Where in the world am I? (#18)


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

Do you know where this photo was taken?

  • Leave your guess here on my blog only (not on Facebook or Twitter) by Friday, November 11th at noon (PDT).
  • I’ll be giving out hints via Twitter & Facebook throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • One guess per hint (i.e.: with each hint, you can leave a new guess).
  • One winner will be randomly selected from those who answer correctly and will be featured on my Facebook Fan Page, Twitter and Google+ Page with his/her name, blog (if applicable), twitter, as well as a brief bio.
  • Anyone can participate!

* 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!

Here are the clues I’ve given so far:

Clue #1: This house is supposedly haunted.Clue #2: It has 47 fireplaces. 

Clue #3: Harry Houdini toured this place in 1924.

Clue #4: The number 13 is a recurring motif in the house.

Clue #5: An earthquake caused the tower to collapse, reducing the home to four stories.

The answer and winner of this week’s challenge:

Wow! For the first time in these photo challenges everyone who left an answer got it right. So, instead of singling out one person, I’m giving credit to everyone!  I thought by posting a nighttime photo it would be more difficult, but everyone knew that this was the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.

Built by Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Winchester, construction on the mansion continued for 38 years straight, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 1884 until her death in 1922. It’s reported that a psychic told her that if she ever stopped construction, the ghosts of those who had died by the guns manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms company would haunt her. It is a fascinating place and definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area. Click HERE to read more about this fascinating place!

Congratulations to Anne-Sophie at Sophie’s World, Candice Michelle at Travel Wisconsin, Laura Hirsh at Skin Care and Body Work, Kimberley at Crystal’s Corner, Anthony Gonzalez, Amy Miller, Ryan Meashaw, and Cathy Sweeney at Traveling With Sweeney. Great job guys!


Here was last week’s photo, correctly identified by Jeremy Branham  (the originator of the “Where in the world am I?” photo challenges) for knowing right away that this was the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, California. You can read more about this gorgeous place by clicking here.

Jeremy writes one of my favorite travel blogs, Budget Travel Adventures where he encourages his readers to travel passionately, budget wisely, and experience more! Be sure to like his Facebook Page and follow him on Twitter too!


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