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Game time part 21 #253618
04/21/2021 10:31 PM
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The next photo.

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253619
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Hmm... could it be the Smithsonian National Aerospace Museum? I don't recognize the layout, even though I've been there a couple of times. BTW, I've got at least 100 hours in the same model of glider that is suspended in the picture (Grob Astir 102, one of the most common club gliders)! I'm afraid to google, but that Superfortress looks like it might be famous

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253624
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I'm guessing the Udvar-Hazy Center in VA.


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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253635
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In the unlikely event it's not one of the above guesses, I'll guess Wright-Patterson AFB?

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253637
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Arnd, the B-29 is the "Enola Gay". This museum is part of the Smithsonian National Aerospace Museum. It is indeed the Udvar-Hazy Center in Fairfax, Virginia. I think you're both winners!

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253653
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I knew that there was an "offsite" part of the Smithsonian, but have never been there - but it is now on my list.... The "real" Enola Gay - wow! If Fran wants to post, she should as her guess was more accurate than mine. If not, I have some more pictures on hand.

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: Zanshin] #253657
04/22/2021 08:22 AM
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Zanshin--I think that section of the Air and Space is 'relatively' new, within the past 20 years or so. We lived outside DC until 2006, and we were never there to that facility.

Fran is a fella, by the way.. grin


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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253659
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Oops...

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253676
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Arnd, go for it.

FYI, I'm an aircraft nut, especially WWII. I used to be a volunteer at the Warbird Museum in Kissimmee, FL where I helped in the restoration of several WWII aircraft. I'm kind of familiar with some of the other museums out there so this one was pretty easy for me.

Carol, you are correct on the museum being fairly new.

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: Fran] #253679
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Fran--I looked it up, opened in 2003.


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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253690
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Yeah, I knew it was in the 2000's but couldn't remember exactly when. At my age, that's fairly new. jester


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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: Fran] #253696
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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253729
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I really will have to visit that "Annex". While I've now read about the controversy of exhibiting Enola Gay, I will be looking at her in awe for the pivotal role this aircraft played in the course of our current civilization.

So, this also played a role in history - what is it and where is it?


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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253734
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Hadrians wall between England and Scotland?

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253736
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Fred - correct, it is Hadrian's Wall, just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne where it begins. All of my pictures of the terminus were too easily identifiable, so this one was used.

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253744
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Not to get too far off track but I see no reason not to exhibit the Enola Gay. Dropping the bomb made a huge difference in ending the war and even though it killed many, it saved many more. I new Paul Tibbets (the pilot for those that don't know) as a regular visitor at the Warbird Museum and he told me himself he had no regrets.

OK, on with the game.


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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253746
04/23/2021 07:20 AM
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Arnd, I'm glad I peaked your interest in the "new" museum. It really is a spectacular place to visit. I understand it is closed due to COVID-19, but hopefully they will reopen soon.

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253751
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Zanshin, ironically this Roman wall was featured yesterday on the Smithsonian Channel. However, leaving the museum for now with this photo:

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253756
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I hate to be in a position to solve this so quickly, but could this be at Shirley Heights in Antigua?

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253757
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Zanshin, you are correct and it's your serve. I thought that one might have lasted longer and then I was going to post the giveaway

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253758
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Darn - I just tried to delete my post since I think your image deserved better... but it was too late.

Where could this edifice be?

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253790
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Logic tells me to guess somewhere in the PRC, so I'll go illogical and say Taipei?

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253824
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This is the Grand Hotel in Taipei - The rooms aren't quite as nice as the outside might indicate. You are up, Fred.

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253877
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I decided to do a stopover in Taipei many years ago. My flight was very late in arriving and it was now dark. This was long before internet so I booked a room at the airport reservation desk and got on the bus to downtown. Unlike Hong Kong, nothing was in English and I had no idea where I was so I decided to get off the bus where there was a lot of activity. I asked a young lady if she spoke English, she did and she flagged down a taxi and told the driver where I needed to go. I've met kind people like that all over the world.
OK, tell me the name of the town in the distance in this photo.

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253905
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A popular activity in and around this town is seen in this picture

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253923
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Just a wild guess - Santa Monica? I know of a big pier and know that they surf there...

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253960
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Right state but not Santa Monica

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253980
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This town's name is used for brands of bicycles and skateboards.

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253981
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Been a while since I was in CA last. Looks like it might be a little further north, say around Pismo Beach?


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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #253987
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This place is in northern CA and much further north of Pismo Beach. This has been up long enough so go ahead and use Google.

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #254018
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Santa Cruz

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I think I've found it but I'll let someone else guess. Haven't been to that part of CA. Never mind, xrayman got it...I think and I didn't see his post.

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Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #254073
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Adrian, you are correct and you are up.

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Next photo

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I think I recognize this beach bar because of the dark sand. If this is where I believe, then I spent a week in a nearby anchorage once waiting for strong winds to subside and this was the closest (and only) accessible watering hole. This would be in the windward island chain in the Caribbean, but I am going to wait a bit before hazarding a guess so as to let someone else guess.

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #254119
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Well, nobody has guessed so I'll put in mine: Nevis, close to White House Bay.

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: Zanshin] #254127
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Originally Posted by Zanshin
Well, nobody has guessed so I'll put in mine: Nevis, close to White House Bay.

Close to White House Bay, yes, but not Nevis.

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #254128
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Oops, I meant to write St. Kitts smile

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Yes, St. Kitts it is! I believe this is place is called Shipwreck Bar. Arnd, you are up.

Re: Game time part 21 [Re: xrayman67] #254133
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Where were these taken (Hint: far from St. Kitts)

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