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2021-02-14

FLAGSTACK Virtual World Trip - Stop USA - 4 of 10

Welcome to the second country of the virtual world trip: the USA. The Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers have planned a great round trip and present you the fourth of the 10 highlights of sightseeing...

From the western coast of the U.S., from San Francisco, the Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers travel inland to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is located there. It is dedicated to the artistic legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe, her life, American modernism, and public engagement. It opened on July 17, 1997, eleven years after the artist's death. Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism". She is one of the well-known women in art in the 20th century. Some of her works are very highly traded. Her 1932 painting Jimson Weed / White Flower No. 1 sold at auction at Sotheby's, New York City, in November 2014 for $44.4 million. This made her the most expensive painter in the history of art.

The museum's collections are the largest repository of Georgia O'Keeffe's work and personal materials, including items from her historic houses. Items from the collections rotate throughout the year in the Museum Galleries. Selected materials are also on view in the Library and Archives and the O'Keeffe Welcome Center. The Abiquiu Home and Studio was the artist's primary residence from the late 1940s through the end of her life. It includes the artist's garden, operated and harvested annually by local students. The museum's fine art collection includes many of Georgia O'Keeffe's key works. Subjects range from the artist's innovative abstractions to her iconic large-format flower, skull, and landscape paintings to paintings of architectural forms and rocks, shells, and trees. Initially, the collection was made of 140 O'Keeffe paintings, watercolors, pastels, and sculptures, but now includes nearly 1,200 objects.

Even an extinct reptile (a Poposauroidea) is named after her, Effigia okeeffeae, found in 1947/48 during excavations by Edwin H. Colbert at Ghost Ranch in Texas, but not identified until 2006.

A paintress of such stature is able to bring people virtually to distant scenes.
Painterly virtual greetings
Your Team FLAGSTACK

PS: Have you scanned the Friend Flag Code yet???
(Code Valid until 16.02.2021 - 20:00, time zone FHQ / Europa / Berlin)

 

2021-02-12

FLAGSTACK Virtual World Trip - Stop USA - 3 of 10

Welcome to the second country of the virtual world trip: the USA. The Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers have planned a great round trip and present you the third of the 10 highlights of sightseeing...

For now, we've had enough of the water and are traveling from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, on to San Francisco....
There is so much to see here - and an insider tip recommends this one:

The Cable Car Museum is a free museum in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Located at 1201 Mason Street, it contains historical and explanatory exhibits on the San Francisco cable car system, which can itself be regarded as a working museum.

The museum contains several examples of old cable cars, together with smaller exhibits and a gift shop. The cable cars displayed include:

    Sutter Street Railway - grip car 46 and trailer 54 dating from the 1870s
    Clay Street Hill Railroad - grip car 8, the only surviving car from the first cable car company

The museum is part of the complex that also houses the cable car power house, which drives the cables, and the car depot ("barn"). The car depot is not open to the public, but two overlook galleries allow the visitor to view the power house, and to descend below the junction of Washington and Mason streets in order to view the large cavern where the haulage cables are routed via large sheaves out to the street.

Have you ever taken the cable car in San Francisco? It's THE mode of transportation popular with tourists and the only remaining cable streetcar in the world with decouplable cars.

Have you ever taken the cable car in San Francisco? It's THE mode of transportation popular with tourists and the only remaining cable streetcar in the world with decouplable cars.

Virtually standing on the footboards of a cable car and waving goodbye for today....
Your Team FLAGSTACK

PS: Have you scanned the Friend Flag Code yet???
(Code Valid until 14.02.2021 - 22:00, time zone FHQ / Europa / Berlin)

 

2021-02-11

♥ FLAGSTACK loves you not only on Valentine's Day ♥

Dear FLAGHUNTER!

On Sunday it's that time again - it's Valentine's Day, the day of love and lovers ♥

Not only Cupid is spreading an incredible amount of love around the world again... Also at FLAGSTACK you will be pampered from 14.02.2021 with lots of cordialities by the latest special campaign "Be my Valentine 2021"!

