Saturday, 21 April 2007

superchilled race around the world - Location 6

In leg 5 of Superchilled Race around the World you were given a photo of an underground railway map and asked to identify the city it represented. Peter Von Amsterdam was lightning quick off the mark to identify it correctly as London and gave us some historical background to the map, taking out the prize for first correct entry, while Geoff d'Vancouver took out the most creative prize identifying the remarkable similarity with the love life of Craig (from The Patient Man: Blog) . Well done guys!!

As Superchilled Race Around the World continues, we find ourselves in Location 6, above. Again, the first correct person to identify where the photograph is taken and the most creative correct or incorrect answer get the awards. Bonus points this time to some historical background of the building in question.

You can see the larger version by clicking on the image - which might give some clues. Good luck!


10 comments:

Monty said...

Hmmm, this wouldn't be the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Romania? Formerly known as the Casa Poporului - "House of the People" - (how ironic) prior to Ceausescu's overthrown in 1989, the 12-floor showcase of Romanian craftsmanship now houses the Chamber of Deputies and Senate of Romania. Building work commenced in 1984 and the building is made exclusively of materials of Romanian origin. Interestingly, it is the second largest administrative building in the world by surface area of its floors, just behind the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.It is 10% larger by volume than the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The urban wasteland in front of it (B-Dul Unirii) was intended as a Champs Elysees style axis for a civic project that saw Ceausescu destroy an entire suburb to build the parliament and Piata Unirii.

Peter Von Amsterdam said...

Monty, you said it all! Chapeau!!

Now I just wonder with which name you end up in this blog... Count Monty de Sydney perhaps?

d'Vancouver and Von Amsterdam are regal titles where I come from, we leave it up to His Grace Trevor of Coalcliff...

Trevor said...

I thought this leg might take some time to get a correct answer... But it seems not - the competition for the most creative answer remains... although as you can see the actual history of it has its own creativity... As for titles; time will tell Monsieur Peter.

Geoff & Terry said...
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Craig said...

BTW.. It is King Trevoir de L'Coalcliffe

The photo is actually the tradesmans entrance of the new house that King Trev is building on his block of ground in the next county, where he will assume the title King Trevoir De L'Stanwell Parc.

I can then assume the throne and become King Craig De L'Coalcliffe....

Le roi est mort, Vive le Roi!

Geoff & Terry said...

As I was unable to beat Count Monty de Sydney to the post on this one I have decided instead to submit a glamour photo of myself visiting this wonderful monument...Oh how I miss those heady days of haute couture, high performance cars and communism...

http://www.greatestcities.com/5129
pic/741/CP2741.jpg/DSC04993.JPG

(Sorry but you will probably need to cut and paste the above link in two pieces to make it work!)

G

Geoff & Terry said...

Too funny Craig...I totally defer to you on this one :)

G

Trevor said...

You've really toned it down since those heady days Geoff haven't you?! All this capitalism has made you lose weight - and breasts! Sigh, the good ol' days...

Trevor said...

Oh, and Prince Craig, your architects d'renovation keep requesting an audience. Remind them please that they need to use the professional's entrance, which looks incredibly like a disused mineshaft located at the Stanwell Parc estate. Ta muchly.

Geoff & Terry said...

Hey Trev

Thanks for noticing my breasts!....funny but I always though you were a leg man though???

G