Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Mestia

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 or indeed what it might be. If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog when the answer is revealed the following week.

*N.B. If your comment/guess isn’t showing immediately, it is because comments are released on the following Thursday or Friday of the week the Monday Mystery photo, is posted. That way, everyone gets a chance to guess, without peeking at any of the previous guesses.

New guest submissions of Monday Mystery Photos, are very welcome. Drop me an email, if you would like to submit one of your travel photos, to Monday Mystery Photo. You will find my email by hovering over my gravatar and clicking on ‘Complete Profile.’

This week’s mystery photo was very kindly submitted by Peggy from the blog:

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Last Week’s Mystery Photo

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Pooja from the blog: Stories from Europe kindly submitted last week’s photo, seen above, which was located in Mestia, Georgia.  It was the first time we have had a photo from that part of the world!

Not surprisingly, it stumped most of us. The closest anyone came was Millie, who felt it was somewhere in Eastern Europe.  Mestia, however, is defintely somewhere you should add to your travel wishlist, not the least because of:

Mestia  is a highland townlet (daba) in northwest Georgia, at an elevation of 1,500 metres (4,921 feet) in the Caucasus Mountains.Despite its small size, the townlet was an important centre of Georgian culture for centuries and contains a number of medieval monuments, such as churches and forts, included in a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The townlet is dominated by stone defensive towers of a type seen in Ushguli (“Svan towers”). A typical Svan fortified dwelling consisted of a tower, an adjacent house (machub) and some other household structures encircled by a defensive wall.  – Wikipedia

 

Good luck with this week’s photo. Thanks Peggy for giving us Something interesting to Ponder About

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last week South Africa

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. This week’s photo was very kindly submitted by Pooja from Stories from Europe.

Does this scene look familiar? Do you know where it might be located?

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Please do leave a comment if you think you know where the photograph is located and if you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog, when the answer is revealed the following week.

*N.B. If your comment/guess isn’t showing immediately, it is because comments are released on the following Thursday or Friday, of the week the Monday Mystery photo, is posted. That way, everyone gets a chance to guess, without peeking at any of the previous guesses.

New guest submissions of Monday Mystery Photos, are very welcome. Drop me an email, if you would like to submit a photograph, to Monday Mystery Photo. You will find my email by hovering over my gravatar and clicking on ‘Complete Profile.’

Last Week’s MMP

The guesses ranged from Italy to France, and even Australia, but the actual location of last week’s mystery photo was the road across the Hartebeespoort Dam wall, which is situated in North West Province, South Africa, 35 kilometres west of Pretoria/Tshwane.

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Millie Thom, a frequent reader of Ineke’s blog, guessed correctly the country location. Good guessing, Millie!

Ineke whose blog you will find here, tells me that she grew up about 15 kilometres from the dam and says that today, it is totally different, but the road across the dam wall and through the tunnel remains the same.   Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartbeespoort_Dam

Thanks so much Ineke, you gave us Something different to Ponder About

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last Week Gydnia

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I encourage you to leave a comment,* if you think you might know where this week’s photograph, shown above, kindly submitted by Peggy from ‘Where to Next? ‘, is located.

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If you guess the location correctly, I will link back to your blog when the answer will be revealed the following week. New guest submissions of Monday Mystery Photos are very welcome. Drop me an email if you would like to submit a photography to my Monday Mystery Photo feature.

 

Last week Pooja from Stories from Europe set us a tricky task to determine just where the above pier was located. Pooja tells us that this photo “is taken on a beach in Gdynia, which overlooks a wooden pier on Baltic Sea. Gdynia is a part of three cities which form Gdansk greater region in the Northern part of Poland.”

There was some really wonderful guesses last week, but we were all stumped. The good thing about this photos, is that we know that there are many piers like this is various parts of the world, to further investigate, if we wish.

Many thanks Pooja, for being so kind to submit your lovely photo. Pooja has a few more intriguing photos from different locations, that I look forward to posting, in coming weeks.

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Monday Mystery Photo* always gives us Something to Ponder About

Comments on MMP, will be released on Friday, (AEST), to allow everyone in different time zones to have a chance, to guess the location, without peeking at the posted comments!

Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Cahuachi

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I encourage you to leave a comment if you think you might know where this week’s photograph, shown immediately below, is located. If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog when the answer will be revealed the following week. Guest submissions of Monday Mystery Photos are very welcome. Drop me an email if you would like to submit a photography to Monday Mystery Photo.

Thanks goes to Pooja from Stories from Europe for submitting this week’s Mystery photo.

Where in the world might the following scene be located?

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Last week we were with Peggy from Where to Next? in Peru

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Were you correct? Don’t worry if you weren’t, as this one stumped quite a few well traveled readers. Drake took out the first correct guess for 2017, correctly identifying the site, as Cahuachi, located in Peru. I will let Peggy elaborate further:

Cahuachi- Is a South American wonder. It’s in Peru and was mostly likely the major ceremonial centre of the Nazca culture that dated from 1 AD to about 500 AD.

The site was ‘rediscovered’ in 1922 by a Dr Frabee and has been studied and excavated regularly ever since.

At first, scholars thought Cahuachi had been the Nazca capital (it overlooks some of the famous Nazca lines), but research indicates that it had a very small permanent population. For this reason, archaeologists believe it was a pilgrimage centre, with a population that increased only for major ceremonial events.

The site has 40 mounds (the one pictured is the largest) with adobe structures on top. It appears these were naturally occurring hills.

Restoration work is being carried out now. Unfortunately, looting is a major problem. Thieves aren’t interested in the tools or building materials, but the burial sites that have been discovered in recent years.

Many thanks to Peggy for this excellent submission for Monday Mystery Photo. I think it has given us all Something important to Ponder About in regard to human history and experience.

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Malta

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I encourage you to leave a comment if you think you might know where this week’s mystery photograph, supplied by Dudda St., is located, or what it is.

Where in the world could the following structure be found?

imageCindy and Drake very quickly identified the Monday mystery photo last time. It was indeed the rotunda in Mosta, Malta. Thanks so much to Milliethom for submitting this photo to Monday Mystery Photo.

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Do you have a photo you would like to contribute to my Monday Mystery Photo feature? Simply drop me an email if you are interested.

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