Is This an Aerial Shot of Eldoret Town?

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This tweet shared an aerial view of a city with claims that this was a shot of Eldoret town. However, a number of replies doubt these claims. Where exactly was this image taken?

Background

Piga Firimbi previously looked into a similar post taken out of context. This one for instance claimed to show a resort located in Kapcherop, Marakwet county. 

Verification

From a reverse image search, this aerial shot was taken in Barcelona, according to this travel blog. Similarly, the image was featured on Adobe Stock Images under a category of images of Barcelona. 

Further, zooming into this image, the Sagrada Familia in Catalonia, Spain can be spotted. This Basilica is considered a world heritage centre. 

Additionally, Google Maps reveals, the street pictured in this image is Avinguda Diagonal, one of Barcelona’s broadest streets. It cuts the city in two, with respect to the grid patterns of surrounding streets. It has Sagrada Familia to the left and the Glòries Tower to the right. 

Verdict

NO, the tweet does not show an aerial shot of Eldoret town.

This story was produced by Africa Uncensored in partnership with Code for Africa with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie.

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Nyakerario Omari

Nyakerario J. Omari is a Kenyan writer and journalist with a passion for in-depth stories told through documentaries. She has an interest in reporting matters concerning health, crime and human rights.