The Return: Round 5

First Impressions:

Another place I don’t know right off the bat, but which reminds me of Europe. I’m basing this on the elongated van, the building style, and the few people I can see. I can’t read any of the signs yet and I haven’t looked around. I can kinda see a flag on the building but I can’t really tell what it looks like.

If I had to guess, I’d say Austria?

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Looking around I see some obelisks and some towers. Still no clue where I am. Maybe somewhere in the Czech Republic. Wow. A Famous Place I do not immediately know on sight. Sweet. Still probably gonna be easier though because urban places usually are. And famous places seem to come with placards and maps.

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Well, in a turn-up for the books, I’m in one of those spots that has NO handles. No where to scoot around to. This is frustrating because I can see the bits of world just beyond and now I’m feeling humbled because I DON’T recognise this famous spot.

A sign that says MUZE something?

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Some rugs? And the towers …look familiar? Maybe the towers of the Hagia Sofia?

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Checking the map and there’s a lot of Muzesis in Istanbul.

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Now maybe I should look until I find the obelisks?

I found this configuration. and I think that the dikilita might be the obelisks?

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Okay, not bad.

Although I STILL think that this might have glitched because when I zoomed in on the GeoGuessr map, I didnt’ see the obelisks. Since I’m on my final round and have made my guess, I’m now gonna look up and see if the game did, in fact, glitch.

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The game DID glitch. BOO YEAH.

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One final note: These are not the towers of the Hagia Sofia but rather a nearby palace.

 

 

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The Return: Round 4

First Impressions:

I see burros, I see canyonland features, I see a sign saying Bright Angel Trail…I’m 90% certain we’re by the Grand Canyon. Could also be Canyonlands? I know there’s burros at the Grand Canyon though.

Check the buttes in the distance.
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Looking Around:

Oh yeah, the red rock country of the American southwest. I love this land. And I’m right. It’s the Grand Canyon. Signboard says so.

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At this point, I’m just ogling the rocks because I can.

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I’ve still gotta figure out WHERE I am inside this park though.

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Right now trying to scoot around and find a parking lot. Or a visitor’s center. Maybe the burros WERE the parking lot. HAHAHA.

Oh, yeah, that seems to be the case. After retracing my steps to the burros, I see a sign pointing towards the south rim by 4.5 miles. So I can avoid the Jacob Lake and North Rim areas.

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So…the Blurry-ton Ranch is 5 miles thattaway and Plateau Point is blurry miles the other way.

If I go into the map, I can find the Bright Angel trailhead. So…poking around there.

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If I follow Bright Angel trail up, I find where the trail splits to go off onto Plateau Point and Tonto Trails. And I see a visitor information station and a mini campground.

Making my guess.

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Boo yeah.

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The Return: Round Three

First Impressions: FORESTY!

Okay, a round where I don’t know in the first thirty seconds where I am. But I haven’t looked around yet, so who knows. I see a forest and some rails and paths. The trees are tall and piney. There’s the hint of a building to the right. I can’t see enough architecture to say what kind of building. It has a sort of California feel to me.

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Looking Around

The boulders definitely look like giant California style boulders. Could also be anywhere in the western US, I think. Colorado too. But I’m still feeling the California vibe.

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Ooooo….A STRENUOUS TRAIL

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And a sculptor’s studio. Makes me think of how Yosemite has those artists residencies. A lot of national parks do though, I think.

Well…I guess I should have thought more about the national park most likely to have a sculptor.

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That’s right, we’re at Mt. Rushmore. Which is in South Dakota if I recall correctly.

So now I have to go scooting around the trail to figure out where at the visitors center I am. I back track until I find the amphitheatre. Which surprisingly features an older shot with the amphitheatre empty and covered in snow and obscuring the mountain. Cool.

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I then retrace my way back along the trail and try to match the squiggles and turns…and I think I’ll go with this.

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Close enough. A bit bummed to not continue the perfect score, especially considering the EASE of locating where I am. But still.

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