Where in the World Archives

September 2013 Issue

David Cerny’s sculpture “Man Hanging Out”


Hanging out. . . all over the place!

You’re witnessing “Where in the World?” history, gentle readers. For the first time ever, we’re accepting more than one answer as the correct one!
Czech artist David Cerny’s sculpture “Man Hanging Out”

July’s photo depicts controversial Czech artist David Cerny’s sculpture “Man Hanging Out,” which poses father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud in a rather precarious position. Where?

Well, this month’s photo was contributed by Chuck Bingley of Richmond, Virginia, who snapped the picture in Olomouc, Czech Republic, in 2011. Little did we know when printing Mr. Bingley’s photo that Freud came quite late to Olomouc. The original sculpture was installed in Prague in 1997 and remains there. Copies of the piece subsequently have dangled in Berlin, London, Stockholm and even Grand Rapids, Michigan (where he caused many calls to suicide hotlines from concerned citizens).

Because the photo does not include enough background to put it into the proper context of its Olomouc setting, we’re accepting as correct all answers that mention any place Dr. Freud’s figure hangs out. Thirty-seven correct answers were received, and BONNIE OUTTEN of Willis, Virginia, won the drawing.

Correct answers were sent in by:

Nanci Alexander, Lexington, KY; Russ & Mary Bardin, Kennesaw, GA; Cynthia Bauzon, Rockville, MD; Meg Churchill, Jefferson City, MO; Barbara Danzig, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; Daniela Doneva, Woodhaven, NY; Renie Graham, Encinitas, CA; Signe Haugen, San Carlos, CA; Mary Hoffman, La Mesa, CA; Marilyn Horn, Santa Monica, CA; Kembell Huyke, Flushing, NY; Leslie Jamison; Karyn Janssen, Fairbanks, AK; Stephen Jeffries, Centennial, CO; Stanley Kimer, Raleigh, NC; George Kingston, East Longmeadow, MA; Sharad Kumar, Oakland Twp, MI; Janet Masciotra, Springfield, MA; Dave Nichol, Big Rapids, MI; WINNER: Bonnie Outten, Willis, VA; Kathy Parsons, Ann Arbor, MI; Nicholas Paul, Nashua, NH; Glenn Peterson, Carlsbad, CA; Sandra Pollitt, Portland, OR; Jerry Porter, Ardmore, PA; Raymond Prince, Maple Valley, WA; Donna Pyle, Boulder, CO; Judith Rivard, Foster, RI; Rocky Roland, Bastrop, TX; Pam Ross, Louisville, KY; Eileen Schattner, Alhambra, CA; William Solof, Lakewood, CO; Jill Sullivan, Waynesboro, VA; Frances Symons, San Diego, CA; Jim Weede, Quincy, IL; Richard Welch, Annandale, VA and Yoshihiko Yagi, Kalamazoo, MI.
David Cerny’s sculpture “Man Hanging Out”

“Handrail” at Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik, Croatia

August 2013 Issue

“Handrail” at Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik, Croatia


June's photo depicted a "handrail" on a stairway at the Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The palace, which today houses a museum, has had a tumultuous history. The first building on the site was gutted by a fire in 1435, and a new Gothic-style building was constructed. Gunpowder stored in the palace armory exploded in 1463, causing major damage and leading to reconstruction, and strong earthquakes ravaged the building in 1520 and 1667. Much of the reconstruction (which remains intact to this day) was in the Baroque style.

Forty-seven readers sent in the correct answer, and DEB KALIKOW of Westford, Massachusetts, won the drawing. We thank Ann White of Concord, California, for contributing the photo.

