Submarine, 2019-06-28

Since the finished puzzle is different than the image on the box I won’t show it here.ย  There are further details and spoilers about the series on the dedicated page. There is also an individual spoiler page for this puzzle.

According to the backstory, I’m on a cruise, and in the harbour, an old man offers me a ride (on my own!) in his rickety old submarine. Um, I don’t think so, I’ve been on cruises, and the trick is to stay on your balcony reading and sipping a glass of port.

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Submarine, Ravensburger, 759 pieces, Completed on June 28th, 2019.

Anyway, the puzzle was fun, as usual. I really like this series, although I’m quite bad at working out the mysteries. The pieces are big and the quality is great, but you should always do the edges last (if you don’t mind a spoiler I’ve explained why on the separate page).

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Judith II, 2011-10-15

A painting by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). I like his paintings, which often feature haughty and self-confident looking women, and many of them are available as puzzles, but most are far too difficult. He did a lot of paintings where the only colour was gold (well, more or less), and I’m not doing one of those ๐Ÿ™‚ Even this was harder than I expected.

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Judith II by Klimt, Impronti Edizioni, 1000 pieces. Completed on October 15th, 2019.

Paradise Sunset, In Progress (8)

I’m back in Helsinki and working on Paradise Sunset again. I’m staying for a full month now, and hope to finish the first section before I leave again. Top and bottom are now connected (yay!), and one of the palms is connected to the left and top edges.

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The seagulls were actually a bit too far to the right, but now they’re in the right place. There was also a mistake in the top edge, but that should be OK too.

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Dortmund, 2019-06-22

So, while shopping with my friend in Dortmund I came across this puzzle with notable buildings from the city (the stadium is missing, though). It was far too expensive (16.90 EUR) for a 500 piece puzzle, but apparently, I’ll pay anything for a puzzle with a Dortmund theme. Please don’t tell Ravensburger!

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Dortmund, atregio, 500 pieces. Completed on June 22nd, 2019.

The brand, atregio, was new to me, but it turned out to be very good, similar to Ravensburger.

A close-up of the Dortmund U, former headquarters of the Union brewery, now a museum for modern art with a fantastic view of the city from the terrasse.

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Emergency Room, 2013-09-20

My favourite Loup puzzle so far – although I haven’t yet done the Castle of Horror, I’m expecting some stiff competition from that one ๐Ÿ™‚ As you can see, I couldn’t be bothered to connect the two halves properly. Now that I have proper puzzling tables both in Dortmund and in Helsinki this isn’t a problem anymore, but I used to do all my puzzling on sheets of cardboard.

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Emergency Room by Loup, Heye, 2000 pieces. Completed on September 9th, 2013.