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churchhavel, france...looks realy close...

searched for "downhill airstrips pictures" then added "snow" to the search got this

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it has the pine trees, the building look right...it's just the mound on the right seems off....
 
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honestly this isn't my picture, but JUST the way i remember it....i remember getting a glass of water at the plant at the start from some guy probably laughing at me while my dehydrated bike riding self was oblivious.....(figure for this generic a pic gotta start with a clue!)
 

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yep, you're up @pvpeacock ...what in the new photo got it for you? or was an amalgamate? my tip that i didn't know i just drank filtered sewar water, or around poway? which was really to far to get over the hills on my bike too, but my child brain didn't comprehend distance on a BMX bike?

P.S. just like squab at the parking lots...i never knew ducks were edible either.
 
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should it be one with a freshness liner, or an old glass bottle?

i'm assuming then you know the answer, and while i moved to nevada or new mexico....the mercury was a bit to low?

 

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I've been near it (Harvard, that is), I spent a few days for work in Cambridge, but stayed near MIT and didn't even get a chance to see that.

This may be too easy. Or... maybe not. We'll see. My picture.
 

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Battery Rathbone McIndoe, Fort Berry, Marin County, CA, part of San Francisco Bay defense system of the Endicott era.
 

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That's a ton of detail! Yes it is.
That's because I took a learning journey to get the answer. I started out with a search for "abandoned coast defense gun" and got to Fort Winfield Scott, Battery Chamberlin. It looked much like the posted picture, but not quite right. Wound up learning about Endicott era guns and the batteries around San Francisco Bay. Eventually found a match. Enjoyed the trip, so thank you @tracer bullet.

Here's another gun emplacement. I took this picture in 1967.
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Clearly the US, and clearly near water. River or bay? Hmm, usually these kinds of things are on the coasts. Age of that gun... pretty old, I want to say before WWII, I feel like they were... fancier. So maybe WWI or before, early 1900's very much like the structure in the picture I posted. Doesn't seem like New Orleans, but then again I've not gotten too far out of the French Quarter there.

I'm guessing... Mobile Bay.
 

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Not Mobile Bay, but U.S. is correct. The gun is older than you suggested. It was taken from a ship that was built in 1893 and put on display at this military post. It was never intended as a defense of the post, the river, or the city.
Here's an older picture that's not mine.

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