Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Puzzling Post Goes to Europe

Our son and his fiance are on a twelve-day trip through England, France and Italy.  The trip is guided by EF College Study Tours as a class at Fort Hays State University, where they are students.  In honor of their trip, I have created a puzzle featuring thirteen of the many sights they'll be seeing.  How many can you identify?  Bonus point for finding my first-born. 

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I also created a scavenger hunt for the kids to have fun with - and maybe learn a little extra.  Here is what they need to find in order to collect the prize:

In London:

  • Four lions guarding Admiral Horatio Nelson
  • A bookstore on Charing Cross Road
  • A street performer or artist
  • The Elizabeth Tower
  • Location of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton
  • The burial place of an English monarch
  • BONUS:  Sing “Yellow Submarine” (or the Beatles song of your choice) while walking on Abbey Road
In Paris:

  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I
  • Temple of Love
  • The Rose Window
  • "You'll note the flying buttresses." - name the movie quoted and the location of these specific buttresses:
  • Someone with the last name Roach (Dave's cousin lives in Paris with his wife and two children.  Hopefully they can meet up with at least one of them.)
In Italy:
  • A copy of Michelangelo’s statue of David
  • Something designed by Filippo Brunelleschi
  • The Creation of Adam
  • Fountain of the Four Rivers (“Water” from the book Angels and Demons by Dan Brown)
  • Habakkuk and the Angel (“Earth” from Angels and Demons)
  • The Ecstasy of St. Theresa (“Fire” from Angels and Demons)
  • "Air" from Angels and Demons:

    Could you find any of these items?


  1. Tricky! From the pictures I recognized right away: Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Pisa, Florence, Versailles, the Eiffle Tower, Big Ben and the Collosseum.

    Your scavenger hunt is pretty neat, they will have their hands full.
    Is the bokkstore on Charing Cross Road still there? I don't think so. Unless they rebuilt it...
    I'd definitely find the David sculpture. You can't miss it. Copy or not, it is lovely.

  2. I hope they are having a fantastic time. I did London, Paris and Italy for 3 weeks 2 years ago. I can't wait to get back.