish, if only for a little while. She freaked out when some sea grass fell off the line onto her hand while reeling what was left of her bait in. From then on she just "helped" her cousin Dawson fish. :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on August 05, 2009, 07:01:27 PM
Anybody else got one to post here?
Sure do (assuming urban areas are allowed). I think this should be an easy one.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on August 05, 2009, 08:10:44 PM
Hmmm...

Looks to me like you're on the edge of the world, somewhere near the tear in the space/time continuum, or maybe the Langoliers are coming?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: oldfatman on August 12, 2009, 09:33:36 PM
These are right in plain sight in a big tourist area.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Buck on August 13, 2009, 11:06:53 AM
Reminescent of the three birds statue in front of the Siauliai Hotel in Lithuania, but not them.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on August 13, 2009, 01:07:18 PM
These are right in plain sight in a big tourist area.
(http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7969.0;attach=4802;image)

another clue (more cryptic)

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/fm_Where_am_I_not_in_BiBe_cheated_again_clue_fm.JPG)

Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on August 13, 2009, 01:27:23 PM

Sure do (assuming urban areas are allowed). I think this should be an easy one.

 (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7969.0;attach=4762;image)

another clue( :eusa_think:?): Because one thing was long, and something else was short, Jeff B. didn't.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: oldfatman on August 13, 2009, 01:55:54 PM
I have no idea what fartymarty's clue means on my entry of the birds. Check my blog for more clues.

On Edit: FM emailed me and taught me about google images.  Now his clue makes sense to me.  Thank you FM.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on August 13, 2009, 07:49:02 PM
These are right in plain sight in a big tourist area.
(http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7969.0;attach=4802;image)

another clue (more cryptic)

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/fm_Where_am_I_not_in_BiBe_cheated_again_clue_fm.JPG)



Well....appears to be St. Francis of Assisi, so my guess is Frisco
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: oldfatman on August 13, 2009, 10:35:53 PM
Frisco, Tx nope many miles away, but then in Texas everything is many miles away.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on August 13, 2009, 10:37:23 PM
Frisco, Tx nope many miles away, but then in Texas everything is many miles away.

San Francisco
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: oldfatman on August 15, 2009, 03:55:06 PM
Fartymarty nailed it at Rockport, Texas on the lawn of the Rockport Art Center.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on August 15, 2009, 05:43:46 PM
Daaang!!!....Rockport!!. I knew it!.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on August 15, 2009, 11:01:41 PM
Daaang!!!....Rockport!!. I knew it!.
:rolling: You are a funny man Homero!

 I'll admit it, I'm drawn to these "Where am I?" thingies like a moth to flame. I shouldn't have
jumped on OFM's post with my clue. Although I thought at the time I was making it more interesting,
in hindsight it seems rude on my part. :icon_redface: I'm sorry OFM, it will not happen again.

 Here is the site I found: Birds of St. Francis (http://www.rockportartcenter.com/files/artwork/298/art.jpg)

 Someone take it away...please....I promise not to pounce on it. :eusa_angel: :eusa_silenced:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on August 16, 2009, 12:04:39 AM
Since it is wide open, take this!  A really really hard one:

 (http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Looking_South_BW.jpg)

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on August 16, 2009, 02:03:39 AM
Hint.  A stitched garden shot from within easy walking distance:

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Stitched_Garden_small.jpg)

Al

Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Burn Ban on August 16, 2009, 08:07:53 AM
hyde park?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on August 16, 2009, 09:07:19 AM
Since it is wide open, take this!  A really really hard one:

 (http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Looking_South_BW.jpg)

Al

London, near Kensington Palace.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on August 16, 2009, 11:05:50 AM
hmm...I'm thinking London. Umm...Inverness Place?  Perhaps in the Bayswater section?  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on August 16, 2009, 11:25:21 AM
Man, it's hard to put one over on you guys!  You're all right!  Go for it.

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on August 16, 2009, 12:38:33 PM
Here are 2 old scans from the same place.


(http://www.mirrormagic.com/CasaGrande/m10001.jpg)

(http://www.mirrormagic.com/CasaGrande/m10002.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: oldfatman on August 16, 2009, 01:05:48 PM
Fartymarty. your addition added value to my post and I appreciate it.  Thank you.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on August 16, 2009, 02:01:57 PM
Fartymarty. your addition added value to my post and I appreciate it.  Thank you.

