What Pegman Saw: Fiji

Paradise Tavenuni Resort © Kathy Barrett, Google Maps

After two weeks in the arctic, and then a visit to a war torn nation, I figured we all deserved a vacation. Hope you packed your swimsuit and sunscreen! After a few weeks of brutal cold here in the Midwest, I’m more than ready to head to Fiji for real–but Pegman is going to have to make do.

Your mission is to write a 150-word (or less) story, poem, or essay inspired by the location. You can use the photo provided, or you can browse the photospheres and find your own view.

Share your work using the Inlinkz button below. Reading and commenting on others’ stories is part of the fun!


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Posted in Fiji, Oceania | 10 Comments

What Pegman Saw: Tel Saki, Syria

This week, Pegman takes us to the cradle of civilization: Tel Saki, Syria.  The country has been at war longer than Pegman has been mapping, so the pictures are confined to photo sphere and often feature shattered lands and cityscapes.

Your task is to write a 150-word story inspired by any of the photos you find of this fascinating region. As always, have fun and do your best.

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Posted in Middle East, Syria | 12 Comments

What Pegman Saw: Talnakh, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia

Talnakh, Russia © Alexey Ralphs, Google Maps

This week Pegman takes us to Talnakh, in Krasonoyarsk Krai, Russia. There is no streetview in this remote-looking Russian city, but it appears that a photographer by the name of Alexey Ralphs has been busy taking photo spheres and they will blow your mind. Take a look around–there are plenty to chose from.

Your mission is to write 150 words inspired by the location. Share your story, poem, or article using the InLinkz button below.

Have fun, and do your best!

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Posted in Asia, Russia | 8 Comments

What Pegman Saw: North Pole, Alaska

North Pole, Alaska © Google Maps

Ho Ho Ho! This week Pegman takes us to the town of North Pole, Alaska in the USA.

Though it appears Santa’s workshop is near, you’re not obligated to write a Christmas-themed story or poem. The spirit of Pegman is to write 150 words inspired by your own tour of the location. Wander around and chose your own screenshot, if you like.

Your 150 words may be poetry, fact, fiction, or any combination thereof! A small caveat: if you plan to use the photo provided in this post to write an aviation story, beware the power lines.

Once you’ve created your story, add it to the InLinkz using the button below. Sharing, reading, and commenting on other stories is part of the fun.

You can learn more about What Pegman Saw Here.

Have fun & be good. I have a feeling someone’s watching.

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Posted in Alaska, North America, United States | 6 Comments

What Pegman Saw: Buckhorn Iowa

For our one-year anniversary of What Pegman Saw, we take you back to where we started: a ghost town in Iowa. Buckhorn hasn’t been a town since the 20s, but there’s still plenty to explore. As always, feel free to use Pegman to go wherever the story takes you in 150 words or less. Karen and I want to thank all of our wonderful writers who participate in this prompt. You’ve helped make it an exciting and rewarding thing to do every week, and have written some killer stories in the process. Well done, everybody, and thanks for stopping by.

 


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For guidelines and rules for the What Pegman Saw weekly writing prompt, visit the home page.
If you’d like to suggest a location to Pegman, we’ll use it as soon as there’s room.

Thanks for keeping in touch. It’s a big world out there.

Posted in Iowa, North America, United States | 18 Comments

Palace of Versailles, France

Palace of Versailles, France © Google Maps

This week Pegman turns us loose in Versailles. You can find streetview and an abundance of photospheres at this location. Feel free to find something inside or outside and snag a view that inspires you.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to write 150 words inspired by the prompt. To enjoy this week’s stories or to submit your own, visit the inLinkz button:

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For guidelines and rules for the What Pegman Saw weekly writing prompt, visit the home page.

If you’d like to suggest a location to Pegman, I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for playing,

-Karen

Posted in Europe, France | 12 Comments

Fukushima, Japan

Fukushima, Japan © Google Maps

Hope you brought your hazmat suit, because this week Pegman takes us to Fukushima, Japan, site of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters, which occurred in 2011. Believe it or not, you’ll find both streetview and photospheres in this abandoned town.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to write 150 words inspired by the location. You can capture your own photo from google or use the one provided.

Click on the blue frog below to add your story to this week’s link-up and to read the work of your co-contributors. If you have any suggestions where to send the little yellow guy, let us know.

Have fun and do your best!

-Karen

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Posted in Asia, Japan | 11 Comments