For you as a loyal FLAGHUNTER with a premium membership, we will hide a small cupid in your inventory during 13 February 2021 (time zone FHQ Europe / Berlin). You can deploy this cupid via the app from Valentine's Day on 14 February 2021 at midnight (time zone FHQ Europe / Berlin). Your personal cupid has 30 teddy bears with him, which he will deploy for you on the map around your location. Collect at least 14 of these teddy bears and get the badge "Be my Valentine 2021"!

Isn't this one of many reasons to fall in love with the Premium Membership again and again? In addition to many comfortable features, you regularly get one or the other special promotion as a gift... That's awesome!

You know what else is really awesome? You can reach the badge several times! Even with this one cupid, who has 30 teddy bears for you, you can reach the badge twice (14+14 = 28 < 30 = ♥). Find a good and smart position for the deploy, and nothing can stop you from it...

If you don't have a yearly premium membership, you can still get the badge for the "Be my Valentine 2021" campaign. And if you have a yearly premium membership and just want to capture more teddy bears to reach the badge even more often, you can easily treat yourself to a cupid from the FLAGSTACK webshop.
Just follow this link ( https://www.flagstack.net/shop ) and you are very close to feel happy...

Of course you can also give one or the other cupid as a gift - use the giveaway feature in the flag store and make others really happy! Click here for the giveaway tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReB8T9b93fA )

By the way, the teddy bears are only visible to you, which means that no one can snatch your teddy bears from under your nose. Please note that the time limit for deployment and capturing of the teddy bears is 28 February 2021, 23:59 (time zone FHQ Europe / Berlin).

Best wishes and have fun with your teddy bears from
Team FLAGSTACK

PS:
Since it is not possible to check whether teddy bears are in a restricted area or to check the quality of mobile phone reception, in individual cases teddy bears may not be accessible. Therefore there is no legal claim to be able to collect all teddy bears. For this reason, you will receive more than twice as many teddy bears on the map as are needed to receive the badge.
A combination with any discounts, vouchers and rebates is not possible, except gift vouchers. The discount is not payable in cash. Only available for orders via the website in conjunction with PayPal. Orders with vouchers and/or discounts via apps are currently not possible.

 

2021-02-10

FLAGSTACK Virtual World Trip - Stop USA - 2 of 10

Welcome to the second country of the virtual world trip: the USA. The Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers have planned a great round trip and present you the second of the 10 highlights of sightseeing...

At Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota, the water flows traditionally from top to bottom. At this highlight - literally high - it's the other way around....

Welcome to the Old Faithful! Old Faithful is a cone geyser in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. It was named in 1870 during the Washburn–Langford–Doane Expedition and was the first geyser in the park to be named. It is a highly predictable geothermal feature and has erupted every 44 minutes to two hours since 2000. The geyser and the nearby Old Faithful Inn are part of the Old Faithful Historic District.

In the afternoon of September 18, 1870, the members of the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition traveled down the Firehole River from the Kepler Cascades and entered the Upper Geyser Basin. The first geyser that they saw was Old Faithful. Nathaniel P. Langford wrote in his 1871 Scribner's account of the expedition:

It spouted at regular intervals nine times during our stay, the columns of boiling water being thrown from ninety to one hundred and twenty-five feet at each discharge, which lasted from fifteen to twenty minutes. We gave it the name of "Old Faithful."
    — Nathaniel P. Langford, 1871

Eruptions can shoot 3,700 to 8,400 US gallons (14,000 to 32,000 L) of boiling water to a height of 106 to 185 feet (32 to 56 m) lasting from 1 1⁄2 to 5 minutes. The average height of an eruption is 145 feet (44 m). Intervals between eruptions can range from 60 to 110 minutes, averaging 66.5 minutes in 1939, slowly increasing to an average of 90 minutes apart today, which may be the result of earthquakes affecting subterranean water levels.

It's fascinating what nature is capable of... Be excited about the next destination of the virtual world trip!

Best regards
Your Team FLAGSTACK

PS: Have you scanned the Friend Flag Code yet???
(Code Valid until 12.02.2021 - 12:00, time zone FHQ / Europa / Berlin)

2021-02-08

FLAGSTACK Virtual World Trip - Stop USA - 1 of 10

Welcome to the second country of the virtual world trip: the USA. The Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers have planned a great round trip and present you the first of the 10 highlights of sightseeing...
Thanks to the virtual trip around the world, the Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers have no jet lag, even though they live so far apart and have "traveled" across many time zones :-) Let's get right to it...

