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      04-23-2023, 05:52 PM   #1189
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Hint: Not Kansas
This is very generic but as the saying goes: "The Lord hates a coward but he's not too keen on fools."

I'll take a stab a it regardless. I see some type of palm trees and a port in the distance. It's probably south of the US. Maybe on the Mexican pacific Coast. If not, you'll 'correct me and I'll go to bed much wiser.
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This is my first attempt at contributing to this demanding thread. I'm posting because it's a very special place I enjoyed many years ago and imagine it's just as enjoyable today as it was then.

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This is very generic but as the saying goes: "The Lord hates a coward but he's not too keen on fools."

I'll take a stab a it regardless. I see some type of palm trees and a port in the distance. It's probably south of the US. Maybe on the Mexican pacific Coast. If not, you'll 'correct me and I'll go to bed much wiser.
You are too funny. Me correcting you is like Bill Mikkelson correcting Wayne Gretzky.

The hint in this photo only helps if you are familiar with California. That twin peak mountain the background is Mount Diablo. It's about 30 miles east of San Francisco. Mount Diablo is interesting because it's much taller than anything else around it, so it stands out as you can see in the photo. Because if it's prominence, it was used as the basis for surveying of California and Nevada back in the day.

I took the photo this morning while at a car show in Benicia, CA. The waterway is called the Carquinez Straight, which is the path that snow melt takes from the Sierra through the Delta to get to the Pacific Ocean via San Francisco Bay.

Another fun fact: the little town of Benicia was the capital of California back in the mid-1800s.

LJ, please rest easy tonight as you ponder this new information.


Here are a couple of photos: One looking westbound on Carquinez Strait toward San Francisco Bay. The others are random shots at a local car show held in Benicia each April.
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Hotel Humboldt in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Hotel Humboldt in Caracas, Venezuela.
Yes, it is.

Can you share with us how you came to this conclusion?
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Yes, it is.

Can you share with us how you came to this conclusion?
This one was easy. The picture imbedded info came from Bimmerpost 2addicts.
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I would lay odds not one of you has ever seen this. It is in the USA and very near a main road.
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Mississippi river?
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Hmmm is it old cars lying at the sides of the canal?
It is. Goes on for a few miles that way.



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Mississippi river?
No.
Much smaller.
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I would lay odds not one of you has ever seen this. It is in the USA and very near a main road.
Detroit Riprap method using old cars to control erosion. Used on many rivers. Possibly Big Horn River in Montana.

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/0...iprap%E2%80%9D
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^ That's what it says on goggle too,I looked it up myself, many river banks were polluted in the fifties like this to stop bank erosion..they thought it was a good idea at the time.
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Detroit Riprap method using old cars to control erosion. Used on many rivers. Possibly Big Horn River in Montana.

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/0...iprap%E2%80%9D

Nice Googling, but no. You'll have to scroll down a bit more.



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^ That's what it says on goggle too,I looked it up myself, many river banks were polluted in the fifties like this to stop bank erosion..they thought it was a good idea at the time.
All of these cars had the running gear removed. They are just bodies from what I recall.



So as not to put a stop on this thread,

https://history.nebraska.gov/detroit...he-loup-river/



https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4523...7i16384!8i8192
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Not too difficult of a landmark.

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