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Archive => RFF Archived Boards => The Amazing Race 12 Archive => Topic started by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 07:17:02 PM

Title: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 07:17:02 PM
:update:
What our detectives have found so far in Vidcaps:

Los Angeles

Slowhatch & Kogs!  Startline The Playboy Mansion Los Angeles!!  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235274.html#msg235274)  


Chateau d if  --Tom Bradley Terminal:  LAX (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235282.html#msg235282)

Ireland

who would have known Ireland  had Donkeys!? Slowhatch did here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235259.html#msg235259)!!

Bongo!  Aran Island Ferries. which run out of Galway, Ireland. (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235337.html#msg235337)
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4069/23oct00004qt3.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00004qt3.jpg)(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9100/23oct00114ij2.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00114ij2.jpg)(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4333/23oct00124vw5.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00124vw5.jpg)
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/8017/aranuh5.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aranuh5.jpg)
(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9571/hostelkilronandv7.th.jpg) (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hostelkilronandv7.jpg) Hostel Kilronan ARAN!!

Netherlands

Boingo  -- evidence for Amsterdam!! Dutch Rail Netherlands (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235267.html#msg235267)
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4331/23oct00012ig6.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00012ig6.jpg)(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9328/amsterdamvn3.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amsterdamvn3.jpg)(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1935/amsterdam2jm0.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amsterdam2jm0.jpg)

Africa
Slowhatch -- evidence for Burkina Faso (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235233.html#msg235233)
Slowhatch-- (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235968.html#msg235968) Dourtenga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Burkina-faso-dourtenga.jpg), southeast of Ouagadougou.
Slowhatch --It's Naba Koom (http://www.mairie-ouaga.bf/Vie%20Municipale/Placefemme.htm), located just outside the railway station.

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2074/31oct0021hc2.th.jpg) (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=31oct0021hc2.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1706/17621195jw4.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=17621195jw4.jpg)(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8701/friendsjg5.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=friendsjg5.jpg)(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/6127/stormsh6.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stormsh6.jpg)
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/2417/23oct00032ue0.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00032ue0.jpg)(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/658/tuaregcg9.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tuaregcg9.jpg)(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3010/23oct00102ve2.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00102ve2.jpg)(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2907/31oct0019ib6.th.jpg) (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=31oct0019ib6.jpg)

 

Croatia
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4108/23oct00082xl2.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00082xl2.jpg) Fort Canon
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/834/l05791039ca17f643b0dac7ap5.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=l05791039ca17f643b0dac7ap5.jpg)(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/995/sunsetec6.th.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sunsetec6.jpg)(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/35/11nov0014xg8.th.jpg) (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11nov0014xg8.jpg)

Lithuania
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/337/l296b4bd79bdbb45ce9585aww6.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=l296b4bd79bdbb45ce9585aww6.jpg)



Japan
Boingo  -- Osaka, Japan Kishiwada Castle (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12682.msg235262.html#msg235262) Osaka Clown (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12682.msg235236.html#msg235236)


Slowhatch  --source page (http://picasaweb.google.com/akwawka/OsakaMay2007/photo#5098747894078333266)). It's somewhere in Osaka.
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6519/23oct00022bn7.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00022bn7.jpg)(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/579/23oct00042yo5.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00042yo5.jpg)(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1528/23oct00092ir9.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00092ir9.jpg)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3627/dudeyw4.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dudeyw4.jpg) Slowhatch: Nichiren statue

Taiwan





(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6532/23oct00072yv5.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00072yv5.jpg)schwarzmoor and Kogs -- Taipei Taiwan (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12682.msg235271.html#msg235271)

(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/2356/01jan0007zs0.th.jpg) (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=01jan0007zs0.jpg)Boingo  --Taipei taxis

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1705/templeeb7.th.jpg) (http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=templeeb7.jpg)Boingo--- National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan


(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/5781/11nov0016qc0.th.jpg)
 (http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11nov0016qc0.jpg) --Taipei 101

(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/48/11nov0018pg5.th.jpg) (http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11nov0018pg5.jpg) Neobie: Danshui River biking trail in Taipei

(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/4737/01jan0001yy8.th.jpg) (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=01jan0001yy8.jpg)Boingo: Sky lanterns, Taiwan


Italy
Boingo -- Duomo of Florence, Italy (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235344.html#msg235344) 
Slowhatch:The giglio on the drummer's uniform is the symbol for Florence (here (http://www.abroadco.com/Florence/Shopping.htm), middle of page).
 (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3221/italygx8.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=italygx8.jpg)
 puddin
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1406/23oct00052ur9.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00052ur9.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3209/bobolisunsetcw0.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bobolisunsetcw0.jpg)Boboli Gardens.
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3826/boboligardensin0.th.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boboligardensin0.jpg) (http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/8809/11nov0017xu9.th.jpg) (http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11nov0017xu9.jpg)

 Kaunas, Lithuania :yess:
From our photo source-
Boingo --Rumsuskes Folk Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2977/mill2ok3.th.jpg) (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mill2ok3.jpg)(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5385/millxk7.th.jpg) (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=millxk7.jpg)

India
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6649/30oct0014ye0.th.jpg) (http://img100.imageshack.us/my.php?image=30oct0014ye0.jpg)(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5766/yogixq0.th.jpg) (http://img100.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yogixq0.jpg) Boingo: Mumbai, Dariya Mahal
(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/3296/indexyz9.th.jpg) (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=indexyz9.jpg) Slowhatch: Kabutar Khana fountain

(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/2017/41217577kn9.th.png) (http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=41217577kn9.png)Jaisalmer,  India but unsure if it has anything to do with TAR12.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Chateau d If on October 23, 2007, 07:25:48 PM
11 Teams
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 08:01:39 PM
moved to the EP1 thread
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 08:06:07 PM
moved to the EP1 thread
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 08:09:38 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0049.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0048.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 08:15:18 PM
moved to the EP1 thread
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 08:25:34 PM
I have intro caps coming too


more soon these are hard to get --

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0000-2.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0001-2.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0002-2.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0003-2.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0004-2.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0005-2.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0007-2.jpg)

EASY one! The Fort in Croatia!

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0008-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on October 23, 2007, 08:29:40 PM
I have intro caps coming too

oh good you grabbed the promo during the unit.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 08:39:00 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0009-2.jpg)


 ;)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0010-2.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0011-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on October 23, 2007, 08:43:59 PM
I can't read the french, but this (http://burkinamorbihan.free.fr/) is the Ouaga statue.

OK, got it. It's Naba Koom (http://www.mairie-ouaga.bf/Vie%20Municipale/Placefemme.htm), located just outside the railway station.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 08:46:28 PM
As usual there are some recycled ones in there

editing these out
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: marigold on October 23, 2007, 08:52:06 PM

I believe those are the twin towers in Malaysia
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Boingo on October 23, 2007, 08:52:23 PM
:jumpy:    It's the famous "Osaka Clown"  (Osaka, Japan)

(http://www.pubnix.org/~doris/Photos/MVC-130S.JPG)
link (http://www.pubnix.org/~doris/Photos/MVC-130S.JPG)

ETA: The fancy building looks Japanese. 

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2007, 08:53:03 PM
Yay for Slowhatch!

The first cap!

But ahem....there is an English button on the side---which I saw after I started translating!

A rural coop of some sort?

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on October 23, 2007, 08:55:01 PM
:jumpy:    It's the famous "Osaka Clown"  (Osaka, Japan)

link (http://www.pubnix.org/~doris/Photos/MVC-130S.JPG)

ETA: The fancy building looks Japanese.  The oriental gate looks Taiwanese.

osaka to tapai to alaska????
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 08:56:30 PM
:jumpy:    It's the famous "Osaka Clown"  (Osaka, Japan)

link (http://www.pubnix.org/~doris/Photos/MVC-130S.JPG)

ETA: The fancy building looks Japanese. 
Kogs called Taiwan earlier today!!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 08:59:29 PM
A second look

http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Petronas_Towers.html (http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Petronas_Towers.html)
ca bb fan that set is recycled from previous seasons, sorry.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: marigold on October 23, 2007, 09:02:33 PM

 nuts  :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on October 23, 2007, 09:04:29 PM
Nice catch Boingo!  :yess: From Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dotonbori):
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on October 23, 2007, 09:04:50 PM
:jumpy:    It's the famous "Osaka Clown"  (Osaka, Japan)

link (http://www.pubnix.org/~doris/Photos/MVC-130S.JPG)

ETA: The fancy building looks Japanese. 
Kogs called Taiwan earlier today!!  :jumpy:

its the only direct flight from asia to alaska :lol: so it was lpgical to be used this time, and is also the last new country.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 09:05:01 PM
moved to EP1 thread
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 09:08:09 PM
moved to EP1 thread
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on October 23, 2007, 09:21:44 PM
So retro convertibles are the entry vehicles? I can see palms in the background; if we can read some of the shop signs we may be able to pin down the start city.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 09:22:24 PM
I call a DONKEY!!   :lol:  More on the WAY!!

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0000-4.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0001-4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: michael on October 23, 2007, 09:22:56 PM
I'm guessing the shots up there of the happy teams are from a pit stop?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 09:28:43 PM
Aer Lingus Dublin!!

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0011-4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on October 23, 2007, 09:37:04 PM
An Ireland donkey (http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/site/4/home.html) place, fwiw.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 09:37:46 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0001-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0002-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0003-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0003-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0006-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0007-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0008-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0009-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0010-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0011-5.jpg)

BRB my right mouse died  :lol3:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: michael on October 23, 2007, 09:38:48 PM
The black couple kind of looks the same -- I wonder if they're twins?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Boingo on October 23, 2007, 09:41:56 PM
 :jumpy:  It's Kishiwada Castle  Osaka, Japan



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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 09:47:02 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0012-4.jpg)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 09:50:36 PM
An Ireland donkey (http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/site/4/home.html) place, fwiw.
Like the Ring of Kerry? Lots of stone!?
even more so in Wicklow County  (http://www.hedney.com/Photos/Wicklow_Beach_01.JPG).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Boingo on October 23, 2007, 09:53:23 PM
 :jumpy:   It's Dutch Rail   Netherlands


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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 09:57:31 PM
Go get em Boingo & Slowhatch  :jumpy:


Donkey in the field

(http://i20.[banned image hosting site].com/2ly2wit.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: schwarzmoor on October 23, 2007, 10:03:05 PM
It's Long Shan Temple, Taipei

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2007, 10:04:53 PM
Yay! Boingo and Slowhatch! :hearts:

Finally knew one--yay for Yellow Trains!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on October 23, 2007, 10:21:19 PM
I have a bad feeling about the start place. Compare the thingy behind the racers and the architecture: the Playboy Mansion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7353243@N07/690338535/). (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0002-4.jpg)


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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 10:30:29 PM
It's Long Shan Temple, Taipei
Nice one!!

I have a bad feeling about the start place. Compare the thingy behind the racers and the architecture: the Playboy Mansion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7353243@N07/690338535/).
Oh boy!! I was thinking church  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2007, 10:35:29 PM
Kogs guessed it too! Was just coming to post it--here is the garden and that white stone thingy matches!

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 10:37:08 PM
You can drag this (http://www.zillow.com/aerial/DualMapPage.htm?o=North&zpid=20524413) around to look at the mansion grounds.

Oh you got it!!  :jumpy: Good Job!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 10:40:37 PM
I'll be damned!! Los Angeles -- Ireland  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Chateau d If on October 23, 2007, 10:43:05 PM
Nice job Slowhatch!!  To be expected!! 

Tom Bradley Terminal:  LAX
(http://www.skyscrapers.cn/images/na/usa/la/lax002.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2007, 10:44:13 PM
First I'm going to kill someone at the Calif Film Commission.

Then I'm going to be relieved I wasn't crazy about Belize.

Then I'm going to wonder how they do this in about 22 days?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on October 23, 2007, 10:45:50 PM
 :knuckles:  (:;)  (:;)  :knuckles: :wall: :furious: :furious: :gaah:
I apologize to everybody, especially Peach.  :-[
Those nice ladies either lied to me, or they're incompetent. Either way, I passed on the results, so it's my responsibility.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: gingerman28 on October 23, 2007, 10:48:00 PM
Puddin: can we get organized?  We have talk talk about promos in three different threads.  Makes it hard to follow who has spotted what where?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2007, 10:51:28 PM
Nope--they plain lied to me too!  I was  too trusting I guess.... :meow: :dick

AND they told me there was definitely nothing on LA roads--unless it was my "Art of War" group? that's the only thing that nagged at me...

Just bring them all over here G-Man! This is where the party is! :kissy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Chateau d If on October 23, 2007, 10:56:17 PM
Now we know how 11 teams can go to 3 teams by July 29th!

The July 8th was the start.

Now we can pack in the stops between our known cities.  Like Osaka for example.   :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2007, 11:02:15 PM
This will be the fastest race ever!  No nice long pitstops like last time...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: michael on October 23, 2007, 11:03:34 PM
I hope it doesn't go by to quickly :(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on October 23, 2007, 11:05:20 PM
This will be the fastest race ever!  No nice long pitstops like last time...

maybe long pitstops are uberlegs with hour of operation?
Title: Re: Vidcaps!! *mainly episode 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2007, 11:12:34 PM
Possible order of remaining legs has been moved to Speculation (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12523.msg235359.html#msg235359).


Title: Re: Vidcaps!! *mainly episode 1*
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2007, 11:15:03 PM
Puddin: can we get organized?  We have talk talk about promos in three different threads.  Makes it hard to follow who has spotted what where?
Hey give the kid a break  :lol:! OK I split this all into the one thread and was updating the spoiler board  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12520.0.html), first post.

Now I can take some blame here because that one source told me that they were leaving on the 7th but changed to the 2nd or 3rd and thats what set us off running around in the wrong direction but after peach and I sorted it out it was looking like LAX to Ireland was the real start and thats why we started this (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13694.0.html) thread especially with us knowing there were 2 less episodes .... Whatever it was fixed before it started so all is GREAT in rff land and were off to a fresh start :jumpy:!
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2007, 11:17:45 PM
And I'll be spending tomorrow in MAPS--right after I get a whole blasted new circuit board! Thought I would have another day to get it fixed! :lol3:
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2007, 11:48:34 PM
And of course no big surprise that that is Amsterdam's Central Station!

They will be taking the THALYS (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12521.msg233611.html#msg233611)  to Paris after all! :happy:

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Post by: apskip on October 24, 2007, 12:04:25 AM
I can't read the french, but this (http://burkinamorbihan.free.fr/) is the Ouaga statue.

OK, got it. It's Naba Koom (http://www.mairie-ouaga.bf/Vie%20Municipale/Placefemme.htm), located just outside the railway station.

I can read, speak and translate French pretty well. Here is a translation of THIS above:

This association was born with the will of the team of professionals in the rural world of the southeast Morbihan

Producers
Trainers
Technicians
Researchers
University Students

With the partnership of the closing of the world of Cartenoir and its handicapped workers.

Its initiatives:

Action accompaning the development of long-term agriculture benefitting a great number of inhabitants of TAPOA (300,000 in 8 departments  EDITOR's NOTE - in France a Department is like a U.S. State).
Actions in concert with the services of the state, organization of the peasants and the ONG.
Actions involving the population during the proper development as we question our society.

EDITOR's NOTE - It is unclear what TAPOA, ONG and Cartenoir mean, but those could be researched.
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Post by: apskip on October 24, 2007, 12:07:12 AM
And of course no big surprise that that is Amsterdam's Central Station!

They will be taking the THALYS (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12521.msg233611.html#msg233611)  to Paris after all! :happy:

Peach, as you well know the route to downtown Amsterdam from Schipol airport is by train to Central station. The picture could have been taken in relation to the arrival of teams in Amsterdam, not their departure. I don't think it guarantees anything about taking the Thalys.
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 12:16:11 AM
Y'all are killing me here!