Let's start in the north of the USA, at Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The highlight itself, the waterfall, starts as Minnehaha Creek. This Creek extends from Lake Minnetonka in the west and flows east for 22 miles (35 km) through several suburbs west of Minneapolis, and continuing through south Minneapolis. The watershed for the creek covers 181 square miles (470 km2). Along the creek is a 53-foot (16-meter) waterfall, Minnehaha Falls, which is situated 3/4 of a mile from where the stream empties into the Mississippi River.

Minnehaha Falls is geologically linked to Saint Anthony Falls, which is the only waterfall on the Mississippi River. Roughly 10,000 years ago, St. Anthony Falls several miles downstream on the Mississippi River at the confluence of the glacial River Warren (at present-day Ft. Snelling). Geologically, the area has a sandstone layer beneath a layer of limestone. Thus St. Anthony Falls receded, moving upstream at a rate of about 4 feet (1.2 m) per year. As St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River moved past Minnehaha Creek, a second falls was created, Minnehaha Falls, which also continued to move upstream to its present site in the park.

Due to extremely cold winter temperatures, the falls freeze, creating a dramatic cascade of ice that can last well into the spring. If there is a rain shortage in the autumn, the falls may virtually dry up. In the summer, especially in the rainy months of June and July, the flow can be surprisingly forceful.

More than 850,000 people visit Minnehaha Falls each year, and it continues to be the most photographed site in Minnesota. The surrounding parkland is also designated for encampments of people experiencing homelessness.

Just as water flows steadily upstream, Official FLAGSTACK volunteers make their way to the next destination.

Best regards and always dry feet
Your Team FLAGSTACK

 

PS: Have you scanned the Friend Flag Code yet??? (Code Valid until 10.02.2021 - 12:00, time zone FHQ / Europa / Berlin)

 

2021-02-04

FLAGSTACK Competition: Volunteers on a virtual world trip - Stop USA

Hi FLAGHUNTER,

The Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers are currently on their way to the USA in a virtual plane. They are very excited, because from Monday, 08.02.2021, they will virtually travel to 10 highlights in the USA, which have been exclusively recommended by a secret but trustworthy source...

You can accompany them every step of the way and, just like on the tour through Germany, you'll get nice reports about the sights. The first task for the badge "Virtual World Tour - Stop USA" is hidden in these short stories. You’ll find Friend Flags there, which you have to capture within the specified validity period to get the badge. So take care of opening the app fast enough - oh what twaddle, don't even close it at all :-)

Of course, there's a delicious, typical American recipe for you, so that you also get into the mood at home. In February we recommend the "Classic Cobb Salad"!
Please find the recipe here  - but doh, there are still a few ingredients missing...

No problem, you'll find them on the FLAGSTACK map starting Monday! Look for lettuce, avocados, eggs, chicken, oil, salt, pepper and tomatoes on the map! Once you've collected all the missing ingredients, you'll get your reward badge!

Would you like to contribute to the cooking fun of the FLAGSTACK community? So organize some ingredients here in the virtual supermarket for the whole community to enjoy! Click & Buy here:
https://flagstack.help/produkt/virtual-world-trip-recipe-usa/?lang=en#number

Start of the two campaigns for the virtual "World Tour - Stop USA" is on 08.02.2021 during the day. By and by you will receive the news with the sights and the Friend Flags. At the same time you can start to collect the ingredients on the map.
The end of the campaign for the virtual "World Tour - Stop USA" is 28.02.2021, 23:59, time zone FHQ/Europe/Berlin.

So cool that you get a typical American recipe just in time for the Superbowl. Why don't you try it on Sunday? May the best team of the season win - it will definitely be exciting...

