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Description:
New management and new requirements as of July 6, 2011

Locations crucial to fictional literary works are interesting when the real world meets the imaginary world.
Expanded Description:
Three types of waymarks have been accepted, and will continue to be accepted, within this category under the new leadership group.

1. Sites and locales specifically mentioned, described, and identified in a work of fiction.

These sites can be:

a. Real sites used to set a scene within the novel - such as the Chicago Stockyards in Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” WM1V9V; or

b. Completely fictional locations made to fit into the real world - such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic 221b Baker Street in London WM457W.

Not acceptable locations would be sites of generic description (e.g. “Australian Outback”, the “South Seas”) and those which physically cannot exist such as Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe living in the 900 block of West 35th Street in New York City since that location would be the Hudson River.

2. Appropriately themed and located recreated sites similar to those mentioned in the story - such as Tom Sawyer's Fence in Hannibal, Missouri WM5854 or the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton, Georgia WM6BC4. For contrast, the sites and scenes at the Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando, Florida would not be accepted in this category.

3. Homes and studios where fiction writers lived and worked - such as the James Fennimore Cooper House in Burlington, New Jersey WM67QE. Not acceptable locations would be sites where authors were known to frequent such as taverns, pubs, cafés and hotels unless the site is specifically mentioned within the author’s fictional work (see item 1.a.). Sites noted for providing inspiration to the author's work must be documented on site such as the monument to Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland (WMC4RX).

Prior to submitting to this category, please make sure your waymark is an appropriate Literary Site or, perhaps, it may be better suited for a category such as:
· Famous Fictional Figures
· Epic Beings and Creatures
· Movie Locations
· James Bond - 007 (movie locations, only)
· There's a Book About It (the non-fiction version of this category)
Instructions for Posting a Literary Sites Waymark:
(1) The Literary Site must be visible or accessible to the general public and available at least seasonally.
(2) The coordinates must be for the main entrance. Please identify where your coordinates are if otherwise.
(3) Identify where the Literary Site is located if part of another attraction or destination.
(4) List title and author of the book.
(5) Identify how the site relates to the book or story. A quote from the book to set the scene would be appreciated.
(6) An original photo of the Literary Site must accompany the listing.
(7) Please include original photos of any interpretive signs and transcribe their text if it is not clearly legible from the photo. If the text is not written in English, translating the text into English is desirable but not necessary.

NOTE: Extraneous elements, such as counters, banners, widgets or other personal embellishments and hyperlinks that do not enhance the waymark directly, will be NOT accepted and will result in the waymark being declined.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Post a photo of yourself at/with the waymark and describe your experience. List any changes to the waymark since the original posting.
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Literary SitesDe Kracht van Amelie - Kasteel de Haar - Haarzuilens, NL

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The castel of Uylenburgh and the characters of its inhabitants in the book De Kracht van Amelie are modelled after Kasteel de Haar and its former inhabitants

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 4/30/2022

last visited: never

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The book "História do Cerco de Lisboa" - "History of the Siege of Lisbon" tells the story of a proofreader who changes the history of Portugal by entering the word "not" into a crucial historical sentence.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 3/14/2022

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Wonderful Adventures of Nils - Rosenbom - Karlskrona, Sweden

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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils is a work of fiction by the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Blekinge, Sweden

date approved: 2/17/2022

last visited: never

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Literary SitesGare de Nancy-Ville - Nancy, France

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A passage from Christine Angot's novel, 'Why Brazil?,' takes place at Nancy station. A scene from his film adaptation 'Why (not) Brazil' was therefore also shot there.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 1/23/2022

last visited: 2/8/2022

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Literary SitesHôtel de Crillon - Paris, France

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Ernest Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises' and the short story 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro' use the hotel as a setting for the primary characters.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 1/20/2022

last visited: 6/7/2022

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Literary SitesGare de l'Est - Paris, France

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The original departure point for the famous train line, the Orient Express, made famous by Agatha Christie.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 1/16/2022

last visited: never

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Literary SitesBuddenbrooks House - Lübeck, SH, D

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The "Buddenbrookhaus" in Mengstraße 4, Lübeck is the place were the famous novel "Buddenbrooks" by Thomas Mann took part. It was the townhouse of the Mann family in Lübeck and today its act as a Thomas Mann museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

date approved: 10/24/2021

last visited: never

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Literary SitesNidaros - Trondheim, Norway

