Every Friday at 1300 hours, Tally-Ho Corner’s cleverest clogs come together to solve a ‘foxer’ handcrafted by my sadistic chum and colleague, Roman. A complete ‘defoxing’ sometimes takes several days and usually involves the little grey cells of many readers. Don’t be shy. All are welcome to participate.
To fully defox the following geofoxer, identify all thirteen locations plus the theme that links them.
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Last week’s botanical jigsaw foxer:
a1 Heliconia (Viscount)
a2 Edelweiss (Viscount)
a3 Ragwort (Phlebas)
a4 Peyote (Electric Dragon)
a5 Hong Kong orchid tree (Phlebas, Electric Dragon)
a6 Saffron crocus (Colonel_K)
b1 Goose grass (ylla, Phlebas, Colonel_K)
b2 Ice plant (Phlebas)
b3 Poison ivy (Phlebas)
b4 Love-in-a-mist (Phlebas)
b5 Vegetable lamb of Tartary (Colonel_K)
b6 Bluebell (Nutfield)
c1 Linnaea borealis (Electric Dragon)
c2 Deadly nightshade
c4 Hollyhock (Electric Dragon)
c5 Dandelion (Colonel_K)
c6 Sunflower (Colonel_K)
d1 Rhubarb (Colonel_K)
d2 Monkey puzzle (Electric Dragon)
d3 Triffid (Phlebas, Colonel_K)
d4 Wild rice
d5 Tulip (Colonel_K)
d6 Angelica (Phlebas)
e1 Sagebrush (Viscount)
e2 Daffodil (Colonel_K)
e3 Foxglove (Phlebas)
e4 Rose (ylla)
e5 Buttercup (Electric Dragon)
e6 Magnolia (phlebas)
f1 Nettle (Colonel_K)
f2 Cape fig (ylla)
f3 Mistletoe (AFKAMC)
f4 Artemesia (Colonel_K)
f5 Marijuana (Nutfield)
f6 Corpse flower (Viscount)
E: Wonderwall, University of Strathclyde
Oasis Songs? :p
Graham Hills Building, George Street:
H: Prague – National Museum on the right, State Opera on the left, the road name is Political Prisoners
The road we’re looking across is called Wilsonova, named after Woodrow Wilson.
I can’t find any presidents in Bremerhaven, though – the buildings behind are the Columbus Centre.
I think J is in the Belgian region of Flanders, with the flag of a red-tongued, black lion on a yellow field. Haven’t got any closer than that, yet.
The face nearest the middle of E is John Logie Baird.
And K is probably German (maybe Austrian/Swiss, I suppose, but it looke quite German). And I’d identified H as Czech. But getting any further…
The yellow signs in F are def Swiss Alp signs, but no idea on a lake with a pedestrian rail crossing.
If you zoom-in on J, you’ll see the diving human figure also has biplane wings. I’ve still not got any closer.
Of the Belgian WWI ace pilots, the one born in 1888 is Fernand Jacquet. It’s yet to be determined whether that’s any closer.
It’s Roland Garros: http://thismustbebelgium.com/roland-garros-statue-belgium-heres/
B is Elbe 3 in Bremerhaven (helpfully you can still read the name in the reflection!)
L seems to be in Sweden i’m guessing with the SIA Ice Cream brand.
It’s an old power plant in Umeå, Sweden: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamla_elverket,_Umeå. It also housed the town’s oldest fire station.
D is the Harlem River in NYC – the Washington, Alexander Hamilton and High Bridges.
Connection: The Year 1888
E: Birth year of John Logie Baird
H: Opening of Prague’s State Opera
L: Great Fire of Umeå and construction of the fire station
(Note, this conflicts with the Swedish link posted above which says the building was built in 1892)
B: Lightvessel ELBE 3 (formerly “Weser (I)”) was built in 1888
D: Washington bridge opened to pedestrians on 1st December 1888
I : 1888 Borki train accident
Not sure about this – I was thinking this for an answer but Borki (now Birky in Ukraine) does not appear to be on google street view
My other comment is awaiting moderation: https://find-way.com.ua/en/regions/kharkiv-region/spassov-skit-borki
Ah yes – I see it now.
F – possibly the Brunig railway, which opened in 1888? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%BCnig_railway_line
Haven’t found the location yet, still hunting
Aha! Brienz which is indeed on the Brunig railway!
I is near Borki: https://find-way.com.ua/en/regions/kharkiv-region/spassov-skit-borki
1888 Borki train accident: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borki_train_disaster
Exact photo of Spassov Skit: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,36.12832,3a,61.7y,328.91h,94.71t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipMPThnl3_3PtNMq7eTkp0X3C-g8klSe2jHuHEmx!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMPThnl3_3PtNMq7eTkp0X3C-g8klSe2jHuHEmx%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-4.2049747-ya89.23136-ro0.3436738-fo100!7i5376!8i2688?hl=fr
M: Folly Point lighthouse in Jamaica
Built in 1888!
G is The Bow Quarter – formerly the Bryant and May factory. Blue plaque for the match girls’ strike of 1888.
K is Wiesloch – a statue of Bertha Benz commemorating the first long-distance automobile journey (64 miles!) on the 5th of August, 1888. She stopped in Wiesloch to pick up fuel from the local pharmacy.
A: Birthplace in 1888 of Katherine Mansfield in Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
C: Van Gogh’s house in Arles, France as depicted in the La Maison Jaune painting: https://email@example.com,4.6321123,3a,75y,354.61h,98.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1secHbuxam8j7MQoezinP6vg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192. He moved from Paris to Arles in 1888.
J: Hulste in Belgium where Roland Garros was forced to make an emergency landing in 1915: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,3.296923,3a,75y,296.57h,78.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUibVQSa3fL-yibCEZxMAUg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656. Roland Garros was born in 1888.
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