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Offline mystery-ak

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« on: February 17, 2013, 06:26:31 PM »

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Offline Rapunzel

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 07:41:13 PM »
What is the blue oval?

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 07:50:58 PM »
Just a very amateurish point of view, but appears to me it was "hand done" post imagery transmitted

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 08:38:13 PM »
What is the blue oval?

Here's one answer from a comment posted to the original article:

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The purple ring is not Tehran`s airport but is in fact the Azadi Tower which dominates the Azadi Square. Picture a HUGE roundabout-type layout with the Tower in the centre and surrounded by almost a lace-work set of pathways. When lit at night you will get that purple ring effect. (Never been to Iran, I just matched the picture and Google Maps and zoomed in on the area !!!)

- Ernie , Tring City, United Kingdom, 18/2/2013 00:13


That actually makes a lot of sense.  First, here's a panoramic view of the square during the day:



And here's an overhead/satellite photo:



And it does get pretty gaudily lit up at night:

« Last Edit: February 17, 2013, 08:45:14 PM by Oceander »

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 08:53:23 PM »
Thanks, O... O wondered if it was a soccer field or something of the sort.


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