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Old 10-27-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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Is astrology or SETI even closer?
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Hmm there are palm trees in this area, the letters on top say "even ...." or anything like this. My first thought was also something about cosmos, space. Mayben an old observatory.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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Welcome back, Douglas. It looks like only three 'letters' to me - and then 4 semi-closed circles and 5 open circles. To me the three letters looked like EUE but I can see how it could be a V, C, or O. Up ended it could read 'wow' or 'mom'. Not sure if it's really letters at all - but am thinking that's part of the clue, too.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Is astrology or SETI even closer?
No, it's real world science, and the most fundamental and obvious of astronomy/geography.

I can't make out the different symbols on the ring, they don't seem to be alphabetic characters. A plausible significance to the circles on the rinig might present itself to you when you identify the monument.

There is a country named for what this monument represents, but this place is not in that country. Here is the corresponding monument in that country:
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Very interesting and challenging

This monument seems to be in Ecuador, but we still need to find the other one. Might be a city close to the Equator.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Very interesting and challenging

This monument seems to be in Ecuador, but we still need to find the other one. Might be a city close to the Equator.

Now you're getting very warm (no pun intended).
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:16 AM
 
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A monument marking the equator at the city of Pontianak, Indonesia. Very neat - and the win goes to Douglas - your turn Thanks JT!
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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A monument marking the equator at the city of Pontianak, Indonesia. Very neat - and the win goes to Douglas - your turn Thanks JT!
Pontianak, Borneo, Indonesia is correct.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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A monument marking the equator at the city of Pontianak, Indonesia. Very neat - and the win goes to Douglas - your turn Thanks JT!
Very good ! You did the final work, but if you do not have a picture, I put in this one... might be a bit easy in case you have ever been there.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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I'll start with Germany, based on the sign, the first word might be "Keine" followed by two very long agglutinated words.
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