Air France Flight Over Russia 2012

muz2142

West Ryde, Australia

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In March-April 2012, I went on a trip from Australia to France.
On the return flight from Paris to Hong Kong on an Air France Boeing 777, I took this photo somewhere over Russia – possibly Siberia or one of the newer offshoot nations of the aftermath of the former Soviet Union.
For a person who grew up during the Cold War period the thought of being able to take photos from above the Soviet territories is a bit bizarre.
It brought back a memory of a flight back from England to Australia in 1981 which had to be diverted throught Jordan (I think!), due to the then Iran/Iraq War, in which we were told to close the window shutter or we might attract a bullet from the soldiers there.
I don’t know what the name of the town below is but it has some sort of large chimney, a lake and an airfield. If anyone knows it, please let me know.
The photo was taken with a Sony DSC-W350 Cyber-shot camera.
The photo was tweaked using Gimp software – brightness/contrast tool and sharpening filter.

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