Europe Travel & Trivia Quiz #137

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Nov 30th, 2016, 11:15 AM
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Europe Travel & Trivia Quiz #137

1- When this London foot bridge was opened in time for the millennium it shook so much - by design - that it scared pedestrians so much it had to be shut to moderate the intended buckling so as to not scare pedestrians? What is the name of the bridge and what two famous landmarks does it link?

2- This London train station calls itself the 'busiest train station in Britain?

3- London has two places with tall BBC transmitting towers - each is in an other named after palaces - what two areas or places are these?

4- This former Berlin train station is just a facade-all that's left of it - what station was or is it?

5- Between what cities does the Golden Pass scenic rain run? Where does it begin and where does it end if you take the whole thing?

6- This French city is famous for a bridge that is now only have standing across a wide river.

7- Where would you find a Bridge Too Far, made famous in WW2 and an ensuing movie about the fight for it and the area it serves.

8- What are the four highest Alpine summits in Switzerland?

9- This city gave its name to denim?

10- At the border of Potsdam- once in East Germany and West Berlin was known as the spy bridge because east and west once exchanged prisoners here- what is the official name of the bridge?
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Nov 30th, 2016, 11:49 AM
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8- What are the four highest Alpine summits in Switzerland?>

Too hard- just name the highest Alpine peak in Switzerland.
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Nov 30th, 2016, 12:39 PM
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6 - Avignon (I'm assuming "have" should have been "half".)
9 - Nîmes
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Nov 30th, 2016, 12:46 PM
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Avignon (I'm assuming "have" should have been "half".)>

bien sur - half standing sur le pont d'avignon- on s'y danser sur le pont -pardon my French!
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Nov 30th, 2016, 12:53 PM
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5. Lucerne and Montreux

6. <>

I can't make sense of that sentence, but I assume you mean Millau.

7. Arnhem

9. Nîmes.

10. Glieneke
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Nov 30th, 2016, 12:59 PM
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St-cirq has all them right - except #6 which was written with have instead of half. Millau is a good guess for what was writ.

5-Golden Pass goes between yes Lucerne and Interlaken-Ost where folks must transfer trains because of a track width (gauge) difference from narrow-gauge to normal or standard gauge - ditto at Zweisimmen where it changes from normal gauge back to narrow-gauge.

Plans are afoot to make tracks between Interlaken-Ost and Zweisimmen accommodate both normal and narrow-gauge trains - so in a few years you can get on at Lucerne and off in Montreux.
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Nov 30th, 2016, 01:04 PM
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Sur le pont d'Avignon on y danse on y danse. Sur le pont d'Avignon on y danse tous en rond.
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Nov 30th, 2016, 01:05 PM
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1. The London Millennium footbridge. The Globe and St Pauls?
2. Waterloo?
3. Crystal and Alexandra palaces
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Nov 30th, 2016, 01:08 PM
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hetismij gets 1 and 3 (Tate Modern also acceptable as is Globe Theatre)

But #2 is wrong.

2, 4, 8 remain unanswered!
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Well whatever is calling itself the busiest is a liar - I just checked, and Waterloo is definitely the busiest.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._Great_Britain
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Nov 30th, 2016, 01:20 PM
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XXXXX, in London, is Europe's busiest station by daily rail traffic (one train every 13 seconds at peak times; one train every 30 seconds at off-peak times).

should have defined busiest -passengers boarding trains or number of trains and passengers passing thru -anyway this station does or did last I know have a big sign on its walls declaring it "UK's busiest train station")

Judges have decided to accept Waterloo also but still looking for the one fitting the XXXXX description above.
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Nov 30th, 2016, 01:23 PM
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Waterloo is correct for #2.
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XXXXX, in London, is Europe's busiest station by daily rail traffic (one train every 13 seconds at peak times; one train every 30 seconds at off-peak times).>

this also comes from wiki
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Nov 30th, 2016, 01:26 PM
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Waterloo is correct for #2.>

Yes under one criteria so right but under the revised criteria -busiest as number of trains going thru it it is not.
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Nov 30th, 2016, 02:53 PM
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#2 .. Clapham Junction - or spelled somewhat similarly.
If I remember correctly going from Gatwick to Victoria, that station does say so on its own signs on the platforms.

#4 is too easy for a Berliner.. so I leave this one unanswered even I do live not too far from it. Its name cause a bit of confusion if you run it through a translater as it can be translated (incorrectly) to "hitchhiker station".
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The Dufourspitz. Get your Swiss Card and go look it up, Pal
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Nov 30th, 2016, 03:20 PM
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#4. Anhalter Bahnhof
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Yes #2 and # 4- all answered right now. Thanks cowboy for that little info on Anthaler Bahnhof

As for Claphman Junction it does sport this sign:

https://www.google.com/search?q=clap...EfYuxizl4NM%3A

busiest in terms of trains going thru it but not passengers getting on or off trains here.
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