Last week’s mystery place was guessed pretty easily, as several people recognized this as the lighthouse at Peggy’s Point in Nova Scotia. My additional credit question was about one of the items that makes this octagonal lighthouse rather unusual. rather than telling you, let me show you:
Yes, that is a rather stern warning, but it appears to make no difference, as numerous people have gone into the sea and quite often died on these rocks; the most recent fatality was a couple of months ago, when a Quebec woman slipped on the rocks. Be warned, if you go out there!
Now something to reflect upon for this week…
Where is this location and what is its function?
This one is a tad harder, but I think there may be someone up for the challenge! Good luck!
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II and an EF 17-40 f/4L lens. It’s a series of exposures that are combined into a singled HDR image.
My expectation that last week’s mystery location was pretty straightforward was found to be incorrect. The location is the monument for the Irish Brigade on the battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. The hint about the dog could have helped, as the dog sleeping in front of the monument is an Irish Wolfhound.
The Irish Brigade was an infantry brigade, consisting predominantly of Irish Americans, that served in the Union Army in the American Civil War. The designation of the first regiment in the brigade, the 69th New York Infantry, or the “Fighting 69th”, continued in later wars. The Irish Brigade was known in part for its famous war cry, the “vaugh a ballaugh”, which is an anglicization of the Irish phrase, fág an bealach, meaning “clear the way”. According to Fox’s Regimental Losses, of all Union army brigades, only the 1st Vermont Brigade and Iron Brigade suffered more combat dead than the Irish Brigade during America’s Civil War.
Let’s see, if I correctly picked an easier image to identify this week…
Where does this lighthouse stand and what makes it unusual?
This image dates from 2008 and was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mk II and EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.
Last week’s mystery location was a tough nut to crack for folks, but after a bit of guidance and significant persistence one reader did identify it correctly as Gillette Castle in East Haddam, Connecticut. Of course, America’s castles aren’t of the same vintage or purpose as those from across the rest of the world, but there are some rather interesting examples of architecture gone wild in these edifices.
Today’s mystery location should be a bit easier for folks, as it is a rather clear shot of a monument.
Where does this monument stand and what is its significance?
This image dates from 2010 and was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III and EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. This image was taken as a series of 5 exposures, which were combined using Photomatix Pro by HDRsoft.
Last week’s entry was on the easy side, as the location was mentioned pretty quickly, which may have had something to do with the fact that it was the closing scene in the recent Star Wars movie (episode VII?), where Luke Skywalker was given back his light sabre.
Let’s see how this week challenges everyone…
Where are we? This one shouldn’t be too difficult…
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were 1/50 second at f/10 and 1600 ISO.
After last week’s rather tricky post for this category, which long-time readers of my blog, could have recognized as being photographed outside the Botanical Garden of the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands, something a little easier upon my return from quick travels.
As a hint, if needed, this location was used recently in a big budget film; the latter gave me the idea to use this image, as I saw it during my flight from Rome to Boston.