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Mystery City #16 and Last Week’s City

by Borderstan.com July 21, 2010 at 10:18 am 0

Mystery City #16 Borderstan Luis Gomez Photos

What city is this? Mystery City #16 is in a Portuguese- or Spanish-speaking country. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Welcome to Week #16 of Luis’ collection of cities from South America, Europe, Australia and North America.

Last Week: Asbury Park, NJ

Last week’s Mystery City was Asbury Park, New Jersey. The buildings in the photo are the Asbury Park Convention Center and Paramount Theatre, both finished in 1930. Both were undergoing renovations while we were there about three years ago.

If you’ve never been to Asbury Park, we’d recommend it. It’s a good stop on a drive up the Jersey shore to New York. Asbury Park has a rich history and one 2008 ranking put its beach as the sixth best beach on the Jersey shore. It is located 60 miles south of New York City and there is a commuter train that takes you to Manhattan. After a period of serious decline, Asbury Park is slowly undergoing a rebirth.

How did readers do guessing the identity of #15? In addition to Asbury Park (26% of voters), the choices were Waukegan, IL (top choice with 33%), Erie, PA (23%), Duluth, MN (15%) and Portsmouth, NH (3%).

This Week’s Photo

As for this week’s photo, wee will reveal the identity of #16 next Wednesday. As you can tell from the choices, it is located in either a Spanish- or Pourtuguese-speaking country.

Previous mystery cities have been Caracas, Valaparaiso, Sydney, Bratislava, La Paz and Santiago, Long Beach, Toronto, St. Louis, Valencia (Venezuela), Genoa, Colonia Tovar (Venezuela), Prague, Viña del Mar (Chile) and Asbury Park.

For Week #16., vote for your choice below.

<br /> <a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/3501941/”>Mystery City #16: What city is this?</a></p> <p><span style=”font:9px;”>(<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com”>polls</a>)</span><br />

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