"Been There" Virtual Travel Quiz? Round #9

edited April 2020 in General

Previous winners:

Round #1 won by MCD and cvc
Submitted by AlanS. Photo of the Round Tower at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK. First photo shows Union Jack, second is the Royal Standard, indicating the Queen is on-site. Third photo is the chapel at Eton College, where Prince Harry and Prince William attended high school.

Round #2 (A) won by Smiling Sam
Submitted by JohnS. Photo of tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by his first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70.

Round #2 (B) won by BKMD and travel maven
Submitted by Smiling Sam. Photo of the what is variously termed the Royal Barge or Gangaur boat, a sort of water taxi, that was used to transport James Bond across man-made (1362) Lake Pichola to the "Floating Palace" or “Taj Lake Palace,” in Udaipur City, Rajasthan, India in the 1983 movie “Octopussy” starring Roger Moore and produced by Robert Broccoli (no proven connection to the vegetable.)

Round #3 won by travel maven
Submitted by BKMD. Photo of the Dohány Street Synagogue located in Budapest, Hungary. Benefactors- Tony Curtis and Helena Rubenstein.

Round #4 won by Smiling Sam
Submitted by travel maven. It is the Chapel on Klimsenhorn, Mt. Pilatus, Switzerland, just outside Lucerne with nearby (Celtic?) cross. Once visited by Richard Wagner and Queen Victoria.

Round #5 won by Smiling Sam (we need to cut his internet feed!)
Submitted by Claudia Sails. Lions Monument in Lucerne Switzerland commemorating the Swiss guards killed in the French Revolution.

Round #6 won by BKMD
Submitted by cvc The high altar in St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. cvc took the picture while on a Tauck's small ship cruise of the coast of Italy, making several stops in Sicily and then finished in Malta.

Round #7 won by JohnS
Submitted by Sandman. Anshun Bridge in Chengdu China. Chengdu is the home of the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Best of China 2013 tour.

Round #8 won by Sandman, bonus answer by travel maven
Submitted by JohnS. The village of Roussillion situated in the Luberon in Provance France in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world. Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries. The pictures were taken during our Tauck Savoring France cruise on the Rhone in May 2018.

New players , please go to any of the announcements for Rounds #1 - #4 to see the rules.

Time for some fresh blood. Round #9 is now open for a submission- submit as a reply to this thread. Ready, Set, Go!!


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    Where was the picture taken? Bonus questions:
    a) Who are the two travelers depicted riding in the statue?
    b) Who is depicted in the chair above the travelers?

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    Should be much easier than Round 8.

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    I know but am not telling!!

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    I am not 100% sure but I think this is Madrid Spain.
    The two travelers are Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
    The statue is Cervantes if my Google skills are still in tune.
    (ps - we are in lockdown here in WA until at least May 4th so I don't have too much else to do)

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    JohnS is correct on all parts. I thought it would be much easier!
    AlanS, time to prepare Round 10.

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    Too late to the party on this one. Was out biking the last couple of hours.

    So that's what a blue sky in Madrid looks like. When I was there, it rained every day AND there was a garbage strike.

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    BKMD - We had great weather, but the King had just abdicated and one night there was a gathering of thousands of anti-monarchists in one of the squares that we had to traverse. Luckily no violence broke out, but I was glad to get through the crowd and back to the hotel.

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    I remember studying (trying to read) Don Quixote in high school Spanish 3. It was a bear- no plain, simple grammar or vocabulary- it was all idioms- as bad or worse than Shakespeare. There must have been between 10 to 20 or more footnoted idioms per page!! There were pages and pages of explanatory pages at the end of the book. Es la verdad!

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