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A moai outside the Fonck Museum, Viña del Mar, Chile

April 2005 Issue

A moai outside the Fonck Museum, Viña del Mar, Chile


A moai outside the Fonck Museum, Viña del Mar, Chile

A familiar face in an unfamiliar place — February’s photo shows a moai (giant stone figure) who started life on Easter Island but today stands outside the Fonck Museum in Viña del Mar, Chile.

It’s one of only two off-island moai (the other is in London). Fifty-four readers answered correctly (we April-fooled 38 of you).

SALLY ARCHER of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, won the drawing.

Our thanks to G. Barrett Rich of Tampa, Florida, for sending us the picture.

March 2005 Issue

The Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island off South Australia


The Remarkable Rocks

January’s photo shows The Remarkable Rocks, found in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island off South Australia. Sixty-six of the 68 entries sent in were correct.

The winner of the drawing was FRED KOEHLER of Orange, California.

Our thanks go out to Robert Golden of San Francisco, California, for the photo.

And a belated thank you to Grace Newman of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, for the November ’04 photo of Bourdzi in Nafplion harbor, Greece.
The Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island off South Australia

Fisherman's Bastion on Castle Hil, Budapest, Hungary

February 2005 Issue

Fisherman's Bastion on Castle Hil, Budapest, Hungary


Fisherman’s Bastion

Teach a man to fish. . . and he’ll never leave Hungary.

December’s photograph is the Fisherman’s Bastion on Castle Hill in Budapest, Hungary.

Seventy-two readers submitted answers and 56 were correct.

The winners of the drawing are Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS L. RUSSELL of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Our thanks to Lissa Harrison of Discovery Bay, California, for sending in the picture.

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