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Wow, I’ve been away from this blog for a year. Ever since I was appointed last summer to Tracyton, in fact!

So, here’s the next Bird’s Eye View, snipped from Bing Maps, for your contest.

It’s a United Methodist location in the Pacific Northwest Conference. I knew nothing about it until today, so maybe it’s news to you, too. It’s good news, though!

What's the UM connection?

What’s the UM connection?

To find the view, open Bing Maps, go to the area you want to look at, and  click “Bird’s Eye” on the menu bar just above the map. When you find the right location, zoomed-in, you should see this image on the big screen. Now, click the Envelope icon in the upper right corner of the page (“Share”) to get the address of the view, and put the link in a comment below, in this blog, along with the name of what we’re looking at, and you’ll gain immortality, at least for a while, in cyberspace.

Wes

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From Above Contest –

Can you find this United Methodist location in the northwestern US? It’s a snip of a Bird’s Eye view at the Bing Maps website.

This one should be easy, given my current events.

To find the view, open Bing Maps, go to the area you want to look at, click “Bird’s Eye” on the menu bar just above the map. If you zoom in on this location, you should see this image on the big screen. Now, click the Envelope icon in the upper right corner of the page (“Share”) to get the address of the view, and put the link in a comment (below, in this blog), along with the name of what we’re looking at, and you’ll gain immortality, at least for a while, in cyberspace.

(By the way, you get extra points if you name the park across from the church as well.)

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From Above #18

Can you identify this United Methodist location in the Northwestern US? It’s a snip of a Bird’s Eye view at the Bing Maps website.

We’re looking toward the north, by the way …

To find the view, open Bing Maps, go to the area you want to look at, change “Road” to “Bird’s Eye View” on the upper right menu bar. If you zoom in on this location, you should see this image on the big screen. Now, click the Envelope icon in the lower left corner of the page to get the address of the view, and put the link in a comment (below, in this blog), along with the name of what we’re looking at, and you’ll gain immortality, at least for a while, in cyberspace.

Sorry, that’s how long immortality lasts in cyberspace.

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So, I haven’t posted for a long time. Here’s a new From Above contest.

The groundrules are simple:
1. Identify the Methodist-related location pictured in the clip — a piece of a Bing Maps Bird’s Eye View.
2. Post a LINK to the Bing Maps Birds Eye View of the location as a comment to this blog entry. (With the image you want in Bing Maps on your browser, click the Envelope icon in the lower left of the screen, copy the long address that appears, and paste it into your reply to this post.)

First person to do both of the above wins near-eternal, but very trivial, glory.

Here’s today’s image:

Bird's Eye View of a United Methodist Location ... Where is it?
Not necessarily looking north …
One more clue, besides the caption: I have stood on the deck in the picture and gazed at one of the major mountains within the bounds of our Annual Conference.

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I’m out of the habit of posting a From Above entry here at Wesleyan Grace … but this one’s been sitting in my file for a while, and this week seems an appropriate time to post it. It’s a site of relevance to Pacific Northwest United Methodists. 

I see the ads for building my church out of steel, but ...

 

Name the location, say how it’s a United Methodist site, and post a link to the Bird’s Eye image at Bing Maps, and you’ll be famous!

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This one’s early because (a) nobody’s even guessing on #14, and (b) it’s timely.

From Above #14’s image was the northernmost UMC I could find in the Bird’s Eye View on Bing Maps: First UMC of Fairbanks, Alaska.  If my Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian were better, I do believe I could find a more northerly UMC than that one, though. Special honors to the seeker who links to a Bird’s Eye View of any UMC farther north than Fairbanks.

Now: Today’s image is even more ephemeral than #13 was — but it’s a United Methodist location today, and I’m thinking some of you know what it is, and why it’s UM.

And, no, it’s not Church of the Resurrection, though the folks featured here die but (nearly) always are resurrected before it’s all over.

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It’s HOT around here. So, thinking like a polar explorer, I wanted to find the most northerly Bird’s Eye View of a United Methodist Church I could find. Here’s what I come up with, so far.  I know for a fact it’s NOT the most northerly UMC on earth, and I also know for a fact that its city is not the most northerly city with a UMC that’s covered by Bird’s Eye  Views. So there should be a bird’s eye view of an even more northerly UMC than this one.

This week’s contest, has two parts:

First: Name this church, its city and country, and so we know you’ve done your work, post a link to the same image in Bing Maps. This should be so easy you only get a single point. (Alas, I went north seeking cooler weather. It wasn’t much cooler at this church today than in Tacoma. That’s the way it is with those long, long summer days in the far north!)

Not the most northerly UMC in the world

High temp at this UMC today: 90F / 32C!

But Second: The real prize is to post a link to a Bing Maps image of a UMC that is FARTHER NORTH than this one. I expect you web-crawlers can find at least one! 

Last week’s contest was the Estrel Hotel & Convention Center in Berlin, where the World UM Young People’s gathering was held a couple weeks back. It was solved by Paul Jeffrey, using his international contacts and trying to circumvent the normal flow of information via email. A close second was Nico Romeijn-Stout, who had actually been to the conference. Good work!

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