Friday Foxer #59

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 twelve locations plus the theme that links them.

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Last week’s hive foxer theme: human migration (defoxed by Colonel_K)

aliyah (Electric Dragon)
balseros (ylla)
brain gain (ylla)
empire windrush (Colonel_K)
exoduster (Electric Dragon)
frontex (Colonel_K)
green card lottery
huddled masses (Electric Dragon)
huguenot (ylla)
pushback (Colonel_K)
ten pound pom (Electric Dragon)
voortrekker (Colonel_K)
y wladfa (Colonel_K)


  1. I thought J was Withernsea, but the lighthouse in the middle of the street there is clearly octagonal. Confusing.

  2. B: IL PARADISO painting by Tintoretto, Chamber of the Great Council, Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy, Europe

    It’s weird when you recognise a piece of art, but you can’t remember where you saw it… (I knew it was a massive room somewhere!)

  3. Southwold Lighthouse (J) and Groombridge Place (G) have both featured in Peter Greenaway films (Drowning by Numbers and The Draughtsman’s Contract respectively)

  4. Perhaps the theme could be cities that were burned in the 17th century? Panama burned in 1671 when Henry Morgan sacked it. Southwold burned in 1659. London, 1666. Doesn’t really work for Rome or Goole, though.

  5. L) – the statue of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch in Amsterdam – Peter Greenaway did a video installation about it in the Rijksmuseum.

  6. State of play – need a link to Peter Greenaway for A and maybe a better one for B

    A) Junction of Old Compton St and Dean St in Soho – ???
    B) IL PARADISO painting by Tintoretto – this is in Venice, Peter Greenaway has exhibited at the Venice Biennial (not sure about this – there may be a better link)
    C) Guanajuato, Mexico – Eisenstein in Guanajuato
    D) Groombridge Place – Draughtman’s Contract filmed here
    E) Mâcon – The Baby of Mâcon
    F) Goole – Goole By Numbers
    G) Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana – features in The Belly of an Architect
    H) Statue of Propsero & Arial on Broadcasting House – Prospero’s Books
    I) Lucca – Lucca Mortis
    J) Southwold Lighthouse – features in Drowning by Numbers
    K) Revolution Tower, Panama City – short film called Revolution
    L) The Night’s Watch statue in Amsterdam – video installation about the painting in the Rijksmuseum

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