I can read French reasonably well too--but I do even better when I click on the pretty "English" Button! :lol:

(http://aycu01.webshots.com/image/31960/2006361168646628340_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2006361168646628340)

And I'm holding out for a fun train ride! I like trains....




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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 12:31:04 AM
 :lol:  Not to state the obvious, but this looks like a Chinese gong.  Probably more Taiwan stuff.


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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 12:34:11 AM
And here I was thinking it was a fancy roulette wheel!  :lol:

Don't mind me....I'm just high on TAR euphoria!
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 12:42:17 AM
does anyone else get hinkys that Jen & Nate are out first? them or the lesbians perhaps.
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 12:43:12 AM
The panniers used look like the ones in this 1955 photo (http://www.viewimages.com/Search.aspx?mid=3348864&epmid=1&partner=Google) (no copying allowed). I can't see it that clearly, but it might be peat/turf the team is transporting.

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 12:48:18 AM
I didn't like the looks of the Ministers' "confessional" in front of those green hills...


Are you making us a video of the commercial to share?  :please:


Peat is still dug for fuel....


But where are they going in that yacht!?
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 01:00:09 AM
Oh my commercials suck and the audio was not set up I can barely hear them without having the speakers on max.

sorry!! I guess we wait and see which team gets the tvguide curse IF we get anything?
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 01:03:50 AM
The panniers used look like the ones in this 1955 photo (http://www.viewimages.com/Search.aspx?mid=3348864&epmid=1&partner=Google) (no copying allowed). I can't see it that clearly, but it might be peat/turf the team is transporting.
  :o shhhh

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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 01:07:41 AM
 :lol: That's OK, you can delete it; they're called creels (http://www.fortunecity.com/business/fribourg/389/donkeys.htm).

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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 01:09:50 AM
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But where are they going in that yacht!?
Good question; I've tried matching this cap to ferries but no luck so far.

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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 01:30:58 AM
 :jumpy:  Just because I can...  these appear to be Taipei taxis


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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 01:32:20 AM
That ain't no ferry--that's a YACHT! :lol: ;D
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Post by: Chateau d If on October 24, 2007, 01:34:04 AM
I moved it to (location) speculation   :groan:
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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 01:46:06 AM
 :jumpy:  Found them!   Here's a teaser for y'all.... try and find them peach & puddin....  :rotf: :lol: :lol3:  (:;)


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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 01:51:24 AM
oh lordie --it is roo late at night for teasers!

okay--give us 5....
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 01:54:32 AM
 Shannon estuary (http://www.shannoncruises.ie/overview.html)??
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 01:56:35 AM
I was wondering earlier about the t-shirt, but I think I can read it now: Who's your Daddy?  :lol:

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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 02:00:32 AM
 :lol:   Times up!   The answer is Aran Island Ferries. which run out of Galway, Ireland.

Here's a blurb I found on the web:
Today I am taking you to Inishmore the largest island of the Aran Islands group new Galway. From Ros a Mhil Quay you can choose from 2 Ferry Companies "Aran Island Ferries" and "Aran Islands Direct". There are also Ferries leaving from Galway. The ride from Ros a Mhil to Inishmore takes an hour and costs 25 Euros per Adult. Itís worth going for just one day but try to catch the earliest Ferry out. But if you can stay over night or even longer - pubs stay open as long as they want since there is no police on the Island to shut down places. And if there is police on one of the ferries the whole Island will know to behave. To get around on the Island we chose to bike (10 Euro for one day if you are a group of 4 or more you can maybe talk to them to get a rebate...


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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 02:01:18 AM
Waterford? :lol3:


Nice Slowhatch!
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 02:05:04 AM
Oh BOINGO! That is a special find! The Aran Islands! Yippee! :hearts:

I am really thrilled about this one! Thank you!

even if it ain't no yacht! :-[
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 02:12:01 AM
Another great find!  :jumpy: So the Aran islands might have a pit stop (or something). Here's the island's page (http://www.aranislands.ie/about_the_islands.html) (with an interactive map for Peach).
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 02:13:00 AM
 :jumpy: WTG!!
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 02:18:12 AM
Oh I know this !!

Not the second one though.. these were hidden


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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 02:23:48 AM
The Duomo of Florence and the happy Buddha   :lol:
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 02:25:31 AM
I never even saw that cap puddin!

And thank you for the nice Aran Island site Slowhatch--I'll put all these pretties into MAPS tomorrow after the Dell man leaves--as long as I am not off-line for 8 hours like I was last time!

But the Western Isles of Ireland are the source of so much of Irish mythology/fantasy that this one will be special for me already! Oh I want it NOW!  :-*
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 02:55:44 AM
The Duomo of Florence and the happy Buddha   :lol:
:manicure

:nitenite:
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 03:15:54 AM
It looks more like a statue of a mendicant monk. I found one here (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=445022747&size=o), somewhere in Osaka. The beads, robe, etc. are similar, but the hat is all wrong; close, but no Cohiba.
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 09:35:33 AM
What you'd expect: Shannon airport.

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Post by: patlini on October 24, 2007, 11:29:38 AM
Shannon airport is the closest to Galway and pretty small for an international airport.  It would be about an hours drive on the opposite side of the road too.  I would imagine that they went out to Connemara for the donkeys. Lots of peat out there.
Its beautiful and wet. ;D
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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 12:17:31 PM
 ;D  FWIW, the previews of the racers in the vintage cars was probably taken on Sunset Blvd, LA while driving to the Playboy Mansion at 10236 Charing Cross Rd.  ( ???  That weird building with the round windows is still hiding from me).   :lol:


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Post by: musicman85 on October 24, 2007, 01:07:17 PM
When did they film this season? I was in Florence, Italy for 2 weeks in the beginning of August. Maybe I ran into the race then lol
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 01:17:33 PM
musicman--the race was done by the first of August.  But Florence sounds yummy!

You can catch up by reading the updates  HERE  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12520.msg193237.html#msg193237) if you want.
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 01:17:36 PM
July 8th to July 29-30-31?? or somewhere around that for the finale musicman.
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 02:49:35 PM
The ferry and the tandem bikes (there's a rental shop--Aran Bike Hire--right next to the pier) would seem to argue for Inis Mor (Inishmor), the largest of the islands. But I can't match any terrain. Inis Mor is a very rocky place--stone walls everywhere.
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Post by: anon1akacolby on October 24, 2007, 02:59:34 PM
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So retro convertibles are the entry vehicles? I can see palms in the background; if we can read some of the shop signs we may be able to pin down the start city.

The intro shots of them being driven in the convertibles is definitely from Hollywood.  I think they are on Hollywood Blvd or could be Sunset.  I think I spotted the Guiness Book of World Records museum in the background.  I think I saw a vidcap some where.  I'll take a look. 
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 03:04:03 PM
Welcome home Colby! How was the Oktoberfest? :jam: You are back just in time!
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Post by: anon1akacolby on October 24, 2007, 03:05:16 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/realityfanforumteam/23Oct0032.jpg)

Ok here it is.  That is the Guiness World of Records musuem http://www.seeing-stars.com/Museums/Guinness.shtml (http://www.seeing-stars.com/Museums/Guinness.shtml).  so they are being driven down Hollywood Blvd.

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Post by: anon1akacolby on October 24, 2007, 03:07:17 PM
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Welcome home Colby! How was the Oktoberfest?


Oktoberfest was awesome!!  Amsterdam, not so much.  :(  Amsterdam was rainy and cold which led it to be less than stellar.  BUT Munich was great.  I had lots of fun, drank lots of beer, and danced on tables.  :lol:
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 03:07:50 PM
Good job Colby!  :yess:
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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 03:29:13 PM
 :yess: Nice job, Colby.  I figured it was either Hollywood Blvd/Sunset Strip/Sunset Blvd.

BTW, any idea what this "mystery building" is?  Looks like it may be a parking garage (under construction).  Must be on Hollywood Blvd/Sunset Strip/Sunset Blvd while driving west.   :angel:

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Post by: anon1akacolby on October 24, 2007, 04:25:29 PM
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BTW, any idea what this "mystery building" is?  Looks like it may be a parking garage (under construction).  Must be on Hollywood Blvd/Sunset Strip/Sunset Blvd while driving west.

I'm not entirely sure.   It's been awhile since I was up in that area but when I first saw that picture it reminded me an exit off the 101 freeway that takes you to Hollywood Blvd/Highland interestection.  I recall seeing a lot of construction going on in that area.  there is an exit off the 101 freeway that takes you down Highland Ave which curves before you get to Hollywood Blvd before you make a right onto Hollywood Blvd.  I think you exit the 101 freeway at Cahuenga Blvd and that merges with Highland Ave.  Then you make right onto Hollywood Blvd where they would pass by the Guiness Museum.

In the pic they are making a left onto another street it appears....and the street they are turning on doesn't appear to me a major street so i'm confused.  Could they be turning onto an on ramp for the freeway?
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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 06:10:22 PM
 :lol:  I'm bored.  Just tying up a few loose ends, regarding the "gong".  According to this blurb on the web, the Longshan Temple in Taipei has a gong.

Longshan Temple was built in 1738 by Fujianese immigrants as a branch of the original Longshan Temple in Fujian Province. It was started in 1738 and completed in 1740. During 200 years the Mt. Longshan temple has gone through many construction works and renovations. The main entrance opens only during the festive celebrations therefore usually all enter from the temple gate - right side gate. Entering the temple itís worthy to look at many Buddhists making an obeisance and offering reverently something to sacrifice, while saying the sutra prays to Buddha. In the courtyard just on the left from the palace you can see an incense burner that carries an interesting sculpture - "gruff lifts the temple angle". Both sides of the courtyard there are also a bell tower and a drum tower. Early morning you can hear gong strikes, in the evening beating of a drum and taking sutras are the Buddhist meeting reminder. While arriving to the palace and leaving, you can see on the right wing of the palace very many Buddhas sculptures. Some people say that the numerous gods are gathering to the Mt. Longshan temple for an office meeting. Itís a very pure and good place. So why not come here? Address: 211, Guangzhou St., Wanhua Dist, Taipei City 108, Taiwan R.O.C Public Transport: MRT - Bannan Line - Longshan Temple

Just throwin' this out there.   ;D
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 06:12:03 PM
 :'( no bites? guess's? Give up?

(http://i24.[banned image hosting site].com/2yyo7lf.jpg)


HINT (http://earth.esa.int/ers/ers_action/Florence_Italy_SAR_IM_Orbit_50398_20041209.htm)
(http://i20.[banned image hosting site].com/2j44v93.jpg)

HINT (http://Santa Maria del Fiore)  ;D
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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 06:18:59 PM
The Duomo of Florence and the happy Buddha   :lol:

I thought I already guessed.....   :lol:
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 06:20:36 PM
The Duomo of Florence and the happy Buddha   :lol:

I thought I already guessed.....   :lol:
Darn you  (:;)  :meow: Time to put on my Goth makeup :carryon:
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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 06:23:31 PM
 :yess: :lol3: :rotf:  OK, but how about this bad boy....  this Georgian period monstrosity has got me stumped..  :snicker:

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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 06:48:14 PM
Even if I knew I wouldn't tell you :hand:

I thought it was a lighthouse  :lol:
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 07:28:00 PM
The Duomo of Florence and the happy Buddha   :lol:

I thought I already guessed.....   :lol:
So no one thinks that Florence a location? Don't mind me I haven't eaten today  :lol:
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 07:31:33 PM
Boingo's right. It's the Duomo. Unless somebody's made a scale model or something.  :angel:

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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 07:37:35 PM
Boingo's right. It's the Duomo. Unless somebody's made a scale model or something.  :angel:
What I'm asking is have we been there before? Race wise?
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 07:44:20 PM
I don't think so....

Seguesta and Sicily I remember...
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 07:46:49 PM
So it might be new and we can squeeze it in ?? --off to look brb  :umn:  :lol:
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 07:49:28 PM
I think this is the statue (source page (http://picasaweb.google.com/akwawka/OsakaMay2007/photo#5098747894078333266)). It's somewhere in Osaka. (for bonus points, search the album for "relaxation of dog's gallery."  :lol: )

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 07:50:26 PM
Could we do Amsterdam--Florence --Paris??We have time...

Thank god for puddin! How did we MISS this yesterday? :groan:

And I LOVE Florence!
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 07:52:27 PM
And Boingo those Victorian little buildings are often seen in the UK and are usually called Garden Follies--makes me think Ireland somewhere...
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 07:55:13 PM
Season 9: Palermo (Italy) - Castellammare del Golfo (Italy) - Segesta (Italy)

Segesta (Italy) - Catania (Italy) - Siracusa (Italy)

Siracusa (Italy) - Rome (Italy)

Season 1 -Bologna (Italy) - Castelfranco Emilia (Italy) - Sant'Agata (Italy)

Sant'Agata (Italy) - Ferrara (Italy) -

Season 4:Milan (Italy) - Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy) - Cinque Torri (Italy) - Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy)

Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy) - Venice (Italy)

Venice (Italy) -

That's all I can find! Maybe Florence for real???
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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 07:58:13 PM
I think this is the statue (source page (http://picasaweb.google.com/akwawka/OsakaMay2007/photo#5098747894078333266)). It's somewhere in Osaka. (for bonus points, search the album for "relaxation of dog's gallery."  :lol: )

 :tup:  Good one, Slowhatch.   (:;)  Darn it, though.  I thought for sure my picture (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1247/758262807_911d1db5d1_b.jpg) was a match.  Never mind.   ;)

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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 07:58:37 PM
I think this is the statue (source page (http://picasaweb.google.com/akwawka/OsakaMay2007/photo#5098747894078333266)). It's somewhere in Osaka. (for bonus points, search the album for "relaxation of dog's gallery."  :lol: )
Oh you found that darn Monk! Fantastic Slowhatch! I was all over Shotoku-taishi! Very nice btw!

And Boingo those Victorian little buildings are often seen in the UK and are usually called Garden Follies--makes me think Ireland somewhere...
Thanks peach it gives me something to shoot for  :lol:   :yess: so! gazebo! of sorts!
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 08:06:08 PM
Oh this looks like fun!

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Post by: Kogs on October 24, 2007, 08:10:06 PM
Season 9: Palermo (Italy) - Castellammare del Golfo (Italy) - Segesta (Italy)

Segesta (Italy) - Catania (Italy) - Siracusa (Italy)

Siracusa (Italy) - Rome (Italy)

Season 1 -Bologna (Italy) - Castelfranco Emilia (Italy) - Sant'Agata (Italy)

Sant'Agata (Italy) - Ferrara (Italy) -

Season 4:Milan (Italy) - Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy) - Cinque Torri (Italy) - Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy)

Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy) - Venice (Italy)

Venice (Italy) -

That's all I can find! Maybe Florence for real???

the stop in bolonga is where frank and margarita and joe and bill were penelized for getting off the train instead of staying on it with the rest of the pack. there was no offical route marker in that city just a place where they got taxi's
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 08:18:44 PM
I'll add Florence to the Spoilers or no? With credits to Boingo of course :neener:
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 08:25:57 PM
Credits to you for reminding us!

I need to go back to square one--I would swear I never saw that highway picture before either! :lol3:
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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 08:32:58 PM
Oh this looks like fun!

It's the I-10 & 110 Interchange...    :snicker:  (Downtown L.A.)


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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 08:38:15 PM
I have lost the screencaps--Can't find that one or the Statue or the Duamo--is the complete set somewhere I have missed? ???

Help please?
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 24, 2007, 08:43:26 PM
Yep, that's it.  :tup: Very strange, if they're driving from the big bunny to LAX.
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Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2007, 08:46:01 PM
Yep, that's it.  :tup: Very strange, if they're driving from the big bunny to LAX.

