Video of this campground and our drive through the sand dunes from Lancelin to Cervantes:
c'est un vestige du passé impressionnant et sûrement un refuge pour les moules.....
Looks like a replica to me.... But it's better than nothing.
Interesting photo, taken from an Il-76? What altidude?
Oh yes, definitely not DC-9 - that's a jet plane. I meant a DC-3 or its Soviet clone, because Dad told me in 1985 on the same spot it is "a Dakota", so I believed him - until now.
I would verify it but I was not able to read the registration, just the Balkan Air Lines name is chipping away from the fuselage. The curtains that can still be seen thru the windows made me trust that it is a DC-3.
The owners of the Bourgas a/p plan to build an aviation museum, using this plane and the wreckage that can be seen NE of the terminal building, that includes a TU-154 and an Antonov. They ran an architect's competition for the museum but nobody will probably fund that.
BTW the East German factory was "VEB Flugzeugbau", and the VEB means just "factory owned by the People".
Well, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest castle in the world is “Hradcany” (more popularly called "Prague Castle") from Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. According to official measurements data, the record-bearing castle has the maximum length of 570 meters and the maximum width of 128 meters, covering an aggregate area of 7.28 hectares (which is 17.98 acres).
Still, this one might be one of the largest fortresses.
Actually a bit older: it was built in 1930.
Thanks Gregor, for the correction.
It's for sale now, so if you've always wanted to have your own jail......