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phomaster
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Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 169

playing all the tracks together gives a message and a question

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): self consistency principle by igor what's his name = novikov

video =
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): oracle

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): divide the audio in quarters and overplay them, we learn nyc flooded in march 2051 = march2051

video =
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): nacotchtank

the video talks about identifying monuments...thoughts?

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:38 am
Sal
Guest

Wow, phomaster, you work super fast. I'm not sure I understand your solution for the second pdf one (I liked the first one with the origami-- but alas no printer at home, so I can only appreciate it in my head)

The most recent puzzle:
I hear her talking about Byzantium-- that's modern day Istanbul. And google tells me that the 'Nacotchtank' were a tribe native to what is now Washington DC. So, I'm guessing the monuments are in those places (one in each?)

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:03 pm
Bongodog
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Monuments

Istanbul has to be right -- vid references a single star and crescent moon -- that's Turkey's flag.

The monument must be Constantine's column. "Sun God" check. Chairots. check. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Column_of_Constantine

L'enfant was the created the city plan for Washington DC. Frozen lady on a horse?

Joan of Arc is one candidate:
http://www.kittytours.org/thatman2/search.asp?subject=95
And in fact, of the few statues of women in Washington that I could find, she appears to be the only one on a horse.

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:16 pm
phomaster
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Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 169

constantine column and jeanne d'arc fit into the blanks

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:32 pm
Brianfit
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Anyone set up a twitter list for people working on this yet? I created one with anyone I could find who has tweeted "Maya 2109" or references to the ARG. Join it here: http://twitter.com/#/list/loveletters2thefuture Be good to narrow clue-related tweets with a tag. #LL2TF ? I'd love to be getting real time updates as clues get cracked!!!!!!!

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:42 am
Brianfit
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 Brianfit wrote: Join it here: http://twitter.com/#/list/loveletters2thefuture !
Sorry, that should have been http://twitter.com/#/list/brianfit/loveletters2thefuture

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:49 am
Sal
Guest

Phomaster, I entered (copy and pasted) your suggestion above as you typed it into the black unlock box and it worked! (I did this just as I was leaving work, and didn't have a chance to post until now-- sorry for unlocking and running)

The text at the end of the new video is
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): 'Maha-Amba'
-- but that doesn't seem to return any results.

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:02 am
swish
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Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Posts: 59
Location: Sweden

Sal wrote:
Phomaster, I entered (copy and pasted) your suggestion above as you typed it into the black unlock box and it worked! (I did this just as I was leaving work, and didn't have a chance to post until now-- sorry for unlocking and running)

The text at the end of the new video is
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): 'Maha-Amba'
-- but that doesn't seem to return any results.

I'm just speculating as usual, but:
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Maha Amba, another name for Hindu Godess Lakshmi ... or Devi? These hindu Godesses all seem to intertwine, aspects of the one? Maybe this could be a location. Maha Amba seems to be sanskrit Mahā-Ambā "Great Mother" and has given name to Mumbai (Bombay) wich was named an Alfa World City in 2009.
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Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:03 am
Sal
Guest

The search for Maha-Amba

So, I tried searching for Great Mother, Mumbai, Lakshmi and Devi with no result. Then I tried Maha-Amba again and it worked-- I swear it wasn't working before, but maybe I mis-typed. Anyway, it looks like it's another dream-riddle.

Based on what swish said, I googled for: Big Ben clock tower mumbai
and got
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): "The Rajabai Clock Tower is a prominent feature of the Mumbai University complex. The clock has been likened to Big Ben in London."

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:17 pm
phomaster
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Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 169

Enter
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Azad Maidan and Kensington Market

Here's why!
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): one is the name of the cricket place in mumbai, the other the name of the place Alan buys in the SF work, Someone comes to town someone leaves town

ps they never had the damn "and" included in the first one...that's why I couldnt unlock it

video =
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): bone

one of them is
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): pico do jaragua
the Amsterdam one i cant seen to find the exact words for

Amsterdam, Netherlands, wild garden with twists and turns, formal garden with things neatly in place, stately manor house once a bourgeois retreat now a fish refuge, greenhouse = _a_ _ / _ _ a _ _ _ _ _ a _ _

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:20 pm
Sal
Guest

Polders and low places

After listening to her story again, I noticed that she talks about stepping into a "very deep hole" in Amsterdam. The low parts of Amsterdam that are below sea level (I think that's the official definition) are called 'polders.' That narrowed the search quite a bit.

One of the polders in Amsterdam is called 'Watergraafsmeer' and in it is an old 'buitenplaats' or bourgeoisie summer residence.

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): It's called 'Buitenplaats Frankendael' or, based on this Flickr set, Park Frankendael.

and entering

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Pico do Jaragua and Park Frankendael

Unlocks the next video. There you have it, from very high to very low.

Oh, and the end of the next video is a picture of a

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): fish

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:14 pm
phomaster
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Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 169

tsim sha tsui station is in hong kong on
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): nathan road

the father matthew statue is in cork on
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): st. patrick's street

video =
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): wishbone

golf ball arena in stockholm
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): ericsson globe

Buenos aires la bombonera
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): estadio alberto j armando

video =
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Dk Cap Cty

but it doesn't seem to work, can anyone confirm? ..works now

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Palm gardens. In the front, Kai Nielsen's sculpture
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): the Water Mother

video =
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): feet on the ground

the last images seem like you need to visit each spot...alrighty for the first one, who is going to Amsterdam!?

some of them also mention Layar for the Android OS
http://www.9to5mac.com/layar-augmented-reality-browser-android-iphone

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:35 pm
Tio!
Boot

Joined: 10 Dec 2009
Posts: 26
Location: Brazil

 phomaster wrote: the last images seem like you need to visit each spot...alrighty for the first one, who is going to Amsterdam!? some of them also mention Layar for the Android OS

The last one is Ayrton Senna Tunnel, in São Paulo, Brazil (23º35'5.01"S 46º39'17.1"W). The tunnel actually goes under the obelisk she depicted in the site.

I really want to go there, but I have no Android phone and I live a little far from there... But I'll work on it...

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:58 am
swish
Boot

Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Posts: 59
Location: Sweden

I could go to Gondolen, Stockholm. I'm free from work this weekend. I would even buy that phone if I need to...
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Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:51 pm
Tio!
Boot

Joined: 10 Dec 2009
Posts: 26
Location: Brazil

 swish wrote: I could go to Gondolen, Stockholm. I'm free from work this weekend. I would even buy that phone if I need to...

I think the Stockholm "drop" needs no 'Droid phone...
Or does it needs?
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