Exactly, wrong direction.  Maybe just some filler shots of the race to LAX or entry to Hollywood.   :rotf:
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 08:46:10 PM
I have lost the screencaps--Can't find that one or the Statue or the Duamo--is the complete set somewhere I have missed? ???

Help please?
Did you eat today?  :lol:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235343.html#msg235343
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 09:22:23 PM
I ate but I may start drinking any minute...was that highway one in there somewhere from last night? I still don't see it in the originals... :pull

Just went thru all the Ep 1 ones, just rechecked this thread...did you just post that now or am I certifiable--or blind?  :lol:

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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 09:35:04 PM
I just posted the freeway tonight peach, sorry  :lol:
I catch commercials here and there.
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 09:43:10 PM
Thank goodness--I thought I was going out of my mind! 

At least I know I'm no more bonkers than usual! :crazy

I think I counted 4 TAR commercials from about 8:30 on though? (when I got my dish back on! (:;) )

Hope it is enough!
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 10:01:46 PM
 :lol: Good Spoiler Slowhatch & Kogs
About me:
PLAYBOY MANSION
@
Jenn's myspace

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=11725336
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Post by: Chateau d If on October 24, 2007, 10:24:11 PM
Puddin, How come Jenn has two different myspace IDs.  There is a 2nd one in their racer thread.  That one has left a message on this one???   :idgit
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 10:28:00 PM
We have two Jenn's this season...

There is Nathan and Jennifer , and there is Shana and Jenn and they all seem to be from the same area... 
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Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 10:35:07 PM
While were at it Vyxsins real name is Jenn too  :lol:
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Post by: Chateau d If on October 24, 2007, 10:37:14 PM
Thanks Peach.  Confusion is my middle name.

And you're not helping Puddin!!   :knuckles:
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Post by: Kogs on October 24, 2007, 10:42:47 PM
Thanks Peach.  Confusion is my middle name.

And you're not helping Puddin!!   :knuckles:

your middle name is the detour from bangkok in season 2?
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 25, 2007, 12:16:33 AM
I think it's in Japan somewhere. A little searching at Symbols (http://www.symbols.com/encyclopedia/32/325.html) lead me to Tomoe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoe), a Shinto symbol that can also appear in kamon (family crests--more info here (http://www.jko.com/portal/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=81)). There's a similar design found in the Kishiwada museum (source photo here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kawakatoose/34181629/)).

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Post by: Slowhatch on October 25, 2007, 12:56:50 PM
OK, getting a little closer. This a Japanese buddhist dharma wheel. (source (http://www.freewebs.com/mizu_tama_dojo/shinobijutsu.htm))

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 02:40:23 PM
I was running through that commercial again and found this dude!! He's NOT Morocco raghead!

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 03:52:12 PM
 B:) B:)

TUAREG(Kel Tamahaq - Kel Tamasheq - Kel Ajjer)

 PRONUNCIATION: TWAH-reg

LOCATION: Saharan and Sahelian Africa (mostly Niger, Mali, Algeria, Libya, and Burkina Faso)
 
source (http://www.africanholocaust.net/peopleofafrica.htm#ahmedbamba)

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 04:05:16 PM
I see camels! (http://us-africa.tripod.com/burkino.html)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/camel-1.jpg)
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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 08:10:32 PM
The ferry and the tandem bikes (there's a rental shop--Aran Bike Hire--right next to the pier) would seem to argue for Inis Mor (Inishmor), the largest of the islands. But I can't match any terrain. Inis Mor is a very rocky place--stone walls everywhere.
If we can get a better screen cap --

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Post by: Texan on October 26, 2007, 09:42:48 PM
:lol: Good Spoiler Slowhatch & Kogs
About me:
PLAYBOY MANSION
@
Jenn's myspace

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=11725336

Interesting her my space has other racers leaving comments and her top friends are all racers  Tight group or spoiler on who got to spend time together along the race or at LL
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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 10:18:00 PM
I'm surprised and glad that TPTB are letting them have some fun with their myspaces.
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Post by: Boingo on October 26, 2007, 11:26:50 PM
The ferry and the tandem bikes (there's a rental shop--Aran Bike Hire--right next to the pier) would seem to argue for Inis Mor (Inishmor), the largest of the islands. But I can't match any terrain. Inis Mor is a very rocky place--stone walls everywhere.
If we can get a better screen cap --

Yet another view of the pier at Inishmor.    :lol:  (...the other ferry company boat).   OK, I'm bored....  :rotf:

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:39:51 PM
Incoming -- I guess Mr. Youkknowho does not care anymore --

Florence

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:40:34 PM
pretty

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:43:55 PM
I edited out a face  :lol:  ;)

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:45:21 PM
Maybe? I dunno?

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:48:55 PM
A DUH

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:49:50 PM
windmill

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:51:37 PM
might be new?

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:53:56 PM
He says its Bosnia!!

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:56:41 PM
unsure if these are new --

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:57:23 PM
 :yess: Hell yeah BABY!!

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Post by: puddin on October 26, 2007, 11:58:14 PM
Temple!!!!

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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 12:02:25 AM
I wont post faces  :tup:

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 12:03:16 AM
I'm confused--are these coming from TAR12 ??  Where? a commercial or just...coming? :lol:  nvm...I get it now!  :jam:

But I think you have the Bobili Gardens Coffehouse for sure!

LINK (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.firenzealbergo.it/images/news/seeten/kaffeehaus/firenze_boboli_kaffeehaus.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.firenzealbergo.it/list/news.aspx%3FIDN%3D32&h=288&w=384&sz=35&hl=en&start=59&um=1&tbnid=GaUMaFOv9AqxaM:&tbnh=92&tbnw=123&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dboboli%2Bgarden%26start%3D40%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DGFRC,GFRC:2007-02,GFRC:en%26sa%3DN)

and there is a video walkaround on the page!

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Post by: Boingo on October 27, 2007, 12:04:24 AM
Temple!!!!

I'm guessing Chinese (lot's of "red" columns).  brb, got to go check something....    :waves: peach!

 :jumpy:  National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan

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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 12:09:06 AM
I wont say where I snagged these from, I have some morals  :angel:

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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 12:17:42 AM
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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 12:18:46 AM
no problem Boingo  :tup:

The one with the horse says "Somewhere North of the 45th Parallel"

These are recycled....previous TARs...   :snicker:

Some might be! tell me which ones and I'll delete them Boingo.
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 12:28:02 AM
Hi, Boingo!  :hearts:  isn't this fun?!


Really though? I thought red airplane could maybe be Alaska?

Oh boy! NICE one on the concert hall match! :jumpy:
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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 12:28:35 AM
And last but not least the dude that peach deemed Yogi!!
This is the one that we were all working on, Boingo, Slowhatch, Chateau, peachs and we we're leaning towards --

Bekal fort, Kasaragod Kerala, India

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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 12:29:55 AM
Hi, Boingo!  :hearts:  isn't this fun?!


Really though? I thought red airplane could maybe be Alaska?
Thats what I always thought -- for good measure

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 12:31:27 AM
You are too modest puddin! You found Bekal and it wasn't easy either!

Show them the proof!  :jumpy:
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Post by: Boingo on October 27, 2007, 12:34:53 AM
Hi, Boingo!  :hearts:  isn't this fun?!


Really though? I thought red airplane could maybe be Alaska?
Thats what I always thought -- for good measure

ugh...  :groan:  I've seen that exact same plane in at least 2 previous TARs...  they should get a new pix or something...  ;)
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 12:36:50 AM
Well they all look alike   :lol:  --but I think that Amsterdam street is right off of central square--if I'm right --it is near my bank!

I can probably map it out...
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Post by: Boingo on October 27, 2007, 12:38:25 AM
And last but not least the dude that peach deemed Yogi!!
This is the one that we were all working on, Boingo, Slowhatch, Chateau, peachs and we we're leaning towards --

Bekal fort, Kasaragod Kerala, India

 :tup:  Good stuff.... did you match that wall or something?   :jam:
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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 12:39:53 AM
Well peach wants me to post this as well --

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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 12:46:45 AM
And last but not least the dude that peach deemed Yogi!!
This is the one that we were all working on, Boingo, Slowhatch, Chateau, peachs and we we're leaning towards --

Bekal fort, Kasaragod Kerala, India

 :tup:  Good stuff.... did you match that wall or something?   :jam:

I have some pictures somewhere I'll have to look but this is what Chateau said__
Puddin, you can delete this after you see it!

I'd tried some sun angle work and this location is perfect!


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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 12:47:38 AM
I'm hoping that is near Twenty Mile Glacier! :jumpy:

And okay Boingo...I'll give you the airplane because this time we KNOW they used  helicopters! (http://www.alpineairalaska.com/index.htm)

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Post by: Boingo on October 27, 2007, 12:53:55 AM
And last but not least the dude that peach deemed Yogi!!
This is the one that we were all working on, Boingo, Slowhatch, Chateau, peachs and we we're leaning towards --

Bekal fort, Kasaragod Kerala, India

 :tup:  Good stuff.... did you match that wall or something?   :jam:

I have some pictures somewhere I'll have to look but this is what Chateau said__
Puddin, you can delete this after you see it!

I'd tried some sun angle work and this location is perfect!


 :(  oh..... that's it?   OK.  (that wall sure had me stumped....)   :knuckles:
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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 12:54:24 AM
You know who could have been scouting in Alaska ya know? I'll just leave it.

So Bosnia? Maybe? we had somewhat of a spoiler (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12521.msg217103.html#msg217103) but the dude never came back.

And Kerala, India is spec only!!
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Post by: Boingo on October 27, 2007, 12:59:18 AM

So Bosnia? Maybe? we had somewhat of a spoiler (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12521.msg217103.html#msg217103) but the dude never came back.

 ???     Bosnia?    :res:    :groan:    :o   maybe if I close one eye and squint a little.....  :rotf: ;) :snicker: :lol:
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 01:02:16 AM
When you look at the Fort pictures Boingo --it seems to work...

Now if we could just find someone to supply the highwire bicycle we could rest in peace! I think they borrowed it from Cirque du Solei and brought it with them myself! :lol3:
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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 01:11:54 AM
this one took some work  :jumpy:

Hostel Kilronan ARAN!!  (http://www.gomio.com/TFWebforms/SearchResults.aspx?LanguageId=4&LocationId=1373)

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 01:26:57 AM
LOVE your edit/photochop! :lol3:

So--WHICH ISLAND??
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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 01:29:35 AM
aran islands hostel | Aran, Hostel, Islands, Irish, Kilronan ...Kilronan Hostel ( by far the highest rated hostel on the Aran Islands )Kilronan Hostel is located in Kilronan village on Inis Mor.
 
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 01:33:51 AM
Hostel Kilronen  (http://www.kilronanhostel.com/) on Inis Mor!  :yess:

JINX! :lol: GMTA....
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 27, 2007, 03:09:46 AM
It never fails: I spend a few hours away installing Vista on a remodeled box and I miss all the fun.  :lol:
Anyway, my contribution for the evening is Dourtenga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Burkina-faso-dourtenga.jpg), southeast of Ouagadougou.

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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 03:15:06 AM
It never fails: I spend a few hours away installing Vista on a remodeled box and I miss all the fun.  :lol:
Anyway, my contribution for the evening is Dourtenga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Burkina-faso-dourtenga.jpg), southeast of Ouagadougou.
I was like where is Slowhatch!? but you didn't miss all the fun .. we need your hunting skills :wine:
and Vista! Oh very nice! Let us know if you like it.

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Post by: apskip on October 27, 2007, 09:36:13 AM
I know this belongs ultimately in MAPS  MAPS  MAPS, but right now I think here is best. I have discovered following up on Slowhatch's excellent find that Dourtenga department is part of Koulpelogo province. For maps of where that is in Burkina Faso see Koulpelogo Province (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Koulpelogo_departments.png)
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 09:44:29 AM
Oh NICE! That also goes with our "Co-OP" site's  (http://burkinamorbihan.free.fr/) map! 

 (JEEZ--guess I need to get cracking in Maps and stop looking for highwire acts!)

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Post by: Slowhatch on October 27, 2007, 10:00:22 AM
Yibeogo kibaare?  :mornin: Two things to throw out before I scoot off to work:
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 10:07:02 AM
Sorry about the weekend work--for once, I'm off! :yess:

Or charter planes maybe as roads can be impassable in the rainy season.

Just 2 weeks after TAR's visit--the TAR curse struck BF with severe flooding displacing over 93,000 people and causing tremendous losses of homes and crops.  The area is still devastated today.
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Post by: apskip on October 27, 2007, 01:08:11 PM
If we are looking for Bosnia, we will find it very close to Dubrovnik. I recall in 30 years ago going back to Dubrovnik from northern Yugoslavia via Zagreb. The train went through Sarajevo at 3am. It was a beautiful place then and for the 1984 Winter Olympics and I regretted that I never saw it close up. Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is only 60 miles form Dubrovnik.
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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 03:21:57 PM
Adding this -- might not be new but it has me curious

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2007, 03:24:32 PM
Is that Coit Tower in San Fran?

Yes! http://www.inetours.com/images/Snglimg2/CT/CT-Alcatraz_1032.jpg

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Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 27, 2007, 03:29:45 PM
May also be travelling to Alcatraz?!!
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Post by: puddin on October 27, 2007, 03:37:44 PM
Is that Coit Tower in San Fran?

Yes! http://www.inetours.com/images/Snglimg2/CT/CT-Alcatraz_1032.jpg

Thanks peach, it may just be a personal picture.


Did the crews have some time to kill in Split? again it may be scouting.

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Post by: makdoric01 on October 27, 2007, 03:47:24 PM
I saw the picture labled as ''Bosnia''.. It might be but I'm somehow not sure.. But as in Bosnia there is many hils and vegetation looked like it.. I say there is a 80% chance that it is in fact Bosnia... ANd anyway its 100% sure that they went into Bosnia because to go from Split and Dubrovnik you have to pass through Bosnian territory in a city called Neum.. If you have any questions just email me
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Post by: apskip on October 27, 2007, 09:39:16 PM
Peach, I would like to take exception with the location of the circle you have drawn on your Co-op Map
http:// TAR 12 BF co-op.jpg The circle there was done by somebody else and is centered on Morbihan. The circle we need is centered on Dourtenga and that requires it to be centered on the "e" of Volta Blanche.
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 28, 2007, 01:14:41 AM
That's the map for the co-op--not us! I think the thing is we have the screencap for the co-op? Are we 100% sure we are going to Dourtenga and not this co-op? They seem to be "relatively" close to each other.

Let me know and I'll figure it out when I update the MAPS section though, okay?
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 29, 2007, 12:07:03 AM
Peach may I say that if you look back onto Page 5 then look to the photo of a turtle shaped building, well you may have already gone through this lol, but at the bottom of the photo it says Bad Boy Building so I looked it up and it came up with this:

A self-confessed architectural "bad boy" early in his career, Italy's Renzo Piano shows few signs of mellowing with age.

The son of a builder, he vaulted to fame with bold designs like Paris's Pompidou Center and recently made his mark on Rome with a performing arts complex known as "the three turtles" because of its rounded, shell-like shape.  

And it is in Rome, Italy and we are talking about Florence, Italy
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 29, 2007, 12:20:26 AM
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on second thought those mills are probably a dime a dozen
But how many have broken vanes like that? We'd need some luck, but we might be able to find it.
As for the far-leaping, that looked a little hard on the heels.  :lol: An "amazing" version will probably be arranged.
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Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 12:24:33 AM
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on second thought those mills are probably a dime a dozen
But how many have broken vanes like that? We'd need some luck, but we might be able to find it.
As for the far-leaping, that looked a little hard on the heels.  :lol: An "amazing" version will probably be arranged.
You mean you didn't find the mill with the broken vanes yet? Wheres Boingo when you need him? :carryon:

 :kuss:
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 29, 2007, 12:27:20 AM
I believe it is the bobili kafeehouse?? that is it I think
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 12:30:08 AM
That's the kind of creative thinking we are talking about! But unfortunately in this case I think "bad boy building" was just Boingo's pet name for it?

