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« Reply #25 on: 24/02/2010 12:14:04 »
sadly around that time England was littered with sandy/muddy areodromes and any field would do for a landing site if necessery.  and the area of blackpool is covered with post industrial revaluation chimnies.  and prewar ones.
it looks like a beach where the tides go out a long way.  look around the beaches round blackpool for post WW2 beach partys
 

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« Reply #26 on: 24/02/2010 12:16:57 »
when posting ideas it is important to see the entire thread, and not just the first page, i was enjoying that as well
 

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« Reply #27 on: 24/02/2010 12:21:37 »
Cleaner version of this ...

 

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« Reply #28 on: 24/02/2010 17:28:58 »
You can see all the landmarks on Google Earth. (That's where I got the coordinates.) I'll try to highlight them on an image later. I'll also try to figure out the location of the camera.

RD did the same thing that my brother did to ID the steeple. The one on Ayr town hall is quite unmistakable. I think the Church spire on the horizon to the right is also clearly visible on GE, although I have not checked to ensure that it existed around the time of the photograph, but I'm pretty sure it did. On GE you can get a good idea of its height from the whopping big shadow it casts.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 24/02/2010 17:43:49 »
Seeing as the geezer conundrum has been solved...(though I still think it was taken beside the Taj Mahal)

Can someone please help me find the location of the place in this photo ?  ;D ;D





Thanks for your help
 

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« Reply #30 on: 24/02/2010 19:08:48 »
I knew that !

it was like a gift from frenchy land to america land ?.....I bet they stuffed it with garlic !
 

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« Reply #31 on: 24/02/2010 19:17:21 »
I also new that.. I think most of us Americans do!
 

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« Reply #32 on: 25/02/2010 01:46:42 »
OK - Here's another one.

No prizes for identifying the subject as the suave and debonair prototype Geezer.

But where is Geezer standing?

 

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« Reply #33 on: 25/02/2010 01:54:31 »
On a wall ?
 

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« Reply #34 on: 25/02/2010 02:01:02 »
Right! One point to the Tupperator.
 

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« Reply #35 on: 25/02/2010 09:24:45 »
I'd guess somewhere in Scotland.
 

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« Reply #36 on: 25/02/2010 10:32:36 »
Is it Loch Ness ?,,are ewe Nessie ?..it's a Loch in any case !
 

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« Reply #37 on: 25/02/2010 10:42:49 »
I now think it may definitely NOT be Loch Ness..too hilly/mountainy !
 

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« Reply #38 on: 25/02/2010 13:16:45 »
reminds me of crater lake.. nice piccy geezer!
 

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« Reply #39 on: 25/02/2010 18:08:21 »
I need to go on Google Earth and see if it's possible to view a similar perspective. If it is, I don't think I should give out any clues. That would make it more challenging, but you would know when you had found it.

But if everyone prefers yes/no responses that will work too. What do you think?


BTW, the location was in the metadata. I think I removed it! RD will let us know if I didn't.
« Last Edit: 25/02/2010 18:10:58 by Geezer »
 

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« Reply #40 on: 25/02/2010 19:32:10 »
BTW, the location was in the metadata. I think I removed it! RD will let us know if I didn't.

The only information I can extract from the metedata is that the Geezer family are loaded : Macintosh and Adobe CS,
and that the digital image was created on the 1st December 2009.
[ It is possible to remove all the Metadata, including date and software, using free RIOT programme/plug-in, example attached ].
« Last Edit: 25/02/2010 20:13:11 by RD »
 

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« Reply #41 on: 25/02/2010 20:29:35 »
The only information I can extract from the metedata is that the Geezer family are loaded : Macintosh and Adobe CS,
and that the digital image was created on the 1st December 2009.

Ah! That's the Geezer brother. Funny thing is, he's too cheap to pay for broadband, so he had to take my Google Earth reference to the Apple store to see what I was talking about.

Mind you, there is a clue. He lives in Aberdeen. He gives some credence to the expression,

"The streets were deserted. It was like Aberdeen on a flag day."
 

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« Reply #42 on: 25/02/2010 23:14:20 »
The Google Earth view of the location where the extremely handsome, if slightly long in the leg, "yout" is standing is rather good. You'll know when you find it.

BTW, do you think that water is fresh, or is it salty?
 

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« Reply #43 on: 26/02/2010 18:31:34 »
Is it Loch Lochy?
 

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« Reply #44 on: 26/02/2010 20:48:18 »
Is it Loch Lochy?
Not even close!
 

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« Reply #45 on: 26/02/2010 20:54:02 »
Here's the Google Earth view. (Don't worry - no Lat/Long)

I don't think I should give out any more clues. This should tell you if you've found it or not.

« Last Edit: 26/02/2010 21:02:19 by Geezer »
 

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« Reply #46 on: 27/02/2010 00:58:08 »
This is where I think the features are on the Avro photo.

 

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« Reply #47 on: 27/02/2010 11:02:43 »
Geezer, the angle subtended at the camera from the church and the town hall would be stretching the viewing angle of camera/lenses at the time and, considering that only is part of the total view in the photo, the wideness of the angle would mean quite a wide angle lens for cameras of the day.

I would still go for the feature to the left of the houses being a chimney - it does not seem to taper enough to be the town hall spire and there is a hint of a smoke plume. The two houses are more "face-on" too. Also, is St Leonards on a hill? It (apparently) isn't on Google earth but I'm not sure whether a small hill would register and I have not got an OS map of Ayr.
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« Reply #48 on: 27/02/2010 11:23:33 »
reminds me of scotland

loch Tey

i have the feeling that scotland was the first country, and it was sooooooo good that the rest of the world was modeled on it
 

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« Reply #49 on: 27/02/2010 12:14:23 »
A view of Merligen from Faulensee (Switzerland). You are a cruel man, Geezer: the misdirection of mentioning Aberdeen :-) The wriggly local border meant it probably had to be in "old" Europe and the mountains were quite big. The google-earth view of a lake in the sun tended to rule out Scotland.
 

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