Pic’n’Post n° 13 Where was the picture taken?

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Where was the picture taken?

Many thanks to Matt from thebookblogger and Thumbup at Live Love Laugh for their brave guesses on the previous challenge, but last week Quilt Musings joined in again and then it’s a bit like lining up for 100 metres against Usain Bolt. She found the exact spot, the top of the Potemkin Stairs in Odessa, Ukraine. Finished in 1841, the stairs were renamed in 1955 for the 50th anniversary of the mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin, a key event in the period leading up to the Russian Revolution.

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Congratulations!

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Here’s a view from the bottom of the steps:

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People probably wouldn’t pose there as much as they do if the steps hadn’t been made more famous by Eisenstein in his 1925 silent movie devoted to the event.

Thanks to all participants. Keep the guesses coming – this week’s (at the top) should be an easy one! Pic’n’Post will henceforth move to Wednesdays, so the answer won’t be till 8th July. Happy guessing!

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15 thoughts on “Pic’n’Post n° 13 Where was the picture taken?

  1. Ah! I said Dubai because of the clue: it’s not just because of the view that people pose in that particular spot. I looked and looked and saw that they were standing in the shade and ah ha, it’s so hot so that’s why they were standing in that spot! LOL!

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  2. Hmm, guessing from the script above Rue Surcof, I’m going to guess somewhere in Asia. I’ll suppose I’ll say Thailand, but that’s as specific as I’m getting.

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  3. A bit of research this week, which initially seemed to show that it is in Paris. However, I had a look, and there is no pink building, no foreign alphabet, and it didn’t fit in so well with the numberplates. So a bit more research showed it is in India, specifically Puducherry (somewhere along https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Surcouf+St,+Puducherry,+605001,+India/@11.93014,79.8325181,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x3a53622afbb8bdb3:0xc31245d1df7c26dd ). Squinting, I think that may be Romain Rolland Street/Rue in the background, so that puts it to within a few metres.
    Best, Matt

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  4. Thanks again, Curtis. I have to say last week it was really my son who should get the credit. He took the time to figure out which bank was in the background and then tracked down the specific location. I was going to stop with the country! Very interesting history there.

    As to this week, Matt looks like he’s got it! I never knew there were French exclaves in India. Just in case though, I will go with Madagascar.

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