Solo Foxer #87

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 today’s 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 about five kilometres from the statue of a famous military leader who never existed, two kilometres from an observatory, and 300 metres from a hotel that shares a name with an unusual WW2 German aircraft. Closer to a zoo than a beach, and closer to a railway line than a museum, I’m standing on a tree-lined city street that’s 225 metres long. In November 2011 said street was, vehicularly speaking, a de facto cul-de-sac. The city you’re searching for is also a violent novella, an album released in 1969, and a yacht that has circumnavigated the globe. Equilatitudinous with a sizeable crescent-shaped trans-national lake, and an island where a famous 20th Century children’s novel is set, I’m in a country that has a bicolour coat of arms, a president in his mid forties, and a consonant-free ccTLD. The nearest foreign country is an hour’s drive away.

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

  • An ionizing radiation hazard symbol
  • A decorated car tyre
  • A PAZ-672
  • A blue drink carton
  • A black denim jacket
  • A fastigiate poplar

I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.

(Last week I was here)


  1. Correctly guessed the city immediately (I think that’s the first time that’s ever happened! I’ve definitely guessed the city immediately, but wrong, more times than I can count…) so this was real fast. Five minutes. Still satisfying!

  2. Radiation symbol ahoy! Although whoever put it up there was clearly in a bit of a hurry.

    This was great fun and a really enjoyable mix of clues. I had no idea that military leader statue even existed (despite having been to this city), but it’s hilarious.

    About 20 minutes for me. Thanks very much as always Roman!

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