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    A wild guess: any connection with the Orient Express and the Simplon tunnel?
    Ivy

    "To thine own self be true.......
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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      No connection with these places.

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        There is a locomotive here, even with the number attached. Where is Ralf when needed??

        Looking at the dressing here I think this is early last century.
        I also think this is probably in France. (But that is because of who posted, not the dressing)

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          You are right Ombugge.
          It takes place in France and we are at the end of XIXth century.
          I can say the date is an important clue to resolve this puzzle.

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            Another clue.
            This "photography" was taken in 1895 and is linked with the invention of a new technology used in the whole world.

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              A-ha! Now it all becomes clear.

              Perhaps this photo has quite a few friends - taken fractions of seconds before and afterwards?
              Cheers,

              Mark.

              www.pologlover.co.uk

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                Hé hé hé.....Yes Mark this photo has good friends.In fact 24/s friends.Although in 1895, it was less:16 or 18/s.

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                  Go on Mark, out with it. Following your and Yves' remarks the "photo" is easy to find.
                  Ivy

                  "To thine own self be true.......
                  Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                    But you're so much better at finding puzzles than I am!
                    Cheers,

                    Mark.

                    www.pologlover.co.uk

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                      Ivy, something tells me you have an idea!!!!!

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                        Mark, don't be so modest.

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                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaO_H2cUh60 (and several other places on YouTube too!)

                          Arrival of a train at La Ciatot, filmed by the Lumiere brothers in 1896.

                          Sheer genius puzzle setting from Yves with that one!
                          Cheers,

                          Mark.

                          www.pologlover.co.uk

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                            You hit the spot Mark.
                            Lumière brothers filmed this movie in La Ciotat station near Marseille in 1895.
                            The invention of cinema is a long story.Few inventerers(Lumière,Edison,****son,Reynaud...) produced proto-films at the end of 1880's.But the first complete demonstration (film+ projection +large screen + public) took place the 28th December 1895 in Grand Café in Paris with the Lumière's films.Even though we can discuss about , L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat is mostly considered as the first movie of "Cinématographe" by historians.
                            It's your round Mark.

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                              OK - may be too easy, but try this one.

                              Cheers,

                              Mark.

                              www.pologlover.co.uk

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                                I agree that Yves puzzle was a really good one with some very interesting information. I was searching the latter few years of the 19th century in France and learning all kinds of things but nothing to help with the puzzle. Then with the date Mark was obviously on to it in a flash, but his cryptic remarks and Yves "photography" in quotes certainly had me puzzled for quite a while and I still had no ideas. Then too late I discovered what Mark had already found. Very well done, Mark.
                                Ivy

                                "To thine own self be true.......
                                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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