- 9 Jun 2017
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can anyone help to translate this hand-writing? it's on the back of a photo of an early airplane in flight, perhaps in France (the plane is probably an early French design) Thanks in advance!
wow, thank you, Lomaster! I was very wrong about locationIt's 競馬場 (a horse race track)
The place is either Khodynka aerodrome in north-western Moscow or Odessa horse-course in Odessa. Originally Khodynka field was established in 1834 and served as a horse-racing track and cavalry maneuvering grounds. It was redesigned to serve as an airfield in 1910, first flight being made on October 3.
Flights on Odessa horse-course commenced in late 1910.
Judging from old photographs of both venues - those distinct trees and otherwise uncluttered horizon are characteristic of Odessa horse-course.