Bahrain to Baku (part 2)

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The local Farms with compound walls: [img=http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9236/11wallshc3.th.jpg] The beach on the north shore of the peninsula, notice the brollies! [img=http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2275/10beachwr1.th.jpg] Then a cross wind landing on runway 16. [img=http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7158/12landinggj9.th.jpg] Then picked up the "follow me" vehicle. [img=http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/1617/13followmejw3.th.jpg] We passed the obligatory Illushin 76s with missing engines as we taxied in, how many are in this condition around the world?:( [img=http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2977/14il76uk7.th.jpg] Past a cool looking terminal building. [img=http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/9387/15terminaljo2.th.jpg] Then parked to load cargo, self loading cargo and fuel. [img=http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/8892/16seeinsw2.th.jpg] Here are some of the "locals" [img=http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/940/17oldstuffkp9.th.jpg] [img=http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/1272/18tu1nb2.th.jpg] [img=http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4430/1972ol7.th.jpg] [img=http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/4361/2075ox3.th.jpg] [img=http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1349/21tu2nw9.th.jpg] [img=http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/1297/22tu3mu2.th.jpg] Then heading for home, a look at the airport from the air: [img=http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8067/23depart1dn5.th.jpg] [img=http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/1298/24depart2og6.th.jpg] I was pleasantly surprised by the modern look of the airport and the equipment (vehicles etc) the people quite "westernised" too, I expected old Soviet trucks and uniforms like Ashkhabad and Tashkent but no. Passing Tehran I thought I had better take a picture before it gets re-landscaped:diablo: [img=http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/9018/25tehranqw4.th.jpg]
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