Solo Foxer #43

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 (all Solo Foxer solutions are Street Viewable), MAPfrappe, and other online tools, work out my location. The answer will appear under next Monday’s solo foxer.

Today I’m 1163 metres above sea level in a country devoid of railway lines and international airports. Less than a kilometre from a hydroelectric power station, an escape room, and a motorbike museum, I’m equilatitudinous with two countries ending in ‘o’ and equilongitudinous with two countries ending in ‘o’. To reach the nearest international border I’d need to crow-fly westward. A stone’s throw from a dinky vineyard and a hairpin bend, I’m standing on a no-through road that’s flanked by expensive abodes.

You’re probably in the right place if you can see…

  • Four orange traffic cones, one of which is on its side
  • The country’s tallest building
  • A trailer that might contain a Ducati motorbike
  • A Ferris wheel
  • A Christmas decoration attached to a streetlight
  • A hotel that shares a name with a long-running British television programme

I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.

(Last week I was here)

5 Comments

  1. Having made an assumption that might not meet the approval of a well-known quiz show, I found the right town. Needed a bit of tramping around to find the exact spot, so about 45 minutes all told.

  2. I’m ashamed it took me many long months to realize Tim Stone had set up this new shop to carry on his fantastic Flare Path after RPS. And also, I did not think I would miss the foxers so much! Thank you Tim!

    I’ve found this foxer’s location, but not the countries ending in “o”. Is that cheating?

    • IMO, if you’re in the right location, it doesn’t matter if you didn’t decode all the clues – the only goal is to answer “Where am I?” MAPFrappe (as linked in the rubric) is a great tool for the shared lat/long type clues, and now you know the answer you can use it to figure out the “o”-terminating locales.

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