Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Spain

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location or what it is. If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog, when the answer is revealed, the following Monday.

Guest Submissions are very welcome!

Please note that I will release comments in the latter part of each week, usually Thursday or Friday, Australia time, and in this way, everyone can have a guess without a spoiler being revealed prematurely.

This Week’s Monday Mystery Photograph

I am throwing out a difficult challenge this week.

The following photo was snapped, of me, in recent times, with a slightly dishevelled soldier from a historical re-enactment group that is pertinent to his locality. Do you have an idea of the location for this military group, based on his costume, or even hidden elements in the photo? (-if you are a super sleuth!)

The correct country is sufficient for this week’s answer.

This Week’s Mystery Photograph

Last week’s Monday Mystery Photograph

Photo by Mia Hustad

Last week’s photo was located on the road to El chorro, north of Malaga, Andalucia in Spain.

This hermitage is located at the old village of Bobastro. It was renovated late last century  at which time they discovered  a series of tombs carved into the rock. There is also remains of a watchtower, known as Moro Rock, indicating the historic importance of the site.  As an aside, it seems that cross religo-cultural forces interplayed here, as the festival of Moors and Christians were celebrated here until the 1920’s. A pilgrimage mass of the Virgen de Villaverde, is still celebrated here.

The following bloggers identified the photograph’s location correctly in Spain:

thetravellingdiaryofadippydottygirl

leggypeggy

travelingmatters.net

https://travel-gourmand.com

https://seenorway.wordpress.com/about/

 

Some narrowed down the location even further:-

https://colonialist.wordpress.com

masterofsomethingyet.com

 

and some further still:-

ledrakenoir.wordpress.com

recipereminiscing.wordpress.com

Impressive knowledge everyone. Well done!

 

Monday Mystery

Will you guess this week’s photograph?

It is Something different to Ponder About

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Monday Mystery Photo – last time Denmark

This Week’s Mystery Photograph

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Where could this be found? [Photo by Mia Hustad]
Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph. If you guess the correct location, I will link back to your blog when the answer is revealed the following Monday. Guest Submissions are very welcome!

Please note that I will release comments in the latter part of each week, usually Thursday or Friday and in this way, everyone can have a guess without a spoiler being revealed in the comments.

Last week’s Monday Mystery Photograph

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Drake from LeDrakeNoir,

Gerard from Oosterman Treats,

Mel&Suan from Travelling Matters to Us,

guessed correctly that last time, Monday Mystery was in the wonderful land of Denmark.

The 32m long bridge, in Copenhagen, is based on the concept of a sailing ship was designed by the technological savvy, Olafur Eliasson; an artist who seeks to learn from, and blend, art with technology, rather than shy away from it. Here you can read about how he has created a functional solar lamp – the Little Sun, which can allow children to study in darkness, an adaptive art that appeals to me.

The wonderful Drake even supplied us with an extra link: http://www.dac.dk/en/dac-life/copenhagen-x-galleri/cases/cirkelbroen-circle-bridge/

Thank you, Drake!

Eliasson states, “We have an economy that seems to have lost total track of the need to know why before you focus on how. What I’m afraid of is that there’s a kind of obsessive focus on how to spread news or artworks, but very little focus on the content. There are no processes. I don’t have the answer, but I’m curious about what applications, what tools, what skills will guide and amplify.”

Monday Mystery

Will you guess this week’s photograph? It is something different to ponder about

Monday Mystery Photo. Last week Wroclaw, Poland

This Week’s Mystery Photograph

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph. If you guess the correct location, I will link back to your blog when the answer is revealed the following Monday.*

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Where is this structure located?

*Please note that I will release comments in the latter part of each week, usually Thursday or Friday and in this way, everyone can have a guess without a spoiler being revealed in the comments.

Last week’s Monday Mystery Photograph

 

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Last week we were in Wroclaw, (pronounced more like Vratslav), in Silesia, Poland checking out – “The Anonymous Pedestrians.”

I have to say I found this incredibly powerful piece of street art. Sources state that the statues are representative of all the people working, for so many years, in the Polish underground movements. As Poland has struggled for centuries with self-determination, it has a poignant theme and spans many generations of untold struggle, heroism and resilience. A really significant piece of Polish art, worth seeing, if you ever have the pleasure of visiting Poland.

