The Chain...make the next link

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Having made it to India it would be downright rude not to jump on the train to Agra to visit India's most famous monument The Taj Mahal, but when I looked for a suitable picture I found many options of the traditional view, however I think that view denies the viewer of the true magnificence of the sight so I picked out this image which gives even the casual observer a better idea of the beauty of the place:
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The Taj Mahal made it to the New Seven Wonders of the World

Do you know what the other 6 were :?:
Answer here
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New7Wonders_of_the_World
Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World only one remains, given Honorary Status on the New List as an eigth item.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza
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Well I am a big fan of University Challenge.

Quite regularly the various regions of india come up, and my knowledge of them is completely lacking.

So here's a little map from https://www.touropia.com/regions-of-india-map/

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If I had been asked where is the Taj Mahal I would have had no idea it was in Agra, Uttar Pradesh,

On my guess-o-matic for questions on Indian Regions I always go for Uttar Pradesh :-D

So in the next Phase of the chain why dont we pick up something of interest from each of the Indian regions on the map.....we may even learn something new, and it may mean a correct answer or two on future UC programmes. :-D

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My late father-in-law was a stamp collector for most of his life and built up a collection of astonishing breadth and depth. He was passionate about all things India - not just the stamps, but court documents and customs declarations and other officialdom - including a 100-200 year old opium stained declaration for an opium shipment :shock: He wasn't just content with sticking stamps on pages, but he took great pride in the presentation as well. Here are just two pages of the many - and there really are a lot ! - stamp albums.
Bundi stamps - own work
Bundi stamps - own work
Cochin stamps - own work
Cochin stamps - own work

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Thats what the chain is about....top quality post Bobins and great to see your father-in-law's superb work.
The Taj Mahal is in Uttar Pradesh
So Bundi is in Rajasthan, and Cochin in Kerata from the pages of the Stamp Album
So which regions are left
Himalayan North, Punjab and Haryana, Gujarat, Madyha Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Eastern India, North Eastern India, Bihar
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Here's the Statue of Unity in Gujarat:
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Thats another one of those coincidences mick I was just posting this

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Statue of Unity in 2018
Government of India. Uploaded by Abhinay6597. / GODL-India (https://data.gov.in/sites/default/files ... n_OGDL.pdf)

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Not only did my F-in-L collect stamps, he also had a few coins.....
Indian coins - own work
Indian coins - own work
The one on the right is apparently a Delhi silver tanka of about 500 years old, whereas the two on the left are from Sind and are supposed to be about 1000 years old and worth about 1/6 Dirham :shock: But I'm no numismatist, so don't blame me if that's incorrect :lol:

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Off to Madyha Predesh and to the city of Jabalpur.
What did Colonel Sir Neville Chamberlain invent when in Jabalpur :?:
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TOH Snooker?

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It was indeed he introduced his coloured balls to "black pool" according to wiki!

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One of the snooker facts that stick because of the Prime Minister of the same name! Like Wilson always makes me think of pipes and raincoats and Heath of Morning Cloud!! :)

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Aug 2020, 19:50
Well I am a big fan of University Challenge. Quite regularly the various regions of india come up, and my knowledge of them is completely lacking. So here's a little map from https://www.touropia.com/regions-of-india-map/

Image

If I had been asked where is the Taj Mahal I would have had no idea it was in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, On my guess-o-matic for questions on Indian Regions I always go for Uttar Pradesh :-D So in the next Phase of the chain why dont we pick up something of interest from each of the Indian regions on the map.....we may even learn something new, and it may mean a correct answer or two on future UC programmes. :-D
Well had I tended this thread a bit more fastidiously in recent weeks I would have got a couple of questions right on UC tonight.

Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana and the de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh.
One of the questions was about Hyderabad being listed by UNESCO as a creative city of gastronomy, and another was about the language of the region ie Telagu

So time to leave India, with the possibility of going from Hyderabad to one of the other cities around the world which also receive the UNSECO accolade...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Gastronomy

There are 36 UNESCO Cities of Gastronomy (as in the spoiler) and the one chosen at random is N0 29 on the list:
29 Popayán Colombia 2005.

Great I for one know very little about Popayan Columbia, so have a dig around and see if we can learn something, or at least come up with some random trivia :-D
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City Country Date of inscription
1 Afyonkarahisar Turkey 2019[12]
2 Alba Italy 2017
3 Arequipa Peru 2019[12]
4 Belém Brazil 2015
5 Belo Horizonte Brazil 2019[12]
6 Bendigo Australia 2019[12]
7 Bergamo Italy 2019[12]
8 Bergen Norway 2015
9 Buenaventura Colombia 2017
10 Burgos Spain 2015
11 Chengdu China 2010
12 Cochabamba Bolivia 2017
13 Dénia Spain 2015
14 Ensenada Mexico 2015
15 Florianópolis Brazil 2014
16 Gaziantep Turkey 2015
17 Hatay Province Turkey 2015
18 Hyderabad India 2019[12]
19 Jeonju South Korea 2012
20 Macao Macao 2017
21 Mérida Mexico 2019
22 Overstrand Hermanus South Africa 2019[12]
23 Portoviejo Ecuador 2019[12]
24 Östersund Sweden 2010
25 Panama City Panama 2017
26 Paraty Brazil 2017
27 Parma Italy 2015
28 Phuket Thailand 2015
29 Popayán Colombia 2005
30 Rasht Iran 2015
31 San Antonio United States 2015
32 Shunde China 2014
33 Tsuruoka Japan 2014
34 Tucson United States 2015
35 Yangzhou China 2019[12]
36 Zahlé Lebanon 2013
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Swmbo has been to Columbia on her travels but has never heard of Popayan so no head start for me!! DDG here I come.....

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Absolute trivia!! If meters were yards Popayan would be 1 mile above sea level!! :-D ......from Wiki: "...an area of 483 km 2, is located 1760 meters above sea level, and has an average temperature of 18 °C."