 I tend to agree with you OFM. FM...what?,striking similarities? :icon_eek:, i just noticed!!, anyhow. So far this thread is an eye catcher,but i have not seen any pictures from the sunny latitudes from your trips,maybe i should post some and give it it a try?.

 Maybe some pictures from the Far East, with dudes in a camel...maybe on top of a piramid, in front of a seal..you know,we have a WORLD of places to choose from.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on August 16, 2009, 02:09:21 PM
Monaco?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on August 16, 2009, 07:38:24 PM
Monaco?

You got it. The changing of the guard at the palace and the Monte Carlo Harbor. You been there?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on August 16, 2009, 10:44:28 PM
Monaco?

You got it. The changing of the guard at the palace and the Monte Carlo Harbor. You been there?

Nope -- never been there; thought it looked a little bit like Nice though. Probably triggered some James Bond movie synapse deep in the brain...

anybody can jump right in -- I haven't got any pics ready...
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on August 16, 2009, 10:49:13 PM
Monaco?

You got it. The changing of the guard at the palace and the Monte Carlo Harbor. You been there?

Nope -- never been there; thought it looked a little bit like Nice though. Probably triggered some James Bond movie synapse deep in the brain...

anybody can jump right in -- I haven't got any pics ready...

Here's another.

(http://www.mirrormagic.com/CasaGrande/dxb0002.jpg)


Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on August 18, 2009, 08:03:53 PM
Monaco?

You got it. The changing of the guard at the palace and the Monte Carlo Harbor. You been there?

Nope -- never been there; thought it looked a little bit like Nice though. Probably triggered some James Bond movie synapse deep in the brain...

anybody can jump right in -- I haven't got any pics ready...

Here's another.

(http://www.mirrormagic.com/CasaGrande/dxb0002.jpg)




NO GUESSES??
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Burn Ban on August 18, 2009, 09:58:03 PM
for no particular reason, i will venture : the republic of yemen. :icon_redface:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on August 18, 2009, 10:49:34 PM
It only visual hint is the boats.  What are they called?

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on August 18, 2009, 11:09:19 PM
Given the similarities to an Italian gondolla,i would say because of the men in beards and their attires,it is not Europe.

 Now the signs in the wall might depict a muslim nation.....Oman?. :eusa_doh:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on August 19, 2009, 12:23:11 AM
The boats are called "abras". They are a type of water taxi.

You guys are in the right part of the world (Yemen and Oman), but not quite there.

Hint: Check out the flags, or the top (of 3) sign above the boat.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on August 19, 2009, 12:46:35 AM
Most excellent hint that should not have been necessary, United Arab Emirates.

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on August 19, 2009, 10:12:15 AM
Most excellent hint that should not have been necessary, United Arab Emirates.

Al

Most excellent guess. The photo was taken in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Water taxis ferrying people across Dubai Creek. (it used to cost $0.13)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on August 25, 2009, 01:44:36 AM
My turn.  I'm in the white shirt waving.

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Statue_Mua.jpg)

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bbbrain on August 25, 2009, 05:26:19 PM
somewhere in the vatican
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on August 25, 2009, 06:41:04 PM
Some hints,would help. Just too many religious places in this planet. :eusa_doh:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on August 25, 2009, 09:19:42 PM
Believe it or not, it's not a religious shrine.

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on August 25, 2009, 09:34:39 PM
My turn.  I'm in the white shirt waving.

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Statue_Mua.jpg)

Al

This is the Prince Albert Memorial, Hyde Park (London).
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Burn Ban on August 25, 2009, 09:56:46 PM
somehow i figured a memorial to the prince albert would be a little more phallic. :eusa_shhh:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on August 25, 2009, 10:16:25 PM
Who let him out of the can?! Here's looking at what I was looking at in that shot:

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/RAH_small.jpg)

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on August 25, 2009, 10:31:33 PM
Who let him out of the can?! Here's looking at what I was looking at in that shot:

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/RAH_small.jpg)

Al

Royal Albert Hall
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on August 25, 2009, 10:34:52 PM
Here's an easy one:
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/P1000627.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on August 25, 2009, 10:37:05 PM
closer look:
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/P1000631.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: TexasAggieHiker on August 25, 2009, 11:23:34 PM
somehow i figured a memorial to the prince albert would be a little more phallic. :eusa_shhh:
:rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on August 25, 2009, 11:38:21 PM
It's all in the eye of the beholder.