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The novel "Nidaros" is a love story and jealousy drama. Part of the story takes place inside Nidaros Cathedral.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Trøndelag, Norway

date approved: 10/13/2021

last visited: never

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Literary SitesNelson Algren summer house - Miller Beach, Gary, IN

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House where Nelson Algren summered in Miller Beach, sometimes accompanied by Simone de Beauvoir, on Forest Avenue just south of the Miller lagoon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Indiana

date approved: 10/13/2021

last visited: never

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Literary SitesCasa di Rigoletto / House of Rigoletto - Mantova, Italy

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The house of Rigoletto, the title role of the opera of the same name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Lombardia, Italy

date approved: 9/25/2021

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Eiffel Tower - Paris, France

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The construction of the Eiffel Tower is one of the mayor storylines in Paris by Edward Rutherfurd

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 9/4/2021

last visited: 6/6/2022

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Literary SitesThe National Gallery - London, UK

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Link, the main character in Robert Swindell's novella Stone Cold... is homeless and seeks some spare change outside the National Gallery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/27/2021

last visited: 6/25/2022

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Literary SitesIndtil jeg finder dig - Nyhavn, København, Danmark

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John Irvings roman "Indtil jeg finder dig" er historien om den 4-årige Jack der sammen med sin mor rejser til Danmark for at findes Jacks far. Og her er besøg ved Tatoo Ole i Nyhavn 17 en del af historien.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 6/11/2021

last visited: never

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Literary SitesDietrich School in rural Lincoln County, Idaho USA

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Students from rural Dietrich High School explore lava tube caves of their surrounding volcanic desert in the young adult adventure "Thunker and the Treasure of Sundial Cave."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jwanlesss

location: Idaho

date approved: 5/8/2021

last visited: never

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Literary SitesHavhesten - Odense, Denmark

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Kriminalitet uhygge og skamferede menneskeskæbner i Odense. Forfatteren er Vibeke Marx, der trods mængder af blid, poetisk fortælling om byen ikke tillægger sine karakterer hverken venlighed eller glæde. Havhesten er centrum for begivenhederne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Klabautermanden

location: Denmark

date approved: 4/14/2021

last visited: 9/10/2021

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Literary SitesIsle Royale - MI.

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Posted coordinates are just outside the Rock Harbor Visitor Center on Isle Royal in Lake Superior.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

location: Michigan

date approved: 3/31/2021

last visited: never

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Literary SitesEstudillo House - San Diego, CA

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An adobe building placed on the NRHP. The casa was featured in Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona, which made San Diego get on the map.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/24/2021

last visited: 3/24/2021

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Literary SitesGrave of St. Louis - Hector Servadac -Tunis, Tunisia

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In the novel Hector Servadac by Jules Verne the adventurers visit the grave of St. Louis in what they think is Tunis

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Tunisia

date approved: 1/6/2021

last visited: 2/19/2010

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Literary SitesThe Witch The Knight and The Djinn: The Legend of the Rollright Stones - Rollright Stones - Little Rollright, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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For 600 years the trees told the tale of Mother Shipton a witch who entombed King Horeth and his Knights in the Rollright Stones. This St Stephens Day a Genie a Witch and a King join forces to end the curse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/25/2020

last visited: never

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Literary Sites8 - Alameda - Ourense, Galicia, España

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8 - Alameda

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/13/2020

last visited: 10/14/2020

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7 Lamas Carvajal - Ourense, Galicia, España

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/13/2020

last visited: 10/14/2020

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Literary Sites5 Plaza del corregidor - Ourense, Galicia, España

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5 Plaza del corregidor

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/13/2020

last visited: 10/14/2020

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Literary Sites6 Fonte do rei - Ourense, Galicia, España

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6 Fonte do rei

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/13/2020

last visited: 10/14/2020

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Literary Sites4 Canella de Pena Vixía - Ourense, Galicia, España

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4 Canella de Pena Vixía

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/12/2020

last visited: 10/13/2020

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Literary Sites3 Fonte de San Cosme - Ourense, Galicia, España

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3 Fonte de San Cosme

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/12/2020

last visited: 10/13/2020

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