The great city search - how many cultural objects can you find


Treasure hunts, hide and seek and, yes, ‘Where’s Waldo’ were enjoyable and memorable parts of most people’s childhoods. And even as we enter adulthood, many of us retain that lust for a bit of adventure.

To tap into those desires, we’ve taken some of the most iconic locations in five of the world’s most popular cities and hidden a handful of objects that are particularly synonymous with the settings. Can you find them all? There’s only one way to find out...

1. New York (Times Square) 

There are few more photographed and recognizable areas anywhere in the world than Times Square. Dominated by towering skyscrapers, perpetual stock tickers and high-tech digital advertising, Times Square is the beating heart of the Big Apple. Located at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, the area took on huge significance in post-WWII New York, becoming equal parts entertainment, commerce and tourist attraction.

New York

2. Rome (Roman Forum)

The particularly historic Italian city of Rome is exemplified by the Roman Forum, which was first developed in the 7th century BC. It was a place for ancient Romans to meet and gather, and the plaza still attract 4.5 million visitors every year. Some of the best preserved ruins in Rome, the remains of the city’s most imposing temples and monuments are on many a bucket list.

Rome - Roman forum

3. Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana Beach)

Copacabana Beach is such an iconic setting that an equally iconic New York nightclub was named after it. The 2.5 miles of golden sand at this Rio de Janeiro hotspot is breathtaking in and of itself – but it also plays host to a rich plethora of activity, from shops and cafes to sports on the beach. With idyllic blue waters and a gorgeous mountain backdrop, Copacabana will be an esteemed vacation destination as long as the sun continues to shine.

Rio de Janeiro

4. Tokyo (Sensō-ji)

This ancient Buddhist temple, located in the Asakusa region of Tokyo, is the oldest and one of the most notable in all of Japan. Attracting a staggering 30 million people annually, Sensō-ji is nearly 1,500 years old. While the shopping street in front of it is a hub of activity during the day, the temple is illuminated (and quieter) at night – a truly beautiful sight.

Tokyo (Sensō-ji)

5. Paris (Moulin Rouge)

Paris is a city of contrasts, and this world-renowned cabaret venue is an emblem of the more risqué side of the French capital. Responsible for the birth of the can-can in the early 20th century, Moulin Rouge continues to offer dance entertainment for the city’s many visitors. Frequently featured in popular culture, it’s become one of the most loved settings for entertainment anywhere in the world.

Paris (Moulin Rouge)

So, how did you do?

Whether you’ve been inspired to visit one of these spectacular places for yourself or  simply to dig out an old scavenger hunt book, we hope these scenes rekindled your sense of adventure.

 

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