Forum Game - Where's That Landmark? Part 2

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I am in terrible pain. I kicked myself 37 times for missing Randolph AFB. In 1962 I went through basic training at Lackland AFB just about 20 miles way. I looked through pictures of Lackland AFB thinking that I might see a picture of myself. I set a record in basic training for having a training instructor yell; "We don't need no god dammed independent thinkers in the military." in my face. "Sir yes sir you snarly simple minded bastard" I never got to say that.

I had decided that the USA would never build an air traffic control tower with such poor peripheral visibility so I gave up on the landmark. The only air base we had with a building that might have looked like that was in Turkey.

Scroll down a bit and see the old and new towers. Now I see that they must have stood on the outside and counted boll weevils.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randolph_Air_Force_Base
 
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Here is a new one. It may be easily recognized by the well travelled. For others it is a horse of a different color.

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Although the front of the building is rounded the rear is more squared off.

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The buildings in the pictures are at the location from which we will travel a few miles to the actual landmark. I'll start with a rather incomplete map. ( I Hope)

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OK, I got it. I could have got it without any text in that last image, because a visible advertisement narrowed it down to a specific region, and the mountains suggested which part of that region to investigate more closely. I found the first image which was originally very blue.

But I won't say the answer yet (a) because I still don't have another landmark and (b) to give others a chance.
 
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OK, I got it. I could have got it without any text in that last image, because a visible advertisement narrowed it down to a specific region, and the mountains suggested which part of that region to investigate more closely. I found the first image which was originally very blue.

But I won't say the answer yet (a) because I still don't have another landmark and (b) to give others a chance.

City Center Mall
address: Near Kamal Pokhari Police Station, Pashupati Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

I'm embarrassed to mention how many places I ended up looking at: Santa Monica Pier, Corvette Museum, and about 10 others, nowhere near Nepal.
 
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OK, I got it. I could have got it without any text in that last image, because a visible advertisement narrowed it down to a specific region, and the mountains suggested which part of that region to investigate more closely. I found the first image which was originally very blue.

But I won't say the answer yet (a) because I still don't have another landmark and (b) to give others a chance.
That was great work Jonathan I couldn't read any of the ads on the building except the one for Royal Stag. That was dumb of me, but then missing a detail is my specialty.:D I do know that the type of building + city center+ another word finds it.

Here is another portion of the map which should reveal the city.

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City Center Mall
address: Near Kamal Pokhari Police Station, Pashupati Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

lding not in the city center look more like this. I'm embarrassed to mention how many places I ended up looking at: Santa Monica Pier, Corvette Museum, and about 10 others, nowhere near Nepal.
OK so we don't need the other portion of the map. We are now looking for a landmark within that city. Most of the buildings around the landmark look much different.

I didn't even realize that they had movie theaters there. Good lordly what is this world coming to.
 
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That was great work Jonathan I couldn't read any of the ads on the building except the one for Royal Stag.
Yes, I looked up Royal Stag and found it was a whisky sold primarily in India and Nepal. (Some of the other ads were identifiable, such as Omega and Guy Laroche, but as they are international that didn't help much).
 
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"City Center Mall" wasn't the answer?
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"City Center Mall" wasn't the answer?
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Close enough, it is a movie theater complex called "Big Movies" in the City Center Mall. But the actual landmark is seven minutes away according to Google maps directions.

I have a feeling that that cinema complex is not locally owned.

Here is what the buildings in the landmark area look like:

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Google image lookup has improved. Sometimes it will even find a screen capture from a youtube video.
 
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Yes, I looked up Royal Stag and found it was a whisky sold primarily in India and Nepal. (Some of the other ads were identifiable, such as Omega and Guy Laroche, but as they are international that didn't help much).
You are right and I though that Royal Stag sounded international. My mother was right The devil is in the details. I should have Googled it and painted over it.
 
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But the actual landmark is seven minutes away according to Google maps directions.
You mean that the landmark is NOT what was in the original picture? I wasn't expecting that!
 
