Let’s go on a trip

WARNING – if you’re like me, this could be a real time suck!

Aren’t we all ready to do a little travelling again? As we know, it isn’t going to happen anytime soon. I even heard rumblings that the stay at home order might be extended later this month.

Fortunately, we have the internet and now, City Guesser.

I’ve seen things like this before and they tend to be easy. CN Tower? I know where that is. Skylon Tower? I know where that is. Math Building at the University of Waterloo? I know where that is. Calgary Tower? Pffft.

This is really different and I found it so engaging. (and hard)

First, pick a location. There actually is a section dealing with monuments.

I decided to go easy on myself and started with Canada.

That wasn’t so easy! I wasn’t prepared for this.

City Guesser puts you at street level and starts you walking. All that you need to do is look around and try to recognize landmarks, buildings, streets, buses, and everything that’s there in detail. Then, you plot it on a map.

It’s not easy. Every Canadian City has many TD Banks, Scotiabanks, … You’re going to have to go deeper than that.

Give it a shot. I’m sure that you’ll be pushed to remember everything you thought you knew about places!


OTR Links 05/08/2021

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