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: westtex on August 26, 2009, 10:11:55 AM
Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, NM?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: westtex on August 26, 2009, 10:13:11 AM
Take back the previous guess, that's Casa Grande, AZ.  Didn't look at the first picture.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on August 26, 2009, 12:13:29 PM
Take back the previous guess, that's Casa Grande, AZ.  Didn't look at the first picture.

yup
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Burn Ban on August 26, 2009, 09:45:46 PM
man, i wish i was better at this.  it is a fun thread.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: TexasAggieHiker on August 26, 2009, 10:23:31 PM
westtex doesn't have one, I've got a good from a trip just returned from.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on August 27, 2009, 11:16:31 AM
westtex doesn't have one, I've got a good from a trip just returned from.

go for it.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bbbrain on September 06, 2009, 09:34:56 PM
went for a little paddle today.  anyone want to guess where?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on September 06, 2009, 09:41:45 PM
went for a little paddle today.  anyone want to guess where?

Caddo Lake State Park
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bbbrain on September 06, 2009, 09:47:48 PM
caddo lake is correct, but not the state park.  carter's lake area.
 :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on September 06, 2009, 10:03:21 PM
caddo lake is correct, but not the state park.  carter's lake area.
 :eusa_clap:

OK, try this one
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on September 06, 2009, 11:23:02 PM
Kemah, TX, late '70's.

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on September 07, 2009, 12:10:53 AM
Kemah, TX, late '70's.

Al

Wrong hemisphere!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on September 07, 2009, 12:45:34 AM
Dang!

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: TexasAggieHiker on September 07, 2009, 09:36:49 AM
doh, I completely forgot to come back and check this thread

and I have no clue on Al's
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on September 07, 2009, 12:34:39 PM
Malasia!!!...in the province of Dhon non fet!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on September 07, 2009, 01:38:32 PM
Malasia!!!...in the province of Dhon non fet!

 :eusa_eh:
Unbelievably, you are reasonably close (wrong country though). The name of this town means "anchorage" in the local language.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on September 10, 2009, 01:53:50 AM
  
Unbelievably, you are reasonably close (wrong country though). The name of this town means "anchorage" in the local language.

How about Palabuhanratu or Palabuhan Ratu in Indonesia? The motor scooter is either driving on the wrong side of the road
or I'm guessing way too far south. :eusa_think:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on September 10, 2009, 09:38:40 AM
 
Unbelievably, you are reasonably close (wrong country though). The name of this town means "anchorage" in the local language.

How about Palabuhanratu or Palabuhan Ratu in Indonesia? The motor scooter is either driving on the wrong side of the road
or I'm guessing way too far south. :eusa_think:

The motor scooter is on the correct side of the road. You are too far south.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on September 10, 2009, 11:13:21 AM
Dang!
Al

   Ditto!...or...er..Double Dang!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: catz on September 11, 2009, 03:19:44 PM
Thailand.  Bangkok.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on September 11, 2009, 04:44:11 PM
Thailand.  Bangkok.

You'all are close but not there. One hint should end this........The capital is named after a famous Communist revolutionary. But remember my previous clue. The name of the town the picture means "anchorage" in the native language.

If you can't get the town right, the first one to name the country is the winner!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: jssmith57 on September 11, 2009, 06:17:05 PM
Tagalog, Philippines?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on September 11, 2009, 07:16:05 PM
Ho Chi Min city, Viet Nam!!!....can't be :eusa_naughty:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: badknees on September 11, 2009, 09:35:37 PM
Ho Chi Min city, Viet Nam!!!....can't be :eusa_naughty:

Homero, I declare you the winner. The photo was taken in Viet Nam , about 100 km south of Ho Chi Minh City. The town is called Vung Tau and means "anchorage" in Vietnamese

You're UP!

Here is another from the same trip
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe...maybe a twist in time?
Post by: homerboy2u on September 11, 2009, 10:45:35 PM
Well, i promise i will get to the WHERE part...in time, i just wanted to give it a twist to the thread and post a WHEN in time? picture.

 To all the brave ones,i need the year of the picture and a hint: THe King of Rock married Priscilla Beaulieu, :icon_lol:
(http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/gallery/84_11_09_09_11_39_27.JPG)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on September 11, 2009, 11:00:47 PM
Homero, that was too easy. May 1, 1967.

Al

P.S.  Is that your cousin?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on September 12, 2009, 09:30:02 AM
Homero, that was too easy. May 1, 1967.

Al

P.S.  Is that your cousin?
:icon_lol: :icon_lol:...my clone!!.

