GoogleEarthing #127

Can you see the forest for the trees? #3

Hint #1: Consider my comments.
Hint #2: Really now, listen to what I wrote.
Hint #3: Take care that you don’t get lost in the songlands.

Instructions:

Use Google Earth to find the image below somewhere on the face of the Earth. When you find it, tell us using the comment feature.

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Solved by: Kenwyn
Location: Yalguba, Karelia, Russia
61′52′40 N 34′36′10 E


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18 Responses to “GoogleEarthing #127”

  1. Is “Russia” enough, or do I have to narrow it down a bit? :)

  2. I was hoping for a little more effort! ;)

    I have many mixed feelings about Russia in relation to this game. Might as well spread them around.

  3. I think I will pass on this one. Just haven’t the strenght to search those dozens, if not hundreds, of areas again that I searched while looking for #100 ….

  4. “I think I will pass on this one.”

    Are you saying that you’re finished?

  5. Been searching Finland, nothing yet…

  6. Quick grammar lesson: don’t confuse the modifier for the subject.

  7. Is it Teamwood OU logging in Nuri, Russia?

  8. Might be way off here but I found similar areas in Estonia and the clues led me to beleive this place maybe near a concentration camp?!? Wish I had more time to look!

  9. Gotrees: I tried googling “Nuri” (Google is my friend) but couldn’t find a place with that name, so I can’t confirm that detail. But like Kenwyn, you are on a warmish trail.

    John: your trail is cold. :(

    The third clue, when properly searched for (remember who your friend is) will be highly instructive.

  10. YES!

    61′52′40 N 34′36′10 E

    It is in Russia, but an area called Karelia. (I believe a territory once disputed between Finland and Russia).

    Clue refers to “A Wedding in the Karelian Songlands” (apparently a Finnish classic, although not currently in my DVD collection!)

  11. I still would like an extensive explanation of the hints, since they’ve given me quite some headaches :-)

  12. Me too. Other than the fact that it was Geocentre consulting, and Alan said “finished” (Finnish?) I was a bit clueless until a bit of Googling on songlands narrowed it down.

    Of course your clues for 131 and 132 will be much clearer, WON’T THEY!?! :)

  13. To be honest; I haven’t even started to think about clues for those… Even though I accept that they may be needed to generate some more interest in this site, I’m still a bit of a purist. Deep down I feel that GE-puzzles should be found by nothing else than searching every nook and cranny of the earth. But that would probably leave only you, Adrian, Alan and me … I think we have to work towards a mix of puzzles with different grades of difficulty, some with clues (after a few weeks, months).

  14. “I still would like an extensive explanation of the hints, since they’ve given me quite some headaches :-)”

    Kenwyn: “Russia”
    Alan: “I hate Russian puzzles, might as well share the feeling” –> somewhere in Russia
    Adriaan: “Too exhausted from searching all over Russia for #100″
    Alan: “Finished?” –> added hint based on wordplay
    Adriaan: “Searching Finland”
    Alan: “Subject = Russia; modifier = Finland” –> NW Russia

    Hint #1 & #2 refer to these exchanges

    – not much action on the solving front –

    Alan: reading up on Karelia on Wikipedia, find a reference to the Finnish tradition of calling Karelia “the songlands”, hence a further clue.

    I always google my clues to determine how close/far they bring you to the solution. Too close/far, and I don’t use that clue.

    I hope you’re feeling better. ;)

  15. To show how the human (well: my) mind works: I combined “listen to what I wrote” and “songlands” and got ’songtexts’, ‘lyrics’ and, at last, ‘carols’. That lead me to Karelia…..

  16. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time!!!!

    Amazing!

  17. I was way off. When I said Teamwood OU Logging in Nuri Russia, I actually meant:
    Teamwood Logging:
    Sepa 18, Sonda
    43001 Ida-Virumaa, Eesti
    434 6611

    But I was still very wrong.

  18. Ah, Gotrees, you may have been wrong, but you were thinking! That’s always a good thing.

    Now you can concentrate on Adriaan’s island hopping.

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