Where in the World

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    Where would you find this? What is it called? Who built it?

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    Can I guess Italy to narrow the field?

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    Yes, it is located in Italy.
     
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    Is it in Rome?

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    Rome would be correct. All you need now, is it's identity and who built it.
     
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    Here's another clue. It's down the street from the Theater of Marcellus.
     
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    Would it be the Portico of Octavia? If so, Augustus built it as a monument to his sister Octavia around 26BC.

    The image in your challenge is of the southwest entrance - which is all that remains of the original structure.

    An on-line article notes the ruin now forms part of an archaeological park that includes some temples and the theatre of Marcellus.

    This image shows the portico under night lighting.

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    It could indeed be the porticus of Octavia.
    Here is what it originally looked like.

    image-1909884492.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porticus_Octaviae

    The challenge moves east.
     
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    These two images are related. They are part of one rather large thing.
    As a whole, this place has been described as one of the world's "buried treasures."

    What it is leads you to where it is. Need both answers for the win.

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    Would it be the Moscow subway system in Moscow, Russia?
     
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    Yes it is.

    That was quick.

    Ping and pong.

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    Where is this located? What is it known as?



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    Part of the Chicago Transit Authority rapid transit system nicknamed the "L" for elevated.

    Your picture appears to show act a train entering "the loop".

    This image is a frontal of the same area, if I'm correct.

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    Based on total track mileage the Chicago system is the second largest rail transit system in the U.S., behind New York.

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    Correct, Admiral. It's a view of the loop in central Chicago. Your photo is the same curve, taken from the opposite side. You have the challenge, Admiral.

    P.S. auto correct did a number on your post, Admiral.
     
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    I was changing it as you posted.
    I've also changed the quote box in your
    response.

    Interesting the intuitive spelling feature chose "elected" over elevated, for a city known for its raucous politics.

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