Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Location 11 winners + New Location 12


In Leg 11 of Superchilled Race Around the World, we travelled to Split in Croatia the gateway to the Dalmation coast... (We'll be heading south of there again later this year.) Altraeis got lost in Prague & a few other locations along the way - but good effort there mister!! The winner was Maple Leaf Terry in Sri Lanka who hit the nail on the head. Altraeis gets the best effort award this time.
Now for the next leg. Pictured below is one heightened perpective on this location. Can you tell me where we are? First in correctly wins. Get somewhere near or creative and win the alternate prize.
The Race Starts NOW.

13 comments:

brenton said...

I have no idea, but it's a stunning shot!

Peter said...

I can tell you where you was...
on top of a tower with an outside stairwell in the south of Europe.

Why the south, it's quite easy, in winter time they still need to reach the top and you don't climb that easy on snow and ice covered steps.

It's a greek cross building, maybe a church or part of a castle/palace building, the gold painted railing is a give away.

Maybe you're kind enough to give us another hint?? A side view?? [I don't mean just clouds, they could be anywhere!]

Please!!!

Trevor said...

Thanks Brenton. I did have to beat a little bit of "will I fall-itis" while taking this picture on a very narrow and elevated vantagepoint... But Peter - I think it is too early to give a clue, apart from to say that you're moving in completely the wrong direction.
Bonne Chance!

peter said...

I was just trying to get some more information...

and that, in a way, you have given me!

Geoff & Terry said...

I think it's from a tower in southern France, perhaps even a lighthouse with a strategically missed water shot on the other side...The roof below says "France".Terry

Trevor said...

If the roof below says 'France' Terry, your french is very bad...

Trevor said...

Okay it seems people are having trouble with this one, so I'll give another clue...

It's in a country where a not so famous Australian became famous after our 2000 Olympics (she's not a sportswoman).

peter said...

Thanks Trevor for the clue. It is Denmark! And that not so famous Australian is... Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, HRH Crown Princess of Denmark, was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

The view is from the top of the spire of "Vor Frelsers Kirke", aka The Church of Our Saviour in Copenhagen.

The Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen, has been at the heart of Denmark´s religious life since 1696, when King Christian V provided Christianshavn, the busy harbour area of the city, with this magnificent church.

The extraordinary church is a landmark, attracting visitors from all over Denmark and the world. The tower and the copper and gold spire with 400 steps (150 steps twisting around the outside), rising 90 metres above the city, is one of the architectural wonders of the world.

The spire of the Church of Our Saviour was designed by the Danish architect Laurids de Thurah. He was inspired by the spiral-shaped stone lanterns on the Jesuit Church of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza in Rome. But de Thurah's masterpiece - built in pine and covered with copper - is both taller and thinner than its model in Rome.

The spire consists of an external staircase that twists round four times, starting at the vergers' walk and then running all the way up. On the way to the top, protection is provided in the form of a gilded iron railing. At the very top stands the gilded globe, from which a similarly gilded, flag-bearing Christ figure looks out over the city. From the ground to the flag, it is 90 metres - almost three times the height of the other famous tower in Copenhagen, the Round Tower. There are 400 steps, 150 of which are outside. The globe is 2.5 metres in diameter, and the Christ figure is 3 metres high.

The spire was consecrated with much pomp and ceremony on 29 August 1752. The event was attended by King Frederik V, who went all the way up whilst 27 canons saluted in the church square. After the tower's most recent restoration in 1991-97, Prince Joachim took the same walk in 1996.

A popular legend says that de Thurah committed suicide by jumping off the tower, supposedly because the tower winds to the right. This is not true. Laurids de Thurah died seven years later in his bed, poor and forgotten.

"Himmelstigen" (Ladder to Heaven), a film made by the Danish director Nils Vest in 1997, tells the story of the world-famous tower and its architect.

A side view is in the mail to Trevor.

altraeis said...

The Spire of Vor Frelsors Kirke in Copenhagen is the only one that i can find that resembles this leg of the race......A guess at least

altraeis said...

Nooooooooooooooooooo beaten by 2 minutes.....sigh, I should have typed quicker...lol

peter said...

Terry, the other side of the spire is a street, only with heavy rain there's water to be seen. ;-)

Trevor said...

Good work guys! You were VERY close there Altraeis!! It was a fantatstic spire to climb - because you climb it on the OUTSIDE and it gets narrower and narrower at the top.

peter said...

I know where #13 is... and I've never been here, but would like to visit.

I know it doesn't help, but it's close to home