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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!

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競?場に??
露人飛行

The left column says "flight of a Russian person". The right one mentions about the place, but the most important second kanji is illegible.
 

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競?場に??
露人飛行

The left column says "flight of a Russian person". The right one mentions about the place, but the most important second kanji is illegible.
thank you very much for your quick response!
 
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It'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.
 

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It'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.
wow, thank you, Lomaster! I was very wrong about location :)
(this is a photo I have for sale on Delcampe and I will inform the buyer when the auction ends; thanks!)
 
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