Guess the location (a new game)


#4072

Geez he doesn’t look THAT old :stuck_out_tongue:


#4073

I think it’s Kelimutu on Flores.
If so did you also visit Rinca and Komodo whilst in that neck of the woods?


#4074

Correct Aceman.

Do want to get to Komodo but missed it last time

That photo of me is from 10 years ago


#4075

14h rule, @Aceman…?


#4076


#4077

KGB Headquarters, Mockba?


#4078

No but right region


#4079

I didn’t think it was really KGB HQ, but does look like that dreadful soviet era architecture.

If it is not the Supreme Soviet Architectural and Urban Planning Ministry, :wink: then I better wait till the next pic.


#4080

Funnily enough it is called the Supreme Soviet building but wrong country and city


#4081

So it wasn’t the wrong country when those buildings were commissioned?


#4082

It’s in Belarus - The Supreme Soviet of Byelorussia.

We were once on a tour with an American pilot who’d been to just about every country in the world. He said Belarus was real old-school, still stuck in Cold War days. To the point where the hotels still had sunglasses-clad heavies on each floor, talking into wrist-watch microphones. Ever since then I’ve wanted to go, purely for curiosity value.

What say you, @aceman?


#4083

Yeah Minsk.
Found it quite an intriguing place. Seems to hang on to a lot of Soviet traditions and architecture. Memorials everywhere for communism, war deeds etc. Felt really safe and even at night you could stroll around everywhere but it can be a bit unerring because the locals do tend to stare a bit and you get that feeling you are being watched constantly. Saw a few heavies hanging around monuments and buildings that definitely give you the impression they are ex KGB or the like.


#4084

Yep, your thoughts concur 100% with what he said. Sounds fascinating, and definitely on the “to do” list…

So… where be this?


#4085

The Sibelius Monument in Helsinki?


#4086

Indeed it is. You’re up @swoodley


#4087

My cousin was married to a lady from Belarus. Her father fought for the Germans because Stalin was so evil.

Her funeral was in a Russian Orthodox church - interesting!


#4088

Sounds like the start of a limerick…


#4089

She had long legs but boy was she a goose…


#4090

Sorry for the slow response


#4091

Should I ignore the Dozari Karaoke sign on the left?