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Traditional Geocache

Expo58 - The Whirling Ear STEALTH

A cache by Sven1965 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/2/2009
In Brussels, Belgium
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Expo58 patrimonium

You're in an "urban canyon", so GPS reception is not very accurate: lots of multipath bounces, and less visibility of satellites. Expect the coordinates to be off by several meters. Take the hint and/or the spoiler to help you out.
The Whirling Ear

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Tijdens de Expo58 stond in de vijver voor het Amerikaans paviljoen (zie GC1H114 "Expo58 - USA") deze fontein van de Amerikaanse beeldhouwer Alexander Calder. Na de Expo "vergeten" en pas in 2000, na een grondige restauratie, hier geplaatst, toepasselijk vlakbij het Instrumentenmuseum.

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During the Expo58, this fountain by Alexander Calder was placed in the pond in front of the USA building (check out GCH114 "Expo58 - USA"). After the expo, it was "forgotten". In 2000, after a thorough restauration, it was placed here, appropriately close to the instrument-museum.

After the comment on poor coordinates, added some info to the description about being in an "urban canyon" and why your GPS-reciever can be off by so many meters. Same goes for almost any city or forest: the more "canyon"-like (tall buildings) or cover from treebranches you have, the less accurate your GPS becomes.

Na de zoveelste opmerking over slechte coordinaten heb ik wat informatie toegevoegd in de omschrijving over het feit dat je hier in een "stadscanyon" zit. Daarom kan je GPS je een hoop meters naast de werkelijke coordinaten sturen. Dit zelfde pricipe is geldig voor bijna alle caches in steden of bossen: hoe meer het op een "canyon" (hoge gebouwen) lijkt, of hoe dichter de boomtaken boven je, hoe minder nauwkeurig je GPS wordt.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[NL] va urg fgrrtwr - ertracvwc - [EN] qbja gur nyyrl - envacvcr

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Last Updated: on 9/29/2015 2:03:17 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:03 PM GMT)
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