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TOP 10 POI Istanbul

A cache by haoral Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/02/2013
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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(Türkçe açıklama için aşağıya bakınız / For a Turkish version see below) This cache is mainly designed for new kids in town or tourists who like to combine sightseeing with geocaching. It is a mystery that leads you through the center of the Old City of Istanbul to some of the most important points of interests (POI), at least to my impression. The coordinates above are for the tram station suggested for the beginning of the route.

Here is my top 10 POI list for the center of the Old City of Istanbul in a reasonable sequence for a route: N41° 0.490' E28° 58.718' N41° 0.422' E28° 58.598' N41° 0.355' E28° 58.520' N41° 0.302' E28° 58.620' N41° 0.432' E28° 58.748' N41° 0.464' E28° 58.803' N41° 0.491' E28° 58.873' N41° 0.574' E28° 58.787' N41° 0.502' E28° 58.674' N41° 0.478' E28° 58.676'

And here is the mystery: I uploaded 10 photos of POIs in Istanbul to the gallery and gave them a number. During your quick tour through the center of the Old City of Istanbul, you have to identify the objects on the photos correctly.

Finally, put the POI number you have identified into the following equation:

ABC = 1*Hagia Sophia + 2*German Fountain + 3*Egyptian Obelisk + 4*Blue Mosque +5*Hürrem Bath + 6*Sultan Tombs + 7*Fountain of Ahmet III + 8*Sogukcesme Street + 9*Basilica Cistern +10*Million Stone XYZ = 10*Hagia Sophia + 9*German Fountain + 8*Egyptian Obelisk + 7*Blue Mosque +6*Hürrem Bath + 5*Sultan Tombs + 4*Fountain of Ahmet III + 3*Sogukcesme Street + 2*Basilica Cistern +1*Million Stone

Having calculated ABC and XYZ you can determine the final coordinates of the cache:

N41 (0.076 + ABC/1000) E28 (58.443 + XYZ/1000)

Since in the city center there are lots of muggles around here a special hint for retrieving this cache without attracting too much at attention: Do as you will have a look to the pictures and grab under the corner of the metal cover. You can also look to the spoiler photo. Happy sightseeing and happy hunting

A note to all the tourist cachers: What about designing a similar cache for your home town? Just copy the mystery and exchange the pics (I won't sue you for the copyright ). And don't forget to copy this note. Finally name it "Top 10 POI -your town name-" and everybody can easily search for this type of sightseeing cache.

VERY IMPORTANT! I ask you to pay extra attention to this part. Please don't post any images that might reveal too much info via pictures, logs or by any other means. If you have any comments on this you are welcome to message me. Even if the cache is lost, the players are expected not to renew the cache without getting approval from the cache owner! BYOP: Bring your own pen. No photo logs.


Türkçe Açıklama: Bu Cache şehre yabancı olanlar veya turistik bir geziyi geocaching ile birleştirmeyi düşünenler için hazırlanmıştır. Bilmecemiz sizleri İstanbul’un tarihi yarımadası merkezinde en önemli noktalara (Points Of Interests - POI) yönlendirecektir. Bu POI’leri gezmek için koordinatlarını yukarda görebilirsiniz. 10 adet POI fotoğrafını, her birine bir sayı vererek galeriye yükledim. Tarihi yarımadanın merkezini gezerken, bu fotoğraflardakileri doğru olarak tanımlamanız gerekmektedir. Sonunda da tanımladığınız POI’lerin numaralarını aşağıdaki eşitliğe yerleştirmelisiniz:

ABC = 1xAyasofya + 2xAlman Çeşmesi + 3xDikilitaş + 4xSultanahmet Camii +5xHürrem Hamamı + 6xSultan Türbeleri + 7xIII.Ahmet Çeşmesi + 8xSoğukceşme Sokağı + 9xYerebatan Sarnıcı +10xMillion Taşı XYZ = 10xAysofya + 9xAlman Çeşmesi + 8xDikilitaş + 7xSultanahmet Camii +6xHürrem Hamamı + 5xSultan Türbeleri + 4xIII.Ahmet Çeşmesi + 3xSoğukceşme Sokağı + 2xYerebatan Sarnıcı +1xMillion Taşı

ABC ve XYZ’yi hesapladıktan sonra, bunları aşağıdaki formüle yerleştirerek Cache’ın final koordinatlarını elde edebilirsiniz:

N41 (0.076 + ABC/1000) E28 (58.443 + XYZ/1000)

Burası oldukça kalabalık olduğundan, resimlere bakmak için yaklaşıp, alt kısımdaki metal kaplamanın köşesinin altına elinizi uzatın. Spoiler fotoğrafına da bakabilirsiniz. omaggo FTF için tebrikler :)

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