Game: Name that road!

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by ColinJ, 10 Dec 2017.

  1. OP
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    Let's say that ideally your bike should be visible, but if you have run out of suitable photos including the bike, then just post one of the road. You should at least have cycled to that location though - don't just post a picture lifted off the Internet or snapped from a car window!

    I'll trawl through my pictures and come up with one shortly ...
     
  2. OP
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    Ok, here is another one. If you know it, you will recognise it instantly. If you don't, you would struggle to work it out!

    This ancient oak tree was very distinctive. I say 'was' because after years in that condition it was finally brought down by a severe gale in January of this year. It was estimated to be between 700 and 800 years old.

    Spooky tree revisited.jpg
     
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  3. Aravis

    Aravis No Regret

    Location:
    Gloucester
    That is the Laund Oak, Bolton Abbey. On the minor road heading north on the east side of the river, near the Strid.
     
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    It certainly is, or sadly, WAS ...

    Your turn!
     
  5. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Did Prince Charles hide in that oak as well? He seems to have hidden in all the others.
     
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  6. Aravis

    Aravis No Regret

    Location:
    Gloucester
    OK then. With the recent relaxation in the rules, this one qualifies - I've checked! An early morning shot from October 1985:

    BP24a.JPG
    When I looked for this spot on street view, I was able to find the house but the immediate surroundings seem to have changed drastically in the 32 years since the picture was taken. The mountains should be completely distinctive though. At this point I'm about to ride perhaps the most romantic section of coastline in the UK, something I'm proud to have on my list.
     
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  7. slow scot

    slow scot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Pap of Glencoe perhaps, from near the old Ballachulish ferry?
     
  8. Aravis

    Aravis No Regret

    Location:
    Gloucester
    No, it's not that part of the world.

    It's always difficult to judge how big a clue to give. When I said it's a early morning shot, that was intended to help with the direction of view, implying that it's likely to be an east coast scene.
     
  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Oooh no that's not, er, pap shaped enough. It does look Scottish though.

    As above it's taken facing south or south-east and there's a small town with a church and what could be a barracks or warehouse on the water front.
     
  10. Aravis

    Aravis No Regret

    Location:
    Gloucester
     
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    I have gone back and edited the first post to show the relaxed conditions, but I still think we should stick to the UK so I have not changed that requirement.
     
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  12. Aravis

    Aravis No Regret

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Thanks, @ColinJ, but my reason for highlighing in the UK was that the scene in my picture is...in the UK!
     
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  13. I'll say that the mountain outline makes it the Mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland, going by stock images such as this:
    upload_2017-12-30_20-44-52.png
    As for the exact location, I'm going to guess at the approach to Dundrum, and possibly here (from google maps)
    upload_2017-12-30_20-50-20.png
    - it could well be the same house, but some of the angles and the size of the mountains look wrong - maybe different types of lens between your photo and google maps?

    It took a lot of googling of east coasts to get this far.
     
  14. Aravis

    Aravis No Regret

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I believe that is a bullseye! I agree, it's difficult to get a perspective that looks identical, perhaps due to different focal lengths. Those new trees on the left don't help either. But that's definitely where I was.

    Riding the Mourne coast road - Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea - is unforgettable.

    Anyway, congratulations. Over to you...
     
  15. OK then.

    Where am I?
    20150906 Wales ride (6).JPG
     
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