And i think we definitely have it here as the coffee house in Boboli Gardens--check out the video here...

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235924.html#msg235924



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Post by: Boingo on October 29, 2007, 12:35:24 AM
 :lol:  Did someone say "broken windmill"?   Is this close enough?  :angel:   ....oh, too broken, huh?   (:;)  Nevermind   :rotf:

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 12:43:04 AM
That house gable pointed roof is an unusual form for a Dutch windmill so we may be able to find that by a regional style?

And I JUST cancelled my trip there scheduled for in two weeks ---or I could be tilting at windmills too! :lol:

Boingo  makes me laugh! :lol: :kissy:
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 29, 2007, 12:46:18 AM
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That house gable pointed roof is an unusual form for a Dutch windmill so we may be able to find that by a regional style?
Have at it (http://www.molendatabase.nl/nederland/index_e.html). A searchable database with pictures of each one, google mapping, etc. The bad news: there are thousands of "molens."  :groan:
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 12:52:25 AM
And that is only for the working ones--if this one is broken there is no hope! :lol:

Nice Slowhatch!

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Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 01:38:34 AM
And last but not least the dude that peach deemed Yogi!!
This is the one that we were all working on, Boingo, Slowhatch, Chateau, peachs and we we're leaning towards --

Bekal fort, Kasaragod Kerala, India
More on this-- it just maybe old? I forgot that Amazing Race went to Ernakulam, Kerala & Alleppey, Kerala so it just might be another personal picture, just thought I'd mention that   :angel:
Title: Re: EP2: 'Iíve Become the Archie Bunker of the Home'
Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 08:38:57 AM
**eyes glazed over** Well--after looking through the database for Friesland---I don't think it is in Friesland...the Zuid (South) may be more likely!
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 01:06:19 PM
If we are all trying to match windmills....

This one is actually pretty unusual for a Dutch one--see how it is straight up and down and doesn't flare out at the bottom?

And one arm has a break but that could have happened anytime so don't count on that for a picture match.

And the pointy roof is very different from most Dutch rounded ones.

I am going to be  :rotf: if this turns out to be in Lithuania somewhere....

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Post by: Kogs on October 29, 2007, 01:14:18 PM
Not just any windmill--this one!

It is actually pretty unusual for a Dutch one--see how it is straight up and down and doesn't flare out at the bottom?

And one arm has a break but that could have happened anytime so don't count on that for a picture match.

And the pointy roof is very different from most Dutch rounded ones.

I am going to be  :rotf: if this turns out to be in Lithuania somewhere....
i wonder if they will try to reincarnate the millie and chuck fast forward tast again if we are talking about windmills lol
Title: Re: EP2: 'Iíve Become the Archie Bunker of the Home'
Post by: Boingo on October 29, 2007, 03:36:29 PM
 :angel:  I think the windmill you're looking for may be in this style (right side).  Just thinking out loud.   ;D

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 03:39:45 PM
YES! Boingo--and where is that windmill from??   :jumpy:
Title: Re: *intro flashs and a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: hound 109 on October 29, 2007, 03:41:46 PM
If we are looking for Bosnia, we will find it very close to Dubrovnik. I recall in 30 years ago going back to Dubrovnik from northern Yugoslavia via Zagreb. The train went through Sarajevo at 3am. It was a beautiful place then and for the 1984 Winter Olympics and I regretted that I never saw it close up. Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is only 60 miles form Dubrovnik.

Sarajevo is exactly the kind of place they would visit (especially if only 60 miles from Dubrovnik).  In addition to the recent conflicts & apskip's info above, the assasination of ArchDuke Ferdinand took place in Sarajevo...the flashpoint start of WW1.
Title: Re: EP2: 'Iíve Become the Archie Bunker of the Home'
Post by: Boingo on October 29, 2007, 03:51:16 PM
YES! Boingo--and where is that windmill from??   :jumpy:

 :rotf:  are you laughing yet?   you were on the trail.....  (Lithuania)    :angel:

Edited to add:  Rumsiskes Folk Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania

...still needs some dog work yet, to nail it down....  :lol: 
Title: Re: EP2: 'Iíve Become the Archie Bunker of the Home'
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 03:52:49 PM
Oh I should move this to the mish mash then  :yess:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 04:10:48 PM
leave  a bread crumb trail next time puddin! :lol:

Oh :kissy: Boingo!

I didn't think that thing looked Dutch! And yes-- :rotf: with joy!

So--Eastern Europe somewhere then?

Here is another similar one in "Czech" from this site: http://www.windmillworld.com/europe/czech.htm

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 04:38:24 PM
Found this: :lol:

Lithuanian national Parks:

Aukötaitija National Park


This is said to be the most beautiful park in the entire Baltic region, and has also starred in a television version of Robin Hood, for obvious reasons. Designated in 1974, it is the oldest national park in Lithuania, and covers around 40,570 hectares on the eastern side of the country, near Utena. Over 70% of its area is pine forest, and contains some trees over 200 years old. There are around 80 villages you can visit inside the park, as well as some impressive lakes formed during the Ice Age, such as the tranquil Lake Dringis and Lake Tauragnas, which is the deepest lake in Lithuania. The park's rivers, including the Zeimena, Kriauna and Lukna, are also attractive to tourists, and provide beautiful routes to follow on hikes. The rivers are also rich in wildlife, including Canadian mink, if you're quick enough to spot them.

Paluse village is the tourist centre of the Aukstaitija National Park, and boasts an octagonal wooden church dating back to 1757. Paluse is the starting point for most of the tourist routes, both shorter and longer walks and a rowing-boat route along a system of lakes and connecting streams. If you don't want to camp in the park, alternative accommodation is available in romantic converted windmills.

 


Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 05:08:29 PM
:angel:  I think the windmill you're looking for may be in this style (right side).  Just thinking out loud.   ;D
Hey Boingo! Can you ask those people to spin those vanes  (:;)?
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 05:22:15 PM
Come on Boingo! I have to do my nails :manicure and my hair  :pull
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on October 29, 2007, 05:34:00 PM
 :jumpy:  It's a windmill at the Rumsiskes Folk Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania

 :jam: kudos to puddin & peach for the assist

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Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 05:37:31 PM
Like I said! Wheres Boingo when we need him? :gj:  :jumpy:  :jumpy:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 05:52:09 PM
YAY!   :jumpy:  So now we can believe Lithuania too?!!

 :wohoo:  for Boingo!  :jam:

That picture was NOT easy to find!
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 06:46:08 PM
I'm pretty sure CBS already gave us Lithuania peach  :angel:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 07:05:47 PM
Heee....

That wasn't exactly what I meant--but ....heee....
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 07:38:48 PM
Hopes for 2 legs  (http://www.shuttledirect.com/en/php/what_is_the_nearest_airport_to.php?dest=541&letra=K&countryIsoCode=LTU) on Lithuania! It would be a shame not to show the Trakai Castle :hand: and of course all this is based on the picture source which we can only really speculate.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: moox03 on October 30, 2007, 02:05:11 PM
i would be SO HAPPY if they went back to kerala -- i was born there and it's pretty amazing! i'll try to help in whatever way i can to confirm the possibility of kerala!

some big cities that they may go through:
kochi/cochin (major airport w/ direct int'l connections - COK), trivandrum/thiruvananthapuram (major airport w/ direct int'l connections - TRV i think), ernakulam, allepey, thrissur, kozhikode/calicut, kottayam, mallapuram
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on October 30, 2007, 03:06:12 PM
 :lol:  ...only because I can, a rear view of our Rumsiskes windmill.   :snicker:

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Post by: puddin on October 30, 2007, 03:40:29 PM
YOGI is GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!  :wohoo:

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Post by: puddin on October 30, 2007, 03:41:26 PM
 :jumpy:

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Post by: north09 on October 30, 2007, 05:14:22 PM
Something else that may support India as a location. I don't know how to post vidcaps, but in one of the promo flashes, I did see see a sign that looked like a shop sign made by a 5 year old that said something like "Henna Offered Here". From what I found, it is popular in the Middle East and India.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on October 30, 2007, 05:35:44 PM
Something else that may support India as a location. I don't know how to post vidcaps, but in one of the promo flashes, I did see see a sign that looked like a shop sign made by a 5 year old that said something like "Henna Offered Here". From what I found, it is popular in the Middle East and India.
It's from TAR11 introflash's -- it was the African leg that they skipped but we know it is recyled 100%
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on October 30, 2007, 09:31:17 PM
This page (http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/Art%20of%20Burkina%20Faso.html#Bwamasks) will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about Burkinabe mask culture. (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13733.0;attach=44502;image) The cap looks like southwestern/Ouaga style (maybe) of an antelope (maybe).
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: north09 on October 31, 2007, 01:36:53 PM
Something else that may support India as a location. I don't know how to post vidcaps, but in one of the promo flashes, I did see see a sign that looked like a shop sign made by a 5 year old that said something like "Henna Offered Here". From what I found, it is popular in the Middle East and India.
It's from TAR11 introflash's -- it was the African leg that they skipped but we know it is recyled 100%

lol ok, I didn't even know they had planned out that leg. You learn something new everyday ;).
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 01, 2007, 12:04:14 AM
Bekal in not the right fort, view from Pallikere beach ~ is it a resort?
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/01Nov0122.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/01Nov0121-1.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 01, 2007, 09:17:15 PM
:lol:  ...only because I can, a rear view of our Rumsiskes windmill.   :snicker:
I came upon this one as well Boingo.

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 02, 2007, 09:52:51 PM
Ah its a broken windmill like the one from Lithuania!!!!!!
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 02, 2007, 10:58:18 PM
:lol:  ...only because I can, a rear view of our Rumsiskes windmill.   :snicker:
I came upon this one as well Boingo.

puddin: ....can you get them to spin the blades so we can see the broken vane....    :lol:

kiwi:  it's in Lithuania, not the Netherlands ....  ;)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on November 02, 2007, 11:04:15 PM
Does anybody else have this? I got it from the "primer" promo; I don't remember seeing it before.

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Post by: puddin on November 02, 2007, 11:22:38 PM
Oh your so funny Boingo  :lol:


Slowhatch I saw it but have no idea where they are --

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Post by: georgiapeach on November 02, 2007, 11:33:44 PM
We see the black cars and later on some white ones at the Pitstop don't we?
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 03, 2007, 12:11:40 AM
 :naughtyd:

 
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 03, 2007, 08:43:07 PM
ok wheres this? (http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/2017/41217577kn9.th.png) (http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=41217577kn9.png)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 03, 2007, 08:45:33 PM
I vote India :lol: !
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 03, 2007, 08:51:12 PM
It might be related to our India spoilers--it cant be that hard to find could it? Oh Boingoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 03, 2007, 08:54:02 PM
Hah call the expert when in need :lol:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 03, 2007, 08:59:26 PM
jaisalmer water temple

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Post by: georgiapeach on November 03, 2007, 09:01:31 PM
It is Gadsisar Lake (http://www.jaisalmer.org.uk/tourist-attractions/gadsisar-lake.html)--yes India! :hearts:

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Post by: georgiapeach on November 03, 2007, 09:02:48 PM
heee...I couldn't post the blasted thing! ate my post twice! (:;)

Girl power! :yess:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 03, 2007, 09:12:00 PM
It is in Rajastan- -- one of my favorite parts!

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Post by: apskip on November 03, 2007, 10:13:44 PM
For those interested in information about Jaisalmer, it is in the middle of a desert about 150 miles from Jodhpur, the nearest airport. I have been throughout Rajahstan except for Jaislamer, which I missed to a travelling incident that caused me to miss the overnight train there from Agra. For those interested in those pictures of a major body of water and coastline, you won't find it anywhere near Jaisalmer. the nearest coastline to Jaisalmer is at Karachi Pakistan.

I have to say that I am sceptical of flying in and out of Jodhpur with the accompanying 150 miles each way by road or rail to/from Jaisalmer. There is a small airport in Jaisalmer, but it is not open from April to September of every year. The flights from Delhi to/from Jodhpur are surprisingly good:

July 23 DEL JDH 1310 1400 IC421 Note this requires a 45 minute connection from the flight arriving from Frankfurt. This is incredibly tight, but if it works all is well (if it doesn't teams will not arrive in Jodhpur until the morning of July 24, via Ahmedabad).

July 24 JDH DEL 1825 1720 IC472

This shows that allowing roughly 6 hours round-trip by road or rail there would be about 22 hours for tasks and a pitstop in Jaisalmer.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: apskip on November 03, 2007, 10:28:17 PM
The Train Jodhpur to Jaisalmer and return

I went to IndianRail for info on the train schedule currently in effect and very likely to have been in effect July 23 and 24, since it is the same every day. This Delhi - Jaislamer Express leaves Jodhpur at 0620, travels 301 km by rail (188 miles or a bit more than by road) and arrives 1300. After the workers have had a proper lunch, they depart Jaisalmer at 1600 and arrive back at Jodhpur at 2200. 5 hours 40 minutes or 6 hours, but look at the timing. It just won't do and is useless for AR12.
Title: Re: *intro flashs go here*
Post by: gingerman28 on November 04, 2007, 11:04:35 AM
I was running through that commercial again and found this dude!! He's NOT Morocco raghead!

The man is a member of the Sahara Desert nomads known as Tuareg.  The blue head wrapping, or tagulmust, is their distinctive mark and give them the nickname "The Blue Men".  They can be found roaming on their camels in Algeria, Libya, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso
Title: TAR 12 Videos by Rob
Post by: Rob on November 04, 2007, 07:39:09 PM
Finally Working

Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 07:45:19 PM
these will do for now



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Post by: Chateau d If on November 04, 2007, 07:49:33 PM
The first on is the old fort at Dubrovnik!
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on November 04, 2007, 07:55:19 PM
The giglio on the drummer's uniform is the symbol for Florence (here (http://www.abroadco.com/Florence/Shopping.htm), middle of page).
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 07:57:49 PM
More Florence  :jumpy:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 07:59:32 PM
theres probably more tucked in here when ready --I'll move it over to this thread later

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13897.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 12 Opening Video
Post by: Rob on November 04, 2007, 08:10:14 PM
I have it working now!!!
Title: Re: TAR 12 Opening Video
Post by: Kogs on November 04, 2007, 08:10:34 PM
nothing yet Rob

works for me
Title: Re: TAR 12 Opening Video
Post by: Slowhatch on November 04, 2007, 08:25:10 PM
We've done most of them already. I only noticed a few new ones.


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Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 08:27:11 PM
Rob I'm moving this to the intro flash thread if you don't mind and THANK You Very much!!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 04, 2007, 08:47:52 PM
I see a couple of new caps, namely the "flag tossers" of Florence, and the Buddhist Lantern Festival (could be Taiwan or Japan).

Flag tossing in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy

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Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 10:02:39 PM
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Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 10:05:53 PM
sorry in advance  :angel:

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Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 10:11:48 PM
Almost forgot! I saw this the other day --

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Post by: Boingo on November 04, 2007, 11:34:14 PM
 :angel:  Found this "hot air balloon" Taiwan lantern on the web.  Near perfect match.  Interesting thing, the lantern is lit and the hot air lifts it into the sky.   :snicker:

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 11:39:20 PM
Oh pretty  :jumpy:
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 04, 2007, 11:42:16 PM
Very pretty Boingo!  :tup:

What is it for--a ceremony of some sort?
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 04, 2007, 11:49:44 PM
 :lol:  May be candles, but could also be sterno wicks for some chafing dish.  Somethind the food service industry might use.   :angel:

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Post by: Boingo on November 04, 2007, 11:55:44 PM
Very pretty Boingo!  :tup:

What is it for--a ceremony of some sort?

