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Is it Santorini as per Chevvron's post??
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Open House!
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To fill in on the open house:


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A pretty old building, even when spoiled by a modern lamp-post:


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looks similar to the De la Warr Pavillion in Bexhill built in 1935 "new Modernist" design

but the vegetation looks as if the climate is a bit warmer? Looks like it rains a bit as well??

PS a pretty, old building or a pretty old building??
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You feel like you could run into Poirot there.(That's not a clue!)
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a pretty, old building or a pretty old building??
Both. 1930s art deco. But this is Mr Bearís challenge so he can provide further clues for you!
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N America?
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I would guess eastern Europe but that's just me; it could be a bit closer like Netherlands.
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Indeed quite warm
More sheds
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looks like water top right? But the aircraft look land based - so maybe some sort of joint land/sea base?

Two rather odd hangars or tents behind the two aircraft parked "above" the terminal? might be attap buildings = tropics?

doesn't look like skiing country...................
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Paved runways like Prague?
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Definitely tropics, so not Prague or Europe.
I found a lamppost:


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Finally an airport that I have been to, or at least the terminal building - the runways are long gone.

Kallang, Singapore







looks like water top right? But the aircraft look land based - so maybe some sort of joint land/sea base?
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Kallang it is/was.
Take it away India.
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Thanks Slb. It's nice that the terminal building didn't get swept away in Singapore's rush to develop every square foot of the island.

Here's one that is definitely not tropical:


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mm - I was going to suggest Canada but that paint job.... reminds me of a couple of challenges a few years back

I posted something up near Archangel and Bear had a challenge of a benighted helicopter base even further up the coast towards Novaya Zemlaya IIRC

So we'll say Russia?

Big place - and lots of trees.......................
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Just checked - Bear posted Varandey and I posted Mezen.......................
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
mm - I was going to suggest Canada but that paint job.... reminds me of a couple of challenges a few years back

I posted something up near Archangel and Bear had a challenge of a benighted helicopter base even further up the coast towards Novaya Zemlaya IIRC

So we'll say Russia?

Big place - and lots of trees.......................
But that would at least suggest pine trees and those are birch.
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But that would at least suggest pine trees and those are birch.
Lots of birches on the Russian tundras but these can be found over the whole Northern Hemisphere.

In Greenland and Iceland birches are the only trees which grow there.

I will try Finland?
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