Thursday, January 18, 2007

What's Up With All the Squirrels, Piranhas, and Lemmings?


Sometimes it really is a faraway place - the Earth Internet. Particularly certain corners of it. I hope it all turns out...
.
At the risk of turning this into a trivia site I'll post ONE MORE and then maybe NO MORE of these pictures. This is meant to be a SERIOUS and NECESSARY communication tool and not some place you go to while away time while bored at work.
.
waitaminit...
.
The winner of THIS trivia picture guess (remember - I want exact location) gets yet another super-ultra durable Zelenka Picture, printed on extra absorbent paper, featuring eyes-that-follow-you-around-the-room-in-a-creepy-yet-strangely-endearing way, and a completely non-official Dollar Store Knock Off Stargate Party hat. How can you turn that down.
.
Now let me see.... how about this one:

93 comments:

darklock said...

Hey! Who's got this one!?

What's 'bored'?

:-P

Gem Simpson said...

Hmmm...its a small village...in a country...somewhere in the world...

oh this is gonna be easy, I mean Earth isn't *that* big!

:P

windshieldbug said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Meg said...

I have no idea, but it is very, very pretty. *nods*

Spubba said...

Hm. Reminds me of some photos I saw of Chotebor (sorry, I have no idea how to put them little tick marks all over the letters and make 'em fancy like y'all do) in Czech Republic which I saw a couple years back, someone posted 'em when DN was there for a con.

Sure looks like pretty country, at any rate.

tmac72 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
tmac72 said...

Moravia

It's very pretty where ever it is. :)

windshieldbug said...

The license plates give it away as European. The light/power poles give it away as eastern European.

The countryside is semi-mountainous so.....

Since Tammy guessed Prague, I'm going to say Brno. Since it is further east and south. (I have a hard time not saying Czechoslovakia since I was in Prague in the last 80s.)

Yep. Brno is my guess.

As for the Squirrels: David Hewlett dubbed us little furry rodents.

As for Piranhas: YOU did that! :)

As for Lemmings: You probably don't want to know. Joe Mallozzi started that one, not in a good way. It's best to let sleeping pups lie.

Gem Simpson said...

South Bohemia, Czech Republic?

tmac72 said...

I did say Prague, Czech Republic. :P

But it looks like it looks like it could be Moravia.

Cygnet said...

ah ah ah. Not just lemmings dear one, but shrill lemmings. It makes all the difference in the world. ;)

Well, i was going to say Ireland for the pic but others seem convinced its eastern europe so Czech Republic somewhere maybe?

I am so bad at these games...

Lapis said...

Wherever it is, it was taken from the church steeple.

Anonymous said...

it looks like this village in europe i saw on a tv show where some chick rides around naked on a horse once a year...

darklock said...

I am wishing I could read Czech... I'm all confused now. Brdy hills, but where... I haven't found a decent map yet to compare topography. The city in the back-ground gives a few clues as to sky-line... Aaarrgh!

darklock said...

Drat. What's to the east of Pribram? Rozmital is too far south. Okay. I'm quiet now.

Becca said...

Hmmm, it could be Štramberk in the Czech Republic but I'm just guessing :)

Lisa said...

I have no idea where that is, but it's beautiful. You post great pictures. :)

tmac72 said...

Slavonice ?

I know one thing for sure; I have spent way too much time browsing Czech photo sites tonight. I went to one and the only word I could read was 'shopping'. Is that like a universal word/language for women? ;) I’m fluent in that.

It's very pretty, I think it would be nice to visit.

Danielle the Paranoid Android said...

I should know this because I just took eastern european history but they don't show pictures of houses. Though I did learn a lot about the surrealist socialists who dressed like elves in protest of the iron curtain.

The picture reminds me of the Hide and Seek Olympics monty python sketch though. So I fail at being a history major but my monty python is up to par. /ramble

This had a point I swear.

Misty aka s_aurius said...

hmm, I've searched for 30 minutes now and it's getting way too late. If no one's gotten this by morning I'll keep trying then.
Good luck everyone!!

Spubba said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Dana said...

