Unlike the formidable Friday foxers, the Monday kind are designed with lone truth sleuths in mind. While Roman, my Chief Foxer Setter, would be very interested to know how long it takes you to defox the following brainteaser, he requests that the comments section isn’t used to share solutions or drop hints.
“Where am I?”
Using the following clues (the map above is purely decorative) in combination with Street View, Wikipedia, MAPfrappe and other tools, work out my location. The answer will appear under next Monday’s solo foxer.
Today I’m standing next to a building with an unusual roof, in a village that’s surrounded by treeless hills. You’ll find the village in an autonomous territory belonging to a country that has a female head of state, a lower GDP than Austria, and a better Corruption Perceptions Index ranking than Estonia. Within a 200-foot radius of my location is a supermarket, a vessel launched in 1937, and a statue of a man who knew his Scripture. Roughly 16 miles from the nearest cathedral, 9 from the nearest lighthouse, and 7 from a narrow-gauge railway that operates without locomotives, I share longitude with three countries beginning with the letter ‘M’.
You’re probably in the right place if you can see…
- More boats than people
- A Tourist Information sign
- A shop that sells – amongst other things – wellington boots
- A map of the locality
I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.
(Last week I was here)