Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Soul*, Sep 25, 2013.
What and where in the world.
How many steps to the top?
It is declared a national monument in a country starting with a C.
Well, for once you've posted an easy puzzle. This is clearly one of the Zig Zag factories. The
company started in France, but now has subsidiaries around the world. The name "Zig Zag"
comes from the way the papers are folded BTW.
Based on the scenery, I'd say the country that starts with "C" is China, Cambodia, or Canada.
Probably the last named. I read that part of the Mounties' training is to mount those steps
every morning before a breakfast of pancakes with maple leaves and syrup.
Time to go relax. Think I'll have a few puffs. (I don't inhale.)
But how many folds does this zigzag have????
Here is another clue. Your country guesses all started with the right letter well done
Well, I just got finished counting. There are 740 steps! Thank goodness I didn't have to climb them! LOL
You went all the way to the top Diane! Well done! There must have been added some 100 steps along the way... I read in some other posts about this that there where 649 or 659...
Rock should know this one's name, it might be a relative
Has anyone guessed this? I just got here, so lots of good clues!
La Piedra Del Penol in Columbia. Going back to read about it.
Wooohooo Congrats Judy, you got the place and Diane got the number of steps and Rock is part of the translated name so all are winners once more
LOL Soul. At first reading I thought it WAS the Zig-Zag Factory until I got to the Mounties and Maple Leaves for breakfast. Plus a curious palm tree for Canada.
Interesting to read that the Rock was formed some 70 million years ago. Not our Rock!
I was born about ten thousand years ago. And there's nothing in this world that I don't know. I saw Peter, Paul, and Moses
Playing ring around the roses, And I'll lick the guy that say it isn't so.
Congratulations Judy and Diane! I couldn't find anything about the place
in question. Well, I did stumble across a bit of movie trivia. In 1935 Alfred
Hitchcock visited South America. The project was just getting started at the
time. He was fascinated. Thus the title of his movie "The 39 Steps".
BTW, what is that building? A house, a temple, a gazebo? I wonder if anyone
over 40 ever makes the climb.
Soul, how do you say "devilish, difficult puzzle" in Dutch?
Rock - The 39 Steps is a favorite movie of my husband and I - really good surprises and suspense.
Another major favorite is 'THE THIRD MAN' with screenplay written by Graham Greene. Actors, Joseph Cotton....... and oh dear, have brain fog! The actor.... Oscar Wilde - okay obviously not Oscar Wilde. He's so famous .... I can see him clearly. Okay will look him up. Have just been struggling with my computer for hours - might be breathing it's last.
Used up all my brain power.
Okay - whewww - it's Orson Welles.
Brilliant movie - vivid cinematography, the screenplay fresh and original, witty, humorous and sorrowful. Great acting. Has anyone seen it?
Rock - up at the top of that huge rock, climbing all those stairs to that intriguing looking building is......
a visitor's center. What a letdown. It should be a mysterious museum of never seen before manuscripts and artifacts.
Or a wizard's castle.
It should be a temple or a gazebo. The Rock used to be a sacred place for the Indians who lived there.
So Rock - in comparison you're a very young Rock.
Now trying to figure if your song is made up or a real one. LOL. You're the spice of laughter and word play.
Aha - Rock's song is real. Elvis Presley wrote it - perhaps adapted from Gospel music.
It's not only a real song, it has so many verses that it's unlikely that anyone ever sang them
all at one time. Very likely many authors too.
"I saw Noah when he built his famous ark
Slipped into it one night when it was dark
I saw Jonah swallow the whale
And I pulled the lion's tale
Then I crossed the land of Canaan on a lark."
You can hear several renditions on Youtube by such famous folk
singers as the Seekers, The Chad Mitchell Trio, and Elvis Presley.
I have a vague memory of reading a Graham Greene novel about his
childhood in some big city. Anyhoo, I know I've seen at least 3
movies based on his books: 3rd Man, Travels With My Aunt and Our
Man in Havana.
39 steps was on Turner Classic Movies only yesterday. Robert
Donat and Madeleine Carroll. I think Donat was Mr Chips. And in some
movie with Ingrid Bergman. OK, looked it up. The Inn of the Sixth
"You're the spice of laughter," You're Napoleon Brandy, You're
camembert. Sounds like Cole Porter: "You're the Top."
Oscar Wilde and Orson Wells had a lot in common in addition to their
initials. Big men; big talent; big egos.
interesting place, and wouldn't you know it.....souveniers on top
A viewing spot was built on top of the rock, where it is possible to acquire handicrafts, postcards, and other local goods. It is possible to see the 500 km shore-perimeter dam. There are 740 steps to the top of the viewing spot.
Duivels moeilijke puzzel would be a good translation Rock
Though an image search on big rock stairs or a regular search on big rock in colombia should have gotten you to the answer
Separate names with a comma.