Heh, definitely Czech Republic but it could be anywhere. Why is it that almost all Czech villages look all the same? :) Looks like Moravia (Vysočina). Can't tell you the exact village name but it looks awfully similar to the one we pass by when we go to our cottage near Kunštát. :)

D'oh, I suck at trivia. ;)

Ange said...

České Budějovice.

...I'm going to sheepishly admit I got that off a beer bottle. Ha.

I want to say it's around Karlovy Vary or Plzen (as seen from underneath a pterodactyl, maybe?) or go with consensus and guess somewhere in Moravia. Olomouc in the background? It's a a bit hard to tell, considering the Czech Republic isn't all that flat. It's really familiar, I know it is!

Pauli said...

I think it is somewhere in Orlicke hory. There is one village called Zelenka (Grunborn).

Pauli said...

Or now it is part of Orlicke zahori.

Anonymous said...

Lisen!

Nah, can't be.

Ange said...

My inner Google Maps-sense is telling me to echo Spubba's guess of Chotebor. I'm using a road map, some old photos, and a very tired mind, but I'm 84.3% positive it's right.

And if not, at least I still have the beer.

Vesica said...

*sigh* I am terrible at this and with this one, I can't seem to concentrate long enough to actually form a guess.

I keep getting lost daydreaming about living in that nice little house - the one right there, right over the hill and technically out of sight?

Wait - I AM avoiding work. Drat.

Even if I am terrible at these guessing games, I still thank you for posting them. Nice little daydreams about letting my inner gypsy out and just taking off for parts unknown.

LG said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
LibraryGryffon said...

Definately NOT Ireland or anywhere in the UK, if only from the fact that the cars are on the wrong side of the road. (Or the right side, depending on how you want to look at it!)

Also that interesting brown structure just to the left of center isn't something you'd find in the British Isles. As to specifics about where it is, no clue, though eastern Europe feels right.

Icie said...

oookay, not exactly what I meant by "european town next time" :P Now you are giving us some random little Czech village :P

Gâ-L said...

Too green to be France...

Too sunny to be Scotland or Ireland...

I just don't know !

Becky S said...

This is a good one David! It could go for days. Without doing any detailed research (cause I have lots of stuff to do today) my first thoughts are that it is definately in the Austria, Czeck Republic, Liechtenstein (I did look up the right spelling of that!)areas of Europe. I'll spend some time on it later if no one has guessed it yet.

Francy said...

Hi everyone, and hi David! New here, just joined the fun... I have no idea where this place could be, I wish I had a CSI-like computer program to zoom on car licence plates but I don't, and you sure made sure there aren't any other signs!
I know it's NOT Trieste (where I live. And if that name rings a bell, yes, David, I've met you and told you this!).
I think it's someplace where it snows/rains a lot, both 'cause it's very green AND because the roofs are steep.
Hmmm... ok, now I've got something to do for the next few days!
Francy from Italy

Pauli said...

I really think it is in Czech Rep., because the grey car is old Škoda, made in Czechoslovakia and the houses are joined together, what is more common in Czech that in Slovakia (and in Slovakia we have bigger mountains:).

Kimberly Eddy said...

This picture appears to have been taken out of a train window between Prague and the Austrian Border...and I only know that because I have ridden that train and have a picture of what appears to be the exact same street. As for the exact name...no idea ;)

Great picture though. This has been fun.

Aurora said...

I really need to get out of my little corner of the world more often, because I have no Earthly idea where that is.

Wish I did, its pretty there.

Red Phoniex said...

I'll try

Bohemian-Moravian

mhera/lemonchicken said...

Um ... Vienna, Czech Republic?

Shawna said...

Well, that's a hard one. I poked around Google Earth a bit to see if I could find anything that looked similar, but it would likely take hours for a proper search. Maybe I'll try again later.

Red Phoniex said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Audrey said...

You have NO idea how badly this picture is making me want to visit the Czech Republic now...that's beautiful!

Someday Scientist said...

everyone's saying Czech Republic...

...Biertan, Romania?

...

or perhaps Saschiz (also Romania)?

Red Phoniex said...

