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Old 11.02.2011, 01:10
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I was only going by the view from Google Earth, wherein the two rounded buildings on either side of the street can be seen behind the pavillion as you look toward the Swiss border (yellow line).

Edit: Just to clarify, both Via Bellinzona and Ponte Chiasso are located in Chiasso.
Technically, that one should have been "Spot the Italian landmark"
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Technically, that one should have been "Spot the Italian landmark"
Next time I'll be more sure of what and where my landmarks are before I post them on this thread. There was a picture on Wikipedia thread which definitely shows the Swiss side of the border, but the picture was so small that I tried to look for a better one...
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Old 11.02.2011, 01:23
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Next time I'll be more sure of what and where my landmarks are before I post them on this thread. There was a picture on Wikipedia thread which definitely shows the Swiss side of the border, but the picture was so small that I tried to look for a better one...
It has still kept some of us amused for a while.
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Old 11.02.2011, 01:26
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Next time I'll be more sure of what and where my landmarks are before I post them on this thread. There was a picture on Wikipedia thread which definitely shows the Swiss side of the border, but the picture was so small that I tried to look for a better one...
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It has still kept some of us amused for a while.
Indeed, this has been an educational and informative thread.
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Old 11.02.2011, 02:07
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Re: Spot The Swiss Landmark

This should be more interesting:



You won't find this clock tower in Switzerland---not even diplomatically. But it DOES qualify as a Swiss landmark, sort of. You see, it's in an American town founded by Swiss immigrants and named after an important Swiss city. The clock tower is based on a similar (albeit larger) one in the namesake Swiss city, and plans are underway to build an even larger clock tower. How did I find out about this? I read an artice about it in Swissnews.

Can anybody guess what the name of the city is, and which canton (I mean state!) it's in?
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Old 11.02.2011, 02:46
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Can anybody guess what the name of the city is, and which canton (I mean state!) it's in?
Berne, Indiana?
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Old 11.02.2011, 02:59
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Berne, Indiana?
Yup---and that IS spelled correctly. The Swiss capital is spelled "Bern" in English but the Indiana city is spelled exactly as "Berne" is in German. They have a Swiss Days festival in August.

Here's the link to the story in Swissinfo:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/...l?cid=19372906
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Old 11.02.2011, 03:19
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Yup---and that IS spelled correctly. The Swiss capital is spelled "Bern" in English but the Indiana city is spelled exactly as "Berne" is in German...
Actually, 'Bern' is the German spelling.
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Old 11.02.2011, 04:11
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Actually, 'Bern' is the German spelling.
Then "Berne" is French, right? According to Wikipedia, it is. It may be that the Indiana settlers chose the French spelling because in the 19th Century French was more of an international lingua franca than it is now, so the French spelling would have been preferred.
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Old 11.02.2011, 04:16
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Then "Berne" is French, right? According to Wikipedia, it is...
I believe it's French, yes, but also not uncommon in English usage as well perhaps from French influence, as you suggested.

(Are we OT yet?)

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(Are we OT yet?)
. I don't think it is OT and I started the thread. As you said, the thread can be very educational at times.
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Old 13.02.2011, 23:12
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Re: Spot The Swiss Landmark

There are over 50 funicular railways in operation in Switzerland. This is one of the shorter ones. What are the two points that it connects?

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There are over 50 funicular railways in operation in Switzerland. This is one of the shorter ones. What are the two points that it connects?
Does it happen to be in Fribourg?
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There are over 50 funicular railways in operation in Switzerland. This is one of the shorter ones. What are the two points that it connects?
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Does it happen to be in Fribourg?
I think Texaner deserves the credit for the answer, but I'm going to try anyway to answer the last part of the question. Are those two points Neuveville and St. Pierre?
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I think Texaner deserves the credit for the answer, but I'm going to try anyway to answer the last part of the question. Are those two points Neuveville and St. Pierre?
I do appreciate you're gracious gesture, but I'd be well content to share or even relinquish credit after all, you accurately met the challenge. I was only acting on a hunch.
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I think Texaner deserves the credit for the answer, but I'm going to try anyway to answer the last part of the question. Are those two points Neuveville and St. Pierre?
That was quick, and correct
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Re: Spot The Swiss Landmark

Okay, here's one...
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Okay, here's one...
Wintikriche is the name of the pic...I assume it's a church in Winterthur.
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I do appreciate you're gracious gesture, but I'd be well content to share or even relinquish credit after all, you accurately met the challenge. I was only acting on a hunch.
I'm content to share credit, but I still believe you deserve more. It would have been a lot tougher to find the answer from Google if I wasn't including "Fribourg" in the search.
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Wintikriche is the name of the pic...I assume it's a church in Winterthur.
Well THAT was sporting fun!

Something else...
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