Most likely associated with Buddhist festivals, Chinese New Year festivities, celebrations, etc.   

Here's a description of "hot air" lanterns in Thailand:
The Kome Loy is a lantern that is similar to a hot-air-balloon. It is also quite similar to that of a normal lantern except it does not require 24 candles for illumination. Because the air lantern must rise up to float in the air, it must be lightweight, therefore, it does not have a bamboo cylinder inside. In order to send the lantern into the air, it requires a method to heat the air. This is done by tying a small bowl underneath the open section of the lantern. Oil is then placed into the bowl along with a cotton cloth. As the oil catches fire and commences burning, the hot air quickly travels into the lantern and it soon rises into the air.

It is believed that by sending off these lanterns an individual can send one's sins and bad luck into the air. Usually before the lantern soars into the sky, an individual will pray that one's sin or bad luck will be transported on the lantern and floated away high into the sky. Sometimes an address is left inside. The purpose of this is when the lantern come back down to the ground, and individual can follow an address and seek for money from whomever wrote the address. Or even sometimes, the maker will put some money inside the lantern. The purpose of the hot air lantern is to worship and pay respect to the Phra Ged Kaew Ju La Manee. An old legend tells that during war, these lanterns were sent into enemy territory and exploded.

Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 05, 2007, 12:03:46 AM
They look like Sterno Boingo  ??? what an odd introflash?

Oh I concur the pigeons are around the Duomo  :angel:  :lol:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 05, 2007, 12:09:18 AM
They look like Sterno Boingo  ??? what an odd introflash?


 ???  yeah, doesn't really describe a location, in the traditional way.    :groan: 

ETA: Oh BTW, where does your fat friend on the turtle fit in?   :o
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 05, 2007, 12:16:54 AM
I found the naked fatso around the Boboli garden and thought he was cute and naughty thats all  :lol:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 05, 2007, 12:22:25 AM
actually the sternos that I've worked with have no wicks
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Post by: Boingo on November 05, 2007, 12:38:59 AM
actually the sternos that I've worked with have no wicks

 :lol: yeah, me too, but I checked the sterno web site, and lookie lookie, Sterno Brand Wicks (http://www.sterno.com/sterno_brand_wicks.aspx?kwid=1&descid=2&pg=sterno_brand_wicks.aspx)   :res:

Who'd a thunk it.  :groan:   Or maybe not.   ;)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Neobie on November 05, 2007, 03:29:21 AM
I may be a little partial because of this (that's why I was away for the past couple of weeks):

(http://www.imagehost.ro/pict/05120224472eea30a859c.jpg)

But this:

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13733.0;attach=44606;image)

Does look a lot like a stretch of the Danshui River biking trail in Taipei. They imported the biking culture from Japan though... Will research on rivers that width and follow up on that 101 lead.

Speaking of which: so obvious nobody bothered? :lol:

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13733.0;attach=44500;image) (http://www.imagehost.ro/pict/05122521472eef915f102.jpg)

And a little something about Longshan (probably too busy for a race location):

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/696/longshanek7.jpg)

PS: You guys are QUICK! Anything left to figure out?
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Post by: huholah on November 05, 2007, 08:17:23 AM
since I don't know how to upload pictures, but if you go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reajQvddI5s, at 28 seconds, you can see TAIPEI 101 at night :P
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 05, 2007, 09:51:38 AM
I may be a little partial because of this (that's why I was away for the past couple of weeks):

[PS: You guys are QUICK! Anything left to figure out?

 ???  You didn't happen to see this gong at the Longshan Temple, did you?   :angel:

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Post by: gingerman28 on November 05, 2007, 03:07:55 PM
With two scenes from Florence, it looks pretty certain that this is a stop and not just a tease for sequesterville.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 05, 2007, 03:16:08 PM
Sequesterville is in Portugal thanks to the elimination video! :happy:
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Post by: Neobie on November 05, 2007, 07:31:55 PM
You didn't happen to see this gong at the Longshan Temple, did you?   :angel:

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13733.0;attach=44660;image)

The design's not Chinese, I would say. Japan's the best bet. (Credit to Slowhatch!)

Hmm there are nails around the rim, could this be a drum - taiko - instead? ??? No luck with gongs on online translators anyway, they turn up a word that apparently means red bean buns...

Found the motif for the Kokyo (Drumbeat) Festival 2007...

(http://wadaikoso.at.infoseek.co.jp/kokyo2007mark.gif) (http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/kyoiku/children/study/photo/20050520mi01.jpg)

ETA: Missed you guys tons too! :hugs:

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Post by: puddin on November 05, 2007, 07:58:39 PM
Hello Neobie  :hearts:, you always get to go to the best places! As always, great to see you  :hugs:  :-*
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Post by: Boingo on November 05, 2007, 11:29:46 PM
 ???  OK, fair enough.  Chinese gong, Taiko Drum, Taiwan, Japan.  Getting closer.... but no cigar... yet.  :angel:

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Post by: puddin on November 06, 2007, 12:49:06 AM
Heres our little dude like guy, the second one from one of "our" picture sources--



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Post by: puddin on November 06, 2007, 12:54:10 AM
I wonder why they dress them  :umn:

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Post by: georgiapeach on November 06, 2007, 12:54:44 AM
Well spill the beans--where is the little guy living these days?  :lol3:

Nice find!  :jumpy:
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Post by: Slowhatch on November 06, 2007, 01:21:21 AM
I think I saw that while I was looking for Rennyo. I'll try again. Anyway, there's a sad story behind the red clothes. Read here (http://horacemann.usd259.org/jantz/japan/culture.htm), near the bottom of the page.
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Post by: puddin on November 06, 2007, 01:28:22 AM
 :'(
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 06, 2007, 01:31:08 AM
awwww...That is a nice thing for families to do. Having a small memorial like this probably brings the parents a lot of comfort.

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Visitors to the many Japanese temples (such as the Hase Kannon Temple above) will find a quiet, secluded area where there is a shrine to children who have died as infants.  The parents either decorate the one large statue with some type of red clothing to help send the infant's soul on to the next level of being or can have a small statue placed into the temple on a personal level and decorate that statue.  In addition to the red clothing, there may be flowers, glasses of water, or some personal article that is meaningful to the parent for the child.
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Post by: puddin on November 06, 2007, 02:16:56 AM
why -- are -- we --still --awake Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

I think Slowhatch was closest -- something to do with Samurai's

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Post by: puddin on November 06, 2007, 02:18:47 AM
Neobie is that YOU!?  :jumpy:

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Post by: puddin on November 07, 2007, 11:36:31 PM
here ya go peach  :waves:

sorry the audio messed up

 
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 07, 2007, 11:55:30 PM
Well I know the Fountain of Neptune and Ponte Vecchio in Florence :happy: --lets number them and ID them because I don't know them all...
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:19:37 AM
Fine

#1
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0057.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0058.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0059.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0060.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:20:17 AM
#2
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0053.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:20:44 AM
#3
Well I know the Fountain of Neptune and Ponte Vecchio in Florence :happy: --lets number them and ID them because I don't know them all...
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0046.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:21:10 AM
#4
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0048.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:21:35 AM
#5
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0047.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:22:01 AM
#6
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0049.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:22:27 AM
#7
;D  this one's easy too... (#7) it's the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument in Rome.   :snicker:
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0051.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 08, 2007, 12:23:56 AM
 ;D  This is an easy one .... it's the The headquarters of the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison (former Prince of Wales Building) in Hong Kong.   :snicker:

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:26:24 AM
#8

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0054.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:27:01 AM
#9
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0055.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0061.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:27:27 AM
#10
;D  This is an easy one .... it's the The headquarters of the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison (former Prince of Wales Building) in Hong Kong.   :snicker:
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0056.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:29:44 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0062.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0052.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0064.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 08, 2007, 12:34:40 AM
 ;D  this one's easy too... (#7) it's the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument in Rome.   :snicker:

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:45:17 AM
Viaduto Santa EfigÍnia ?

#4
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0048.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:47:20 AM
Season 8 Arizona?

#8

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0054.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:51:18 AM
Oh sure heres peach  B:) can someone number and label these? and then she leaves  B:) B:)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 08, 2007, 12:54:50 AM
 ;D  Pretty sure about this one (#9) , it's the Monument to the Heroes of Independence in Mexico City.

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:57:09 AM
#9
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0055.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0061.jpg)

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 12:57:39 AM
;D  Pretty sure about this one (#9) , it's the Monument to the Heroes of Independence in Mexico City.
hee
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 01:02:53 AM
#5 #6 could be Lucknow, India but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 08, 2007, 01:03:50 AM
Viaduto Santa EfigÍnia ?

#4
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0048.jpg)

hmmm.... maybe it's Ponte Sant'Angelo, leading to Castel Sant'Angelo. in Rome


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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 01:08:58 AM
You got it Boingo  :yess:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 08, 2007, 01:14:09 AM
You got it Boingo  :yess:

yeah, where is that darn peach...  (:;)   tells everyone to number/label these stale recycled vidcaps, and then saunters away....  :rotf:   :meow:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 01:20:13 AM
You got it Boingo  :yess:

yeah, where is that darn peach...  (:;)   tells everyone to number/label these stale recycled vidcaps, and then saunters away....  :rotf:   :meow:
Boingo, bring on the tar & feathers and I'll get my stick  :knuckles:

 :lol:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on November 08, 2007, 01:20:41 AM
Christchurch airport (http://www.flickr.com/photos/katakanadian/245512417/).

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 08, 2007, 01:25:35 AM
Christchurch airport (http://www.flickr.com/photos/katakanadian/245512417/).

 :tup:  Good one.     :nitenite:   my relief is here...  ttfn
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 08, 2007, 01:42:03 AM
Christchurch airport (http://www.flickr.com/photos/katakanadian/245512417/).
:tup: Slowhatch.
Boingo, I say let peach find the India? pics :jam:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 08, 2007, 04:08:19 AM
You got it Boingo  :yess:

yeah, where is that darn peach...  (:;)   tells everyone to number/label these stale recycled vidcaps, and then saunters away....  :rotf:   :meow:
Boingo, bring on the tar & feathers and I'll get my stick  :knuckles:

 :lol:

Oh I wanted to play! But I needed to snatch at least 3 hours of sleep!  :'(  And now I have to leave and can't play now either--but y'all are doing great!  :tup:

Heeee....TAR Detective homework!
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Neobie on November 08, 2007, 07:15:13 AM
Almost all recycled, I'm afraid.

#1 is the Nevis Highwire Platform in Queenstown, New Zealand, TAR2.10.
#2 (yep, Slowhatch!) is from New Zealand, and appeared on the TAR2 intro flash.
#4, by Boingo, is recycled from TAR1.
#5 is Bangkok, used in TAR2's flash as well.

The People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison was shown in TAR2's flash as too, the Eiffel Tower one appeared in TAR4, and the Hong Kong skyline is from a stock footage sequence used in TAR2. The Mexico City monument was the very first route marker in TAR3 (the Angel of Independence).

Don't think that's Viaduto Santa EfigÍnia though, that one runs above a road...

Nothing much left, except the India (#6) one? Looks like the Red Fort (TAR1) to me...

(http://www.wou.edu/~lincics/India98/LahoreGate.jpg)

(Oh Puddin, I should have found a better photo...)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: apskip on November 08, 2007, 07:58:51 AM
Season 8 Arizona?

#8

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0054.jpg)

My best bet is Rainbow Natural Bridge in the Najavo Nation, northeast Arizona. However, it could also be in Arches National Park Utah.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: apskip on November 08, 2007, 08:41:56 AM
Christchurch airport (http://www.flickr.com/photos/katakanadian/245512417/).

SLOWHATCH, I don't know whether your signpost is the other side of #2 of the screencaps (I think it probably isn't). Anyway, for #2, there is no possibility that the signpost is in Christchurch. Follow this logic:

1. Given the larger distance to Sydney(2169 km) than Melbourne(1682 km), the place must be south of Melbourne to make that so.
2. The only place in Australia of consequence south of Melbourne is Hobart and that is far too close.
3. That leaves only New Zealand as a possibility.
4. My world distance calculator gives these distances:
    Auckland to Sydney 2151 km  Auckland to Melbourne 2614 km
    Christchurch to Sydney 2123 km  Christchurch to Melbourne 2387 km
5. To Melbourne is too high, so we need something southwest of Christchurch. There is only one major airport that fits, Queenstown, where AR2 did some bungee jumping and other extreme sports. I haven't found a distance calculator that includes Queenstown but a rough approximation of how much the distance is to Melbourne should be in the right ballpark.

I have discovered a signpost in Auckland airport that looks totally different and it states Sydney 2159 km.
I have also not been able to discover any signpost at the Queenstown airport so far.
I have done an approximation of the lower distance that Queenstown would bring from Melbourne compared to Christchurch. It would be less than 400 km and I need a reduction of about 700km.
For purposes of validating what I was doing I tried Dunedin airport, southeast of Queenstown. It gave results of 2087 km to Sydney and 2253 km to Melbourne.
What I believe this shows is that there isn't going to be any airport on New Zealand that will be able to approximate the required 2169/1682 from the signpost. The only spot which would have those distances would be in the Tasman Sea off the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on November 08, 2007, 10:44:58 AM
Even the photog seems confused (see comments (http://www.flickr.com/photos/katakanadian/245512417/)). As far as the mileages go, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington seem the closest matches (http://www.mapcrow.info/australia_pacific_travel_distance.htm). Queenstown is a little closer (below). OK, more searching then; thanks.

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: gingerman28 on November 08, 2007, 11:25:18 AM
;D  Pretty sure about this one (#9) , it's the Monument to the Heroes of Independence in Mexico City.
hee

Better known simply as the Angel.  It is just across from the American Embassy and I stared at it everyday for six years!
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: michael on November 10, 2007, 04:59:10 PM
Hey puddin -- where's this indian man you speak of?
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 10, 2007, 05:23:30 PM
 ;D I think its two different dudes but same same Yogi & Bobo --

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 10, 2007, 05:27:32 PM
These as well

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 10, 2007, 05:37:17 PM
Are those sterno like things in water? with tabs for lifting  ??? --Why don't I know this?
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: michael on November 10, 2007, 05:43:43 PM
I have no idea -- i thought they were candles LMAO  :groan:

Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: apskip on November 10, 2007, 07:48:31 PM
The pigeons and fountain look like the sort of thing you see in a piazza in Florence.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: north09 on November 11, 2007, 03:22:49 PM
and to solve another one, those candals are what you can light in the domo to honer someone. My parents did it there, but I'm sure many churches offer that in Italy.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 11, 2007, 03:32:43 PM
I had another idea but like yours better north09

(http://i7.[banned image hosting site].com/6lvi5op.jpg)(http://i8.[banned image hosting site].com/870qwox.jpg)

Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 13, 2007, 12:52:48 AM
Why don't I know this? Does anyone want to play  :lol:?

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 13, 2007, 12:56:02 AM
Not this --

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on November 13, 2007, 01:23:50 AM
A mosque and an elevated train? I'd put my chips on KL. Is there enough resolution to read the sign lower-left?
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 13, 2007, 01:26:35 AM
A mosque and an elevated train? I'd put my chips on KL. Is there enough resolution to read the sign lower-left?
Thats as big as it gets Slowhatch --KL? Darn  :lol:

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 13, 2007, 01:31:40 AM
here: does this help?