Stredocesky, i think, i found another picture which i'm sure is the same place

Bille said...

And here I thought blogs and journals where exactly meant to be the place where to go when bored. That's what I do. *grins*

greetings from a lemming XD

windshieldbug said...

How about some little town in Bravaria?

I am doubting this guess highly. Hurry up then Dr. Z!

Give us a hint if we aren't even CLOSE.

Aurora said...

Oh yes, a hint would be nice. :D

mhera/lemonchicken said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
mhera/lemonchicken said...

*bounces around excitedly*
I know! I know!

The exact location of that picture is here: http://bp3.blogger.com/_rKUtWS1j__w/
RbBTBV_8y8I/AAAAAAAAABg/
bp9RPecHhBw/s400/Guess+four.jpg

... oh, alright! As dear Beckett might have said: "Cheeky little squirrel" hehe

Carolyn said...

Breznice? Or possibly Komarov?

I really have no clue where I'm talking about, I've just been looking at pictures and tearing my hair out in frustration for far longer than I'd planned on being online.

Honestly brdy.info has some great pictures, now if only I could read what the site said!

Elyse said...

It's, it's on Earth! I'm sure of it! The PEgasus Galaxy is full of nothing but fur trees and no lush green pastures. I'm going with Switzerland because it's all I can think of. I'm sure I'm way off.... but it's in Europe, right?

I see the squirrel, piranhas (I missed that one!) and lemmings (they're now a world order - geez, you're offline for a few hours and a world order was asembled).

Let us know when you reveal the location's identity :)

mhera/lemonchicken said...

Hey Dr Z. The squirrels have dug up something that I think you'll like. It's the "how cool are you" quiz.

http://www.elks590.org/main/cooltest.htm

The word is that this is something of McKay's creation. Cant understand why though ...

Rosehawk said...

I have to ask what am I still doing up at 2:30 in the morning trying to win a pic of Dr. Z and a party hat. Geez, where are my priorities, really.

Dr Z said...

*whistles*

Rosehawk said...

Geez, I have to ask what am I still doing up at 2:30 in the morning trying to win a pic of Dr. Z and a party hat. Where are my priorities, really!(Smile)

I have to give up for the night or rather morning. I have tried every combination of "corner" that I can think of, not to mention half a dozen countries with clues from others and I am not having any luck. Maybe later....Right now I hear the faint sounds of sleep coming my way...ZZZZZZZZZZ

darklock said...

*rubs eyes* I've a headache and the certainty that Dr. Z's snuck in an intense and concentrated geography lesson. Bravo. I know a lot more about the Czech Republic than I thought I'd ever know and I'm rather pleased with that. However, I'm getting no closer to discovery. Everywhere I've visited so far is gigantic. Heh. I don't even know if I'm at the right corner of the globe.

Pauli said...

We got democracy here. We can vote:) Who want some hints? I do.

Red Phoniex said...

i second the hint please :D

tmac72 said...

"*whistles*"

What a tease! lol

Come on now, throw us a bone. :)

Trialia said...

Don't know where it is exactly since I don't think I've ever seen those house colours together in that kind of setting, but the countryside looks disturbingly similar to where I am right now. *grins*

Oh, the lemming thing... we are RUNNING with that. We will never let him forget he said that - we've got screencaps. ;)

~ Lemming Webmistress ~

Klenotka said...

Hihi, Prague and Brno, good guess, but I say NO :-) We are small country but not that small ;-) I think it´s little similar to Chotěboř cos I lost there once in one of those little streets. But it would have to be some fringe of a town.
But it´s definitely from the area there.

Miniël said...

Well, I´d say Chotěboř in the first place, but since it has been here already.. Havlíčkův Brod, cos it´s the next stop by the train :)

star.gate@email.cz

Anonymous said...

(Windshieldbug Here.....I can't sign in!)

*Whistles*?!?! Are we to take that as a hint?

Some little town in Holland. :-P Don't they whistle alot?

*Blow raspberry at Dr. Z*

tmac72 said...

“not some place you go to while away time while bored at work.”

