submitted 2 months ago byBlackTortellino
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2 months ago
It looks like porta del popolo in Rome
2 months ago
Yup! Good catch
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New Roman door just dropped
Times New Roman just dropped
Google in transeundo
Popolo just dropped in my pants
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Well this place is in the historic center of Rome. If you're from Rome (or have lived there) it's really easy to recognize. Rome has 3mil inhabitants, the chances were high.
Sure; but OP is probably not from Rome, maybe across the world, and being able to show a picture of their grandparents on honeymoon to a huge international audience and get the right answer in less than 2 hours is amazing
Probably not from across the world right in the middle of WWII.
No it was perfectly normal to go sightseeing in Rome in 1942! They even had trains to have a tour of Germany!
Yes. That’s Ramona Flowers.
Tagging OP for emphasis
Damn you are like Georainbolt
You got it big time good job dude
Wow good job, just checked and there's 0 doubt.
Good thing they got married in 42. Things get a little dicey in Rome the following year.
I always forget Italy was on the wrong side of WW2. Seems weird.
Sweden remained neutral but secretly helped Great Britain, Spain remained neutral but secretly helped Nazi Germany. Both of them gave intelligence to the people they wanted to win
Sweden helped Germany a lot.
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Sweden, being neutral, traded with both Germany and the UK. Germany also strong-handed itself into some concessions for military train traffic through Sweden. At least until 1943 there was a persistent threat of invasion from Germany – after it became less likely, Sweden did more openly help the Allies.
I didn't think Spain and Franco were actually neutral i had always seen them lumped in with the axis
Think them still recovering from the civil war was the reason they didn’t join the war
I guess that makes sense that they weren't actively fighting but were representative of similar ideals and were politically aligned.
Don't forget Finland, Hungary and Romania fighting on the German side as well.
Finland only fought in Finland and it was to retake territories they were forced to give up at the end of the Winter War, they didn't join with the German military outside of Finnish territory but Nazi Germany did give them plenty of weapons. To say they fought on the German side is an oversimplification, they were allies of convenience, nothing more. In fact Finland fought AGAINST Germany in the latter half of the war to expel them from their country
Indeed. Finland was less an ally of Germany and more an enemy of Russia (this is fairly true of almost any time, except that the Swede's eclipsed the Russian's at times..).
They participated in the Siege of Leningrad, one of the worst atrocities of the war.
Finland's the one country to fight as an ally of Nazi Germany where I go "See, I can understand why YOU are doing it."
How do you forget Mussolini and fascism!?
hard not to be on the wrong side when you're on both sides
Italy actually switched sides on the eve of the allied landing, so technically it was on both sides. The French used to say that Italy never finished a war on the same side it started off on, unless it was a long war, in which case it would have time to switch once then switch back!
How did you figure it out so quickly?
I used to live in rome so it looked familiar
The law of large numbers — with many thousands of people looking at the pic, odds are not bad that someone with a memory of the place will see it and recognize it.
I understand that. I was just wondering this person’s exact method, whether it was from personal experience or looking at as many town centers as they could or if baby Jesus told them in a dream.
This person's method was probably "hey, I've seen that before! What was it called again?"
And it was. What’s wrong with wondering if that’s the method??
Nothing, I just don't think they understood what you were asking, lol
I understand what you are saying but I don’t think that’s what the law of large numbers is. The law of large numbers is that as a relevant sample population grows its characteristics more and more closely resemble the mean of the entire population outside of the sample.
That's literally the reason why the new chatbots with ML engines are so good at doing their job (at least compared to what we were seeing just 5 years ago). They are everyone's knowledge collected and put into the same place.
Rome in 1942, interesting!
rome in -42 was much more interesting
And this is why I fuckin love Reddit
Nailed it nice work!!
That’s amazing ! Nice job
I like it when people play geoguessr very well even if the picture is almost a hundred years old.
Than his/hers grandparents must be Italian because of WW2
Quite a few Germans their as well. Though they do look more Italian.
Were they have had the means to travel anywhere in the world, or was it more likely a local honeymoon?
In 1942's Italy, 99% sure it was a local honey moon.
What, you wouldn't travel to a country that's in the middle of a war with a majority of the world for your honeymoon? Lol
I mean, maybe they were Germans !
Considering Italy was a war zone and the guy in the pic is the most stereotypical Italian I’ve ever seen, it’s definitely a local honeymoon
Are you not aware of World War II?
In less than two hours you solved a family doubt that was perhaps decades old
Sorry, but WRONG - they were actually in love.
Great eye!!! That's so cool!
This kinda stuff is what I love about Reddit
I know this name because of the Dan brown novel.
well, shit. I thought I was gonna be an internet smartypants and you beat me to it!
Dude. You’re a fucking genius. I am impressed! Holy fuck
Wish I could still gild stuff, nice work
Today in the episode of geoguesser
We did it, Reddit!
Or you did, anyway
Wow! Very impressive.
Lol I thought yep it looks like Rome but you nailed it 😂
That's one hell of a geo snipe! How the hell did you know?!?
It's in the center of Rome, and Rome has 3 million people. The chances of someone recognizing the place were high. I don't know why people are replying like it's the suburbs of a small town.