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 13, 2007, 01:34:19 AM
Slowhatch got it! Thanks for helping peach  :hearts:

KL (http://www.kualalumpurcentral.com/Petronas%20Twin%20Tower%20and%20Mosque%20with%20Twin%20Tower%20Kuala%20Lumpur.jpg) like he said --Good job! but darn  :rotf:

(http://i16.[banned image hosting site].com/82lxrwg.jpg)(http://i4.[banned image hosting site].com/6xtbs6g.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 13, 2007, 01:34:50 AM
A mosque and an elevated train? I'd put my chips on KL. Is there enough resolution to read the sign lower-left?
Thats as big as it gets Slowhatch --KL? Darn  :lol:


confirmed this is KL... monorail on the way from KL Sentral ...

I think was taken from Hang Tuah/Maharajale Station.

They might go to Merdeka Stadium (Indepedent Stadium). As an event on our 50 yrs Indepedent  this year.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 13, 2007, 01:35:34 AM
maybe this one is better

OOPS nvm...I'm too slow tonight! :lol:

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 13, 2007, 01:37:56 AM
Thank you cabio  :hearts: --just wondering why I didn't know it  :hammer
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 13, 2007, 09:19:10 AM
Cabio rocks!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 14, 2007, 11:23:57 PM
:update:
What our detectives have found so far in Vidcaps:

Los Angeles

Slowhatch & Kogs!  Startline The Playboy Mansion Los Angeles!!  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235274.html#msg235274)  


Chateau d if  --Tom Bradley Terminal:  LAX (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235282.html#msg235282)

Ireland

who would have known Ireland  had Donkeys!? Slowhatch did here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235259.html#msg235259)!!

Bongo!  Aran Island Ferries. which run out of Galway, Ireland. (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235337.html#msg235337)
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4069/23oct00004qt3.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00004qt3.jpg)(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9100/23oct00114ij2.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00114ij2.jpg)(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4333/23oct00124vw5.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00124vw5.jpg)
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/8017/aranuh5.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aranuh5.jpg)
(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9571/hostelkilronandv7.th.jpg) (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hostelkilronandv7.jpg) Hostel Kilronan ARAN!!

Netherlands

Boingo  -- evidence for Amsterdam!! Dutch Rail Netherlands (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235267.html#msg235267)
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4331/23oct00012ig6.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00012ig6.jpg)(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9328/amsterdamvn3.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amsterdamvn3.jpg)(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1935/amsterdam2jm0.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amsterdam2jm0.jpg)

Africa
Slowhatch -- evidence for Burkina Faso (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235233.html#msg235233)
Slowhatch-- (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235968.html#msg235968) Dourtenga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Burkina-faso-dourtenga.jpg), southeast of Ouagadougou.
Slowhatch --It's Naba Koom (http://www.mairie-ouaga.bf/Vie%20Municipale/Placefemme.htm), located just outside the railway station.

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2074/31oct0021hc2.th.jpg) (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=31oct0021hc2.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1706/17621195jw4.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=17621195jw4.jpg)(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8701/friendsjg5.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=friendsjg5.jpg)(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/6127/stormsh6.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stormsh6.jpg)
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/2417/23oct00032ue0.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00032ue0.jpg)(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/658/tuaregcg9.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tuaregcg9.jpg)(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3010/23oct00102ve2.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00102ve2.jpg)(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2907/31oct0019ib6.th.jpg) (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=31oct0019ib6.jpg)

 

Croatia
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4108/23oct00082xl2.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00082xl2.jpg) Fort Canon
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/834/l05791039ca17f643b0dac7ap5.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=l05791039ca17f643b0dac7ap5.jpg)(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/995/sunsetec6.th.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sunsetec6.jpg)(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/35/11nov0014xg8.th.jpg) (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11nov0014xg8.jpg)

Lithuania
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/337/l296b4bd79bdbb45ce9585aww6.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=l296b4bd79bdbb45ce9585aww6.jpg)



Japan
Boingo  -- Osaka, Japan Kishiwada Castle (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12682.msg235262.html#msg235262) Osaka Clown (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12682.msg235236.html#msg235236)


Slowhatch  --source page (http://picasaweb.google.com/akwawka/OsakaMay2007/photo#5098747894078333266)). It's somewhere in Osaka.
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6519/23oct00022bn7.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00022bn7.jpg)(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/579/23oct00042yo5.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00042yo5.jpg)(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1528/23oct00092ir9.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00092ir9.jpg)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3627/dudeyw4.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dudeyw4.jpg)


Taiwan

schwarzmoor and Kogs -- Taipei Taiwan (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12682.msg235271.html#msg235271)
Boingo--- National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
Boingo  --Taipei taxis
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6532/23oct00072yv5.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00072yv5.jpg)
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/7831/23oct00112oc9.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00112oc9.jpg)(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1705/templeeb7.th.jpg) (http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=templeeb7.jpg)(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/950/indexbi5.th.jpg) (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=indexbi5.jpg)(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/5781/11nov0016qc0.th.jpg) (http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11nov0016qc0.jpg)(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/48/11nov0018pg5.th.jpg) (http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11nov0018pg5.jpg)



Italy
Boingo -- Duomo of Florence, Italy (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13733.msg235344.html#msg235344) 
Slowhatch:The giglio on the drummer's uniform is the symbol for Florence (here (http://www.abroadco.com/Florence/Shopping.htm), middle of page).
 (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3221/italygx8.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=italygx8.jpg)
 puddin
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1406/23oct00052ur9.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23oct00052ur9.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3209/bobolisunsetcw0.th.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bobolisunsetcw0.jpg)Boboli Gardens.
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3826/boboligardensin0.th.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boboligardensin0.jpg) (http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/8809/11nov0017xu9.th.jpg) (http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11nov0017xu9.jpg)

 Kaunas, Lithuania :yess:
From our photo source-
Boingo --Rumsuskes Folk Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2977/mill2ok3.th.jpg) (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mill2ok3.jpg)(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5385/millxk7.th.jpg) (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=millxk7.jpg)

no KL to be added?
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 14, 2007, 11:35:27 PM
No cabio we are only adding where they go not where they've been.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 14, 2007, 11:42:56 PM
" where they go" is speculated from the intro flashs, right?

Thought, "KL Monorail"'s flash is from the intro flash too ...

So far, no Monorail ride in KL in any previous TAR. So I speculated that TAR12 is coming to KL too.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: apskip on November 15, 2007, 08:26:35 AM
Cabio TAR, that's an old Amazing Race editor's trick to throw in MANY screencaps of past Amazing Race sites to confuse you about where this Amazing Race is going. To sort it out, you have to look at a route and a timeline and apply those against actual sightings. The sightings in Dubrovnik and Taiwan leave only so many days in between. To get to Vilnius, Jaisalmer (or wherever in northern India) and Osaka leaves no time and no legs to go to Malaysia for what would be a record number of times(see one of my previous posts months ago, I can't remember which thread). Malaysia has been overexposed in past Amazing Races. It will not be in AR12.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 15, 2007, 11:13:18 AM
cabio that picture of KL came from another source not an introflash, sorry to confuse you.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 15, 2007, 07:46:22 PM
Cabio TAR, that's an old Amazing Race editor's trick to throw in MANY screencaps of past Amazing Race sites to confuse you about where this Amazing Race is going. To sort it out, you have to look at a route and a timeline and apply those against actual sightings. The sightings in Dubrovnik and Taiwan leave only so many days in between. To get to Vilnius, Jaisalmer (or wherever in northern India) and Osaka leaves no time and no legs to go to Malaysia for what would be a record number of times(see one of my previous posts months ago, I can't remember which thread). Malaysia has been overexposed in past Amazing Races. It will not be in AR12.

OK ...

the most overexposed is India ....

well,

we still left location in between Dubrovnik and Taiwan  ...

it's might me India or any SEA ....

from SEA ... a lot of flight to Osaka are flying in night time and reach Kansai around 6 - 8 am ...

I hate this flight whenever Im going to Osaka ...
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 16, 2007, 09:59:34 AM
 ;D   Getting closer.....    :angel:

info (http://www.aisf.or.jp/~jaanus/deta/t/tomoemon.htm)

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 16, 2007, 10:50:32 AM
curled tadpole  :lol:!? Pretty close Boingo!!
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 17, 2007, 08:39:19 PM
#6
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0049.jpg)



Jama Masjid, Delhi  (http://img2.travelblog.org/Photos/1878/8764/t/34569-Jami-Masjid--Triumphal-Gate-1.jpg)

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 17, 2007, 10:02:52 PM
Great match puddin!

From Season one then? 
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 17, 2007, 10:38:00 PM
I suppose peach.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 17, 2007, 10:53:22 PM
#3
Well I know the Fountain of Neptune and Ponte Vecchio in Florence :happy: --lets number them and ID them because I don't know them all...
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/08Nov0046.jpg)

Just fo the heck of it, season 2 intro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ5nhyjvBhc

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 17, 2007, 11:09:09 PM
You have the neatest things tucked away--that was fun! :jam:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 17, 2007, 11:16:09 PM
Oh just search youtube, they have all kinds of goodies  :hearts:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 23, 2007, 11:33:24 PM
 :angel:  Only because I'm "bored to tears" looking for this dang drum....   (:;)   going out on a limb and saying that "our" mystery drum will probably have a shape similar to the one shown below.  Might even be connected to the Todai-ji Temple in Nara, close to Osaka and Kyoto.    :knuckles:   That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.   :snicker:

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Chateau d If on November 24, 2007, 09:53:04 AM
Sounds like a good story to me.  I suspect that your picture is one of the prized pieces.  The one that we have in the intro flash looks well drummed upon.  Not a museum piece that would be in the photo record. 

If racers get to make their own beat then they would pound on the well worn drums.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 24, 2007, 06:11:07 PM
Just trying to help Boingo



not much closer, this one from Takayama

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1528/23oct00092ir9.jpg)

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 29, 2007, 01:24:17 PM
Just trying to help Boingo

not much closer, this one from Takayama


 :wall:  ... it feels so good, when it stops...  :cmas27   just another view of your drum, puddin.   :groan:   Interesting.... all the drums we found have the (red/green/blue/black) pointy things pointing out... but our TAR drum has the pointy things pointing in...    :cmas5   hmmm....  :dick

*crickets*  :zz:

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 29, 2007, 01:40:32 PM
Just trying to help Boingo

not much closer, this one from Takayama


 :wall:  ... it feels so good, when it stops...  :cmas27   just another view of your drum, puddin.   :groan:   Interesting.... all the drums we found have the (red/green/blue/black) pointy things pointing out... but our TAR drum has the pointy things pointing in...    :cmas5   hmmm....  :dick

*crickets*  :zz:
I say we take a trip to Japan and find it ourselves Boingo, then off to India to find Yogi  :cmas26! I'm so ready!!
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2007, 01:43:25 PM
Me Too! I wanna go too! :lol:

Who is out there in JAPAN reading this who could make a field trip for us??
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 29, 2007, 01:48:09 PM
Maybe I'll win the trip to China in the Survivor game! You all can fight over who I take  :cmas26
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2007, 02:21:59 PM
Well there would be only one choice....RIGHT??!!
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 29, 2007, 02:27:30 PM
 :angel:  Kyoto Parade Drum .....  OK, it's not a match...BUT.... it's first drum I've seen with both pointy things AND DOTS.    :cmas5     ... and the pointy things are still pointing out...  :meow:   :dick 

OK, i'm up for a trip to Japan, but only if they have sushi.   *crickets*    :groan:  Oh wait, they invented sushi.   :cmas50

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 29, 2007, 02:33:45 PM
No sushi for me :barf , I''ll have some crickets instead please :cmas27
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2007, 02:39:03 PM
Boingo is going to die trying on this one!  But getting warmer!

YAY! More sushi for Boingo and me!

Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 29, 2007, 03:03:52 PM
 :angel:   Yet another drum ....  with DOTS!   (:;) :knuckles: :meow: :dick

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 29, 2007, 03:34:27 PM
Yet_another_drum_with_pointy_things_and_dots.jpg   :cmas50
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: gingerman28 on November 29, 2007, 04:02:46 PM
Maybe I'll win the trip to China in the Survivor game! You all can fight over who I take  :cmas26

Hey, now who is going to take you to all those ancient castles? :cmas9
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on November 29, 2007, 04:15:34 PM
Yet_another_drum_with_pointy_things_and_dots.jpg   :cmas50

 :cmaslol   well...at least it's descriptive, if nothing else....   :lol3:

OK, let's get serious now....  *crickets*   ...ran "our drum" throuh a photo editor, and I see a few things... two mallets (one on each side), and what looks like a mirror behind (?), but "our drum" is sitting on some sort of blue cloth/material, which suggests it's either not as slim as we thought,  and/or it's not hanging/suspended.   :cmas5     *crickets*     :angel:     OK, back to our regular programming....  :cmas3

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on November 29, 2007, 05:09:06 PM
I always thought it was infront of a mirror as well Boingo with a purple cloth.

(OH Gman, you still love me! :luvu:)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 06, 2007, 12:41:58 AM
He says its Bosnia!!
Hey Slowhatch, whattcha got?  :cmas20

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13733.0;attach=44397;image)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on December 06, 2007, 10:55:23 AM
Quote
Hey Slowhatch, whattcha got? 

Windows problems  :dick. BBBAB (be back by-and-by  :cmas27).
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 06, 2007, 12:10:44 PM
uh oh, didn't mean to put you on the spot  :-[ :cmas17
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 18, 2007, 10:20:05 PM
If anyones bored we still have Yogi to play with  :cmas22

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Post by: puddin on December 18, 2007, 10:25:09 PM
I was looking around this area, I think it was Boingo? and I that were looking at Fort Aguada but never got a match it in either way but still I like this area, Panagi  (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=15.493774,73.827047&z=12&t=h&hl=en).

From this link: (http://www.goaenvis.nic.in/sanddistrbution.htm)

Caranzalem Ė Miramar (Mandovi estuary)                                                        BACK
A prominent sand dune belt is found backing the Caranzalem Ė Miramar beach. New dunes, presently low in height and capped by vegetation, are in the process of formation along the upper reaches of Miramar Ė Caranzalem beach; it terminates against the wooded hill slopes of Cabo promontory. However, sand dunes are progressively being destroyed. At Campal, due to severe erosion, the primitive beach no longer exists, except for a small portion near Panjim city. Instead, a sea wall, almost 2 km long, has virtually replaced the beach; this concrete / stone wall is placed in the intertidal zone.  :cmas5 The opposite Nerul (Coco) protected beach does not show any significant dunes.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 18, 2007, 10:29:54 PM
I'm having a hard time finding touristy type pictures but heres a start  :cmaslol  --see its hopeless.

(http://i12.[banned image hosting site].com/833r39c.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 18, 2007, 10:37:22 PM
more grasping

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: patlini on December 19, 2007, 08:51:22 AM
Puddin, i'd been homing in on that fort too.

glad to see i'm not going cuckcoo

but like you say no good piccies anywhere's - apart from Yogesh
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 19, 2007, 10:44:08 AM
 Maybe I'm focusing too much on that darn wall  :cmas5 ? You just know yogi is driving me crazy .........  :pull
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 19, 2007, 11:02:11 AM
Well after Sunday we'll have a preview! :cmas9

I keep wondering if this is a wall?? Other side of the river?  Chapora fort in Goa...