 I'll get to the WHERE part in a short while,folks.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: TexasAggieHiker on September 18, 2009, 05:00:37 PM
I'll give this thread a little bump.  From my trip last month:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/Norga_Rotem/dscn2988capitolbuilding.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on September 18, 2009, 05:01:55 PM
I'll get to the WHERE part in a short while,folks.

 :eusa_whistle:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on September 24, 2009, 09:56:27 AM
I'll get to the WHERE part in a short while,folks.

 :eusa_whistle:

 Padowan..patience!...i have managed to post a thought or two,but i have not forgotten about my commitment. I am trying to search for a before the digital era age picture for this thread. Many of my fotos were taken in that time..any how,quoting another similar mind to this board.....

No problem, I'll see if I can find a shot to open this thread up a bit. 

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on September 24, 2009, 11:21:54 AM
I'll give this thread a little bump.  From my trip last month:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/Norga_Rotem/dscn2988capitolbuilding.jpg)

Pretoria, South Africa. 
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: TexasAggieHiker on September 24, 2009, 12:01:56 PM
Nice call bdann.   :eusa_clap:

My wife and I spent 9 days going around South Africa in August.  Kruger was amazing.  The amount of wildlife was insane!
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: trtlrock on September 24, 2009, 01:29:58 PM
I'll give this thread a little bump.  From my trip last month:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/Norga_Rotem/dscn2988capitolbuilding.jpg)

Pretoria, South Africa. 

Wow.  :icon_eek:

With no hints...how did you know that?  Been there?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on September 24, 2009, 04:45:09 PM
I'll give this thread a little bump.  From my trip last month:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/Norga_Rotem/dscn2988capitolbuilding.jpg)

Pretoria, South Africa.  

Wow.  :icon_eek:

With no hints...how did you know that?  Been there?

The name on the tour bus in the right hand side of the photo led me to South Africa, the filename on the photo "dscn2988capitolbuil ding.jpg" gave me the name of the city.  A Google image search of "pretoria capitol building" verified that this building is in Pretoria, South Africa, known as the Union Buildings.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Buildings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Buildings)

Al's was easier, I've been to Hyde Park many times.  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: TexasAggieHiker on September 24, 2009, 04:52:45 PM
Nice detective work!  I started to change the photo's title, but decided to leave it as a clue.  Didn't think about our tour bus though.  :icon_smile:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on September 28, 2009, 02:43:55 PM
Well, while we are waiting for Homero to find his “Where?” photo ( :eusa_whistle:) or bdann to come up
with a stumper for us. I think I’ll take this opening to complete my dangling posts from back on page [7]
One (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/index.php/topic,7969.msg78567.html#msg78567) &  Two  (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/index.php/topic,7969.msg78854.html#msg78854)

The clue in the second post was from Jeff Blaylock’s blog; Because the lines were long, and time was short, Jeff didn’t go up into the Arch.

Here are some more:
view from below
(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/fm_where_am_I_answer_gateway_arch_St_Louis_mo_DSCF_0075_fm.jpg)

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/fm_where_am_I_answer_gateway_arch_St_Louis_mo_DSCF_0079_fm.jpg)
the long line going out the door
(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/fm_where_am_I_long_line_gateway_arch_St_Louis_mo_DSCF_0088_fm.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on October 23, 2009, 11:21:16 PM
Well, while we are waiting for Homero to find his “Where?” photo ( :eusa_whistle:)

 Ok ok,so i took longer than i was suposed to,but still i am good with my word,people. So here it is,first of two.

(http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/42135/2564570150103347488S600x600Q85.jpg)

 First clue: It is not in Big Bend,definitly. Maybe in a short short while will be in the International Park area.. :crossedfingers: This place puts the Hot Springs in kindergarden,very warm water flowing right out of the rock. If you have the right stuff, you can make a pool out of yeast bags and take probably the best bath in all developed camping grounds in the park.. :icon_lol:

 (http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/44733/2423282070103347488S600x600Q85.jpg)

 Different place,Second clue: An amzing place to be there, really makes you appreciate how Geologically unique the EL Carmen-Big Bend area really is and it's rock formations. This is my very good friend Lacho Falcon pointing to a "Geo" place, as locals call it.

 Do cry "uncle", if you need some help..... :icon_lol: :icon_lol:


Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on October 24, 2009, 12:01:14 AM
Uncle!

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on October 24, 2009, 02:29:11 PM
Uncle!

