Tuesday, 27 November 2007

The Race Returns


Update: bonus clue below It's been some months since the last leg of The Race, where you're challenged to identify where the photo I've shot is taken... Here we were in a place which is bitterly cold but stunning. This was taken on the way to a swimming pool which was a whole cultural experience on its own (you can see the building in the distance behind the trees). Steam rooms filled with naked men ( I mean FILLED) some of them not unattractive... but no - not that kind of steam room... And a whole different pool etiquette.

Prizes to the first to identify correctly the location and to the most elaborate story to explain the picture.

The race starts now.

Bonus Clue: It seems this location is a bit tricky - so I'm adding a landmark from this same city below to help...


The Race continues...

10 comments:

Peter said...

This is Budapest and you went to the Gellert Baths to oggle the guys but mostly to enjoy the waters.

Peter said...

The bonus is the Hungarian State Opera House, a neo-Renaissance building which is located in Pest.

Although in size and capacity it is not among the greatest, in beauty and the quality of acoustics the Budapest Opera House is considered to be amongst the first few opera houses in the world.

Trevor said...

This is NOT Budapest... but a creative try...

peter said...

The Sturebadet in Stockholm would also be a nice place to be seen at.
www.sturebadet.se

Trevor said...

It would seem so - but again - not the location I'm looking for...

peter said...

Since I'm the only one playing...
This is Prague and the people are skating on the frozen river Vltava aka Moldau.

The bonus picture is the National Theatre, which I found by using Wikipedia under: Cities with trams.

Monty said...

I'm thinking it's Prague...I was there last year and the Opera House looked like that...with all the tram lines ruining my pics! AND I didn't need to Wikipedia the answer! LOL

Monty said...

PS Peter, the tram lines were the giveaway, there's no trams in Budapest that go along Andrassy Ter where the Opera House is. :-)

peter said...

The first and last time I was in Prague was in 1967, so I really can't remember what the theater looked like.

I do remember dining at Hotel Europa on Wenceslas Square were we ate with the 6 of us for $10.00 total including drinks. The room was highly decorated with paintings and gold [leaf].

And that my Dad wanted to take a picture of the Astronomical Clock, tripped and fell in a pool of water, I think as a kid that was the highlight of our vacation.

Trevor said...

Good work Peter (and Monty, although technically you're a little too late)- it is indeed Prague. The clock is still there - but we didn't fall in any pools of water while photographing it. Being February, it was bloody freezing (yet spectacular) when we went walking at night - but it was a great short stay.