Where in the World Archives

January 2005 Issue

The fortress on Bourdzi Islet, Nafplion, Greece


The fortress on Bourdzi Islet

November’s photo depicts a familiar sight to anyone who’s cruised into the harbor at Nafplion, Greece. The fortress on Bourdzi Islet was built by the Venetians in the 15th century; since then, it’s been a prison and a tourist hotel.

Fifty-two readers submitted answers, and 35 knew the correct answer. Congratulations go to MARIE LOUISE SCUDDER of Ipswich, Massachusetts, who won the drawing.

Our thanks (and apologies) go to the reader who sent in the beautiful photo of Bourdzi.
The fortress on Bourdzi Islet, Nafplion, Greece

Reunification Monument in Yaounde, Cameroon

December 2004 Issue

Reunification Monument in Yaounde, Cameroon


Reunification Monument

October’s photograph shows part of the Reunification Monument in Yaounde, the capital city of Cameroon.

Congratulations to RON WYMAN of North St. Paul, Minnesota, who sent in the only correct answer.

We thank George Aneiro of Washington, D.C., for sending in the picture.

November 2004 Issue

Monument to General Antonio Maceo, Santiago de la Cuba, Cuba


Monument to General Antonio Maceo in the Plaza de la Revolución

“You say you want a revolution? Well, you know. . .”*

Fifteen of our readers knew that September’s photo depicted the Monument to General Antonio Maceo in the Plaza de la Revolución, Santiago de la Cuba, Cuba.

Congratulations go to RAY and GRETCHEN MANKER of Paradise Valley, Arizona, the winners of the drawing.

And we thank Jo Ann C. Williams of Rialto, California, who sent us the picture.

*From “Revolution” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Monument to General Antonio Maceo, Santiago de la Cuba, Cuba

Beacon Tower in England's Cotswolds

October 2004 Issue

Beacon Tower in England's Cotswolds


Beacon Tower in England's Cotswolds

Too easy? Every one of the 25 entries submitted for the picture in the August ’04 issue had the correct answer. It’s the Beacon Tower (most often referred to as the Broadway Tower) near the town of Broadway in England’s Cotswolds.

The winner of the drawing was IRVING E. DAYTON of Corvallis, Oregon.

We thank Valerie Pacheco of Zephyrhills, Florida, for submitting the photo.

September 2004 Issue

Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland


Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland

THIS OLD (really, really old) HOUSE — July’s picture shows the 5,000-year-old remains of Skara Brae, a Neolithic village near Kirkwall on Pomona Island, one of the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Those Stone Age designers all must have subscribed to the same version of Architectural Digest, because some of our readers were sure they’d seen these ruins in France, on Easter Island, in French Polynesia or in Troy!

Forty-six people sent in the correct answer. Kudos to the winner of the drawing, DOROTHY M. FELS, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We thank Tressie Alvernaz of Lakeside, California, for sending us the picture.
Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland

The Alameda Park & Gardens, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

August 2004 Issue

The Alameda Park & Gardens, Santiago de Compostela, Spain


The Alameda Park & Gardens, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Eight readers correctly guessed the location of the sculpted ladies in the June ’04 issue.

They can be found at the entrance to the Alameda Park & Gardens in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Congratulations go to HAROLD and CHARLENE McKEITHEN of Newport News, Virginia, the winners of this month’s drawing.

We thank Anita Lees of Vista, California, for sending in the photo.

July 2004 Issue

The penal colony on Devil’s Island, French Guiana


Chapel in the penal colony on Devil’s Island

. . . but you wouldn’t want to live there.

May’s photo depicted the chapel in the penal colony on Devil’s Island, one of the three islands of the Îles du Salut (Safety Islands) in the Atlantic off the north coast of French Guiana.

Congratulations go to the only reader who identified the photo correctly: STEW SHEPPARD of Vancouver, B.C.

We thank Dorothy Curry for submitting the photo.
The penal colony on Devil’s Island, French Guiana

Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

June 2004 Issue

Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty-seven readers correctly guessed the subject of the picture in the April issue: the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Viet-Nam.

The winner of the drawing was GORDON KILGORE of Sharpsburg, GA.

Thanks go to Helen Frye of Port Clinton, OH, for sending the picture,which she took in March ’03. She must have almost bumped into some ITN readers, several of whom told us they recently saw the cathedral in person.

May 2004 Issue

The Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania


The Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania

Quite a few of the 136 readers who correctly identified March’s picture didn’t particularly admire the building, the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania. It was built by dictator Nicolai Ceausescu as the “Casa Poporului” and “Victory of Socialism Center” in the 1980s and was unfinished at the time of his death.

“So ugly, and such a tragedy for Romania,” said Mrs. Don Adamson of Altadena, CA. Jean Rudolph of Moscow, ID, labeled it a “monstrosity.”

“Ugly,” opined Robert Brockman of San Antonio, TX, while Katya Davis of Eugene, OR, had a brighter outlook: “It looks better at night when it is lit up.”

Our thanks to all the people who entered. The winner of the drawing was WARREN WILKES of Mesa, AZ.

We also thank Jackie and Phillip Korbholz of Stockton, CA, for submitting the drawing.
The Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania

The statue "Object," Prague, Czech Republic

April 2004 Issue

The statue "Object," Prague, Czech Republic


“Object” by David Cerny

A horse! A horse! My kingdom for. . .

Eighteen readers correctly identified the location of the strange equestrian statue pictured in our February issue.

The sculpture, “Object” by David Cerny, is suspended in the Lucerne Passage off Wenceslas Square in Prague, Czech Republic. (Readers who had seen the sculpture outside the passage prior to its installation were counted as having right answers.)

The winner of the drawing was BILL LANE of Golden, Colorado. Thanks go to Margo Wilson of Scottsdale, Arizona, for submitting the photo.