Al

 One!...anyone else,before i give the second clue?. Come on your cyber detectives...these ones are not that hard. You are going to hit yourselves on the wall when i tell you where it is.  :eusa_wall:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on October 24, 2009, 10:18:45 PM
Third Clue: Right behind it,This plentiful Hot Spring, lies some unfinished bath houses that were supposed to be used as showers facilities for the tourist crossing over to Boquillas.

 This is the main spring and it is the place where the people of Boquillas go to take their shower daily.
(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/45600/2953158200103347488S600x600Q85.jpg)

Another freebie....there are at least 5 more little springs behind this big one and no more than 20 feet away lie stone mortars on top of a hill left by the early settlers. Giving conclusion that humans have been using those springs for at least thousands of years.

(http://inlinethumb34.webshots.com/36961/2919328860103347488S600x600Q85.jpg)


 Follow it,up river from the Boquillas beach, no more than 2 clicks against the current on the Rio Grande.

Fourth Clue: Pay attention to the walking sotol canes we are carrying, that will give you the name of the place where this site is. A spectacular canyon,we can practically shake hands there U.S.-Mexico.

(http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/39873/2071640720103347488S600x600Q85.jpg)

Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Al on October 24, 2009, 10:44:43 PM
It is THE Boquillas Hot Springs . . . about a 1/2 mile upstream from the old Boquillas river crossing.

http://www.soakersforum.com/3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=86 (http://www.soakersforum.com/3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=86)

Al
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on October 24, 2009, 11:16:38 PM
It is THE Boquillas Hot Springs . . . about a 1/2 mile upstream from the old Boquillas river crossing.

http://www.soakersforum.com/3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=86 (http://www.soakersforum.com/3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=86)

Al

 Correct!!!...give this man a Pabst Blue Ribbon...care to give it a shot to the second picture?...worth 100 points and the posting of the rest of these recently uploaded pictures... :icon_wink:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: chisos_muse on October 25, 2009, 09:20:21 AM
Sheesh Marty, now that you put up the dang photo of Gateway Arch (http://www.gatewayarch.com/Arch/index.aspx), we all know it's St. Louis.  :icon_wink:
The first photos were stumpers, though!  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on October 25, 2009, 12:17:29 PM
Another tip for the second picture, but with i practically gave it away...... :icon_cry:

(http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/45628/2221500500103347488S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on October 30, 2009, 02:58:55 PM
Homero, I have visited those bath houses many years ago.  I'd pretty much forgotten about that. 
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: homerboy2u on October 30, 2009, 10:38:42 PM
Homero, I have visited those bath houses many years ago.  I'd pretty much forgotten about that. 

 Glad to post some memories from the good Ol'days....will any one take a shot for the second picture?.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: bdann on October 30, 2009, 11:36:15 PM
Homero, I have visited those bath houses many years ago.  I'd pretty much forgotten about that. 

 Glad to post some memories from the good Ol'days.....

good ol' days indeed...that was a crazy night.  :beer_chug:
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: jim2 on March 15, 2010, 12:50:38 PM
here's one for o.f.m. or ay chihuahua(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e86/jim2-08/march%2013th%20p%20falls/march13pfalls045.jpg)
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Ay Chihuahua! on March 15, 2010, 01:57:58 PM
Jim2,

You gave it away by simply mentioning my name.   :icon_lol:

Pedernales Falls State Park.

Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: jim2 on March 15, 2010, 02:32:49 PM
where's the vantage point?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Ay Chihuahua! on March 15, 2010, 05:20:54 PM
Down stream of the crossing and at the mouth of the waterfall drainage?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: jim2 on March 15, 2010, 08:53:47 PM
no. i can say where , or you can try again.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: Ay Chihuahua! on March 16, 2010, 12:28:29 PM
no. i can say where , or you can try again.

Pass.
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: fartymarty on March 16, 2010, 05:15:37 PM
Just east of the campground and west of the picnic area looking downstream in a SSW direction. Just upstream from the point that Ay Chi' guessed, which would be just
outside the right side of the picture?
Title: Re: where am I? - NOT in BiBe
Post by: jim2 on March 16, 2010, 06:31:21 PM
the vantage point is across the river, upstream from the swimming area. there is no trail to this area. if you go upstream of the swimming area, cross the river and go up hill and upstream there is an exposed area. some one burned the cedar off and there are some good views up there.(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e86/jim2-08/march%2013th%20p%20falls/march13pfalls053.jpg)