Correct answers were sent in by:

Frank Aigner, Bridgewater, VA; Bonnie Agnell; Rita Agnerthal, Yorktown Heights, NY; Eleanore Allanson-Donoho, Elgin, IL; Ronnie Allen, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Kay Amick, Knoxville, TN; Georgene Angrist, Minneapolis, MN; Maureen Babula, Phillipsburg, NJ; Rachel Black, Lincoln, CA; Cathy Briner, Eugene, OR; Patricia Bunyard, Cambria, CA; Sharon Dahme, Covina, CA; Terrel Emmons, Springfield, VA; Deborah Futch, Winter Haven, FL; Donald Gillies, Santa Barbara, CA; Gordon Goebbert, Algonquin, IL; Susan Hart, Delmar, NY; Sam Hellis, Tacoma, WA; Kembell Huyke, Flushing, NY; WINNER: Deb Kalikow, Westford, MA; Karyn Kandell, Kyoto, Japan; Sherrie and Gary Kay, Tucson, AZ; Jack King, Fayetteville, AR; Kathy Kloehn, St. Louis Park, MN; Barbara Koerner, Sacramento, CA; Susan Lemieux, Prescott, AZ; Mary Linnemann, Melrose, MN; Cynthia Lyon, Atlanta, GA; Michelle Mellon, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; John Melton, Palo Alto, CA; Sherri Morgan, Denver, CO; Ron Oakham, Tucson, AZ; Mary Jo Offerman, Fort Collins, CO; Raymond Prince, Maple Valley, WA; Robert Rhoads, Sullivan, MO; Donald Rice, San Jose, CA; Pam Ross, Louisville, KY; Heidi Schuchmann, Ballwin, MO; Marian Spainhower, Red Bluff, CA; Richard Stanish, Tulsa, OK; Pam Strang, Liberty, MO; Claire Troop, Wernersville, PA; Emma Underhill, Frenchville, ME; Dale Vaughan, Tustin, CA; Kathy Whitmer, Bellingham, WA; Martha Wiley, Kaneohe, HI; Kathy Wood, Potomac Falls, VA.

July 2013 Issue

Paracas Candelabra at Pisco Bay, Peru


Can a giant Liberace be far behind?

May's photo depicts the Paracas Candelabra, a 595-foot-long geoglyph cut into the soil of the Paracas Peninsula at Pisco Bay, Peru. It’s believed to have been made by the Paracas people in about 200 BC. Although the Spanish explorers who "discovered" it called it a candelabra, it is more likely meant to be a trident or lightning rod wielded by the god Viracocha — but no one knows for sure. The giant glyph is visible to ships as far as 12 miles out to sea.

Seventy-four readers sent in the correct answer by the deadline, and MARY HESS of Wakefield, Rhode Island, won the drawing. We thank Gunter and Ginny Arndt of Solomons, Maryland, for contributing the photo.

Correct answers were sent in by:

