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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Probably in the U.S. — definitely not in the U.K. or one of those other mixed-up countries where the steering wheel faces the passenger seat and people drive on the wrong side of the road. The scenery and residential architectural motif suggest Gulf Coast. They have a lot of POL storage facilities down there. Note the railroad tracks in uppe right corner. Note the fishing boat parked on the side street — that’s a bass boat of the type you see in the south a lot. I can’t read the license plates in those photo, but I’m gonna say Texas or Louisiana, although it could be Indiana or Ohio.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I think the big clues here are the small working-class houses and the big petroleum tanks right next door. You don’t see that kind of zoning in civilized states. This has to be a Confederate town, which is why I say Texas.

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    Lauramae spews:

    Roger, you see it in Whiting and East Chicago, IN. Neighborhoods are right across the street from refinery tanks,and all sorts of industrial plants. Gary started out as a factory town and so the whole area is like that.

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    Michael spews:

    That does give off a upper midwest kinda vibe. Looks like no alleys, so probably post WWII construction.

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    Michael spews:

    Don’t have time to look for it, but from what I saw it does look an awful lot like East Chicago, IN.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s another clue: The three tanks are different sizes. That means something.

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    Look like crude oil storage tanks from small wells. Not much overhang on houses, probably not deep south. Oklahoma, Kansas has this type houses and lots of small wells.

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    Roger pretty much nailed all the clues in the first comment, not sure what else I can add. This is a tough one though…

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    Blue John spews:

    The dirt looks to be sandy, like it’s some place near ocean or water. It looks to be someplace northerish, with deciduous trees or something killed off half of the ones in the shot. Does Louisiana have seasons like that?

  10. 13 spews:

    Started looking today … I’m going to guess we’re facing east (or north). The angle of the railroad is what I’m following. On Google Earth one can click to show railroads.

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    Ludicrus Maximus spews:


    The shadows of the tanks suggest we’re facing roughly east or roughly west, depending on what time the photo was taken. Assuming the trees without leaves indicate it is winter, and assuming it is in the northern hemisphere, then we could be looking more ENE or WNW.

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    dv90821 spews:

    I’ve been searching along the Mississippi River in Louisiana with no luck, but sure does look pretty close with all the refineries there.

  13. 21 spews:

    white earth around the tanks is another clue; SOME of the Texan areas are red earth (not that I’m saying it’s Texas …)
    And some areas’ bird’s eye views are not winter views.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @19 Yeah, no shit. The mortuary notified me this week that my funeral has been postponed because I flunked the physical.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The pickup truck in front of the boat and the parked car in the middle of the photo are both a burgundy color. Look for an area where the car dealers sell a lot of burgundy-colored vehicles. Also, there appears to be an outhouse in the backyard of the house where the burgundy-colored car is parked. The power poles indicate these houses are in an area that has electricity, though.

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    milwhcky spews:

    There are several areas in the plains states with birds eye photos from this time of the year. KC, Omaha, Wichita, Topeka, etc. I just haven’t stumbled across it.