Google Street View treasure hunt!

Can you identify a station from just a paving slab? Sadly, some people can
User avatar
RobbieM
All Zones
Posts: 2186
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 21:14
Location: Guildford

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by RobbieM » 30 Aug 2013, 09:38

This looks like one: http://goo.gl/maps/5FHbC

Now, find me some scaffolding that is covered in red netting.
After you, madam - I'll wait for the next direct train to Mill Hill East.
(I really ought to change this; no-one understands it out of context.)
Personal record: 270 Stations in 9 minutes and 3 seconds

User avatar
Urzzz1871
Zone 5
Posts: 520
Joined: 09 Nov 2011, 22:05
Location: Strangled by the M27

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by Urzzz1871 » 02 Sep 2013, 22:00

http://goo.gl/maps/gWioy

An easy one?...................

A number 9 bus that is not red.
2 attempts
2 completions
(Not getting much quicker)

DrainBrain
Zone 6
Posts: 922
Joined: 04 Jun 2013, 09:42
Location: South of the Thames

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by DrainBrain » 03 Sep 2013, 12:28

Here's one in Southampton: http://goo.gl/maps/HdQMj

Find a triangulation station (aka trig point).
Royal Oak to Bethnal Green in 333 days
Heathrow Terminal 4 to Amersham in 17 hours, 42 minutes and 22 seconds

DrainBrain
Zone 6
Posts: 922
Joined: 04 Jun 2013, 09:42
Location: South of the Thames

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by DrainBrain » 09 Sep 2013, 10:08

No takers, so here's a rather dull one somewhere in Wiltshire: http://goo.gl/maps/Q1sZ2

Open floor for anyone to start a new one.
Royal Oak to Bethnal Green in 333 days
Heathrow Terminal 4 to Amersham in 17 hours, 42 minutes and 22 seconds

User avatar
RobbieM
All Zones
Posts: 2186
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 21:14
Location: Guildford

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by RobbieM » 09 Sep 2013, 16:15

Find a speed-camera sign and a gate in the same picture.
After you, madam - I'll wait for the next direct train to Mill Hill East.
(I really ought to change this; no-one understands it out of context.)
Personal record: 270 Stations in 9 minutes and 3 seconds

User avatar
Urzzz1871
Zone 5
Posts: 520
Joined: 09 Nov 2011, 22:05
Location: Strangled by the M27

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by Urzzz1871 » 16 Sep 2013, 18:45

http://goo.gl/maps/sNL1V

A road sign containing 3 consecutive road numbers (e.g. A123, A124, A125)
2 attempts
2 completions
(Not getting much quicker)

User avatar
RobbieM
All Zones
Posts: 2186
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 21:14
Location: Guildford

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by RobbieM » 18 Sep 2013, 20:02

Try http://goo.gl/maps/TJoFu - as a bonus, we often run past it on Tube Challenges!

Find me a Tube Station and a KFC in the same photo.
After you, madam - I'll wait for the next direct train to Mill Hill East.
(I really ought to change this; no-one understands it out of context.)
Personal record: 270 Stations in 9 minutes and 3 seconds

User avatar
tractakid
The Twilight Zone
Posts: 3215
Joined: 15 Nov 2011, 20:04
Location: Milton Keynes

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tractakid » 19 Sep 2013, 00:10

Are you kidding?

http://goo.gl/maps/i0mI3

?!?!

Please find me a number 25 bus.
*insert boasting about notable tube accomplishments here*

kateyay
Zone 3
Posts: 175
Joined: 13 Mar 2012, 15:21
Location: The Hambletons

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by kateyay » 21 Sep 2013, 06:28

a tad further along the same road: http://goo.gl/maps/hFW3s

please find me someone who has had their face blurred out because it looks like they're doing something dodgy!

User avatar
tubeguru
Site Administrator
Posts: 8841
Joined: 30 Jan 2005, 22:08
Location: The Twilight Zone
Contact:

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tubeguru » 22 Sep 2013, 09:03

It's a shame the now-famous Temperance Street in Manchester has been removed from Street View.

Google "Temperance Street Manchester Google Street view" and look at the images ...
One thing only do I know, and that is that I know nothing - Socrates.

Champion of bugger all, 2004 to 2018
Member of sweet FA

GuyBarry
The Twilight Zone
Posts: 5376
Joined: 01 Aug 2011, 08:24

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by GuyBarry » 22 Sep 2013, 09:37

tubeguru wrote: Google "Temperance Street Manchester Google Street view" and look at the images ...
Given that one of the definitions of "temperance" is "moderation and self-restraint", it seems highly inappropriate!
Undefeated Tumbleweed champion, Oct 2015

Inventor of Grumbleweed, Nimbleweed, Timesnap, Postsnap and several other silly games

User avatar
tubeguru
Site Administrator
Posts: 8841
Joined: 30 Jan 2005, 22:08
Location: The Twilight Zone
Contact:

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tubeguru » 22 Sep 2013, 14:40

I'm fairly certain the irony of that completely escaped the "happy couple".
One thing only do I know, and that is that I know nothing - Socrates.

Champion of bugger all, 2004 to 2018
Member of sweet FA

User avatar
RobbieM
All Zones
Posts: 2186
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 21:14
Location: Guildford

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by RobbieM » 23 Sep 2013, 18:41

kateyay wrote:please find me someone who has had their face blurred out because it looks like they're doing something dodgy!
I guess that's a bit subjective, but would you trust this guy? http://goo.gl/maps/EuJH4

Please find me a yellow taxi and a green traffic light in the same photo.
After you, madam - I'll wait for the next direct train to Mill Hill East.
(I really ought to change this; no-one understands it out of context.)
Personal record: 270 Stations in 9 minutes and 3 seconds

User avatar
tangy
All Zones
Posts: 1852
Joined: 23 Apr 2006, 21:26
Location: Walthamstow, London
Contact:

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by tangy » 27 Sep 2013, 22:06

No better place for yellow taxis than Bournemouth....

https://www.google.co.uk/maps?q=Bournem ... 1,,0,22.53
This is a Central line train to "Woodford via Hainault"- it always is, except when you actually want one!

Tube Challenge League Tables website, it's here at http://www.explorerticket.co.uk/tubechallenge

Tangy.

DrainBrain
Zone 6
Posts: 922
Joined: 04 Jun 2013, 09:42
Location: South of the Thames

Re: Google Street View treasure hunt!

Post by DrainBrain » 28 Sep 2013, 08:12

tangy wrote:No better place for yellow taxis than Bournemouth....
New York? http://goo.gl/joogry

tangy, are you going to set a challenge?
Royal Oak to Bethnal Green in 333 days
Heathrow Terminal 4 to Amersham in 17 hours, 42 minutes and 22 seconds

Post Reply