And this may be the same labelled Panjim but there are prob too many trees

I like it for the river/inlet....not as convinced about the fort! :cmaslol

(http://aycu28.webshots.com/image/37467/2002445962413906765_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002445962413906765)

Panjim:
(http://aycu12.webshots.com/image/38651/2002434297160800445_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002434297160800445)

Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 19, 2007, 11:12:26 AM
The problem being that no tourist is likely to take a picture of an ugly, yellow concrete seawall. Believe me when I tell you I've looked at 1000's of pictures up and down the coast.
off topic but I did not even know the places below existed!
Chand Baori http://galenfrysinger.us/india/rajasthan1174.jpg
( I forget what this is called ) >> http://www.vkendra.org/images/vrmbig.jpg ( ETA: Vivekananda rock )  :yess:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 19, 2007, 11:19:57 AM
Very cool! India is a fountain of interesting treasures! I'd like to go to those...
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Kogs on December 19, 2007, 11:58:17 AM
The problem being that no tourist is likely to take a picture of an ugly, yellow concrete seawall. Believe me when I tell you I've looked at 1000's of pictures up and down the coast.
off topic but I did not even know the places below existed!
Chand Baori http://galenfrysinger.us/india/rajasthan1174.jpg
( I forget what this is called ) >> http://www.vkendra.org/images/vrmbig.jpg ( ETA: Vivekananda rock )  :yess:

thats why i think we've seen this place before
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: patlini on December 19, 2007, 01:37:56 PM
hubby who's family is from Gujarat, said that yogi could even be there.

Gujarat is just north of Mumbai, so easy to get to.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 19, 2007, 04:14:59 PM
OK thats a big area  :groan:

Districts of Gujarat
Ahmedabad
Amreli
Anand
Nadiad (Kheda)
Banaskatha (Palanpur)
Bharuch
Bhavnagar
Dahod
bhagirath
Dang (Ahava)
Gandhinagar
Jamnagar
Junagadh
Kutchh
Mehsana
Navsari
Panchmahal(Godhara)
Patan
Porbandar
Rajkot
Narmada (Rajpipla)
Sabarkantha (Himmat Nagar)
Surat
Surendra Nagar
Vadodara - also known as Baroda
Valsad

(http://i14.[banned image hosting site].com/7ygqdr7.png)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: patlini on December 19, 2007, 04:28:26 PM
yeah i know sorry, really long Shoreline as well.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 19, 2007, 04:36:33 PM
Thats where I'm looking patlini starting with beach's  :xmas49

Beaches in Gujarat
Ľ Ahmedpur Mandvi
Ľ Beyt Dwarka Beach
Ľ Chorwad Beach
 Ľ Veraval Beach
Ľ Gopnath Beach
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 19, 2007, 09:52:37 PM
Well I'm doing my bit! :cmaslol  I have teams on the ground--one in Mumbai+/- 150 miles who will do daytrips anywhere we need--one in Kerala (those have Yogi to take)--and one in Osaka with a copy of the drum and a promise to ask all over! :cmas16
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: patlini on December 20, 2007, 09:36:24 AM
Thats where I'm looking patlini starting with beach's  :xmas49

Beaches in Gujarat
Ľ Ahmedpur Mandvi
Ľ Beyt Dwarka Beach
Ľ Chorwad Beach
 Ľ Veraval Beach
Ľ Gopnath Beach


Puddin

I've been looking at forts,

also looked at Porbandar (birthplace of Ghandi)
And Diu

(that wall is a PITA to match)


Just when you think you have it....  :pull
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 20, 2007, 11:56:18 PM
haha now I'm in Kolkata, West Bengal India patlini :cmaslol
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: patlini on December 21, 2007, 10:23:08 AM
haha now I'm in Kolkata, West Bengal India patlini :cmaslol


and how is it.... humid and crowded? sis-in-law lives there.

i've also been looking around Orissa

1 thing for sure if WRP need any locales for future India tasks I'm da (wo)man  :cmas27

Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Kogs on December 21, 2007, 10:39:44 AM
have you tried where the movie octopussy takes place?
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 21, 2007, 10:45:58 AM
have you tried where the movie octopussy takes place?
Well I don't have it on DVD Kogs, which shocks me, but here ya go --


Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(James Bond's Hotel in India)
Gardens, City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(hunting scene)
Jagmandir Island, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Lake Palace Hotel, Jagniwas Island, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(Octopussy's island home)
Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(lake surrounding Octopussy's island home)
Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(Kamal Khan's palace)
Red Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shiv Niwas Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(James Bond's Hotel in India)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Kogs on December 21, 2007, 10:47:40 AM
have you tried where the movie octopussy takes place?
Well I don't have it on DVD Kogs, which shocks me, but here ya go --


Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(James Bond's Hotel in India)
Gardens, City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(hunting scene)
Jagmandir Island, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Lake Palace Hotel, Jagniwas Island, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(Octopussy's island home)
Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(lake surrounding Octopussy's island home)
Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(Kamal Khan's palace)
Red Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shiv Niwas Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
(James Bond's Hotel in India)

its on the 27th on spike tv, but yeah i dont have it either which shocks me cause i have 12 james bond movies, but i feel like ive seen the area we are looking for from that movie, cause its really familier
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 21, 2007, 10:56:23 AM
It's the tall coconut trees that I'm not seeing Kogs.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 21, 2007, 01:07:14 PM
per Kogs :


from Rajasthan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4dreams/430250474/
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/161/430250474_eeea014e72.jpg?v=0)
Rajasthan Pushkar Ghat
http://www.flickr.com/photos/j0rune/163346721/
(http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif)
near the Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
(http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif)
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/141/320413295_c61ee038a9.jpg?v=0)
Tamil Nadu
(http://www.easyvoyage.com/images/destination/pageDest/INDE_TAMIL_NADU.jpg)
Kerala
Monsoon Near Kumarakom Kerala
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1167/870323475_1a2165bd3c.jpg?v=0)
sunset in kerala
(http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif)
Juhu Beach
Quote
Juhu is one of the most popular and posh beaches of India. This fizzing beach on the shores of Arabian Sea is the place where one can find the bungalows of Bollywood stars. This is also a favourite site for film shootings. Luxury hotels and apartments, which are on the southern end of the Juhu beach are regarded as favourite haunts for movers and shakers of Mumbai.

Juhu beach is not a very good place to swim as it is so crowded. Tourists can enjoy horse and donkey rides, dancing monkeys, acrobats, cricket matches, toy sellers etc. here. Versova, home of Mumbai's largest Koli fishing community is in the north of Juhu.
(http://www.maharashtratourism.net/images/juhu-beach.jpg)
Chowpatty beach, Marine Drive, Mumbai
(http://static.flickr.com/1312/1315141892_b2c0bdf0b5_m.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalia/1315141892/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/projectwalkabout/408902097/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/projectwalkabout/408901908/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8394057@N06/512016123/

Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 21, 2007, 04:28:44 PM
haha now I'm in Kolkata, West Bengal India patlini :cmaslol
And I'm in Antarctica with the International Science Mission . :cmas22 :cmas22 :cmas22 :cmas22
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 21, 2007, 04:48:54 PM
 lol, Google is great like that :cmaslol
So will we find this place before it airs?
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 24, 2007, 07:06:37 PM
just grasping for Yogi  :umn: , I'm not saying this is it but who the heck knows.

So I'm cruising around Mumbai and spot this  B:) B:)
Madh fort Opposite side (Rock Beach Versova) http://wikimapia.org/154928/


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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 24, 2007, 07:30:17 PM
 :cmas11

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Post by: patlini on December 24, 2007, 08:33:44 PM
puddin

that looks real good - you're awesome

especially if they just stay in and around Mumbai


Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 24, 2007, 09:34:49 PM
 :D :ya3: Well I'm not convinced but ya never know. Curse's that darn yellow wall  (:;)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 25, 2007, 01:55:50 AM
I've got someone in the Mumbai area later this week--I'll send him over to check it out!!

Looks really really good puddin!

Months looking everywhere and it may have been there all along...  :groan:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: apskip on December 25, 2007, 07:33:07 AM
I can only say what I have before. I have believed that the tasks will be close to Delhi or close to Mumbai because the timing of the race cannot afford to go very far distant from those major airport hubs for arriving from a European hub and leaving for Osaka (or maybe Taipei).
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on December 25, 2007, 12:11:39 PM
 :cmas28  OK puddin, hurry up and post the rest of the info.... we're all waiting....   :angel:

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Post by: Kogs on December 25, 2007, 12:14:31 PM
:cmas28  OK puddin, hurry up and post the rest of the info.... we're all waiting....   :angel:

Snow ball fight if she doesnt get it in the next 15 min :cmas28 :cmas28
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on December 25, 2007, 12:42:15 PM
 :cmas28   Hurry up, puddin.... tell us all where this wall is!   :knuckles:

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Post by: puddin on December 25, 2007, 01:52:06 PM
Talk to me Boingo  :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 25, 2007, 01:56:30 PM
Gifts per Boingo!! Sorry Boingo I couldn't wait! It's Christmas afterall  :cmas26  :yess:

http://picasaweb.google.com/rajatrm/DariyaMahal

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Post by: Boingo on December 25, 2007, 02:01:36 PM
 :jumpy:  Yay!  puddin got it.....finally!   :angel:   You had 99.9% of it, but just had to wrap it up.  IMHO, the Dariya Mahal would make for a good pit stop (or TBC point).   OK, on to the next one. :cmas26

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Post by: puddin on December 25, 2007, 02:06:09 PM
Good job Boingo  :cmas26! I was concentrating on the Hindu cemetery but was having no luck finding Rock Beach/Versova << spelled many different ways by the way, toursity pictures.


Again   :yess: :jumpy: :cmas26 :cmas20
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Chateau d If on December 25, 2007, 02:11:09 PM
Thanks to Puddin and Boingo:

This shot was taken here:

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Post by: puddin on December 25, 2007, 02:21:34 PM
Freaking sonofabItch!

Per Boingo!  :cmas26


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Post by: Chateau d If on December 25, 2007, 02:23:21 PM
It has fame from a book (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2004/10/31/RVG539E76V1.DTL&type=books):

The Last Song of Dusk

By Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi


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They live in Dariya Mahal, an old house where an Englishman died waiting for his princely Indian lover to leave his wife and family and come to him. The Englishman left behind "a formidable stack of love letters written and never posted, tied with jute, smelling of lavender and sadness." Now the house tends to its sadness and waits for someone to live in it who can understand its story of heartbreak and loss.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Chateau d If on December 25, 2007, 02:30:06 PM
BTW, the view checks out 100%.  As well as early morning shadow direction.

Nice work Puddin !  :yess:

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 25, 2007, 02:32:33 PM
I'll show you why I suspected Mumbai  :cmas19

I was searching AOL videos as always and missed this by an hour, I think CBS put it up by mistake, yeah I never got to view it, and then quickly revised it.
I think what it was, was a Phil video Diary, i took screencaps incase they took it down.

AOL link (http://video.aol.com/partner/cbs/mumbai-revised/yVnDGPl7nDApkV6hqM0vWUo77pDa0yPC) (video won't play  :cmas3)

You get the picture  :cmas27~


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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on December 25, 2007, 02:50:58 PM
Great job Puddin and Boingo!  :cmas9  I'm running into more than one dariya mahal in my searches; according to GE, the versova one is on Jai Prakash road (or JP Road (http://www.rooprang.com/banquet.html)). Anything you find that says "Nepeansea road" is way down at the tip of Mumbai.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on December 25, 2007, 03:20:35 PM
 :lol3:  "Dariya Mahal - The deleted pictures"   :cmas50

http://picasaweb.google.com/rajatrm/DariyaMahalDeletedPics

Wikimapia description and comments about Dariya Mahal:

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Famous bungalow with access to beach and excellent lawns. Parsi owner rents out the lawns and rooms in the bungalow for private parties.

place comments:
 12 months ago Anuj Parikh, MD    
Well, as someone with familial ties to "Daria Mahal," I can assure you that the owners are not Parsi, they are Gujarati. The bungalow was built by my great grandfather Shri Maneklal Chinai. This, if you will, is the "House of Chinai." This property has appeared in many Bollywood films.
 
 4 months ago jupiter325    
Yes, we, at Dabur, had shot an ad film here - Vatika Shampoo, with Rani Mukherjee. Had a great time - its a beautiful building with an amazing view on the west and the sea splashes noisily at high tide
 
 2 months ago Maria Irwin Franco    
Daria Mahal is a beautiful place, with kind and extremely hospitable owners. In fact, one of the owners introduced my parents to each other, in Ohio, of all places, more than 50 years ago. I find the people of Mumbai to be peaceful, hospitable and kind
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Chateau d If on December 25, 2007, 03:53:53 PM
The Bollywood films reference may be a way they link this place to those posters we see being plastered up in the previews.   :cmas16
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 25, 2007, 04:16:40 PM
Finally! Puddin--you deserve this Christmas present for all the countless hours you looked for this!   :jumpy:  :xmas146

Great job to Boingo and Chateau too!  :cmas9

Okay--I'll email my contact and see if he can get over there and do some snooping around before the next show--any ideas about what--besides filming--he should ask for??
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on December 25, 2007, 05:26:26 PM
 :cmaslol  YouTube aerial view of Dariya Mahal (@ 00:19 seconds, note red roof between two high rise buildings)  :cmaslol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwHNrcqlcFE
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 25, 2007, 05:41:38 PM
TarJunkie999 can't hold a candle to us  :cmas27

La Puesta del Sol, Arizona (TAR8) :carryon:
(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/3467/tar9028ob.th.jpg)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 25, 2007, 05:50:39 PM
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4 months ago jupiter325     
Yes, we, at Dabur, had shot an ad film here - Vatika Shampoo, with Rani Mukherjee. Had a great time - its a beautiful building with an amazing view on the west and the sea splashes noisily at high tide

 :cmas5
 
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 25, 2007, 06:01:50 PM
hubby who's family is from Gujarat, said that yogi could even be there.

Gujarat is just north of Mumbai, so easy to get to.
Kudos to patlini as well  :cmas26
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on December 25, 2007, 06:15:44 PM
TarJunkie999 can't hold a candle to us  :cmas27

Blasphemy!  (:;)     :bow: :bow: :bow:   TarJunkie999 is a god to me!   :angel:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 25, 2007, 06:34:19 PM
puddin,

You totally rock!  :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :cmas26 :cmas26 :cmas26 :xmas49 :xmas49
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on December 25, 2007, 06:45:05 PM
 :cmaslol  Since we're showing Bollywood commercials, here's a funny one.   :cmas50

(Has nothing to do with TAR).  :cmas19
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 25, 2007, 07:09:19 PM
TarJunkie999 can't hold a candle to us  :cmas27

Blasphemy!  (:;)     :bow: :bow: :bow:   TarJunkie999 is a god to me!   :angel:
  :cmaslol I had to google that word "Blasphemy is the defamation of the name of one or more gods"  :mas25

Hey since were discussing this here ..
As far as I can tell the rains took a break between July 20th & July 27 in the Mumbai area so might we still have a second location ( like some of us are thinking) where/when were monsoons in India? But then again BVM lies so who knows?


BVM:The monsoon in India is really going to kind of put a damper on things and kind of makes it very humorous.



Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: patlini on December 25, 2007, 07:38:41 PM
wow you guys were busy today can't believe I missed out on all the fun, while cooking and playing with the kiddo's

glad you found it Puddin  :cmas51

btw one of my husband's nieces lives in Mumbai if we need anymore information in addition to Peach's contact, I'm so mad I didn't ask her sooner  :pull

looks like this location is a good position for public transport maybe another train ride in Mumbai  :cmaslol
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 26, 2007, 12:57:36 AM
Send her out snooping detecting patlini!

My contact is on holiday so I am hoping for help but can't promise anything for sure but email and photos on the way...
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: apskip on December 26, 2007, 09:30:22 AM
puddin, ancitipating that Christmas is coming, says "Hey since were discussing this here ..
As far as I can tell the rains took a break between July 20th & July 27 in the Mumbai area so might we still have a second location ( like some of us are thinking) where/when were monsoons in India? But then again BVM lies so who knows?"

The TIMELINE makes it pretty difficult to fit a second India leg in. Here's why:

Arrive India slightly before midnight on the beginning of July 23, almost surely in Mumbai.

Tasks around Mumbai will take at least the morning. Pitstop could begin before noon.

