Where is this tranquil scene?
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Somewhere. In Toecello perhaps…
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Well done, Jon. I hope to have time to get a full answer out later today.
They look like they’ve got three chains which is odd, and they also look like they have back-rests, so probably not for catching fish (unless they’re fish that like to lean back…) Would they be for getting people across a river on a pulley system? Don’t know where it is, though. India? Asia?
No, wrong part of the world. I had no idea what they were used for when I took the photo, but found out, and ate some the critters from these traps later.
It’s so obvious where it is – although what you were doing there to take the photo I can only guess. It’s Putsonderwater, which is now a derelict ghost-town situated in the Karoo region of South Africa. The name obviously comes from the fact that they would put dead or dying bodies into the boxes (like Grandma) and lower them into the creek to be finished off by fish.
And you know this because …? It sounds like a plot for one of your sweet, innocent stories, BA.
I’d go with Caroline. The crates are called vieri and they are for keeping crabs in until they become moeche, soft-shelled crabs.
And, do you like moeche, Bert? I was ambivalent, to be honest. Poor little critters.
Something to do with fish
Close, they are certainly used for creatures of the water, Andrew.
So, have you read the answer to the mystery in the next post, Andrew? Not eels.
Venice, northern lagoon, something very delicious?
Absolutely, Caroline. Spoken like a true native (congratulations on your citizenship!). ❤
I was going for Vietnam
I’d better get the ‘answer’ post sorted out, Derrick. It’s all fun and games, posting the mystery, but then I have to do some work with the answer.
I have no idea. I could guess, but I’d probably be wrong.
Okay…I’ll guess…Asia, South America, Africa, North America, Antarctica, Europe, or Australia? It has to be in one of these right?!?! 😉 HA! 😀
I can’t wait to find out specifically where AND what the baskets are used for!
By golly, we can’t trick you, Carolyn! I just noticed that Europe is the deviant in the pack, all the other continents have an “A” in their names.
More than that, Yvonne. They all have two A’s in their name, apart from Europe. (The only time I can use an apostrophe for a plural.) Even more than that, if we ignore ‘North’ and ‘South’, they all begin with A and end with A. I’d rule out Antarctica, Carolyn.
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HA! I’d rule out Antarctica, too…just being silly and thought I might as well cover all of the bases in my silliness. 😉 ;-D
Did I spell your name correctly, or is it with an ‘i’ and an ‘e’ to close things off? ❤
It is officially -yn…but my mom always called me Caroline and I loved that, so I go by both. 🙂
I’m thinking somewhere in Asia. (trying a broader guess after my dismal failure last time)
No, not Asia! At least you have a go; I often chicken out and wait to see what the answer is.
I was tempted to wait! 🙂
Well, if you don’t know the answer … !
That is very tricky. It looks like the high water mark comes just to the bottom of the basket so …..and don’t know why that would be relevant. I’m thinking a bayou or . . .
Those baskets are a mystery too, John. Not a bayou, blue or otherwise. 🙂
Phew, it’s hot up here. How about in Ballarat?
Very Phew for me. I don’t like it like this.
A bayou in Louisiana…
Have you been talking to John (paolsoren)?
Not a bayou, not Louisiana. Is that what they look like?
I was thinking that something would either be planted (water plant) or farmed in those boxes. The orange trees look like bald cypress in the photo if it’s fall, and the water is murky, but likely moving slowly…so it did make me think of a wetland area, delta, or bayou. But … I have no real clue. And I HAVEN’t been talking to John (or anyone, actually; this is my first trip back to read in months. What a year) Let us know what those boxes are and where they are!!!!
Hi, Max. Now confess, you just pulled that name out of an atlas, didn’t you!
No…it’s a grim reason that I guessed that actually. I’ve read about Jonestown…with that madman Jim Jones…a few books on that subject…that looks like parts of Guyana….so this time I actually had a reason! lol
Oh, this is far away from there, Max.
Yvonne, you got me on this one…. I would have said Louisiana but I see that is wrong. I’m going to throw a guess out…a total guess…I just looked up some pics and yea they do have similar looks… Lockness? Minus the monster of course.
No, but at least you’re getting a bit closer geographically . Nowhere in the UK.
Ok….I will keep thinking…and that is dangerous for me.
It does look like it could be from there, Yvette, but it’s not.
wel i will come back to find out – and guess what?
I have a list for you
not sure if you are still doing them – but this is a fun one
someone wanted some tech stuff (likely a Gen Zer)
Oh, good. I have been bereft of lists, so I was glad when John got me into the Travel photo posts.
I will await the list with pleasure, thank you.
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