Where in the world is StandingOutInMyField? (Part 3!)

Okay, this is my last where in the world quiz for a little while…see if you can guess where I am now! In the last quiz I was in Barcelona, Spain. You get one (imaginary internet) point for guessing the continent, 5 for guessing the country, and 10 for guessing the city! I’m curious to see how many people guess this one…I’m not sure how well known it is!

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Barcelona, Spain

As was easily guessed yesterday, the answer to the second where in the world quiz was Barcelona, Spain! I took a shuttle bus from Vianden to Luxembourg City, then a train from Luxembourg City to Paris and a separate train to Barcelona from Paris. I didn’t really get any good photos from the train because a) they are bullet trains which can go up to 180 mph, which is too fast for photos b) it was very foggy and not great for photos anyway and c) the train windows were very dirty.

I have always wanted to go to Barcelona, mostly because I fell in love with the work by Antoni Gaudi in university, and his work is all over Barcelona (although I discovered you have to pay a steep price to see any of it, haha). But in particular, I have always wanted to see La Sagrada Familia, and that was the major giveaway in my photo quiz. I’ll do a separate post just for that soon, but in the meantime, here are some other photos of Barcelona.

Barcelona, Spain
Construction on the Sagrada Familia is visible across the city
Barcelona, Spain
Random park
Barcelona, Spain
This is a hospital, can you believe it?
Barcelona, Spain
I bet my uncle (who is a doctor in the US) would like to work here!
Barcelona, Spain
Construction on the Sagrada visible from Avenida Gaudi (Gaudi’s street!)
Barcelona, Spain
Random statue I liked
Barcelona, Spain
Headless street performer
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
More views of the Sagrada
Barcelona, Spain
I accidentally found a mountain and climbed it
Barcelona, Spain
I thought it was cool how these two streets are linear from above
Barcelona, Spain
Human domination as far as the eye can see in every direction

And now for some nature I found on the mountain!
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
I don’t know the plants here, but this looks sort of like our button bush
Barcelona, Spain
Something in the Apiaceae
Barcelona, Spain
Mustard family, Brassicaceae
Barcelona, Spain
Some little sawfly type wasps mating on the Apiaceae

I’m just going to share a bunch of dragonfly photos because I love them okay no judgey
Barcelona, Spain
I think this looks like a painting
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Little butterfly on a mountain thistle of some sort

Also, I’m still on the move, so there will be one more quiz soon!

Where in the world is StandingOutInMyField? (Part 2)

Time for the second quiz! I’m still roaming, so the rules are the same. 1 (imaginary internet) point for the right continent, 5 for the right country, and 10 for the right city! The first quiz might give you some clues. I have a feeling a lot more people are going to know this one…

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Vianden, Luxembourg

The answer to the quiz was Vianden, Luxembourg, in Europe. A lot of people guessed very close by, which just shows how smart and well-traveled my readers are. 🙂

Here are some more photos of Vianden.
Vianden, Luxembourg
I love these dark misty mornings
Vianden, Luxembourg
Vianden, Luxembourg
Vianden, Luxembourg
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Vianden, Luxembourg
I think this looks like a painting haha
Vianden, Luxembourg
View from the top of the castle
Vianden, Luxembourg
Vianden, Luxembourg
Vianden, Luxembourg
View of the city from above
Vianden, Luxembourg
Vianden, Luxembourg
Vianden, Luxembourg
A little patch of forest in town
Vianden, Luxembourg
Vianden, Luxembourg
Vianden, Luxembourg
Tame pigeon
Vianden, Luxembourg
Vianden, Luxembourg
Swan
Vianden, Luxembourg
The castle Vianden is famous for…parts of it were built at different times, as you can see by the different styles and colors of stone. Also, I just learned that for world heritage sites, it must be visible where the reconstruction took place.
Vianden, Luxembourg
Vianden, Luxembourg
Lots of fancy desserts…I don’t normally like sweets but these were very pretty
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From the mountain looking over Vianden

As I’m still traveling, there will be a new quiz for you soon! (I think this one will be easier😉 )

Where in the world is StandingOutInMyField?

I’m on the move! See if you can guess where I am…1 (imaginary internet) point for the right continent, 5 for the right country, and 10 for the right city! Your clue is that it is a location I’ve never been before. Oh and these photos…

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Links to share

I’m traveling today, so while I’m gone, here are some links to peruse:

This awesome graphic of Olympic athletes compared to other animals (it blows my mind that a sailfish can swim 68 mph…I swim…about 1.8 mph (for long distances (don’t judge me))) (also, I passed a butterfly on a run the other day, which I’m actually pretty proud of now) (although, now that I think of it, it’s kinda unfair to compare the butterfly and the falcon to ground runners; ditto for free divers compared to the beaked whale): http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-graphic-comparision-of-how-the-worlds-greatest-human-athletes-fare-against-average-animals

More evidence that pesticides are linked to pollinator declines: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37089385

This Chinese Olympic swimmer is awesome for multiple reasons: http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/08/17/490121285/a-swimmers-period-comment-breaks-taboos-in-sports-and-in-china

Eucalypts are fascinating! http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/wild-journey/2016/08/our-gondwanan-gum-trees

I❤ ant-plant mutualisms! http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/peaceful-ant-plant-partnerships-lead-genomic-arms-races

Cockroaches are cool! http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/i-am-officially-in-love-with-cockroaches-180960274/?no-ist

This is amazing! A photographic journey with beewolfs: https://maptia.com/milanradisics/stories/hidden-life-of-the-beewolf

Gotta catch em all (and let school kids name em)! http://www.wnyc.org/story/bernardo-santos-named-more-species/?.com

YES! This (one of my favourite photographers talking about one of my favourite things): https://stevemccurry.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/the-worlds-ride/

I was looking up wingless wasps and I found this webpage: https://bugtracks.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/wingless-wonderings/

with THIS photo!

By Tom Murray

Have you ever seen such an adorable wasp?