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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1500 on: January 14, 2018, 01:21:32 AM »

When did the monorail close Peter?


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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1501 on: January 14, 2018, 01:28:56 AM »

It closed in June 2013, the photo was taken in November 2009. I thought it was great, but many Sydneysiders did not like it at all. During my coach driving days we would take school groups from our area on excursions to Sydney, and a ride on the Monorail was nearly always included. The kids loved it, as did the adults  :-) . I was sorry to see it go.


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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1502 on: January 14, 2018, 01:42:27 AM »

Thanks Peter.......it is some 19 years since we were at Darling Harbour....we drove in from the western side and parked at the Novotel 

I am pretty sure that the swing bridge was open for pedestrian traffic & the Monorail was functioning, however sore & tired feet won over & we caught a water taxi launch from Darling harbour out & under the Bridge to a disembarkment point near the Sydney Water Police base....and then dinner in one of those old huge converted sandstone & timber multi story storage warehouse buildings

Best of all was the water taxi skipper gave me his card & advised he could be back  in 15 minutes when called...true to his word, after our dinner & more walking he collected two weary travellers & we were back at the Novotel in 10 minutes...........I think the cost each way was $10.00...........super value riding on your own personal taxi launch under our Coat Hanger  O0

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1503 on: January 14, 2018, 10:22:58 AM »


Jumping in.... Where in the World?   :P


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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1505 on: January 14, 2018, 12:03:08 PM »

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1506 on: January 14, 2018, 01:29:06 PM »


 Where in the World? 


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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1507 on: January 15, 2018, 02:45:55 AM »

The first Lighthouse on Bidston Hill was built in 1771, further from the body of water it lit than any other lighthouse in the world, ever. The octagonal tower housed a massive parabolic reflector, twelve feet in diameter, developed at the Bidston Signals Station by William Hutchinson, Liverpool Harbour Master and one-time privateer.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1508 on: January 15, 2018, 02:56:34 AM »

Is this the on you mean Geoff?.......................you certainly a well travelled person from your previous lifetimes  O0
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1509 on: January 15, 2018, 03:44:49 AM »

Hi Derek
Yes, I've been fortunate in my globe trotting. Apprenticed in the Royal Air Force in 1962 I travelled extensively. Pretty much all the east coast of GB, Hong Kong, Gan, Singapore, Malaya, Aden. Then in later years North America and most of Europe. Then downunder a lot of time in NZ, Bali etc. It's been a good life :-))
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1510 on: January 15, 2018, 04:14:02 AM »

 
"Lighthouse on Bidston Hill"  - Correct!
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1511 on: January 15, 2018, 04:32:01 AM »

Not too difficult



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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1512 on: January 16, 2018, 12:15:44 PM »

Do you guys need a clue?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1513 on: January 16, 2018, 12:46:51 PM »

Yes please. :-))
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1514 on: January 16, 2018, 01:15:35 PM »

:-))
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1515 on: January 22, 2018, 04:51:19 AM »

Another clue: SE of Ozz
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1516 on: January 22, 2018, 06:46:28 AM »

Hello


Last week with the three masts Dunedin I was thinking about this city.  Then as I was there sometime I didn't recognized the place ... 


Today I watched on google map - oups it's Dunedin !!



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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1517 on: January 22, 2018, 09:04:36 AM »

I knew it was familiar! Taken from the Otago peninsula I think.

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1518 on: January 22, 2018, 11:39:20 AM »

That's right Colin, I was on holiday there a few years back. My godmother came from Dunedin too :-))
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1519 on: January 22, 2018, 11:40:04 AM »

Hello


Last week with the three masts Dunedin I was thinking about this city.  Then as I was there sometime I didn't recognized the place ... 


Today I watched on google map - oups it's Dunedin !!
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1520 on: January 22, 2018, 11:53:49 AM »

What about this place, quite easy in fact.





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« Reply #1521 on: January 22, 2018, 12:48:07 PM »

So nice of you to join us Xtian29 O0................could this be the Red bridge in Lisbon?.................Derek
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« Reply #1522 on: January 22, 2018, 01:16:02 PM »

Yep Derek, this is the 25 de Abril bridge over the Tagus at Lisbon


It's your turn  :-))


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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1523 on: January 22, 2018, 08:07:50 PM »

OK....something completely different.............[eh & what time of day please? %) ]...... Derek
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1524 on: January 22, 2018, 08:10:46 PM »

Venice, Italy ?
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