Ancient Stone Face

She seems quite happy to have her face pressed to the floor. Where is she?


The winner is Justin…who guessed, Basilica Cistern, Istanbul Turkey!

Thanks again to Chirs and his great travel blog. Here’s what he had to say:

This is from the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul near Hagia Sophia. This underground cistern was built by the Romans under Emperor Constantine. After the Turkish conquered the city in the 1400s they did not discover the cistern for over 100 years until someone got suspicious why locals were able to fish from their basements. This particular picture is a column with a statue of Medusa at the base.

Justin gets the prize this week. So wander on over to Justin Was Here and let him know that your were There.

Welcome back to the Friday Photo Contest! We took a short break and but are back, are bigger than ever (not really) and we have a great list of travel photos and bloggers lined up for every Friday (that part is true).

If you’re new or never bothered to actually read what I write, each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) either from a featured travel blog guest (see below for details on how guest post) or from my own travels and you guess where it is. Due to the popularity of featuring other travel bloggers I plan to hot other peoples travels and photos for as log as there is interest (get in touch!).

This week’s photo comes from Chris Christensen and his widely popular Amateur Traveler,  for those who love to travel.

The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country, City AND Place!) will win a link back to their blog and all the fame and glory associated!

Leave your guess and recent post in the comment section below (comment luv should take care of the second part). The only hint you get is that this place is “hidden.”

Yes, the prizes heavily favor the blogging and travel geeks amongst us. If you don’t have a website, then leave your favorite website or better yet a charity that deserves attention. Good luck!

Guesses aside, all comments are welcome!

Let’s invite as many people as possible! Please consider tweeting or sharing on Facebook

Be a Guest Photographer

If you’re looking to help increase the visibility of your blog, drive more traffic, or just share your pretty pictures then why not be a guest photographer for Photo Contest Friday on Todd’s Wanderings! This is no longer as new feature as we have had 5 weeks of guest posters and have the next 3 weeks filled already!

If you’re interested in having your photograph featured then send me an e-mail through my Todd’s Wanderings Contact Page with the Subject line: Photo Contest Friday. Don’t forget to tell me which site your coming from and I’ll be in touch and explain how to send the photo. Keep in mind that your photo should be awesome!

The photograph should be your own and should have a few small clues in the photo to help the reader out if they’ve never been there (no, I don’t follow this last rule myself all the time…but it’s my website). I’ll link to your page and talk you up as the guest poster. I can be very flattering when I want to be.

Oh, and it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. You should be an independent travel blogger. I love helping the little guy…or gal.

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14 Responses to “Stone Face: Friday Photo Contest 34”

  1. Justin JonesNo Gravatar says:

    so, did I win? :D
    Justin Jones´s recent [type] ..TEFL Update- Ticking Clocks and Mismarkings

    • Todd WasselNo Gravatar says:

      You sure did! Nice one :) Your link and the “answer” from Chris just went live. Stay tuned for the next photo contest which will be live shorty.

  2. DinaNo Gravatar says:

    Dang, I’m too late! This is the Medusa statue/pillar from Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. There are 2 of them in that back corner, with up side down head, and side way one. I hope one day they reveal the full story about them!
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  3. OK, it has been guessed. I like how Chris2X website is listed as Armature Traveler instead of Amateur Traveler. Perhaps some iPhone/iPad spell auto-correct. It comes up with some great suggestions for me, too.
    Charles McCool´s recent [type] ..McCool Travel Week in Review – Feb 7 – 11- 2011

  4. haha damn I have no clue at all! I was going to say Turkey but honestly if this was “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” I’d be using one of my “Call A Friends” haha. :-P
    Lauren Rains @ THe Mad To Live´s recent [type] ..Memories Of Life’s Travels and Why They Are Bitter Sweet

  5. Kyle MorganNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, that didn’t take long!
    Kyle Morgan´s recent [type] ..On Top of Rome’s Seven Hills

  6. One of the two Medusa heads at the basilica in Istanbul

  7. manonthelamNo Gravatar says:

    Oh Justin, you beat me to it! What he said…
    manonthelam´s recent [type] ..manonthelam Travel Photo of the Day

  8. Can we have the second prize for its Turkish name?? Pretty please. Yerebatan Saray Sarnici. (Well, it would be shameful to be writing a blog about Turkey and not take part!) Okay, Justin won. :)
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  9. CorinneNo Gravatar says:

    Darn it…Justin got it first! Maybe next time….
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  10. ArtiNo Gravatar says:

    Thats too tough for me… I am totally clueless!!
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  11. Justin JonesNo Gravatar says:

    I got it! that’s in the Basilica Cistern, Istanbul Turkey!

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