Flights go out after 11pm to Bangkok, with connection to Taipei if taking CHATEAU's route, arriving there July 24 between 1115 and 1155. An alternate is a nonstop Mumbai to Taipei leaving July 24 0630 arriving Taipei 1500.

The same flights go out after 11pm to Bangkok plus one at 1235am to Bangkok, with connection to Osaka, arriving there July 24 at 1900. There is a lengthy wait in Bangkok on July 24; if one day later alternate flights would arrive Osaka 1440.

I doubt that task completion would happen if in Taipei and we know anyway of the siting July 26(probably, maybe it was the 27th) at Taipei 101. So, we know in the Taipei case that it would not finish until the afternoon of July 26 at the earliest. With TBC teams could go to Osaka immediately and maybe finish up there that evening. That leaves the morning of July 28 to fly back to Taipei and get positioned for the July 28 CI12 afternoon flight Taipei to Anchorage. It does not leave any time for an extra leg back in India.

If we go back to the Osaka case, teams would finish their tasks by the late morning of July 25 and if a TBC go immediately on to Taipei. They would do tasks until about noon on July 26, when they are due at Taipei 101 for their siting. Afterward, they would have a 36 hour extended pitstop which would take them into the early morning hours of Jule 28, when they would be flying on CI12 from Taipei to Anchorage. This case is a lot logistically simpler than Chateau's backtracking, but that doesn't by itself mean it is right. In this case we would have one whole day which could be eliminated and devoted to a second leg in India. What we don't have is an available leg, as all are spoken for. the only way it could happen is if they compressed both Taipei and Osaka into the same leg. It isn't impossible, but I highly doubt it. Also, that would eliminate the pitstop after leg 10 and force that to be a TBC into the Alaska leg. That's a bit awkward.

The major issue on which this analysis is vulnerable is the requirement to fly our July 28 instead of 29th. This rests on some special information that has yet to be revealed publicly(it's not mine) about arrangements for teams on July 29 in Girdwood. My conclusion from that is that World Race Productions would not have chanced the late arrival of a transcontinental once a day flight, but would have assured that all final 3 teams were in Alaska the prior day (July 28). They could have elected to take the risk by setting up the course for departure from Taipei on the 29th(and arrival Alaska that morning), but I doubt it.



Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on December 26, 2007, 10:59:30 AM
 :angel:  ... now about that drum....

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1528/23oct00092ir9.th.jpg)

Just received an email from Jesse, an expat in Japan, with some information regarding our Japanese drum.  Thought I'd pass it along, FWIW.

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Greetings. To be honest, I am not sure exactly how much help I can be for you, but here are my thoughts. Due to the design and color pattern, I would bet that that drum (taiko) is from a temple, as it is most definitely used in either/or Buddhist or Shinto rituals.

Osaka is not known for its temples or shrines (Kyoto, just 15 minutes away on the bullet train holds that badge). Nonetheless, in Osaka, to my knowledge, the largest temple is the Shitennoji Temple, and the most popular shrine is the Sumiyoshi Grand Shinto Shrine.

Temples and shrines are known for having intricate drums like that one - the drums are more ornamental than functional, actually. Another possibility (but much less likely) is the National Museum of Ethnology could have a drum like that; but again, I would think a temple or shrine makes more sense...If I had to choose just one, I'd guess the Shitennoji Temple.

Hope this helps and good luck with your search!

Jesse

I think we're on the right track, but haven't turned up anything solid yet.  Thanks Jesse.   :jam:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 27, 2007, 05:01:25 PM
He says its Bosnia!!
Hey Slowhatch, whattcha got?  :cmas20

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13733.0;attach=44397;image)
Just so that we can wrap this baby up -- thanks Slowhatch  :hfive:
Busted rebar (http://www.dubrovnikphotos.com/displayimage.php?album=16&pos=5) from the destroyed station on top of Srd hill. Reminds me of ### photos.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on December 27, 2007, 06:06:03 PM
What's left--the horse farm and the drum?  ???
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 27, 2007, 07:01:09 PM
Boingo said upthread? that the horse farm was old but I can't recall why? So we have the drum and the sterno thingymajigs, unless we saw the sterno's and I missed them?
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on December 27, 2007, 07:16:18 PM
I don't hold out much hope for the candles or the pigeons on the fountain, because they're so generic; the drum is probably our best bet right now.

OK, forget that; the fountain looks like the Kabutar Khana (source (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=329052357&size=l))

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Post by: puddin on December 30, 2007, 11:14:46 PM
Good eye Slowhatch!!  :jam:
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Post by: Chateau d If on December 30, 2007, 11:15:06 PM
That checks out.  Good job Slowhatch  :tup:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on December 31, 2007, 12:55:04 AM
LOL Good Job
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 31, 2007, 01:41:33 AM
Slowhatch! :hearts: I truly thought that was one we would NEVER get!! Great Job! :yourock:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 31, 2007, 01:51:02 AM
I'll show you why I suspected Mumbai  :cmas19

I was searching AOL videos as always and missed this by an hour, I think CBS put it up by mistake, yeah I never got to view it, and then quickly revised it.
I think what it was, was a Phil video Diary, i took screencaps incase they took it down.

AOL link (http://video.aol.com/partner/cbs/mumbai-revised/yVnDGPl7nDApkV6hqM0vWUo77pDa0yPC) (video won't play  :cmas3)

You get the picture  :cmas27~


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It was good, from Phils Mumbai diary clip (http://www.cbs.com/innertube/index.php?src=email&vid=175252&format=wmv), duration 2:06 :carryon:

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 31, 2007, 04:49:12 PM
some sort of oil lamps? used in temples.

2 views fron the introflash~

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on December 31, 2007, 06:30:51 PM
Thailand  :res:

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ETA: from the same album

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/billpeterson/432557633/
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 01, 2008, 11:00:31 AM
Can someone help me? I can't find anything about ladeling oil at a temple *what are they doing* :lol:? Maybe if we knew what it meant we could pinpoint the temple or area? They haven't been to Thailand since season 9, do you think they would throw something old into the introflashs to throw us off? Even then I don't recall this scene.

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Slowhatch on January 01, 2008, 11:09:26 AM
Here's a page (http://www.digitalmission.us/Buddhist.html) with a picture of a woman pouring oil into what's called a "floating candle." Different design, but maybe same procedure.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 01, 2008, 11:16:25 AM

Well thats a start Slowhatch, thank you  :kuss: . So temple, Buddha's ...pouring oil onto floating candles to keep an eternal
flame burning.

Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 01, 2008, 11:25:03 AM
Some history~
one that mentions Nara : The eternal flame at a Buddhist tomb in Nara, Japan, which has been burning for over 1100 years
Now I had a Nara temple picture but couldn't get it to match, brb.
http://www.laportegifts.com/html/history_of_the_eternal_flame.html


this is what I posted then deleted fwiw~
Out of lack of something to do, I went looking at temples and came across this one in Nara --
I'm trying to get a better view of these candles at Daibutsu-den  :duno: , picture link   (http://picasaweb.google.com/lkowalsk/TravelsWithMike/photo#5101174358332438050)

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Post by: puddin on January 01, 2008, 11:49:19 AM
I was lead here as well but will look around later, but if anyone is as bored as I am then please feel free to help  ;D
Enryakuji ~http://www.xs4all.nl/~daikoku/junrei/reijo/8-ban.htm
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Post by: Boingo on January 01, 2008, 12:37:26 PM
I was lead here as well but will look around later, but if anyone is as bored as I am then please feel free to help  ;D
Enryakuji ~http://www.xs4all.nl/~daikoku/junrei/reijo/8-ban.htm

  ;D   FWIW, here's a link to the official Enryakuji web site (english pages)
http://www.hieizan.or.jp/enryakuji/econt/index.html

(saw something about eternal flame on one of the pages)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 01, 2008, 01:16:28 PM
Thanks Boingo  :keeta: -- we have to start somewhere, maybe it will lead us to the right place? "Devil be gone!"
Get around
Both Sakamoto and Mt. Hiei are best covered on foot. For going between the two, you can use the Sakamoto Cable Car, which costs •840/1570 one-way/round-trip and runs daily from 8 AM to 5 PM once every 30 minutes. At over 2 km, this is the longest cable car in Japan and takes about 11 minutes for the journey. This cable car line was built in 1927 and refurbished in 1993. The European style cars have large windows with wonderful views of Lake Biwa.

A real pilgrim would of course scoff at mechanical contraptions and climb the mountain, which is fairly easy as this isn't really more than an oversized hill. The traditional route is a convenient path of mossy steps known as Honzaka (本坂), starting from Sakamoto, but it's still 500 meters (vertical) to the top. There are also many other routes, with numerous small temples and waterfalls along the way, but watch out as signposting (even in Japanese) is lacking. You may see monkeys along the way as well.

Konpon Chudō (根本中堂), the central hall of the temple, contains the Inextinguishable Dharma Light (不減の法灯), a fire that has been burning for 1200 years. There is always a monk assigned to tend the fire and chant sutras here.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: apskip on January 01, 2008, 01:34:51 PM
I know that this is a difference in scale, but the most known Eternal Flame is at a Peace Memorial Site in Hiroshima, which is quite a long way from Osaka.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 01, 2008, 01:47:52 PM
Yeah that too apskips.

again I get led back to Thailand which gives us nothing .. fwiw

http://www.flickr.com/photos/samson_snow/283752559/
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: apskip on January 01, 2008, 02:39:52 PM
boingo, I have found some information on Buddhist Taiko Drums that might interest you:

from Buddhist Taiko
 by Reverend Arthur Takemoto (BCA Reverend Emeritus)
 
The use of musical instruments, such as the taiko is common to the Buddhist tradition.

The uniqueness of Buddhist taiko comes from its being developed by Japanese American Jodo Shinshu Buddhists, inculcating the Japanese, Indian, American Indian, and Afro-American influences into its pieces. Because of this background, Buddhist Taiko is quite different from Matsuri Taiko (Festival Taiko) that is commonly practiced in Japan.

As mentioned before, it is not unusual to find a drum at a Buddhist Temple. These drums are called "Ho-ko" or "Dharma Drum." These drums symbolize the "commanding voice of the Buddha."1 Given this "meaning" of the drum, the expression of Buddhist Taiko is also unique because it becomes a way in which one can enjoy the Buddha-Dharma, or what is referred to as "Horaku (joy or delight of the Dharma)." In Buddhist Taiko, the drum, from its "Ho-ko" meaning, becomes the Buddha, the true reality of Namo Amida Butsu or the calling name of Amida Buddha that sounds throughout the ten directions of the Universe. The drummer becomes part of the Sangha or the body of "players" that despite their delusions or attachments to the world of birth and death (samsara) become able to hear Namo Amida Butsu together. The bachi, or sticks used to hit the drum, becomes the Dharma or the link between the realm of enlightenment and the human realm of birth and death.

Buddhist Taiko, then, becomes the three treasures of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha working and revealing itself to us. Because of this fact, the joy that can be found in taiko becomes the joy of hearing the Buddha-Dharma. To perform becomes an expression of oneís joy and gratitude at being able to hear and receive that which is most difficult to hear and receive. It is for this reason that this joy, Horaku, is accompanied by a sense of deep respect and reverence. For example, one notes that the beginning of a performance often begins with the blowing of the Hora (conch shell). This signals the movement of oneís entering into the path of the Dharma (the voice of the Buddha-Dharma), and the performers will put their hands together in gassho with the bachi held between the thumb and index finger and bow with reverence and repeat Namo Amida Butsu.

On the other hand, however, when one disregards the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, disharmony and discord result. This is reflected in the performance. The performance becomes filled with ego, and the harmony that can be found in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha disappears. Hence, Buddhist Taiko represents the beauty and joy of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha working harmoniously, or represents the discord that can result when the ego works in opposition to the Buddha and Dharma and becomes more important than the Sangha.

As a means of Jodo Shinshu Buddhist propagation, the primary purpose and goal of each taiko player and the listener is to teach and learn the Dharma by being embraced in both body and mind to the three treasures of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

 
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on January 01, 2008, 03:21:53 PM
 :js:  Thanks for the info apskip.  Yeah, I was aware that every Buddist temple has a "drum" and "bell".  I have seen so many in the last few months that I have nightmares of taikos chasing me in my dreams.  :lol:   Trouble is, there are a "gazzillion" temples in Japan. 

I may just spend the rest of the week playing with the PLEN robot.   :lol3:   "Hey peach, where did you put the bluetooth remote control???"  ;)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 01, 2008, 03:34:07 PM
We know its Buddhist, Shinto, Drum, Gong, tsuri-daiko/taiko used in gagaku music and we're leaning towards Kyoto area right? And like you Boingo, I'm pretty much sick of it.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: georgiapeach on January 01, 2008, 03:42:44 PM
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I may just spend the rest of the week playing with the PLEN robot.      "Hey peach, where did you put the bluetooth remote control???"
 

Nope--get your own! Mine! :lol3:  I like this robot! :jumpy:

Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 03, 2008, 02:00:26 AM
I'm taiko'd out  :pull

Gakudaiko 楽太鼓

some more examples of what does not match, ours being the last :carryon:
http://www.miura-taikoudo.com/miura-seihin.htm

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Neobie on January 03, 2008, 08:18:48 AM
God, I went to a taiko performance by a Japanese high school today - I wonder why!

Puddin's gakudaiko's on the right track - it's the biggest (bigger?) type of drum around, compared to the taiko, which is probably 'only' half a metre wide in diameter. So set your image searches to 楽太鼓 - we have three days left! :res:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on January 03, 2008, 09:50:04 AM
 :browsie:   FWIW, here are some links to a couple Taiko manufacturers   I fired off an email with the drum picture.

 Let's see what develops.   :manicure

http://www.taikomasa.co.jp/index.html

http://www.seigakukan.co.jp/index.html

I am soooo done with this damn drum.    :nut:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Chateau d If on January 03, 2008, 10:52:58 AM
Pa rump pa pum pum
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 04, 2008, 10:42:02 AM
What if our drum/taiko is so ornate that its enclosed in glass as a museum piece or on a display at a exhibit or something? I believe up thread we were talking about a reflection...maybe its glass? and why ours appears to be resting on a cloth is a mystery too. In all my searchs I've seen no such thing.

example
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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 04, 2008, 09:32:48 PM
My first taiko pillow, this might be what the base looks like?  :lol:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanbaby/250240492/




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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on January 04, 2008, 11:25:29 PM
Remember this guy?

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 04, 2008, 11:34:11 PM
I'll tell you what Boingo, if they do show us this drum Sunday night in the opening scenes of Osaka and not show us where it is I'm going to kill someone, same goes if they don't show it at all  :knuckles:

I've been looking all day  :waves:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: Boingo on January 05, 2008, 09:11:30 AM
I'll tell you what Boingo, if they do show us this drum Sunday night in the opening scenes of Osaka and not show us where it is I'm going to kill someone, same goes if they don't show it at all  :knuckles:

I've been looking all day  :waves:

 :lol:  I got the tar & feathers waiting just in case, puddin.   ;)
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 05, 2008, 10:13:21 AM
It would be funny if CBS never showed us the drum due to time constraints or just to f*(k with us.  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: puddin on January 05, 2008, 10:17:03 AM
No not funny at all  (:;)
I thnk it was season 7 there was one we never saw, it was a guy on stilts, if I find it (fat chance but you never know thanks to youtube) I'll post it.
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 05, 2008, 10:25:23 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong please, there were 2~

season 7

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Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 09, 2008, 07:10:38 PM
One down, one darn taiko left to go!  :wohoo:

Slowhatch  :keeta:  :jam:

I went looking for "longshan drum." I didn't find a drum, but I did find this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djsummitt/1439020815/).  :jam:
Title: Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
Post by: puddin on January 12, 2008, 05:24:09 PM
I was looking for something else and saw this, again, from the Longshan Temple Temple.

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