9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 29, 2011 1:04 AM by anadyr RSS

Where's this?

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Hint: In the Northern Hemisphere to start.

 

Near but far from the madding crowd, to subvert a phrase.  Incubation area for many species of flora and fauna.  Part of the national refuge system.

 

Anyone know?

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  • Re: Where's this?
    arkwright Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Hmmm......

     

    SS, I thought this one mightn't be a problem, but then I looked again.

     

    Part of the difficulty is that the "clue" in the question seems to lead us up a cul-de-sac.

     

    1.     "Far from the Madding Crowd" - apparently unproblematic: the title of Hardy's fourth novel - in which case it would be set in Hardy country - Wessex - basically Hampshire and Wiltshire in UK. But it doesn't look quite like Salisbury Plain, if for no reason other than you'd expect to see a few old tanks buzzing around too, or alternatively a major microbiological research centre.

     

    2.     The words themselves - "Far from the madding Crowd's ignoble strife" - come from Thomas Gray's "Elegy in a Country Churchyard", in which you'd expect the answer to be Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire, no more than 30 miles from London - but that doesn't to fit the image either.

     

    And so........I concede and await the wisdom of others.

     

    Have a good week-end

     

    A

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    • Re: Where's this?
      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      If you have not yet been nominated for the Nobel in Literature I made that nomination now!

       

      Here  is the website for this locale

       

      Thanks for brightening my Friday

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      • Re: Where's this?
        arkwright Platinum 2 Reviews
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        Alas, it is one of the gaps in my CV - therefore I accept.

         

        Thanks for the link. Well, I was in the right hemisphere, but the continent ... not quite!! It looks like one of those fascinating places which cater for all tastes. I must confess that there are moments when I greatly envy your place of residence. I've not be there since 1968 when, as a young, very naive postgraduate, I came to a summer school at UCLA, and decided to take the opportunity to drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to Stanford and SF. It was a strange time; Bobby Kennedy's assassination was recent; Watts was in turmoil; and Vietnam was already casting a dark shadow. I remember meeting some Navy guys in a bar - the Redwood Lounge, I think - near the Point Sur base and getting totally plastered. When I found woke up the next day, and wished I hadn't, I found a note in my pocket - "Dinner on the Navy at 18.00". Feeling like death, I turned up. And so did they.

         

        On your "better or worse" question -  though, like you I'm sure, I'm fairly sceptical about "instant fixes", I'd nevertheless agree that the site is a more enjoyable place these days. The reason? - for me, it is less about the architecture of the site, more about the diverse mix of contributors, the range of topics/themes under discussion, the more imaginative use of images......  and an apparent (relative) reduction in the rate/range of complaints, at least for the time being.

         

        Do Insiders ever meet?

         

        Have a good week-end?

         

        A

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        • Re: Where's this?
          Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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          We should have a reunion and I know just the place!  Anyway, iot would be nice to have a meet and greet sometime on the dime of Marriott (no points deducted of course).

           

          And now that we have Stewards we should be getting them to arrange this!

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          • Re: Where's this?
            jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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            I would be glad to arrange this if you slip me a few of your Marriott Shares and put me up in a suite at one of your fantastic hotels in California!!!

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            • Re: Where's this?
              Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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              Just sold my house in Atherton for 53M or we could have had it there.

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              • Re: Where's this?
                jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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                I was just offered $1 million for 300 of my posts. Should I accept that offer?

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