Thread: Guess where?

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    I think you are right.^^
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    Yes, there are apparently two almost identical locations on both sides of the English Channel. St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall (Karrek Loos yn Koos in Cornish) and Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy. Both are islands that are separated from the mainland in high tide but accessible on foot in low tide. And named in the same fashion.

    In this picture, the Cornish location is half-way inaccessible but people are still seen wading in the water to reach the island:

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    Repping Morty as well for paving lolIsuck's way to the island, but latter gets to post the next location!
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    That is a church.

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    Looks like a Pilgrimage Church (because of the broad stairways)...

    Is it in Belgium?
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    It's not in Belgium, although you are on the right track with your first thought.

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    Stunningly beautiful but I cannot seem to figure out where.
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    There's not that many important pilgrimage sites. In a way this one is the mother of them all.

    PS: I didn't post the answer because it was way too easy for a Catholic and didn't feel well deserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iskar View Post
    There's not that many important pilgrimage sites. In a way this one is the mother of them all.
    Of course! I should have considered Morty's and lolIsucks hints better. Without looking it up, I venture the guess of Santiago de la Compostela. That would match the mountanous surroundings as well.
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    Santiago is not correct. It is indeed the most well-known one, although the one I posted isn't much smaller. I'd read Iskar's last sentence very carefully again.

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    I am very sorry to have taken the liberty of issuing a new one without confirmation. A lesson to be learned here.
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    Notre-Dame de Lourdes?
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    It is indeed the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, one of the biggest Catholic pilgrimage sites.

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    I am very sorry to have taken the liberty of issuing a new one without confirmation. A lesson to be learned here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akar View Post
    Upon thine own petard may ye be hoisted!
    Haha, as penance for my erroneous ways, I will present you with yet another much-awaited geographical conundrum.

    Let us stay in the theme of churches. This one is in most respects a complete opposite of Our Lady of Lourdes, but still attracts many visitors besides just worshipers.

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    That's the Temppeliaukio/Temple Square church in Helsinki. What an amazing building of which I was completely ignorant up to now. Thanks for bringing it up
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    Yes, a church carved inside a rock. Very Lutheran in being so minimalistic and inconspicuous.

    Here's a link if someone wants to take a peek inside.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temppeliaukio_Church

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    It also has a nice reminiscence to early Christian cave churches.

    Something more out in the open again:
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    "Non i titoli illustrano gli uomini, ma gli uomini i titoli." - Niccolo Machiavelli, Discorsi
    "Du musst die Sterne und den Mond enthaupten, und am besten auch den Zar. Die Gestirne werden sich behaupten, aber wahrscheinlich nicht der Zar." - Einstürzende Neubauten, Weil, Weil, Weil

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    Grande Dune du Pilat, looks like someone just randomly dropped a massive amount of sand on a forested beach.

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