9 April 2020

The Key to the Pictures

A Picture Quiz - The Key

As seen in my last post, the pictures below all feature in my blogs - or at least, pictures similar to them, either taken at the same time or in a similar place, have featured in some of my past blog pieces.....  

Congratulations to Ben, who was the first to respond.  Unfortunately he didn't get any of them right,  but he wins a meal out (for when we are at liberty again....!) for effort.  Also congrats to Hilsides, who got 14 right, and  she deserves a leisurely lunch on Primrose Hill, or in Kendal, if ever we get the chance....

These are the pictures with captions.

1 Segesta, Sicily, the unfinished Temple 

2 The lake of the Great St Bernard Pass (Italian side)

3 Yorkshire Dales (Malhamdale, Gordale Scar)  Sixth Form geography field trip 1967(?) We stayed at the Red Lion Inn, Horton in Ribblesdale, and the chap with his trews stuffed in his socks was Phil Bailey.

4 Wells Cathedral, the scissors arches in the crossing

5 Isles of Scilly - looking across from Tresco to Bryher

6 Liège-Guillemins railway station (architect Santiago Calatrava)

Magritte Museum,
Musées royaux de Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels

8 The Lennon Wall, Velkopřevorské náměstí, 100 00 Praha 1, Czechia

9 The Company Shed, Mersea Island, Essex, one of the best seafood restaurants in the country

10 St John's Church, Little Gidding, Huntingdon, PE28 5RJ

11 Pulteney Bridge, over the river Avon, Bath

12 Grand Hotel Amrâth,  Scheepvaarthuis (The Shipping House), Amsterdam

13 Portmeirion, Gwynned, North Wales, setting of The Prisoner

14 The tidal swimming pool at Margate, from the shelter where 
T S Eliot composed some of The Waste Land

15 The Robert Burns Mausoleum, Dumfries 

16 Lancaster 1971(?) when student demonstrations were the thing (during the Craig affair)

17 The Royal Hospital Chelsea, just before Jeff Beck took the stage

18 The Øresund Bridge (between Denmark and Sweden)

19 The Vasa (in the Vasamuseet, Stockholm)

20 The medieval church and Roman fort at Reculver, Herne Bay, Kent

21 Clevedon Pier, Somerset, with Wales across the Severn Estuary

22 Bracciano Castle, Lazio, Italy

23 St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

24 De Hef, the old railway lifting bridge, Rotterdam

25 Hotel BULL Reina Isabel & SPA, 
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

26 Pen y Fan, the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park

27 Gannets on The Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth

28 The Black Cuillins, Skye

29 RRS Discovery and the V & A, Dundee

30 Kedelstone Hall, in Derbyshire, designed by Robert Adam  (and not, as previous listed, Mussolini's erstwhile pad in Roma) - apologies.....

31 The Broadway Cinema, Letchworth, Hertfordshire

32 Stokesay Castle, Shropshire

33 An abandoned gazebo and fountain in the Villa Ada, Rome

34 Notre Dame, Paris

35 Marvin Gaye's apartment, Residentie Jane, 77 Zeedijk, Ostend, Belgium

There you go!  




  1. Thanks for putting the quiz together Richard - beautiful pictures but a challenge (got six correct but only because I had been there!!)