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The following collage has a hidden theme. What is it?

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(The coloured squares aren’t clues)

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Last week’s geofoxer theme: amphibians (defoxed by AFKAMC)

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a. Charing Cross Street, St. Helier, by the toad statue (Gusdownnup)
b. Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, home of the Cane Toads (mrpier, phlebas)
c. The salamander-adorned Pont Alexandre III, Paris (Gothnak)
d. Kermit Weeks’ Fantasy of Flight museum, Polk City, Florida (AFKAMC)
e. Toad Rock, Rajasthan (AbyssUK)
f. Site of HMS Newt, Newhaven (Gothnak, Numptydumpty)
g. FROG-7 in Hämeenlinna Artillery Museum (AbyssUK, AFKAMC)
h. Tour Salamandre, Beaumont (phlebas, Gothnak)
i. Náměstí Míru, Prague, next to Karel Čapek memorial (Gusdownnup)
j. Fountain of the Frogs, Albacete (Gothnak)
k. Amphibious assault ship, Toulon (mrpier)
l. Tadpole Bridge, Oxfordshire (Gothnak)

38 Comments

  1. Artiforg says:

    Sacha Baron-Cohen in the bottom right.

    And the Panini sticker is of George Weah.

  2. Gothnak says:

    So, there is a Shamrock (Lucky Clover) in the middle. Ahem…

  3. Stugle says:

    That plane on the middle left is the T-38 Talon.

  4. Gothnak says:

    George Weah on the Panini Card.

    • Stugle says:

      I only know of George Weah because once upon a time in the mid-nineties, PC Zone referred to him as “The best thing to hit Leeds since the Luftwaffe” and that glib remark has always stuck with me.

  5. Gothnak says:

    Theme could be African Leaders?

    George Weah – Liberia
    Baron Cohen – Admiral-General Aladeen – Wadiya
    Patrice Talon – Benin
    Shamrock – Goodluck Jonathan, Previous president of Nigeria?

  6. Rorschach617 says:

    Team Badge bottom left is Barrow AFC

  7. Panzerschwein says:

    The gun is Finnish 7.62 KvKK 62

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    phuzz says:

    The aircraft on the right isn’t an HE-177, but that’s the closest match I’ve found so far.

  9. mrpier says:

    Looks like the badge/medal could be from the Yugoslavian railway.

  10. Gothnak says:

    I am frankly no good at identifying trains, planes, caterpillar tracked vehicles, a zoomed in map of a coastline (I mean, well done to who ever gets that!) or airports. And that wheeled badge is eluding me.

    Hopefully my connection holds up (I’ll check later), but good luck!

    • Stugle says:

      I believe the body of water in the background is Lake Nasser, the lake formed behind the Aswan Dam.

      link to google.com

      • Gothnak says:

        So the question is there, did you work that out from the theme rather than the map, because if it’s the latter, i worry for you :).

        • Stugle says:

          I did work it out from the theme. I recognized it had to be a lake and spent an inordinate amount of time looking at the Great Lakes of Africa.

          In the end, it was a “lakes named after African leaders” query that led me to Lake Nasser.

  11. Panzerschwein says:

    Train seems to be Ge 6-6 I 407 Krokodil.

    Wikipedia image

  12. Rorschach617 says:

    The tracked vehicle on the top-right…

    It puts me in mind of a jeep or something similar, with tracks.

    I think there was a Willys Jeep that replaced the rear wheels with tracks but I cannot confirm that.

  13. UnfriendlyDevice says:

    Is the plane on the left a BAE Hawk?

  14. unacom says:

    There´s something peculiar about how the border lines run on the map fragment. It makes me think these are provincial rather than national. So I´m off looking for lakes straddling different provinces.

    Anybody inclined to take a look at, say, Finland?

  15. Arioch_RN says:

    Looks like the profile of an Astute sub in the lower left.

  16. Arioch_RN says:

    …and just seen Rorschach’s comment above. Doh.

  17. skink74 says:

    I’ve spent far too much of my Friday evening trying to identify the airport in the lower left. It might be Addis Ababa (formerly Heile Selaisse I) Airport, but I’m fairly sure it isn’t.

  18. UnfriendlyDevice says:

    The plane on the left is a Northrop F-5, one variant know as Freedom Fighter and another known as Tiger.

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