Europe Quiz ( Tuesday March 24 )

Old Mar 23rd, 2015, 06:48 PM
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Europe Quiz ( Tuesday March 24 )

Only 5 questions a short quiz.

1. What is the most photographed Church in Helsinki?
What is the name of the Square it is in.?
What is the Church's nickname?
What is the admission to see this Church.?

2. In Tallinn there is an entrance into the old town named after a short stubby canon
What is the name of this entrance.?

3. Beside the Rudolfinum Concert Hall in Prague there is a statue of a famous painter who also has a bridge named after him in Prague.
He holds an easel in one hand and a paint brush in the other.
What is his name?
Name something he painted in Prague.? ( if you have been to Prague you've seen it)

4. The capital city of this country has a New ( Novy) Bridge and is the longest bridge to have only one pylon and one cable plane.
Atop the pylon is a saucer like round revolving restaurant.
You can pay 2-3 euros and ride to the top, even above the restaurant and be completely out in the open with terrific view of the old city.
What is the name of the capital city.?

5. The Old Town Square in this capital city of this country has a Napoleon like statue leaning on a bench in the Square.
What city am I talking about.?
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Old Mar 23rd, 2015, 06:49 PM
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I have physio tomorrow morning so won't be back until noon.
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Old Mar 24th, 2015, 06:26 AM
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Holy cow, Perc! If I had this thrown at me in order to graduate college (66 years ago) I'd still be chasing a diploma! You have become the academic taskmaster we'll all learn to avoid.

You must be feeling a lot better ??!!
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Old Mar 24th, 2015, 06:56 AM
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tower.
I wish I could say I am feeling better.
On the way to Physio in 15 minutes.

I am counting on you to answer one of the questions.
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Old Mar 24th, 2015, 07:27 AM
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All over my head - especially the bridge question - but with a Novy in the title I'd guess Zagreb?
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Old Mar 24th, 2015, 07:38 AM
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Nope...but you will get one of them PalenQ.
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Old Mar 24th, 2015, 10:25 AM
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sorry you're not a lot better these days, Perc. Hoping you will soon.

Pal is right on one thing, it has to be in a Slavic country with Novy (new)....there's always a "novy " something or other in any Slavic country, but my guess is Poland is out though I haven't been there since 2002. So it's got to be in the former Yugoslavia, the new Czech Rep., or the new Slovakia. Albania can't afford it. That would be Prague or Bratislvava...not Zagreb. I don't remember seeing a big bridge or wide river in Zagreb on my past recent visit...but the Danube (Duna) is mighty broad in Bratislava. Again I have not been there since the "split" with CZ in '93, though I was in Eastern Slovakia in 2004..but that's my final guess..take it or leave it Perc.
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Was in Bratislava about five yeara ago and walked across a bridge but do not remember any bridge like that - maybe has been modified since then?
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Hi Percy. I hope you are ok. Can't answer any of the questions, but just noticed your forum photo. Is that your granddaughter? She is really adorable.
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OK, I cheated a bit so that I could answer one question.

#3 Joseph Manes. He painted the astronomical clock face.
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4. - I too guess Bratislava - I remember there was a bridge and a revolving restaurant so it fits the bill.

i'm completely clueless about the rest, even no 3 and I've been to Prague.
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Old Mar 24th, 2015, 11:17 AM
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Hi nanabee: Nice to see you here.
Yes that is my step granddaughter, as I have no children.
That is Alexis
I will be picking her up at schooling a few hours.
She is my link to Vi.
I agree she is very adorable.

tower: I too am sorry I am not better.
I like the way you reasoned out Bratislava.

Okay some answer now:

#4 , Yes this is in Bratislava Slovakia. I wen to the very top , above the restaurant and completely in the open air.... terrific views.

here it is:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Brati...ih=984&dpr=0.9

KTtravel :

you are right on both counts,it is Josef Manes, the Manes Bridge in Prague is named for him.
I took pictures by his statue. yes he painted icons on the astronomical Clock.

Here he is:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Josep...ih=984&dpr=0.9

#5 This is in the Bratislava Old Town Square.

I stood beside Napoleon and bent over and crossed my arms like him and had my picture taken. !!

Here he is:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Napol...ih=984&dpr=0.9

You guys can get #1 and # 2,I will give you a few more hours.!!
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Fat Margaret after the type of cannon as I recall.
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Old Mar 24th, 2015, 11:56 AM
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Yep. Good man Dukey1 , you are right.

For the others here it is:


https://www.google.ca/search?q=fat+m...ih=984&dpr=0.9

Leaving now to see Alexis.

C'mon you guys just # 1 left.

You know I thought # 1 would be the easiest, that is the way it goes.

Be back later !

C'mon nanabee, you can get part of #1 .
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Okay Europe is asleep,so shhhh!

Answer to #1.

1. What is the most photographed Church in Helsinki?
The Lutheran Cathedral in Helsinki.

What is the name of the Square it is in.?
The Senate Square.

What is the Church's nickname?
The Wedding Cake.

What is the admission to see this Church.?
Free !!

This church perched up on the hilltop in the heart of Helsinki
has many stairs to climb.
However, anybody who visits Helsinki goes to Senate Square.

Here is is:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Luthe...w=1240&bih=520
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Old Mar 25th, 2015, 06:55 AM
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