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A London Photo Challenge (my version of an Easter-egg hunt – have fun!)

Many of the blogs I enjoy reading periodically post photo challenges – so since Easter weekend often entails Easter egg hunting I thought I’d offer my own photo challenge, anyone is free to enter their top stock photos – just a few, hopefully not too challenging – and a little bit of history perhaps with each.  Each one is located in central London.

Question #1: Phone Box: K2

Phone_BoxThe first phone box design – K1 (for Kiosk #1) – was not a success so a new contest was held to come up with a better design.  Sir Giles Gilbert Scott won the competition and his new ‘K2’ design became the prototype from which all our iconic phone boxes have come from.  His original wooden K2 prototype is still available for the public to use.  This is a picture of that prototype.  Where can you find it?

Question #2: King Henry VIII’s lost manor house.

Manor_HouseLocated in Chelsea the original location of King Henry VIII’s manor house is now marked only by a plaque and supposedly a few magnolia trees left over from his garden.  On what street can you find this marker?

Question #3: A Walk.

WalkWhile London has many named walks, some are more well known that others.  This lesser known walk takes you right past the “new” version of one of London’s most famous markets.  What market is it?

Question #4: Victorian Architecture.

MarketThis magnificent structure was built in the late 19th Century, but there has been a market here since the 14th Century.  Before that it was the site of the largest Roman Basilica built north of the Alps.  What market is this?

Question #5: Country in London.

Country_in_LondonThis location gives the impression of being in the middle of the country, but you are still in central London.  It’s one of my favourite places to go for a walk. Where are you?

Question #6: When aliens attack.

Aliens_attackStreet art continues to gain in popularity.  This parking lot contains some of the best large street art in London.  What is the name of the complex that this parking lot is part of (hint: they used to make a popular liquid here)?

Please post your answers in the comments section…  Happy Easter.

16 comments on “A London Photo Challenge (my version of an Easter-egg hunt – have fun!)

  1. IsobelTouristGuide
    March 30, 2013

    Okey doke, here goes:
    1. (Editor: deleted responses to make it more fun for other players!)
    2. (ditto)
    3. (ditto)
    4. (ditto)
    5. (ditto)
    6. (ditto)
    A nice selection. Are they your own photos?

      March 30, 2013

      Thanks for playing! Yes – my own photos – glad you like the selection. 4 1/2 out of 6. #3 I was looking for the name of the “new” market across the street (I’m sure you know it) and #5 is actually somewhere else… hmm?

      • IsobelTouristGuide
        March 30, 2013

        Oh did I misread the question? Oops. Will have another look at the water photo. Hmmm.

  2. IsobelTouristGuide
    March 30, 2013

    Sorry, New ——- (editor: deleted). The water pic has got me stumped. Could it be —– (editor: deleted)?

      March 30, 2013

      Congrats – right on all now.

      • IsobelTouristGuide
        March 30, 2013

        Looks like I need to renew my acquantance with that park. I haven’t been there for a while.

  3. Tamsin
    March 31, 2013

    Great quiz! So much thought has gone into it, I love it. Are you going to post the answers at some point?

      March 31, 2013

      Thanks for your comment. I’ll post the answers in a couple of days just to give most of my readers a chance to guess or be challenged.

  4. inspiringcity
    April 1, 2013

    I reckon I’ve got 4 and 6 right, I need to do some more exploring lol. Great post

  5. Shade of Red
    April 1, 2013

    Really well-researched post! I am not sure I got any questions right but looking forward to your answers!

      April 1, 2013

      Thanks for the comment. I’ll probably post answers late tonight or tomorrow… I’ll make it a new blog post so everyone sees it in their feed.

  6. got light?
    April 2, 2013

    great one – love it! (got 2 out of 6) 😉

  7. Sartenada
    April 5, 2013

    Sorry that I do not understand “Easter egg hunting” here. Maybe I am moron. (Painted) Easter eggs have long traditions and they are gorgeous!!!

    Here is my post in which You can see how Easter eggs are looking like. Scroll to the end:

    Orhodox icons.

    Have wonderful day!

      April 5, 2013

      hi Sartenada – the premise behind an Easter egg hunt is to place decorated eggs around a location and find them – usually an activity for children. Thus finding things across an area is the general premise and tie in to this photo challenge. London has also hosted various city wide ‘artistic’ or charity awareness egg hunts in prior years (my avatar image is an artistic egg in the style of a post box from a prior year art program that placed eggs all over London).

      • Sartenada
        April 6, 2013

        Oh how nice. I do love it. Thank You clarifying it. When I was child, let’s say 60 years ago, in Finland we had habit that “Rooster laid an egg under the pillow” of children when they went to asleep. 🙂 Notice the word rooster, not hen. Guess if we children loved it. Happy blogging!

        P.S. I am not sure if You checked my link in which there are awesome beautiful Easter eggs. Test and enjoy!

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