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Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
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Old 22nd Sep 2023, 13:51
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As its Open House -

try this -
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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 00:09
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I'm pretty sure that's Shannon?
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Jensdad -
Shannon it is - all yours
rgrds from Dublin
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Originally Posted by descol
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Shannon it is - all yours
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Thank you descol. Cracking photo from the grand old days of Transatlantic flying.

Where's this, then? Another photo from my holidays. The two antennae aren't on top of the plane, btw, so that might help anyone who's been here.

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Birmingham? There are two antenna around Litchfeild but those look too close.
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Oh I recognise those antennae. A long way from Birmingham and quite a different smell in summer…
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Venice?
I visited in May and the smell was bad enough then.
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Doubt it's Venice - it's as flat as a pancake for miles around the airport - but it might be Italy
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Maybe jensdad is busy looking after jen today but won’t mind me saying it’s not Italy
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Hi team. Sorry, been busy walking in the rain and photographing wildfowl today. The joys of a wet Sunday.
As thnarg kindly pointed out, it's not Italy, although not a million miles from there.
OK, it's on the Med, or one of its sub-divisions..

Another Italy-related clue will follow at lunchtime tomorrow if there are no winners.
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Old 25th Sep 2023, 07:12
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Sardinia?
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Old 25th Sep 2023, 08:58
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Sardinia?
Not Alghero but there are several more airports to choose from.
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Not Sardinia, no. The name by which this airfield, and locality, is known in English is actually the Italian name for it, although it has a different name in the native language. It has been ruled by Italy, and constituent parts of it, at various periods of its history, but it isn't now.
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Tripoli seems a worthwhile guess . . .
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Old 25th Sep 2023, 13:59
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Funny I was about to suggest Tobruk.
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Getting a bit further away, folks. 'tis in Europe.
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Preveza/Aktion airport?
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Nee, not Preveza.

So, where are we? I think I've given enough clues already, but here are the previous ones...
On the Mediterranean. (By that, I mean the lump of water that stretches from Lebanon to Gibraltar - I'm never quite sure where the sub-categories of the Med begin and end.)
In Europe.
Has a name in English that was originally given to it by Italians, or folks from a place that is now in Italy. The locals call it something else.
Has been governed by Italy, and/or some of the various bits that came together to form Italy in Garibaldi's time, on various occasions.
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I'll try Trieste, but there must be thousands of other places with Italian names in the former Yugoslavia
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Originally Posted by jensdad
Has a name in English that was originally given to it by Italians, or folks from a place that is now in Italy. The locals call it something else.
Has been governed by Italy, and/or some of the various bits that came together to form Italy in Garibaldi's time, on various occasions.
Possibly Sicily or Corfu? Some of Greece has been governed by Italy.
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