Thursday, April 21, 2011

Where Am I? Postcard Challenge #10

Update: April 28, 2010: No one guessed the right answser.  As I'm going back to this city May 4-9, I thought I'd extend the contest until May 8th.  Good luck!

So my contract is up, and now it's just travelling. This evening I'm meeting my mom, which I'm super excited not just because I haven't seen her in seven months, but because it's her first time in Europe. Guess where we're going:

1. Six hundred hears after first being conquered by its historical rival...

2. ...the city nearly burnt completely to the ground. There are no known reports of violins being played. Bonus: What years am I referring to in clues 1 and 2?

3. Its bright lines can look like a knot to the uninitiated. Bonus: What is the reference?

4. Ben is a pretty big deal here.

5. My trips bookend a fairy tale event, which is taking place. Bonus: What is the event?

Know where I'm going? Leave your answer in the comments below before May 8th at 5:00pm (CEST) for a chance to win.

Good luck!


Anonymous said...

Rome,from the 2nd clue,Nero is said to have played violin while Rome was burning in 64 A.D.,The rivals of 500 B.C , would have been the Carthegeans.The 3rd clue(knot)left me clueless,What was it?

Celine said...

emmm...London? And the Fairy Tale event is Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding???

Jean-Nil et Céline said...

Hi Vanessa, now I got it. London!
1. The Normans invaded and conquered England in 1066.
2.The Great Fire of London happened in 1666.
3.Don't have a Clue!
4. Big Ben
5. Royal Wedding Wil & Kate.

I should get to Paris around the 8 or 9 May.

KEHutchinson said...

Oh dear, let's see if I can get this one... I'm pretty sure it's London. The second historical event is the Great Fire, which I know happened in the seventeenth century under Charles II. If The Lines are the Underground. The original conquering was done by Wm the Conqueror in 1066? Ben is Big Ben, the fairy tale event is Kate and William's wedding.

Did I get it right?

Nadine said...

I'll bite! (Saw your comment on And Kathleen.) You were in London.
1. 1066 - the Battle of Hastings.
2. The Great Fire! 1666.
3. The Tube!
5. The Royal Wedding!

Rachelle! said...

Looks like the tube map?...
Wills and Kate! <3

Vanessa said...

You did get it right, Kate! But luck of the draw means Rachelle won. I hope you'll play again!

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