Where in the World Archives

January 2006 Issue

Tuareg Uprising Peace Memorial, Republic of Mali


Tuareg Uprising Peace Memorial

Frank A. Kanka of Portage, Michigan, traveled all the way to Timbuktu (Tombouctou) to snap November’s photo. It’s the Tuareg Uprising Peace Memorial, or the “Flamme de la Paix,” located at the edge of the Sahara Desert in the Republic of Mali.

Mr. Kanka says, “The Tuareg, also known as the Blue People of the Sahara Desert, rebelled against the central governments of Mali and Niger in the early and mid-1990s. When the rebellion in Mali ended, weapons were symbolically burned in a pyre and this memorial was built.

No guesses were received by press time. Better luck with this month’s picture!
Tuareg Uprising Peace Memorial, Republic of Mali

Norman Castle Tower in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England

December 2005 Issue

Norman Castle Tower in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England


The Norman Castle Tower

October’s photo. . . stumped our readers! For the first time in 2005, no one at all sent in a guess for our “Where in the World?” entry by press time.

Quick, before you read the answer, take a guess!

The photo is the Norman Castle Tower in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England.

Carl H. Haag of Princeton, New Jersey, sent in the picture, noting, “The 17-degree angle of the list of the tower is three times that of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. By the way, Bridgnorth has a high town and a low town connected by a cliff railroad.”

November 2005 Issue

Bardur Snaefellsas, near Arnarstapi, Iceland


Bardur Snaefellsas

Bardur Snaefellsas, a character from an ancient saga, is the subject of September’s picture.

A stone-faced representation of him stands on the Snaefellsas Peninsula near Arnarstapi, Iceland.

Seven readers wrote in with the right answer, and DOLORES L. URQUHART of Foster City, California, won the drawing.

Our thanks to Jean Frazier of Scarborough, Maine, for sending the photo. 
Bardur Snaefellsas, near Arnarstapi, Iceland

"EOLE," on the Lake Geneva promenade, Lausanne, Switzerland

October 2005 Issue

"EOLE," on the Lake Geneva promenade, Lausanne, Switzerland


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Lost in translation. . . “EOLE” is the title of this sculpture by Clélia Bettua pictured in the August ’05 issue, and it is located in Lake Geneva, on the promenade in Lausanne, Switzerland.

There is no English equivalent for the name. JANET TREMAINE of San Diego, California, had the only correct answer. Congratulations!

We thank Margaret Houser of Sunnyvale, California, for sending in the photograph, and for identifying the name of the sculpture we thank Erika E. Loser at Switzerland Tourism in New York.

September 2005 Issue

The Amber Fort near Jaipur, India


The Amber Fort near Jaipur, India

A Garden of Earthly Delights — July’s photo shows the Kesar Kyari Bagh, a garden named for the rare saffron flowers which once grew in the star-shaped terraced beds.

It’s at the Amber Fort near Jaipur, India.

Twenty-five readers came “close” to the correct answer (citing the general location but not the name of the garden).

Three answers were right on target, and of these JANE HOLT of Hinesburg, Vermont, won the drawing.

We thank Tressie Alvernaz of Lakeside, California, for supplying the photo.
The Amber Fort near Jaipur, India

Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania

August 2005 Issue

Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania


Peles Castle

Summertime, and the livin’ is. . . royal! Or so it must have been for King Carol I of Romania and his Queen, Elizabeth, at the site depicted in June’s photo.

It’s Peles Castle in Sinaia, completed in 1883 as the royal family’s summer residence (and King Carol’s permanent home — he’s buried there).

Thirty-five readers successfully identified the photo. The winners of the drawing are ELIZABETH and ED MATHIAS of Stevensville, Maryland.

Our thanks to Lissa Harrison of Discovery Bay, California, for sending us the photograph.

July 2005 Issue

Gurunsi tribal village of Tiebele, Burkina Faso


House in the Gurunsi tribal village of Tiebele in Burkina Faso

House Beautiful. . . May’s photo depicts one of the painted houses in the Gurunsi tribal village of Tiebele in Burkina Faso.

Three correct guesses were received, and PEARL JARDINE of Holiday Island, Arkansas, won the drawing.

We thank Aaron and Sally Hamburger of Arden, Delaware, for sending the photo.
Gurunsi tribal village of Tiebele, Burkina Faso

Temple in Gotemba City, Japan

June 2005 Issue

Temple in Gotemba City, Japan


Temple in Gotemba City, Japan

Peace on Earth. . . The particular piece of earth where the white, Indian-style pagoda shown in our April ’05 issue is located is Gotemba City, Japan.

The temple, located in Peace Park, contains some relics of the Buddha presented to Gotemba City by India’s first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharial Nehru.

One reader identified the photo correctly by the deadline: FRANCES KAKAZU of Colton, California, who said, “It brings back fond memories of my visit to the site two years ago this month.”

Our thanks to John P. Melton of Palo Alto, California, for sending us the picture.

May 2005 Issue

War Memorial in Akaroa, New Zealand


War Memorial in Akaroa, New Zealand

Thomas P. McKenna of Montpelier, Vermont, sent in the photo shown in the March issue: the War Memorial in Akaroa, New Zealand, east of Christchurch on the South Island.

McKenna writes, “This place is really at the end of a dead-end road.”

It must not be a “road well traveled” by our readers; only seven correct guesses were received. DEBORAH A. LARSON of Lansing, Michigan, won the drawing.
War Memorial in Akaroa, New Zealand

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.