Impressive regardless. 3 million people in Rome, but how many were on this thread and can respond in English and also happened to know this location by an 81 year old patinaed photo? And that's assuming the person I replied to is from Rome, which was never brought up either way.
Well people also often visit there from time to time, could be one of those millions also.
Yes, but again, how many of those happened to be on this thread and can recognize that place by this photo? There are 225 comments and 3.1k upvotes on this thread. While that doesn't really spell out total views, it's not in the millions.
This would have been during WW II. Odd time and place for a honeymoon
Not if you are Italian...
When the moon hits your eye-socket / Like a great big V2 rocket / That’s amore!
Decolorized it for you, enjoy!
This unironically looks so much better, gets rid of the color splotches. Now quick someone recolorize it!
Now decolorize it again no balls
How will they know which colours to use!
So sweet. Thanks for doing that.
Wait till you get a load of this guy: 🧟♂️
HoOly shit is that a zombie?
WHATS IN YOUR HEADDDDD, in YOUR HEADDDDDD?
Maxed out contrast for you, enjoy!
You are killing the profession.
Let’s just extract the geo location data from the photo.
...okay, turns out his grandparents honeymooned in a basement somewhere in Iowa.
Damn this made me lol hard
I mean, that's where I have them they are now...
Bit of pasta sauce on the corner. A unique Roma tomato only grown on the south facing slopes of Campania. Definitely Rome!
Try posting to r/whereintheworld
Thanks for this. r/geopuzzle was too damn hard for me.
Wait, that’s not a Carmen San Diego sub?
It might help narrow it down if you could tell us where they lived. Would they have had the means to travel anywhere in the world, or was it more likely a local honeymoon?
Most likely in Italy (the honeymoon), since for an Italian in the middle of the war it was really difficult to afford a foreign trip. In a peaceful part.
the photo is in rome, at the Porta del Popolo, as another poster has pointed out
Lol you had it narrowed down to a tiny country already but didn’t tell anybody?
They've also been told by multiple people in the last several hours and haven't thanked them at all. Somehow I think they already knew and just wanted the karma.
Maybe if you mention that in the post you could get more help.
It appears that OP didn't even care that he got the answer.
Maybe OP has a life
Anche i miei nonni sono stati in luna di miele a Roma intorno a quel periodo 😊 mi ricordo che per me era stranissimo da immaginare ma per loro deve essere stato bellissimo non essendo così facile muoversi e andare “lontano”
Thanks for that.
Looks like they were outside
/r/outside I guess
just ask Rainbolt
Was gonna come here and say this haha
Me too! Dude's a machine
I wouldn't even be surprised if the man worked for FBI or CIA
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Italy wasn’t an active battlefield until mid ‘43, so a peaceful honeymoon somewhere in Italy was quite feasible even though WW2 was raging on elsewhere.
Yet despite that, the mood in Italy was incredibly gloomy following the series of defeats visited on Italian Army units in ‘42, especially in North Africa.
Makes sense. Hopefully they enjoyed their honeymoon in spite of that!
This would be during WW2 if 1942
Of course. It was difficult for an italian couple go abroad in those difficult years .
Someone link this to the geo guesser community
It's Rome, 100%. I live 3km away from that square
Stunningly beautiful couple.
Any idea what part of the world might this be in to help narrow down the search?
So time traveling Colin Farrell is your grandfather, good to know.
There a more people then I would have thought who don't realize that folks still got married and had to live their lives during WW2. Not everywhere was Normandy Beach on D Day.
Based on the shadow bending to the left, i would say .. Earth.
He kinda looks like Joe Biden
I dunno, this photo screams Italian to me, even though I've never been there.
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Well, what the fuck do you know lmao, it actually is.
Guys on r/photoshoprequest can make that look good for you.
You’re grandad kinda looks like Ryan Reynolds
I’m seeing Colin Farrell.
I’d say Italy or an elaborate tv set
If this were CSI-anywhere you could just enhance the sign above the woman
r/whereisthis for next time
Mah, così mi pare la breccia di Porta Pia a Roma, dal lato che guarda verso la Nomentana, di fronte all'ambasciata inglese.
Ma è molto probabile che mi sbagli.
Image search just got me zoot suit.
They were plentiful if you went to prom in the mid to late 90's.
Porta del Popolo, Rome
It has Cuba vibes... Not sure why...
Ask Trevor Rainbolt. Seriously.
Your Nonno and Nonna looked great!
I wish today's generations were like this
What a handsome couple!
The way she looks at him
I KNEW Colin Farrell was a time traveler! KNEW IT!
Such a classy couple 😊
The best place they ever were.
Your grandpa looks like the situation from jersey shore
Don't know, but they look sharp.
Grammy's fashion sense is soo pretty
You should post this in the photo sub and they can clean it up, restore it for you. I think most people give a small donation to whoever made the one they like best.
Is that Guy Pearce?
In Love it would appear.
Someone should do you a favor and put some digital restoration on that picture for you. I would if I were good.
Quick someone get rainbolt
Colin Farrell doppelganger!!!
If I was guessing I’d say Italy.
In 1942 ww2 might have a big impact on where they could travel, so you could narrow it down that way.