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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2008, 03:49:38 am »
Rosario, Argentina indeed. Not the most British location in Argentina.

I was amazed. In particular because of the recent feelings about the Falklands. But that shop was "little (traditional) England". Sure the heritgae is strong; see my posts tonight about my trip and the station story. But the recent history combined with an ever present populism are very different...
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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2008, 10:46:58 am »
OK, my go then.....

Me with motor.....



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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2008, 11:56:41 am »
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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2008, 03:00:41 pm »
I'm sure Kirkcaldy station has got fencing like that as well
It didn't look at all like that in the photographs

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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2008, 03:15:43 pm »
I'm sure Kirkcaldy station has got fencing like that as well

I spent many weekends while at uni travelling by train between Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh. The familiar litany by the station announcer at Kirkcaldy is imprinted for ever in my memory.
"Hembra train, stoppin' at Kinghorrin, Burn'island, Haberdour, Inverkeithin', Dalmeny an' Haymarket."

Which Fife station? Cue Paul Simon, The Myth of Fingerprints: "I've seen 'em all, and man they're all the same."
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2008, 03:17:05 pm »
I will guess Dalmeny

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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2008, 03:18:45 pm »
I'm sure Kirkcaldy station has got fencing like that as well

I spent many weekends while at uni travelling by train between Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh. The familiar litany by the station announcer at Kirkcaldy is imprinted for ever in my memory.
"Hembra train, stoppin' at Kinghorrin, Burn'island, Haberdour, Inverkeithin', Dalmeny an' Haymarket."

Which Fife station? Cue Paul Simon, The Myth of Fingerprints: "I've seen 'em all, and man they're all the same."

Reading what I can from the station sign, I think Kinghorn is the most likely from that list.

Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2008, 05:10:37 pm »
OK, my go then.....

Me with motor.....



*Waits for post to moved to Vroom*  :P

Les Hunaudieres, Le Mans?
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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2008, 05:23:20 pm »
Les Hunaudieres, Le Mans?

I don't know what Les Hunaudieres is, but it's the Mulsanne Straight (unless that's the same thing?!)
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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2008, 05:34:40 pm »
Hunaudieres is the French for Mulsanne.
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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2008, 07:50:13 pm »
I'm sure Kirkcaldy station has got fencing like that as well
Wet and white. Kircoddy it is..

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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2008, 10:56:47 pm »
Les Hunaudieres, Le Mans?

I don't know what Les Hunaudieres is, but it's the Mulsanne Straight (unless that's the same thing?!)

For further reference see here and here.

I believe the shot is the Hunaudieres Straight (ligne droite des). Mulsanne is nearby but a bend I thought.
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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2008, 12:25:14 am »
Oh I don't know, but when your mate lets you drive his heavily modified DB4 on the road part of Le Mans circuit - you don't really care exactly where it is  :P

I'll take your word for it  :)

Edit: Loads of truck drivers gave us a toot. Very knowledgeable and respectful of Le Mans history  :)
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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2008, 12:58:57 am »
Frenchie is wrong Mulsanne is the straight. I have a picture of me and my friends posing on motorbikes there from about 20 years ago. It used to be one long straight (about three miles) but the cars got so fast that they stuck some chicanes in to slow them down.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2008, 03:56:52 am »
Frenchie is wrong Mulsanne is the straight. I have a picture of me and my friends posing on motorbikes there from about 20 years ago. It used to be one long straight (about three miles) but the cars got so fast that they stuck some chicanes in to slow them down.

Frenchie´s right! This straight is called, at least in Le Mans, ligne droite des Hunaudieres and was about 5 km long indeed. Check the references to the track that I link above or the ACO website. Whether in English you call something else is another matter!  ;)

From Wiki (English) though:
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The circuit of the 24 Heures du Mans is located at the South end of the city. The famous Hunaudieres straight is actually part of the public road from Le Mans to Tours.

I have looked at sites in other languages and they also refer to les Hunaudieres.

PS Mulsanne is a village nearby Les Hunaudieres.
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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2008, 12:44:34 pm »
Perhaps this is an English/French thing as you say.

Wikipedia in English refers to it as the Mulsanne straight

Every map and site in English connected with motor racing I can find calls it the Mulsanne straight with the Mulsanne corner at the end of it. A site with photos from the 1970 film Le Mans does say "known locally as droite des Hunaudieres".
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2008, 01:01:16 pm »
How about this one?


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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2008, 03:49:11 pm »
Don't know where, but it looks like August 2007...

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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2008, 06:47:40 pm »
Don't know where, but it looks like August 2007...

No, April 2007.

Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2008, 11:25:38 pm »
Don't know where, but it looks like August 2007...

No, April 2007.

EXIF he say 2007:05:28 07:07:39  (a Monday)

Whit bank holiday weekend, returning from tour somewhere foreign enough to warrant a flag, in the UK.
Newhaven?

Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2008, 12:00:24 am »
not Newhaven;

Holyhead?

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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2008, 08:47:24 am »
Don't know where, but it looks like August 2007...

No, April 2007.

EXIF he say 2007:05:28 07:07:39  (a Monday)

Whit bank holiday weekend, returning from tour somewhere foreign enough to warrant a flag, in the UK.
Newhaven?

You're right, it was May. I may be stupid, but I'm not stupid enough to leave the location details in the file name or EXIF.

and, it's not Newhaven or Holyhead.

and we were departing, not arriving.

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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2008, 03:44:26 pm »
Don't know where, but it looks like August 2007...

No, April 2007.

Yup, that has to be 2007! Could it be some where along the coast of France? They sure had rain of biblical proportions... ;)
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Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2008, 03:56:10 pm »
Don't know where, but it looks like August 2007...

No, April 2007.

Yup, that has to be 2007! Could it be some where along the coast of France? They sure had rain of biblical proportions... ;)

No, not France.

Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2008, 04:03:32 pm »
Don't know where, but it looks like August 2007...

No, April 2007.

Yup, that has to be 2007! Could it be some where along the coast of France? They sure had rain of biblical proportions... ;)

No, not France.

France; with the word "Entrance"?

Don't French airports have English second on all their signs in contravention with international convention