You said you don’t want *refreshes page* this to be a place where people *refreshes page* go to waste time while they are *refreshes page* bored. Until this picture location is *refreshes page* revealed, I know several people who will be checking constantly for any hints. I keep expecting my browser to start giving me a pop up notice of “Would you stop doing that” each time I refresh.

I really, really would love a super-ultra durable Zelenka Picture, printed on extra absorbent paper, featuring eyes-that-follow-you-around-the-room-in-a-creepy-yet-strangely-endearing way. *grin*
Sadly, I do not believe I will be able to guess this photo location.

Misty aka s_aurius said...

ROTFLOL Tammy!! You are certainly not the only one! I've only refreshed this page about 15 or 20 times. :D
I'm still looking although not as zealously as I was at first. I'm supposed to be working. :p

Aurora said...

I have spent more time checking this blog, then I have my LJ account. I have also spent WAY too much time searching for the location of that picture...lol.

Dr Z said...

"Kdyby...

Icie said...

Kdyby co, Davide??? *raises her eyebrow*

darklock said...

Susice, Czech Republic

Someday Scientist said...

My google skills are horrifyingly lame, so all I can garner from that... hint? is that i think 'kdyby' means something along the lines of "if" and i'm even more confused than before!

[slinks off to finish chemistry assignment]

Pauli said...

Klatovy or Vrhaveč, ČR

darklock said...

LOL... I found a english-czech translator so I can kindamaybewrongly say I'm bezradny. Put a little thingie over the 'y'. Kdyby is many things including an animated film. Press on!!

Pauli said...

I am afraid that it was no hint. And I am afraid somebody is rejoicing his revange after somebody else find out his last picture in 5 minutes...

darklock said...

Okay. Last one - The village of Nelahozeves.

Done. Got things to do... aaaaaaaaaaaah. I get to excited about treasure hunts.

Misty aka s_aurius said...

ok, I'm gonna go completely off and say Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK :P

Carolyn said...

Toulcuv dvur?

Susice?

Bavorov? (Or is it bil Bavorov?)

Carolyn said...

And *growl* at having such evil clues, it took me a while to find that one out, if it's right...I think I may have it though, if I've taken the clues in.

ckrivet12 said...

hi all! ok here's my guess...
havirov, czech republic?

Dr Z said...

WE HAVE A WINNER!!
.
Bavorov, Czech Republic.
.
Carolyn wins! It was taken form the church steeple.
.
Although I wonder if you got it from my hint " Kdyby byl...."
.
"Co jsou Vodnany, dal bych ti hubicku..."
.
Congratulations. That was a tough one.
.
I need an address, Carolyn.

Misty aka s_aurius said...

Congratulations Carolyn!! I'm impressed!

Carolyn said...

Google is your friend...and trust the music major to figure the clues out. The address is on its way.

Icie said...

Oh yes... NOW I can see why did you say "Kdyby" *facepalm* Never thought of a song, LOL!

Pauli said...

Congrats and thanks Carolyn:) This was fun. But now there are more important things waiting to be done...

tmac72 said...

"That was a tough one."

It sure was. I don't know whether to be aggravated that I didn't figure it out or relieved that it's over. lol Though it was fun.

Congratulations Carolyn.

Thanks for the game Dr. Z
Cheers!

Haliyah said...

Cesky Krumlov?

Just a guess...

darklock said...

LOL... music. Congratulations, Carolyn! I can stand down.

Lapis said...

Do I get partial credit because I figured out it was taken from a church steeple? (Yeah, like that took a lot of brilliance *ppptttfftthhbb*)

Ah well, maybe some other day, some other place.

Got any pictures of San Diego? Them, I know.

Spubba said...

Exactly! I feel all brilliant that I at least figured out that it was some place in CR and probably taken from a church steeple.

And I think I learned a lot about the Czech Republic while I was trying to guess... that in itself was fun!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! Carolyn!! Congrats.

(Windshieldbug)

Rosehawk said...

Congradulations Carolyn.

That was a good one!!! And fun, as I can say after I got some sleep.

Aurora said...

Congrats Carolyn!

Becky S said...

Congratulations Carolyn! Great job!

Allison said...

...amazing! Congratz!!!