If you think ingredients are still missing on the map, we recommend to visit the virtual FLAGSTACK supermarket! It is all available here!
https://flagstack.help/produkt/virtual-world-trip-recipe-usa/?lang=en#number

Highly recommended is also this extremely delicious offer for you:
https://flagstack.help/produkt/the-corona-survival-kit-02-21/?lang=en

Are you more of a classic online shopper? Then visit the Flagshop here:
https://www.flagstack.net/shop

Have fun cooking, eating and snacking on these tasks ;-)
Stay safe!
Your team FLAGSTACK

PS: If you have collected all the recipe badges of this world trip over time, you will also get a world trip delicacy badge!
And when you have achieved this and the above mentioned world trip badge, then as a bonus there is a complete diligence sticker ;-)

 

 

2021-02-03

FLAGSTACK Corona Survival Kit 02.21

Hi FLAGHUNTER,

The new month of February offers you new possibilities according to the idea "variety @ home"...
Here at FHQ, for example, it's snowing! So we’ll soon be out in the garden building a snowman :-)

If you want a little change from video conferencing and series nights, FLAGSTACKs Corona Survival Kit 02.21 is made for you!

You get a great deal on favorite products from the FLAGSTACK Store:

3x Jumper Flag Plus (worth 6.99€ each)
2x Happy Holidays Options (worth 2.99€ each)
3x Personal Happy Hour Plus (worth €2.50 each)
3x Treasure Flag 2.0 (worth 4.99€ each)

Plus a big extra: you get a personal 50% discount voucher for the web store https://www.flagstack.net/shop !
And as a heartfelt thank you, there is also a badge attached to this Corona Survival Kit 02.21!

With the Corona Survival Kit 02.21 - also known affectionately as CSK 02.21 - you can play FLAGSTACK at your home without endangering yourself or others unnecessarily and still comply with the regionally different Corona regulations. You can stay in touch with people worldwide who share the same hobby with FLAGSTACK as you do.

This offer has a total value of more than 50€ - and you get this fun for 25€! As you can see, with the CSK 02.21 you get an "all-round worry-free home" FLAGSTACK package for lots of good mood!
Where can I get the CSK 02.21? With a one click here on this link to the fan store

FLAGSTACK is a virtual game with a currently virtual community, but all this as real fun for days at home!
With the Corona Survival Kit 02.21 let's look forward to the time when we can meet again at events, master Night Trails or Jump & Run Hotspots together and discover new regions with LABs and COBS or POIs... Until then, we just play with the Corona-compliant game items :-)

Stay safe and hopeful!
Your team FLAGSTACK

2021-02-01

FLACKSTACK news for your treasure hunt

Hi FLAGHUNTER,

On Sunday we didn't tell you all the secrets - we have something else prepared for you ;-)

The biggest change starting in February 2021 gets a part of FLAGSTACK that has somehow always been below the radar. It's in the game, but it's also not really integrated because it's quite different.
You guessed it. We're writing about the Treasure Flag. The only flag that can be deployed on site as a Data Matrix code and can be captured via scanner.

Why are there relatively few of them on the map? Of course, FLAGSTACK is a mainly virtual game, and that's really good :-)
Nevertheless, it's nice to find something in "real" places every now and then... That's why we're waking up the Treasure Flag from its hibernation in February and making it more attractive!
How? In a way that makes it worth your while to walk around with open eyes to find this treasure: we change the points and the distance rules for deploying this flag!

As of 01.02.2021 (during the day) there will be the Treasure Flag 2.0 with the following features!

Deploy points: 100
Capture Points: 80 - 600
Capture On Points: 40 - 100
Distance to own flags: 99 m
Distance to other flags: 15 m

All previous "old" Treasure Flags will be upgraded accordingly for Capture and Capture On points and distance rules*: there will only be Treasure Flag 2.0 (this applies to old as well as new Treasure Flags). To make it easier for you to find these true treasures on the map, their design will also change into a treasure chest until further notice...

Want to get right to deploying those treasure chests? No problem: https://www.flagstack.net/shop

The area in Brunswick (DE) will look really cool - there is a real Treasure Flag Trail along the water. A visit to the area is even more worthwhile now with the new points! So when times allow traveling responsibly again.... Then it will be also a Treasure Flag 2.0 Trail

Until then, stay healthy, best regards
Your Team FLAGSTACK

* Points are not recalculated for Treasure Flags already laid out!

