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Someone posted this image on another message board, and it's making me nuts that I can't figure out where it is:

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I was told it's in Europe. The arching silver building and the curved pedestrian bridge seem very distinctive, and the new trainshed beside the older one makes me think it's somewhere in the Eastern Bloc, though it looks a lot like Germany or France to me. There are barges in the narrow river but no docks, pretty high hills on both sides. The two rail bridges forming a loop across the river are another curious thing. Not enough tile roofs to be south of the Alps. And what city in Germany or France would have a point that displays in Google Earth as "Central"? That label and the shadows make me pretty sure we're looking at it north-up.
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Thought so, it's Newcastle in the North East of England. The 'curved pedestrian bridge' is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The railway station is called Central Station, but the symbol is a bit out!

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