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Old 12-12-2007, 07:14 PM   #6131
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:39 PM   #6132
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The locals in Riyadh call it Flying Saucer Building, but it's actually the Ministry of the Interior building.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:45 PM   #6133
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The locals in Riyadh call it Flying Saucer Building, but it's actually the Ministry of the Interior building.
You wins the cheroot.

You been there?
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:52 PM   #6134
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Nope. My parents almost got transferred to SA, but I would have been sent to boarding school in Switzerland. Something about not wanting American teenagers corrupting their youth.

Here's one. What's the name of this building, and where is it located?
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:23 PM   #6135
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Nope. My parents almost got transferred to SA, but I would have been sent to boarding school in Switzerland. Something about not wanting American teenagers corrupting their youth.

Here's one. What's the name of this building, and where is it located?
The Oysterhouse in London.

I spent time In Riyadh on business. One of those places you're glad to say you have been to, but no way you would ever want to go back.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:29 PM   #6136
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That was quick, and you're up.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:40 PM   #6137
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:22 PM   #6138
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That looks like the Bangor sub base. My brother is based there.

FWIW, I've never seen it in pictures. I just know that he's a nuclear missile tech, formerly on the Alabama and now on another whose name I can't, for the life of me, remember. I found it by using Google Earth and just scrolling coasts. I thought it looked like subs in port, though.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:32 PM   #6139
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That looks like the Bangor sub base. My brother is based there.

FWIW, I've never seen it in pictures. I just know that he's a nuclear missile tech, formerly on the Alabama and now on another whose name I can't, for the life of me, remember. I found it by using Google Earth and just scrolling coasts. I thought it looked like subs in port, though.
Very good! That is, in fact, Delta Pier at Bangor. Two SSBN's tied up, one in dry dock.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:33 PM   #6140
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If I look closely, I can probably see my brother standing on the pier while they refit.
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