2021-01-31

FLACKSTACK news for February

Hi FLAGHUNTER,

For February we have prepared some cool stuff for you. Today it's time to let you in on the plans....

The month of February is automatically linked to a special campaign for Valentine's Day at FLAGSTACK. Also this year you can look forward to a small task for a big badge :-)

Of course the Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers continue their world trip. Right now they are doing laundry so that their suitcases can be freshly packed. After their flight (yep, Corona-conform in the virtual airplane) they will be on their round trip through the USA starting on 08.02.2021. They are really looking forward to the 10 highlights - they are already quite tingly and excited. The 10 sights in Germany were already mega interesting, and the USA is so big and varied - they were told...

Let's look forward together, where exactly their journey will take them and what they will see... Everywhere there's gossip and a rumor mill - we've heard that something very special is going to happen, but - phew - better not reveal anything before it's ready to say...

And yes, there is of course again a delicious typical recipe for which you will find ingredients on the map. This fun also starts on 08.02.2021.

Take care and stay healthy…
Your Team FLAGSTACK

2021-01-29

FLAGSTACK Virtual World Trip - Stop 10 of 10

Welcome to the virtual world trip on the first stop: Germany. The local Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers - thwe16, CacheKidsCB and asp_fan_cb to be exact - present you the final of the 10 highlights of sights…

From Magdeburg, the trip continues north to Hamburg. There you can visit the whole world in the Miniatur Wunderland...

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg is the largest model railway in the world as per the Guinness Book of Records. It is located in the historic Speicherstadt and is operated by Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg GmbH. The 1499-square-meter site has a total of 15715 meters of track (as of August 2019) in 1:87 scale, on which approx. 1040 digitally controlled trains run.

Following the start of construction in December 2000, the first three sections (Knuffingen, Central Germany and Austria) went into operation on 16 August 2001. Since then, new sections have been added.
With the completion of the Hamburg and German Coast section in November 2002, the Wunderland became the largest model railroad in Europe.

Expansions in December 2003 with the USA theme and July 2005 with Scandinavia followed.
On 10 September 2015, the founders and operators (twin brothers) Gerrit and Frederik Braun set the missing piece of track between the Swiss section and a new Italian section. This extended the track length from 13000 to 15400 meters. This was recorded by a Guinness judge, who subsequently presented the certificate for the newly established world record.
The 190-square-meter Bella Italia section was opened on 28 September 2016 after four years of construction involving 180,000 man-hours and costs of around four million euros.
The Monaco / Provence section, which is due to start construction in August 2019, will add a further 315 meters.
The total length of currently 15715 meters corresponds to 1367.21 kilometers in original size, so this is now also the largest model railway layout in the world across all scales.
Further planned are South America, Central America and the Caribbean, and Asia.

Special features include a simulated daily routine in which twilight, night and day repeat every 15 minutes. This includes an automatic lighting control system that switches the more than 300,000 lamps to suit the time of day. Visitors can control processes on the plant using around 200 pushbuttons. These so-called push-button actions are a highlight for many visitors. For example, a mine train starts, wind turbines turn, the next goal falls in the Volkspark stadium, a space shuttle takes off, a helicopter takes off or Pinocchio's nose starts to grow. A button even allows visitors to watch the simulated production of a small bar of chocolate in a factory and taste the real product for themselves.
There is also a jet gas station there that displays the real current gasoline prices of its role model in Hamburg's Amsinckstraße.

On 5 December 2012, the ten millionth visitor came to Miniatur Wunderland, and on 2 December 2016, the fifteen millionth. Around three quarters of the visitors come from Germany, the remaining quarter from abroad, mainly from Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, England, the USA and China.

Did you enjoy the round trip through Germany? Then take a rest, as the second stop of the virtual world tour will soon lure you to the USA!
And be sure to try the recommended recipe of the Hamburg Pannfisch, the ingredients were in large numbers on the map :-)

We say goodbye and look forward to 10 exciting highlights in the USA!
Your Team FLAGSTACK

PS: Have you scanned the Friend Flag Code yet??? (Code Valid until 31.01.2021 - 23:59)


Source of the photos: Press kit MiWuLa

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