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    Taken from the Skydeck in Chicago.

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    Very nice Dave. Sears I take it?
    Bet you have some good ones from The Hancock also.

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    Whoa! Some view! I had to Google this...did you take it from the glass deck thingy?

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    Yes, I was a bit disappointed at the small size of the deck but like everyone else I stepped very gingerly onto the glass.
    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    Whoa! Some view! I had to Google this...did you take it from the glass deck thingy?
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    Originally the Sears Tower, now called the Willis Tower. People still call it the Sears Tower and a few tourists were standing right in front of the building asking "where's the Sears Tower"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike in UK View Post
    Very nice Dave. Sears I take it?
    Bet you have some good ones from The Hancock also.

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    San Francisco, as seen from Alcatraz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Taken from the Skydeck in Chicago.

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    Is that Meigs field in the distance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Is that Meigs field in the distance?
    http://www.friendsofmeigs.org/html/v...n_possible.htm

    I wasn't familiar with Meigs field and did a little research. Apparently, it is now a city park. But that was the location for the airport that is shown in the photo.

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    New York, view on Central Park. Taken with my Ricoh GX200

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    Every time a see an image like this of Central Park, something asks that I go there one day. Seems odd, when I live in a country with an abundance of parks and trees, but it's something about the island of green inside a ring fence of skyscrapers that does this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Yes, I was a bit disappointed at the small size of the deck but like everyone else I stepped very gingerly onto the glass.


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    Oh, just looking at the photo gives me the willies! You're a braver soul than I

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    Auckland City from Devonport Hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    http://www.friendsofmeigs.org/html/v...n_possible.htm

    I wasn't familiar with Meigs field and did a little research. Apparently, it is now a city park. But that was the location for the airport that is shown in the photo.
    BINGO (Little aviation humour there!)

    Early versions of Microsoft's Flight Simulator would always start you from Meigs field ... I've never seen a photo of it before, but recognised it instantly -- how's that for scary? :eek"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    BINGO (Little aviation humour there!)

    Early versions of Microsoft's Flight Simulator would always start you from Meigs field ... I've never seen a photo of it before, but recognised it instantly -- how's that for scary? :eek"
    I think I had a beta version of that flight simulator. Just goes to show you how much attention pilots pay to the landing strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastamak View Post
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    Auckland City from Devonport Hill

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    It's amazing how many cities have a structure like the one you posted. I know of at least four cities with a tower such as that. If that were my architectural design, I would be expecting royal royalties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    Every time a see an image like this of Central Park, something asks that I go there one day. Seems odd, when I live in a country with an abundance of parks and trees, but it's something about the island of green inside a ring fence of skyscrapers that does this.
    I think you would enjoy the movie 'Troll in Central Park' Kit....dear wee chap gets sent as a punishment to the city where nothing grows, except when they throw him out in NY - he lands in Central Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    It's amazing how many cities have a structure like the one you posted. I know of at least four cities with a tower such as that. If that were my architectural design, I would be expecting royal royalties.
    You are dead right, John. There is a similar tower in Sydney, also. One of the first, I think, but as Aucklanders love to tell us Aussies - theirs is taller.

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    View over Manhattan from the Empire State Building

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    BINGO (Little aviation humour there!)

    Early versions of Microsoft's Flight Simulator would always start you from Meigs field ... I've never seen a photo of it before, but recognised it instantly -- how's that for scary? :eek"
    Yes and it is a quite easy one but not easy to land on the football pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Yes and it is a quite easy one but not easy to land on the football pitch.
    Never had to do one of those for real, thank goodness - although there's a golf course at the end of the runway I used most often

    By the way, 5 points to the first person who can explain my "BINGO" remark (as it pertains to Aviation)

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