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Spain is correct. The Iberian crusades are better known as the Reconquista (others argue they were altogether different from the crusades, but I digress…)

But where? Name the town.
 

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I looked up that Berlanga castle and it’s impressive. Looks much bigger and more intact than the ruin I visited, which is in a small picturesque medieval village.
 

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C’mon, guys… How many castles in Spain?

(Oops, Google says more than 2500…)

What if I tell you that this one is in the the greater Madrid region in a town that is well known among the Spanish but a little off the beaten tourist path. And it has a funny name.
 

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That helped. Yeah I spent a fair amount of time looking up castles there, ruined castles, etc. and had a few that were candidates but clearly not right.

Your picture must be - The Castle of the Counts of Chinchón!

"It was built at the end of the 15th century, although it was destroyed during the Revolt of the Comuneros in 1520. The 3rd Count of Chinchón, Diego Fernández de Cabrera, decided to rebuild it in the second half of the 16th century. Its appearance is in line with Renaissance architecture. Robust and very horizontal, it sought to avoid enemy artillery fire. The sloping walls are intended to make access difficult for sappers. The castle was abandoned in the 18th century after being the residence of the counts. The War of the Spanish Succession marked the beginning of its final deterioration as the imperial troops of the Marquis de la Mina besieged and after a fire. Later, in the Spanish War of Independence in 1808, the troops under General Victor also carried out plunder and burned the castle. Its last use was as a liquor factory in the 20th century, as well as serving as a film set in many occasions."
 

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Yes! Chinchón castle it is. The town is better known for its beautiful plaza, which doubles as a town square, a bullfight pen, and has been featured in movies from Orson Welles to Almodóvar. For a town of 5000, it definitely punches above its weight. The chinchona tree, from which the malaria drug (and gin & tonic flavor), quinine, is extracted has been named after the town.

The castle, however, is in a sorry state and is closed to the public.

You’re up, @tracer bullet. But I have my next picture lined up!
 

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I see a couple of things here. The first word on the hangar-looking building is "Warner." Could be Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA. But, the drink vendor at bottom center says "Sweet Tea." That sounds more like Warner Robins, GA, so that's my guess.
 

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It is in the US, but not Florida or Georgia.

From left to right the ferris wheel, building lit with green, tall tower with red cap just right of center almost going out of the picture, the tower with orange windows, and of course the barn shaped building that says Warner on it are all part of it.
 

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I had no idea. But the clue was the word fragments on that tram: “…TAWATOM…otel &”, which would be the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. Then I checked that the tram matched what they have there. Bingo.
 

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A friend of mine sent me this one a couple of days ago:
 

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I'm pretty sure this is the place. :mug:
Place Types:Hindu Temple, Place Of Worship
Address:Sir Winston Churchillweg, Paramaribo, Suriname
I mean, it had the name written on it, didn’t it? Well done in seeing thru the decoy. Maybe this one would have been a bit more challenging? You’re up, @cmac62.
 

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I never knew about these columns. So cool!

 

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I never knew about these columns. So cool!

And I was seeing guano, or bird ****… :)
 

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Maputo, Mozambique.

The lettering on the side, barely distinguishable, gives it away. It reads “A Linha Portuguesa.” It is the former office building in Maputo of the Portuguese airlines, TAP. It is known as the Montepio building, named after the Bank that also occupied the premises.
 
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