Russell Adams, Reading, PA; Ronnie Allen, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Ivan Applebaum, Maitland, FL; Gary & Lajetta Atwood, Burien, WA; Rob Becker, Medford, NJ; Russ Benton, Due West, SC; Marie Beretta, Haines City, FL; Janet Brenneman, Billings, MT; Roberta Bragan, Enfiled, CT; Jerry Briney, Peoria, AZ; Severon Buccatia, Sacramento, CA; Pat Bunyard, Cambria, CA; Jerry Carre, Mobile, AL; Butch Carter, Santa Ysabel, CA; Carolyn Casperson, Banning, CA; Warren Cotton, Oceanside, CA; Ida Cuthbertson, Sarasota, FL; Charles Davant; Eric and Jackie Davenport; Joan DeRycke, Riverside, IL; Catherine Donohue, Anchorage, AK; Ellen Dublo, Strongsville, OH; Terrel Emmons, Springfield, VA; Marty Anne Ernzen, Wichita, KS; Burt Falke, Baltimore, MD; Willie Kate Friar, Lafayette, CO; Laurie Friedman, Davis, CA; Betty Godwin, Cairo, GA; Dora Gropp, Anchorage, AK; Signe Haugen, San Carlos, CA; WINNER: Mary Hess, Wakefield, RI; Leonora Hightman, San Diego, CA; Magali Hinojosa, Lareso, TX; Jane and Clyde Holt, Hinesburg, VT; Samuel Hochman, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Conrad & Alice Houge, South Colby, WA; Jeanne Isaacman, Jenkintown, PA; Steve Jeffries, Centennial, CO; Judi Just, Lompoc, CA; Jack Kaufman, Lake Quivira, KS; Fred Koehler, Orange, CA; Katie Koloboff, Orinda, CA; Roy and Martha Lance, Fullerton, CA; Anne Lesnet, Muscatine, IA; Sylvia Levi, Studio City, CA; William Matson, Apopka, FL; Ron Merlo, Glendale, CA; Kate McIntyre, Sherman Oaks, CA; Sharyn and Bert Model, Summit, NJ; Martha Jo Morehouse, Glendale, CA; Tama Nathan, Shreveport, LA; Joan Offerle, Austin, TX; Betty Pex, Belmont, CA; Edward Pinsky, Montrose, NY; Betty Planeta, Hallandale Beach, FL; Raymond Prince, Maple Valley, WA; Rocky Roland, Bastrop, TX; Stephen Saks, Pikesville, MD; Larry Sanchez; Gene Schloemer, Reno, NV; Regine Schumacher, Seal Beach, CA; Myra Slusser, Sand Springs, OK; Barry & Karen Still, Coeur d’alene, ID; James Thompson, Charlotte, NC; Carolyn Tyssen, Clifton, TX; Richard Walker, La Jolla, CA; Chuck Wallach, Springfield, NJ; Karen Warburg, Seaside, CA; John Wasser, New Port Richey, FL; Lois Welch, Richmond, KY; Lewis Whitaker, Wilton, CT; Claire Wilson, Los Gatos, CA; Wilma Wright, Penn Laird, VA, and Mark Zizzamia, Johns Island, SC.
Paracas Candelabra at Pisco Bay, Peru

The O2, aka the Millennium Dome

June 2013 Issue

The O2, aka the Millennium Dome


The O2, aka the Millennium Dome

Can you walk on air? Well, in London, England, the site of April’s photo, you can walk on O2. The photo shows the top of The O2, aka the Millennium Dome, built in 1999 to house an exhibit to celebrate the third millennium, then sold, refurbished and renamed to be the center of a complex of entertainment venues.

Located in the North Greenwich district, The O2 houses a concert arena, a cinema complex, a dance club, an exhibit space and much more. Or you can walk across the dome’s roof and take in the view from 196 feet up; visit www.theo2.co.uk.

Eighteen readers sent in correct answers, and MARY O’DONNELL of Wilton Manors, Florida, won the drawing. We thank Judy Spielman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for contributing the photo.

Correct answers were sent in by:

Stephen O. Addison, Jr. & Paula Owens, Charlotte, NC; Steven Beningo, Derwood, MD; Richard & Joan Blacharski, Cumming, GA; Philip L. Cosgrove, Houston, TX; Richard Felak, Niskayuna, NY; John Gleason, Bossier City, LA; Phil Lutzi, St. Pete Beach, FL; WINNER: Mary O’Donnell, Wilton Manors, FL; R.A. McQueen, Florence, SC; Raymond Prince, Maple Valley, WA; Joe D. Roberson, Opelika, AL; Charles Twine, Durham, NC; Brian Weaver, Burlington, KY; Richard Welch, Annandale, VA; Kathy Wilhelm, Cary, NC, and Marj Wright, Marlboro, VT.

May 2013 Issue

Shlisselburg Fortress, Russia


Shlisselburg Fortress

The subject of March’s photo is Shlisselburg Fortress, located by Lake Ladoga near the head of the Neva River in northwestern Russia.

There’s been a fortification on the site of Shlisselburg for 800 years. Possession of the site ping-ponged between Sweden and the Novogorod Republic for centuries until Peter the Great of Russia “won” the battle for it in 1702. (Russia lost 6,000 men and Sweden, 110, but Russia got the fortress.) Today Shlissleburg is home to the Museum of Political Prisoners of the Russian Empire.

