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Subject: [Leica] GF1 album of our recent trip
From: leicaslacker at (kyle cassidy on the LUG)
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 12:04:24 -0500
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dang. looks like i got beat to the punch.

it's the very careful fake that gives it away. tip-offs were how clean it 
was and the arrangement of items, way too corporate to be a real souk -- but 
the clincher was the photo that showed the ceiling with all the lighting --  
there are rain/sun awnings inside -- and the faux outdoor light -- when it 
became obvious that someone was trying to duplicate the outdoors INSIDE and 
-- a ha, here's a person on a mobility scooter -- it's pretty obviously 
somewhere in America.  Either Disney world or a casino, but it didn't look 
tacky enough to be a casino.

On Dec 6, 2010, at 8:57 AM, Howard Ritter wrote:

> Argh! First answer nails it! And from someone I'll actually have to buy a 
> drink for!
> We're in Orlando for the annual hematology meeting. I took the pictures in 
> the Morocco section of the Disney EPCOT Center.
> This is not anything that I would ordinarily take photos of, but as 
> Cynthia and I walked through it, I thought the exhibit was so well done 
> and so believable that I was struck by the whimsical idea of putting 
> together a mock photo album of a place I'd never actually been to. So I 
> took pictures of parts of it that didn't contain any obvious indication of 
> its identity. I think it worked well. Certainly made me want to visit 
> Morocco! Did you recognize the place in general, or was the Spaceship 
> Earth behind the musician in the back of the band the giveaway?
> I smell a potential project here. Anyone else want to put up faux photo 
> albums of a place they've never been? We can call it the LUG Fauxto Album 
> Project. (Phauxto Album?)
> ?howard
> On Dec 5, 2010, at 11:41 PM, Susan Ryan wrote:
>> epcot!
>> Sue Ryan
>> scoutfinch at
>> On Dec 5, 2010, at 11:24 PM, Howard Ritter wrote:
>>> Saw a post announcing another new GF1 owner. That, and this recent trip, 
>>> prompted me to upload a new album to the Gallery. It's a series of GF1 
>>> photos of a place Cynthia and I visited recently, all taken with the 
>>> biscuit 20 (I say it's too thick relative to diameter to be a "pancake").
>>> I thought I'd have a little fun, and ask whether anyone can identify the 
>>> locale. There are clues in the pictures, as well as misdirection. Those 
>>> among the LUG who are well traveled will spot the one (I think) 
>>> unambiguous clue. Keep in mind that tourist traps around the world are 
>>> frequented by Western visitors in Western garb, often with children in 
>>> tow.
>>> Prize for good detective work is a round of Lagavullin, or whatever you 
>>> choose, the next time we should happen to meet.
>>> ?howard
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