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Old 5th Sep 2011, 18:33
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The only special thing I see in the picture is an open observation deck in close proximity to a bar. That must be pretty rare.
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Think out of the box, skwinty (figuratively speaking).

Edit: Or, look what has been boxed in……..

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Old 5th Sep 2011, 19:01
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Who is the chap crawling across the floor,or did he fall off his stool ...?
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Old 5th Sep 2011, 19:05
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Flughafen Schönefeld,Tegel or Templehof.
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Who is the chap crawling across the floor,or did he fall off his stool ...?
Sycamore, you tell me!

Well, Sabredog, take your pick. Would be interested in your reasoning for your final pick, though .
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Tegel, and Uncle Otto,after his first crash...
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Last day of Templehof operations, or possible a Music Festival.
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As much I appreciate your approach Sabredog, this has to go to Sycamore.

It is Otto Lilienthal, flat on his face, in Berlin Tegel (Otto Lilienthal) Airport (TXL). Picture taken on Friday on my flight out of there, and especially taken to be posted on this thread.

Otto Lilienthal is lying there, covered by pigeon sh_it, apparently commemorating his death crash in Berlin. Posted below here is a closeup of him.

I had visited Otto Lilienthal Museum in Anklam, a small town up Northern Germany (not far from Peenemeünde), the previous Tuesday. A very well kept small museum, people who love their work and are very proud of what they have built up after the status it was left by the East Germans.

(The story goes that when Yuri Gagarin, after his space flight, visited DDR /East Germany and wanted to pay a visit in Otto Lilienthal Museum, there as a major havoc around because the museum was not part of Socialist History, and had been left to rot).

Now this statue of Lilienthal, outside one of the two entrances to the Main hall, was still some 12 years ago free and visible, although people tended to stumble at it. Hence, it was fenced, and a year or so ago got the bar stands around it, and apparently was let to be covered by litter from the bar and the already mentioned pigeon sh_it.

If this is a disgrace or a piece of Aviation History and Nostalgia, I'll leave to you, Gentlemen of the Jury, to decide.



Over to you Sycamore.
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Old 5th Sep 2011, 19:38
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" To invent an airplane is nothing.To build one is something.To fly one is everything".Otto Lilienthal 1848-96; died after crashing and breaking his back .."Sacrifices must be made"... Open House...

EDIT..Bit of a disgrace really.and my earlier comment..
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Good grief,

Time for new glasses.

I saw a suitcase and leather jacket in the first picture.

Now of course, it's as clear as daylight.

Good one, RegDep
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I have not been able to get anything on here for ages but may I congratulate you RegDep on a magnificent challenge!
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As sycamore kindly declared open house, may I invite offers for where this airfield is?

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Middle East or India/Pakistan ?
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sycamore, greetings from west Essex!

No its not Middle East or Pakistan.
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Snow on the ground, StressFree?
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The car that I can see is driving on the left side of the road, so I guess it is either Africa, Australia or Afghanistan.
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Where would it be rain enough to justify the roofs and arid enough to justify the rest, unless the gray matter is snow and not dust?

Houses are a bit too orderly for Russia or its neighbours, the airfield is not Russian/ex-Soviet, methinks.

Key question at this point is the snow.
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Its a very heavy frost (-15c)......... photo was taken in November.
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Skwinty, no, none of those places.....
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Tough. Could be almost anywhere between 50° and 70°N, even more South in higher areas . How about a hint about the altitude?

Not that many parallel runways so far apart on the Eastern hemisphere in areas like that (although there is a lot of long lens effect in the picture). So must be in North America.
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