Four readers sent in the correct answer, and MAUREEN PATRICK of Margate, Florida, won the drawing. We thank Wanda Bahde of Summerfield, Florida, for sending in the photo.
Shlisselburg Fortress, Russia

Pablo Picasso sculpture on Lake Vänern near Kristinehamn, Sweden

April 2013 Issue

Pablo Picasso sculpture on Lake Vänern near Kristinehamn, Sweden


The location of the subject in February’s photo is the shore of Lake Vänern near Kristinehamn, Sweden. Pictured is a 15-meter-tall sculpture imagined by Pablo Picasso and built by Norwegian artist Carl Nejsar in 1965. Its steel frame was filled with small stones and concrete, and the exterior patterns then were created through sand blasting. The sculpture is a portrait of Picasso’s wife, Jacqueline. (From another angle, the sculpture resembles a face in profile.)

Five readers sent in the correct answer, and RICHARD SUNDEEN of Manhattan Beach, California, won the drawing.

We thank Carole Jacobs of Golden, Colorado, for contributing the photo.

March 2013 Issue

Split Apple Rock, South Island, New Zealand


Split Apple Rock, just off of Kaiteriteri Beach in Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand
Two gods of Maori legend were fighting over the possession of a large boulder. To settle the matter, they used their godlike strength to break it in half. That’s the origin story of the subject of January’s photo, Split Apple Rock, just off of Kaiteriteri Beach in Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand.

(An alternate theory, suggested by geologists, is that water seeped into a crack in the rock during an ice age and froze, expanding in volume and splitting the stone. But that’s not as much fun, is it?).

Fifty-six readers sent in correct answers by the deadline, and FRED LOKAY of Williamsburg, Virginia, won the drawing. We thank Rosemary McDaniel of Trenton, Florida, for sending in the photo.
Split Apple Rock, South Island, New Zealand

Tvindefossen, a waterfall north of Voss, Norway

February 2013 Issue

Tvindefossen, a waterfall north of Voss, Norway




Why do more than 200,000 people every year visit the subject of December’s photo, Tvindefossen, a waterfall 12 kilometers north of Voss, Norway? Perhaps because the 379-foot-high fall, which cascades over 10 tiers of rock, is easily accessible and highly photogenic.

Or it could be because a sip of the fall’s water is reputed to confer long life and success in love. (We won’t speculate that the local Chamber of Commerce might have started those rumors....)

Twenty-three readers sent in correct answers, and RICHARD WELCH of Annandale, Virginia, won the drawing. We thank Carolyn Casperson of Banning, California, for contributing the photo.

January 2013 Issue

El Palau de les Arts (Palace of the Arts) Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain


El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

The location of the subject of November’s photo is in Valencia, Spain.

In what was once part of the Turia riverbed, the city fathers built a park. Starting in 1996, the park became the site of The City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of buildings dedicated to the pursuit of entertainment and culture. November’s photo depicts the most recent addition to the complex, El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, a center for opera and other performing arts.

Forty-seven readers sent in correct answers, and JOE D. ROBERSON of Opelika, Alabama, won the drawing. We thank Judy Spielman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for sending in the photo.
El Palau de les Arts (Palace of the Arts) Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain

Peace Statue in Nagasaki, Japan’s, Peace Park

December 2012 Issue

Peace Statue in Nagasaki, Japan’s, Peace Park


The Peace Statue in Nagasaki, Japan’s, Peace Park

“. . . and let it begin with me.”

Installed in 1955, the subject of October’s photo is the Peace Statue in Nagasaki, Japan’s, Peace Park.

Nagasaki native son Seibo Kitamura created the 32-foot bronze, whose right arm points upward toward the threat of nuclear destruction while the left arm is extended in a gesture of peace. His eyes are closed in prayer for the dead, but his muscular figure symbolizes the strength needed by the living to keep the dream of peace alive.

Fifty-two readers sent in correct answers, and TOM LAHMON of Anaheim, California, won the drawing. We thank Stanley and Thomasine Elefant of San Jose, California, for contributing the photo.