Sunday, June 30, 2013

Where am I?




Where was this picture taken?


Clues...


I have never been there.

You're not allowed to go there either.

There is an indistinct feature in the photo that is a clue to the former use of this land.



17 comments:

Baydog said...

Tillerman's quizzes are getting tougher than Mitch's.

Tillerman said...

The answer is in plain sight.

Just like my last "Where am I?" quiz.

Baydog said...

Singapore? My glasses aren't strong enough to make out indistinct features. Now, if they were distinct.....

Luke said...

One of the nuclear test atolls?

Tillerman said...

Oops my mistake. Not the Singapore one. The post with the post. And the shells.

Tillerman said...

Not a nuclear test atoll but you are thinking on the right lines.

JP said...

The Scottish island of Gruinard that they seeded with Anthrax?

Apparently its been decontaminated, but I'm not volunteering to test it.

Tillerman said...

That's a great guess. But wrong.

The reason why you can't go there, as you and Luke have both guessed, is because there's some dangerous stuff there.

Another clue: this place is in the United States. Actually in one of the lower 48 states.

George A said...

Plum Island, NY

Mojo said...

That's some very dark water. It must be far north in the lower 48?

/Pam said...

Three Mile Island

Mitch Zeissler said...

No Man's Land Island, Massachusetts. It's a former bombing range and is now a wildlife refuge. The indistinct feature is the former runway.

Tillerman said...

Ding Ding Ding. Mitch has it.

As I said, it was in plain sight. I mentioned in a nearby post that Scout, the robot boat, looked like it was heading directly towards this island.

The spelling of the island's name is a little confused. Wikipedia seems to think that the most plausible explanation for the name's origin is that the island was probably named "Nomans Land" after a Martha's Vineyard Wampanoag sachem, Tequenoman, who had jurisdiction over the island when the English came in the early 17th century: a corruption of "TequeNoman's Land."

Tillerman said...

Nope

Tillerman said...

Yep.

Tillerman said...

Nope

PeconicPuffin said...

I was guessing Plum too.

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