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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #950 on: June 24, 2016, 11:14:09 am »

Photo taken about 8 years ago on an ixus 60, been reduced in size so degraded a bit for easy posting.


Forbidden city has a moat around it but no lakes etc inside the walls other than the odd small pond in the gardens


Image is Ghinggis Khaan (Using the correct Mongolian spelling)
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #951 on: June 24, 2016, 11:17:18 am »

The reason for no red flags is linked to the place itself, note the yellow flags which is a huge clue :)


The colours of the roofs also indicate that it cant be the forbidden city as the buildings there have roofs of two colours to indicate usage
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #952 on: June 24, 2016, 09:42:52 pm »

Is nobody else going to have a guess ?   Yellow flags ..hmmm, typhoid ,plague, isolation hospital ? Or does the yellow flag belong to higher class in the classless society, maybe the mandarins of old ?  I give up.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #953 on: June 24, 2016, 10:19:15 pm »

Dont give up, yellow is the colour of the Chinese Emperor of old just as you guessed
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #954 on: June 25, 2016, 02:19:06 pm »

Garden of heavenly delights for the yellow flagged Manchu Emperors :embarrassed: ? In a ,now, peoples park in old Peking now Beijing  {:-{
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #955 on: June 25, 2016, 08:36:31 pm »

....ooooor ...according to Wiki.cn, could be Haidian Imperial Gardens ?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #956 on: June 25, 2016, 10:05:07 pm »

Close enough, its just the living and workers area in the summer palace which is indeed in the Haidian area :)
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #957 on: June 25, 2016, 10:36:13 pm »

Aaaaaaarrrrhhhha .....The Summer Palace :embarrassed:....certainly a beautiful place to sail model boats...............

But I bet IC  >>:-( are not permitted..... Derek
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #958 on: June 25, 2016, 11:13:36 pm »

dont see why not, there is a huge lake called Kungming. For sure you can in Houhai which is where I go and also fish there as there is no enterance fee. There are lakes all over Beijing for fishing, boating and even swimming in summer
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #959 on: June 26, 2016, 07:50:56 am »

It would be nice if we had Chinese members in the ROC. Does the "Great Wall" prevent that ?  BBC "Click" this morning is all about Chinese electronics.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #960 on: June 26, 2016, 09:36:27 am »

there is no reason why ROC members cant access the forum and forums in general other than language barriers, the only real barriers I know of are the well known Facebook blocks but many people use proxy servers to get round that restricion.


Whilst a lot of young people speak basic english having learnt at school its only in the major cities that they are likely to get a chance to talk to a forigner. Writing is much more difficult as its not just a simple translation the two languages have different fundamental concepts. The older generation as a rule dont know english. 
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #961 on: June 26, 2016, 11:20:47 am »

Interesting Kevin.  Do you visit there often ?    How about model boat clubs in the country ?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #962 on: June 26, 2016, 11:27:44 am »

I live in Beijing about 50% of my time, month there then a month UK etc.


I dont know of any boat clubs whatsoever, I do travel around china quite a bit including well away from "western" areas but water hobbies seem to be boating as in riding in them, fishing and kite flying (they like the steady air streams you tend to get along the rivers) but then Im all new to this, I know a couple of steam enthusiasts and one is into boats but lives in the south and is active on a number of forums.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #963 on: June 26, 2016, 11:39:42 am »

Wow ! pity  I didn't know you when the wandering Springer "Red Oktober" was trying to cadge a lift eastwards. (check it out in the Springer thread if you don't know about it) Maybe we can organise something if it goes round again {-).   I suppose it is my turn now ?  A more orthodox one but with communist connections.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #964 on: June 26, 2016, 12:08:55 pm »

Hmmm, clear what it is but where I have no idea
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #965 on: June 26, 2016, 12:16:16 pm »

You could ask someone on Skype ;) ;)
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #966 on: June 26, 2016, 12:31:32 pm »

Red O visited this city. ( Launched 2010, still going strong, now in Canada ).
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #967 on: June 26, 2016, 01:00:05 pm »

What one of my girlfriends that are keen to send me naked photos and just need my credit card and bank details in exchange?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #968 on: June 26, 2016, 01:24:31 pm »

I`ll re-phrase my Skype reference ...ask at the HQ of Skype :embarrassed:
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #969 on: June 26, 2016, 02:32:15 pm »

lost me completly now, Im sure somebody who knows what they are looking at will be along shortly :)
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #970 on: June 26, 2016, 02:44:16 pm »

Skype HQ is in same city as this building.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #971 on: June 26, 2016, 04:17:31 pm »

Luxembourg ?


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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #972 on: June 26, 2016, 04:38:33 pm »

Got that much but I cant find it on google maps or search, the russian church there has multi colour domes
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #973 on: June 26, 2016, 04:44:06 pm »

Estonia ?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #974 on: June 26, 2016, 05:38:28 pm »

Yes Estonia.   Look for a cathedral not a church.
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