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.
I’m standing outside a custard-coloured neopentecostal church. The church is on a road named after a man who died in 1954. The road is in a small city named after a man who died in 1932. 65 metres from three chess boards and 275 metres from a steam locomotive, I’m about a three and a half hour drive from the coast. The nearest foreign country is landlocked and has one star on its flag. I’m equilatitudinous with an island where adults have the right to vote in European Parliament elections. The country I’m in won more medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics than Germany. Its president has two ex-wives. According to a nearby road sign, I’m 16 kilometres from a museum dedicated to a famous aviator.
You’re probably in the right place if you can see…
- Five trees with painted trunks
- A small shop that sells watches and clocks
- A yellow taxi with a blue Sillitoe tartan stripe down its side
- The Eiffel Tower
- A Christmas tree
- A fast-food restaurant that sells savoury snacks not dissimilar to pasties.
I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.
(Last week I was here.)