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Old November 17th, 2011, 07:59 AM   #3221
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Right country, wrong city.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #3222
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There is one item on that photo that pretty much gives it away.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 12:24 PM   #3223
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DC? There's something looking suspiciously like the Washington Monument on the horizon...
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Old November 17th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #3224
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Los Angeles perhaps?
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Old November 17th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #3225
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DC? There's something looking suspiciously like the Washington Monument on the horizon...
Got it! Care to take a stab at the road?
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Old November 17th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #3226
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Whitehurst Freeway?

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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #3227
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Indeed.

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll...h&z=16&vpsrc=6

We're looking east, I'd guess from the east side of the Key Bridge. The roadway you see coming in from the right is the ramp from the bridge to the freeway eastbound. US 29 northbound follows that ramp; 29 southbound follows the freeway west and sort of jughandles under the bridge to get onto it. (That'll make sense on the map.) I went to Georgetown University, a few minutes' walk northwest of here, and the nearest Metro station was across the river in Virginia, so I've walked past this spot many, many times.

That is the Washington Monument in the far background; the lit-up, flat whitish building reflecting in the water (the Potomac River) is the Kennedy Center, a performing-arts venue.


Source of photo: http://www.examiner.com/restaurant-i...ght=27&ackData[id]=2

I just searched Google Images for the Whitehurst and liked this one.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #3228
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Indeed.

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll...h&z=16&vpsrc=6

We're looking east, I'd guess from the east side of the Key Bridge. The roadway you see coming in from the right is the ramp from the bridge to the freeway eastbound. US 29 northbound follows that ramp; 29 southbound follows the freeway west and sort of jughandles under the bridge to get onto it. (That'll make sense on the map.) I went to Georgetown University, a few minutes' walk northwest of here, and the nearest Metro station was across the river in Virginia, so I've walked past this spot many, many times.

That is the Washington Monument in the far background; the lit-up, flat whitish building reflecting in the water (the Potomac River) is the Kennedy Center, a performing-arts venue.


Source of photo: http://www.examiner.com/restaurant-i...ght=27&ackData[id]=2

I just searched Google Images for the Whitehurst and liked this one.
When the DC Metrorail system was being laid out, the planners wanted to put a stop in the Georgetown area, but the neighbors vehemently rejected it.



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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #3229
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The story is that the good people of Georgetown were afraid Metro'd bring in "riff-raff."

Of course, if you've been around "Wisconsin and M" on a weekend night. :-)
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Old November 18th, 2011, 04:33 PM   #3230
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Earth to Mike! :-)
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Old November 18th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #3231
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Well...

...Ok



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Old November 18th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #3232
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U.K. or France?
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Old November 18th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #3233
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Old November 18th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #3234
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Oy. I'm sure Chris'll tell us.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #3235
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All right, it is in the USA, although granted that from that angle, it does have a bit of a 'Mediterranean' look to it.

(And that'll be the only hint that I'll give yas! )

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Old November 18th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #3236
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All right. Game on!

Off-topic but since I was looking at a map of Wisconsin last night, how the frick do you pronounce "Outagamie"?
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Old November 19th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #3237
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Probably like: Oet(ah)g(ha)my or someting. I put in the h so you wouldn't prounounce it like an English 'a' but like a French or Dutch one.
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Old November 19th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #3238
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Old November 19th, 2011, 06:51 PM   #3239
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All right. Game on!

Off-topic but since I was looking at a map of Wisconsin last night, how the frick do you pronounce "Outagamie"?
Well, since my little domicile's windows overlook the county's courthouse here in downtown Appleton, WI (the county seat of Outagamie County), it is:

"OUT - uh - GAY - me"

The word is from aboriginal American roots. From the Wikipedia article for Outagamie County, Wisconsin:
""Outagamie," an Anishinaabe term for the Meskwaki (Fox) Indians, translates to "dwellers of other shore" or "dwellers on the other side of the stream.""



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Old November 19th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #3240
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That's why I asked you. :-) (I didn't know you could see the courthouse, obviously, but figured you were in the county.)

(Wikipedia also tells me there's an Appleton-Neenah-Menasha Metroplex - can't swear to the order; I read this yesterday - which I think is sort of cute. :-P)

Since I don't have time today to pore over the Rand McNally looking for exits with the right configuration, I give up on this one....
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