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Ha! I was starting to branch out and look for Rosie (as in Rosie Cotton), Goldberry (only in the books, not the movies), etc.

 

That's nothing, I searched for Shelob... (female, that's for sure, but it'd be a stretch to call her "rather attractive"...)

 

Anyway, next challenge:

 

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It's for sale. So if you've ever wanted to have your very own airport...


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I'm thinking it is the flop disaster one in Spain - Don Quijote or Ciudad Real Central Airport. Someone should lose their job!


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That's it. First heard about it a few weeks ago on a Top Gear rerun (they use the runways to test drive some supercars)


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After seeing the arrows painted on the recirculation roadway, I spent an hour studying Formula One racetracks in arid climates around the world, but none of them quite matched.


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I was actually looking at some of the new imagery for the new Digital Globe Worldview 3 satellite and one of the first images was of a Spanish airport, not this one but it did look similar!

 

The next place is one of a group of three craters whose names evoke all those mysterious places of our youth. (well at least for me!)

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Would that be the Santa Ana volcano?

http://en.m.wikipedi...nta_Ana_Volcano

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Matthew, wrong continent. This new image shows a second crater, though it's the third one that is most famous. The whole area is a World Heritage Site.

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Since the 1930s really old "people" have been found nearby. This pic shows all three craters.

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Louis and Mary and their son Richard were amongst those who found the really old "humans" nearby.


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Hi Kim. The family you mentioned are obviously the Leakeys, the really old humans are those they discovered as fossils in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, Africa. The nearby craters are in Ngorongoro National Park. I've never been there, but I have a friend who went and I was surprised when he described how a dense population of animals live in a sort of animal Eden in the bottom of a crater.

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Right you are, Steve. Ngorongoro has fascinated me for many years. I hope to visit it next year. Over to you.


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This place is kind of out in the middle of nowhere, so here's a more zoomed out view.
Once you've decided what it is, the next step is to determine where it fits in time.

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Fort Zinderneuf? (just kidding)

it does look like some kind of fort of that ilk though... hmmm...


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