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Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #56


Gumbo has left the fascinating ancient stupa in Kathmandu and, restless soul that he is, gone on another long journey to see this city.  He rather enjoys the city's architecture and skyline, and while exploring it he finds this unusual piece of street art.



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So, exactly where is Gumbo today?  Please be as specific as possible.


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"We do not take a trip, a trip takes us".  John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charlie

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Okay. This is starting to bug me. Apple on the kid's head? Nixon-like gesture on one of the lower guys? One guy super-demonstrating point? Is bottom guy taking a picture? I'm trying to gain a theme and figure out the setting. Newer building with older building in back? HELP!!



Alright, it's time for another clue.


The above photo was taken at an oblique angle because I didn't want to make this too easy.  This is one of a pair of similar (but slightly different) works of art on a building that is relatively new (20th century).  Here is what these look like from a different perspective.


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Does this help you figure out where Gumbo is?

Twitter: @DrFumblefinger

"We do not take a trip, a trip takes us".  John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charlie


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This one baffles me too. In the corner of the first picture, the architecture looks Tibetan. But the rest? No.

Looks like the building is crushing human figures or Western civilization. Hell realms.

You were in Kathmandu. How far did you travel? Hmm? Bangkok? No.

Lhasa? Certainly must have changed since I was last there.

OK. I give up. Tell us, please. :-)


Yes, HistoryDigger, it is time to spill all because Lynn Miller figured it out (good for you, Lynn!)  Please remember that these puzzles could be from anywhere in the world and rarely does one logically follow another in sequence.  Gumbo is known to travel half way round the planet for the right puzzle questions  


These are closeups of a small portion of a large sports arena.  The two statues do indeed represent "The Audience" -- cheering, booing, lifting kids to see better, eating hot dogs and drinking a beverage.  It is Rogers Center in Toronto, home of the Toronto Blue Jays.


A more detailed discussion tomorrow and a new puzzle on Saturday.

Twitter: @DrFumblefinger

"We do not take a trip, a trip takes us".  John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charlie

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