Solo Foxer #50

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 standing close to a building that has 119 painted on its roof in large white numbers. Fifteen miles from a gold mine that closed in the 1980s, under a kilometre from a living tourist attraction, and SSE of a large lake important to the local economy, I’m equilatitudinous with one of Albuquerque’s sister cities, and a lockless canal that took twelve years to construct. The national anthem sung in these parts mentions a plant in its last line. The nearest top-flight football club normally wears yellow and blue, and plays its home matches in a stadium that’s 133 miles away from my location.

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

  • A flagpole
  • Mirrors
  • Tetrapods
  • An ambulance
  • Two Komatsu excavators
  • A light blue Subaru Something
  • A green and white windsock

I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.

(Last week I was here)


  1. About an hour this week. It took a while to get started and come up with a coherent plan to find the country.

  2. Very though one for me, was initially on the right track, but wasted a lot of time backtracking and second guessing

  3. Easily the toughest solo foxer I’ve tackled. In the end I ended up brute-force checking dozens of anthems to even get to the right country!

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