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You mean that the landmark is NOT what was in the original picture? I wasn't expecting that!

Post 279.

The buildings in the pictures are at the location from which we will travel a few miles to the actual landmark. I'll start with a rather incomplete map.


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a movie theater complex called "Big Movies" in the City Center Mall. But the actual landmark is seven minutes away according to Google maps directions.


Sorry about that. Google was finding so many of the pictures of the actual landmark that I decided to take the road less travelled. :D
 
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Secret maps from Google. The landmark is just beyond the dark green mark on the map (s).

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Google gave conflicting versions of the shortest route.

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Is it something one could ring?
 
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Is it something one could ring?
CORRECTION ::: there is a bell in a temple within the area. Google gives them both the same address. You have found it

It is an area of buildings surrounding or adjacent to another more noteworthy building. There are three of them in the Kathmandu valley. The one closest to those wonderful cinemas is the one that I am looking for. This one could be called a plaza.
 
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I just edited the post above.
 
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Actually, there seem to be bells and temples everywhere around there. I'm looking around the Basantapur Durbar Square area. There's an impressive neoclassical palace "Gaddi Baithak".
 
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Actually, there seem to be bells and temples everywhere around there. I'm looking around the Basantapur Durbar Square area. There's an impressive neoclassical palace "Gaddi Baithak".
That is interesting, especially how the neoclassical architecture differs from the surrounding buildings.

This all is a part of my landmark which was Dubar Square. You can post another if you have one or pass it on to OmCheeto, or anyone who has a landmark. If we are lucky OmCheeto has scanned some more old black and white photos that he can post.
 
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Thanks for the interesting trip to Kathmandu, even though I was a bit thrown initially by having a "landmark" picture which wasn't actually the landmark!

I still don't have any good ideas for new landmarks at the moment. (Every now and then I have an idea, but when I search the forums I find I've already used it before)! Anyone else is free to have a go, but I'll keep trying to think of something.
 
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Thanks for the interesting trip to Kathmandu, even though I was a bit thrown initially by having a "landmark" picture which wasn't actually the landmark!

I still don't have any good ideas for new landmarks at the moment. (Every now and then I have an idea, but when I search the forums I find I've already used it before)! Anyone else is free to have a go, but I'll keep trying to think of something.
Sorry about that little run around to get to the real landmark. I couldn't find any pictures of the landmark that Google image search didn't recognize. I should have expressed more clearly the; "THIS IS NOT THE REAL LANDMARK" concept. I could have taken some of the real landmark pictures to the paint program and drawn some spiders on them. :D
 
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Ok.

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Sorry about that little run around to get to the real landmark. I couldn't find any pictures of the landmark that Google image search didn't recognize. I should have expressed more clearly the; "THIS IS NOT THE REAL LANDMARK" concept. I could have taken some of the real landmark pictures to the paint program and drawn some spiders on them. :D
Ha ha! This is one reason I'm so slow with this new location. Everything of interest is readily recognizable.
But it's always fun looking for landmarks. It's the next best thing to traveling.

That is interesting, especially how the neoclassical architecture differs from the surrounding buildings.

This all is a part of my landmark which was Dubar Square. You can post another if you have one or pass it on to OmCheeto, or anyone who has a landmark. If we are lucky OmCheeto has scanned some more old black and white photos that he can post.
I'm afraid that I was born a few years after my last landmark, and have used up pretty much all the locations I've been to.
But this new one is in the same vein.
It was inspired by a phone call from my sister last week.
On her trip to Germany next May, she's stopping off in Chichester England for a few days to do family genealogical research.

Though, this New landmark is nowhere near England.
According to the records I have, a couple of my relatives moved here in 1649.
Also, I'm only looking for the name of the town, as I don't have the family address, nor any family photos.
According to a landmark page devoted to the city, the oldest building still standing, wasn't built for another 75 years.
Here's a picture of it:
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ps. I'm a bit embarrassed now by my first photo, but it was the most impressive thing in a 10 minute long video of still images of the town. It's just an apartment complex. :redface:
 

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