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Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks) in Montenegro

August 2007 Issue

Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks) in Montenegro


Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks)

If you are at the location shown in the June ’07 issue’s picture on July 22nd, you can take part in an annual event called Fasinada in which the local boat owners sail out to the island and throw stones in the water. That’s how this man-made island, Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks), was formed in the first place.

The church you see today was built in 1632, taking the place of the original 1452 chapel. It’s located in the bay of Kotor in Montenegro.

Thirty-eight readers sent in correct answers, and DAVID COX and TAMARA COMPTON of Bellingham, Washington, won the drawing.

We thank Dick Alvernaz of Lakeside, California, for sending in the picture.

 

July 2007 Issue

Tomb of the Unknown Native, Punta Arenas, Chile


Tomb of the Unknown Native

The picture in the May issue shows the Tomb of the Unknown Native at the city cemetery in Punta Arenas, Chile. This monument is dedicated to the indigenous people of Patagonia. Locals who visit the cemetery offer prayers to “Indiecito” (little Indian) and leave tokens of appreciation for prayers answered.

Thirty-six readers sent in correct answers, and GARY JAMES of Costa Mesa, California, won the drawing. We thank John Shank of Sacramento for the photo.

 
Tomb of the Unknown Native, Punta Arenas, Chile

Windmills on Mykonos Island, Greece

June 2007 Issue

Windmills on Mykonos Island, Greece


Windmills on Mykonos Island, Greece

Many of you correctly identified the site pictured in the April issue: the thatch-roofed windmills on Mykonos Island, Greece, standing out against a blue sky and overlooking the azure Mediterranean. We had 70 correct answers, and the winners of the drawing were KYRA and MARK THIBODEAU of Henderson, Nevada.

We thank Grace Newman of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, for sending in the photo.

May 2007 Issue

Standing Stones of Callanish, Scotland


Standing Stones of Callanish

A primitive PDA? Without written records, we can never be sure what stone circles were used for. Many scholars, however, believe they were used for keeping track of the solstices and other astronomical observations. March’s picture shows two of the Standing Stones of Callanish, a circle located on the Island of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. 

Two readers sent in correct answers and JAMES T. SOULE of Tucson, Arizona, won the drawing. We thank Michelle Mellen of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, for sending in the picture.
Standing Stones of Callanish, Scotland

Kangaroo Island, Australia

April 2007 Issue

Kangaroo Island, Australia


Kangaroo Island, Australia

Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night can keep the mail carrier from completing his appointed rounds. . . but you couldn’t blame him for being a bit confused when he finally reaches THESE mailboxes! The unique postal receptacles are on Kangaroo Island, Australia.

Twelve readers sent in the correct answer, and MILTON R. HERZOG of Hot Springs, Arkansas, won the drawing. We thank Lillie Echevarria of Livermore, California, for sending us the photo.

March 2007 Issue

The Likir Gompa (temple) in Ladakh, India


The 25-meter-tall statue of the Maitreya Buddha at the Likir Gompa (temple) in Ladakh, India

Love and laughter. . . January’s picture shows the 25-meter-tall statue of the Maitreya Buddha at the Likir Gompa (temple) in Ladakh, India. Maitreya is also known as “the laughing one” and “the compassionate, loving Buddha.”

Five readers sent in correct answers, and RICHARD WALKER of La Jolla, California, won the drawing. We thank Anita Lees of Vista, California, for sending us the photo.
The Likir Gompa (temple) in Ladakh, India

"Lady with the seagull" statue, Opatija, Croatia

February 2007 Issue

"Lady with the seagull" statue, Opatija, Croatia


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The “Lady with the seagull” statue has greeted visitors to Opatija, Croatia, since 1956, when she was placed above the Lungomare Promenade. Sculptor Zvonko Car created the work.

Twenty-one readers correctly guessed the picture’s locale, and GLADY LEARNED of Geneva, Illinois, won the drawing.

We thank Daissy Owen of Iowa City, Iowa, for sending in the picture.

January 2007 Issue

Market Cross in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England.


The Market Cross

November’s photo is of the Market Cross, which marks the market square in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England.

Three readers sent in correct answers, and BARBARA CARLITZ of Palo Alto, California, won the drawing.

We thank Valerie Pacheco of Zephyrhills, Florida, for sending in the picture. 
Market Cross in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England.

Karen Blixen House in Nairobi, Kenya

December 2006 Issue

Karen Blixen House in Nairobi, Kenya


Karen Blixen House in Nairobi, Kenya

A masterful storyteller lived in the house pictured in the October ’06 issue. It’s the Karen Blixen House in Nairobi, Kenya.

“Out of Africa” and “Babette’s Feast” are two of her best-known works.

Forty-five readers sent in correct answers, and EMILY BARLOW of Middletown, Rhode Island, won the drawing.

We thank Richard Alvernaz of Lakeside, California, for sending us the picture.

November 2006 Issue

The Wailing Wall or Kotel, Jerusalem, Israel


The Wailing Wall or Kotel

Prayers going high-tech — September’s photo shows part of the Western Wall (a.k.a. the Wailing Wall or Kotel), the last remnant of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, Israel.

A sacred site in Judaism, it is open 24 hours a day for visits by the faithful, many of whom write prayers on pieces of paper and place them in the wall.

However, you don’t have to get on a plane to send a prayer to the Wall. Several websites have live “Kotel cams”; you can send your prayer via e-mail, and a live person will print it and place it in the wall.

Ninety-one readers sent in correct answers, and LEE COOPERMAN of Los Angeles, California, won the drawing. We thank Gordon Schalla of West Bend, Wisconsin, for sending us the photo.
The Wailing Wall or Kotel, Jerusalem, Israel