“The wonderfully lifelike bronze statues descending into the earth are based on Jerzy Kalina’s temporary art installation set up in Warsaw in 1977; the original plaster sculptures, stored in the Wrocław National Museum for 28 years, were re-cast in bronze and unveiled in the middle of the night on the 24th anniversary of the introduction of martial law in Poland.” [Source: inyourpocket,com]

Wroclaw has much more to offer and I personally loved the city. The old town and surrounds are very special. Intrigued? Read more about it here

The following bloggers guessed last week’s photograph location correctly:

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Stories from Europe – Well done, Pooja

Where to Next? – Great memory, Peggy

A Mindful Traveller – Excellent guess, Lorelle

Ledrakenoir – I should know your url off by heart now, Drake

Travelling Matters to Us  – Great work, Mel and Suan

 

Very impressive general knowledge!

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Something to Ponder About this Monday

Monday Mystery Photo – Last Week Helsinki

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph. If you guess the correct location, I will link back to your blog when the answer is revealed the following Monday.*

 

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Can you guess the location?

*Please note that I will release comments in the latter part of each week, usually Thursday or Friday and in this way, everyone can have a guess without a spoiler being revealed.

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Last week, MMP visited beautiful Helsinki, Finland, with ‘Snow’ from the blog, SnowMeltsSomewhere.

Thanks so much for your kind submission, Snow. It was great fun reading the various guesses.  Gerard from Oosterman Treats Blog and Pooja from Stories from Europe guessed correctly with Millie from MillieThom also managing a good guess! And no they didn’t use Google – Good work, everyone!

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The Helsinki Archipelago has 315 islands in close proximity to the city centre. Last year, I took a delightful lunchtime cruise around this very archipelago and I highly recommend it; you can read more about my impressions of Helsinki here. However, I shall let Snow tell you a little more about this location!

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“This picture is taken near the Kaivopuisto park in Helsinki. It’s located by the sea right in the center of town and it is a definite must-visit if you come to Helsinki. Locals have picnics, go to cafes or ice cream kiosks, and jog in the park – it’s very lively in the summer.” – SnowMeltsSomewhere

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Fun Fact: Finland is the world leader in the use of coffee. According to official statistics, more than 11 kg of coffee a year are drunk per capita!

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Something fun to Ponder About

 

Monday Mystery Photo – Last Week Leuven

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Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph. If you guess the correct location, I will link back to your blog when the answer is revealed the following Monday.*

*[Please note that I will release comments in the latter part of each week, usually Thursday or Friday and in this way, everyone can have a guess without a spoiler being revealed.]

 

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This week’s photograph

This week’s photo – seen above is from the blogger SnowMeltsSomewhere.  Thanks so much for your kind submission, Snow. It is great to feature different bloggers and different locations from all around the world.  Do you know where it is located? Try hard to not use Google images, please! The featured image shows a close up of the building in the foreground.

Guest contributions to MMP are very welcome. Please flick me an email if you have a photo to submit.

Last week’s guest contributor is Marion from Figments of a DuTchess. Thanks Marion,  for submitting a great photo to Monday Mystery.  Our first from Belgium.

 

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Last Week’s MM Photograph

The photo was shot by Marion, in Leuven, Belgium and is the City Hall, which Tidious Ted from Recipe Reminiscing Blog, thought resembled a cream cake, as it is extraordinary and beautifully ornate. Here is some extra information:

” The present impressive town hall of Leuven is the third one and construction started in 1439. It is a building in Gothic style with four corner turrets, two ridge turrets and a balustrade around the building.

The building has only three floors (although from the outside one would expect a few more floors). There are a few hundred statues in the many niches around the building and around the turrets. Some statues represent biblical figures, other statues scholars, eminent citizens, artists, judges, dukes of Brabant etc. There is even an image of Napoleon and one of the Belgian kings. “

Source: http://www.discoverleuven.com/townhall.asp

 

Those bloggers who guessed the correct location/country included:

LeDrakeNoir

Traveling Matters 

RecipeReminiscing

Mosy

MillieThom

 

Excellent effort, everyone!  I haven’t been there myself, so I would not have had a clue where last week’s photo was located.

Have you been there? Did you go inside this wonderful building?

 

Monday Mystery

 

Something I have been pondering about since I saw Marion’s photo.