Where in the world am I? (#7)

It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for the “Where in the world am I?” photo challenge again! Like last week, I’ll give no clues up front, but will periodically tweet and post clues on my Facebook Page help you out. So, if you don’t already follow me on Twitter, click HERE.

One winner will be randomly selected from those who answer correctly and will be featured on next week’s “Where in the world am I?” contest, on my Facebook Fan Page and on Twitter with his/her name, blog, twitter, as well as a brief bio.

You’re not done yet! Be sure to check out Budget Travel Adventures where you can play along with more photo challenges. This week, Jeremy’s offering a great prize if you win too!

Here are the clues I’ve given so far:

1) This place shares its name with a famous explorer. 

2) This building is on a promenade that’s also the name of one of the world’s most famous museums.

3) This building is adjacent to a replica of where William Shakespeare plays were held.

4) Sister Cities of the city where this building is located include León, Mexico & Perth, Australia.

5) It was constructed in 1914 for an exposition celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal.

The answer & winner for this week’s “Where in the world am I?”

After randomly selecting the winner from those who answered correctly, congratulations are due to Cathy Sweeney of Traveling With Sweeney! This photo shows the California Tower at Balboa Park in San Diego. The tower (as well as many other Spanish Colonial Revival buildings in the park) was built in 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition, commemorating the opening of the Panama Canal. In fact, Balboa Park is named for the famed Spanish explorer, Vasco Núñez de Balboa who’s best known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean in 1513, becoming the first European to have seen or reached the Pacific from the New World. Clue #3 was a bit of a red herring — it refers to the park’s Old Globe Theatre, which is a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Finally, many of the park’s cultural attractions line El Prado, a wide promenade running through the center of the park. The Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) is a museum and art gallery located in Madrid, Spain. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art.

This week’s winner is Cathy Sweeney who writes one of my favorite travel blogs, Traveling with Sweeney. On her blog, she shares her perspectives on places, people, food and entertainment — based on a lifelong passion for travel & new experiences. Be sure to check out her Facebook Page and follow her on Twitter too!

I’ll also give shout outs to Anne-Sophie Redisch, Eric Meline, and Charlotte Hartmann for getting the correct answer too!

Here’s another photo:




















* Please note: Moderation is turned on for this contest and all comments will need to be approved before they are posted.  No need to resubmit your comment.  This way, no one will steal your answer!

MaldonadoHere was last week’s photo, correctly identified as the La Barra Bridge in Punta del Este, Uruguay by Annika Hays and Caanan & Kent of No Vacation Required. Congrats again guys!




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