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No it is Italian, vietato fumare?  The last couple of letters are obcured. Worth crashing my computer for!

The picture on the wall...


by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 01:14:24 PM EST
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I'll be damned. Or going mad. Looking at the picture on the left, Italy indeed does seem plausible. What's more, I could swear I saw that photo [I mean, a photo of the same vista) before. But can't find it. Anyone with a better knowledge of the Italian Alps?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 04:51:25 PM EST
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Your attention to details like this is remarkable!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 04:54:49 PM EST
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I told I'm going mad...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 05:01:38 PM EST
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That could also be a possibility!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 05:03:03 PM EST
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I'm not used to so many dead-ends. When I first ventured into this, I thought with all the clues in visible detail, this should be easier...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 05:05:14 PM EST
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No family members know where this came from other than it being in Bernard's collection of his own photos.

Well, we've narrowed it down to Italy...  I actually thought the pictures were reflections until I saw the magnified scan.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 05:08:48 PM EST
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Tourism photos common on some railways. As such they won't tell anymore than the country, and I didn't hope for more -- or less...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 05:31:41 PM EST
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We have letters from my father with photos very much like this one - during the really hot season they would go up into hill country where it as cooler and less sultry. As I recall it was a few hundred miles north east of Bombay.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 05:33:27 PM EST
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OOps sorry - you are talking about another photo. <backtracks on thread>

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 05:40:28 PM EST
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No, but it's also my impression that's an Italian village perched on a height. And the sign says vietato fumare all right.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 05:33:56 PM EST
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This picture, and some on top of the diary, remind me of the Ticino, the Italian part of Switzerland. It seems very familiar to me, though I have not yet been able to remember were I have seen it.

Also the Castle? and church would fit. If it is in Italy I would peg it into the area of the Aosta Valley.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 05:47:36 PM EST
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I already tried the Aosta valley, but nothing similar turned up. Ditto for Lago di Garda, the valley up to Bozen. I didn't try Ticino, but am just looking at it on Google Earth.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 05:51:59 PM EST
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It's difficult to find pictures. Another posibility would be the Centovalli - it has been famous for its rail.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 06:04:08 PM EST
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But that's narrow-gauge, so only the photo could be from there. I don't know the Italian side of the Simplon, though.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 06:14:10 PM EST
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