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July 17, 2011 1:30 PM   Subscribe

Did you ever find a picture on the internet and thought „Where is this ?“. We can help you find this place! [sic] (via)
posted by desjardins (25 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
All these schmoes just need to get on over to AskMe.
posted by phunniemee at 1:36 PM on July 17, 2011


I want to live here.

cool resource, unfortunately named for reference work
posted by codacorolla at 1:38 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Getting errors when I try to read comments or see more. Too bad, this is pretty cool.
posted by Malice at 1:47 PM on July 17, 2011


That isolated house on the cliff is from here, it's identified by the photographer (Zanthey) there as being on the island of Ellidaey in Iceland.
Flickr photo of lone house on green cliff by user Zanthey

But when I tried to post that info on the site, it just disappeared.
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:55 PM on July 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oops, now my comment is showing up over there. Maybe it just takes a minute or extra page refreshes for comments to appear.
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:58 PM on July 17, 2011


Keen site, I'm happy to know I can visit the site of this cover art at the defunct but maintained Twin Arrows Trading Post.

I was happy when I noticed that the cover of The Budos Band's debut album was Puu Oo, the easternmost of Kilauea's volcanic vents, spewing molten lava.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:06 PM on July 17, 2011


Google's new "search for an image with an image" feature is probably pretty good at this.
posted by Apropos of Something at 2:22 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]



Google's new "search for an image with an image" feature is probably pretty good at this.


scarily so
posted by fistynuts at 2:30 PM on July 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Reminds me of Jimmy Wales' new human-powered search engine that is going to replace Google with admins.
posted by KokuRyu at 2:41 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


This google image search thing works quite well. Whoever runs tineye.com is having a bad week right now.
posted by Winnemac at 2:47 PM on July 17, 2011


That island house used to be used when the people of Heimaey Island (Home Island) used to have to gather puffin each summer for food. No one lives in these houses anymore, they just wasting away. Shame - they could be a wonderful tourism get-a-way. Not that staying on Heimaey Island isn't great, but these little islands around it should be utilized as well.

Puffin, as food, is horrible. The folks that live on Vestmannaeyjar islands speak of the puffin eating period of their history as just something they did to get by. Now because of the prime location for fishing, they are doing just fine without puffin - as far as I could tell. Not one place I ate at had puffin on the menu.
posted by Drama Penguin at 2:49 PM on July 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


You think that's a tiny island house? This is a tiny island house.
posted by Winnemac at 2:55 PM on July 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


I prefer metafuckingfilter for my geographical inquiries.
posted by punkfloyd at 3:07 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


This google image search thing works quite well. Whoever runs tineye.com is having a bad week right now.

I don't know if this is right, but doesn't tin-eye work mostly from file name? It seems like whenever I put something that's been mangled by the imgur uploader into it (even if it's fairly common) it comes back with no results.

Also, I've been having way too much fun putting stuff into image search and taking screen-shots of the resulting collages.
posted by codacorolla at 3:08 PM on July 17, 2011


Puffin, as food, is horrible.
posted by Drama Penguin 20 minutes ago [1 favorite +]


lol
posted by desjardins at 3:11 PM on July 17, 2011 [5 favorites]


goatse
posted by nathancaswell at 3:45 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


But what of the three story grey-sided townhouse in the exoburbs near the Chili's?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 3:51 PM on July 17, 2011


But what of the three story grey-sided townhouse in the exoburbs near the Chili's?

One of many interchangeable metastases of Tyson's Corner, VA. I'll expect my gold star by Wednesday.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 4:35 PM on July 17, 2011


Did you ever find a picture on the internet and thought „Where is this ?“.

No, because I don't think in German quotation marks.

Yes, that is the first thing I thought of when reading the post.
posted by kiltedtaco at 5:03 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


<< Or French. >>
posted by maryr at 5:05 PM on July 17, 2011


Who the fuck cares?
posted by bwg at 5:17 PM on July 17, 2011


Andrew Sullivan's gonna be pissed
posted by jpdoane at 5:27 PM on July 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


LOL. Love it. Judging by the comments, however, the purpose of this site appears to be to grief the earnest people who want to know where these places are.

My favorite comment "That's my house. I took this picture. Santorini"

(though in that case I think it was Santorini)
posted by Davenhill at 9:59 PM on July 17, 2011


Oooh! I located one!
posted by philotes at 11:07 PM on July 17, 2011


Cool site, thanks. Oddly, they seem to have just changed the name from "where the fuck is this?" to "where is this?" -- I can see the switch in my browser history, so it happened sometime after this was posted.
posted by klausness at 4:31 PM on July 22, 2011


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