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Why Is This Roadcrossing Infamous?  
User currently offlinePIAforME From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6540 times:

Hi there,

I have always known about a roadcrossing in LHR and it has also been featured in a lots of photographs. But why does the photographer of this photo think that the roadcrossing is infamous. Am I missing out on some diasaster or other mishap that has happened once or reapeatedly on this roadcrossing?


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Photo © Michael Catchpole



Kind Regards

Kamran Sarwar
PIAforME

Copenhagen,Denmark


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6367 times:

Hmm, my best guess is that is a pain to shut down traffic, etc. Although, it is a nice photo op for photographers.  Smile

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6349 times:

Why don't you ask the photographer, Michael Catchpole?





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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2072 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

I thought it was because the road crossing separated the maintenance areas from the rest of LHR, so you get plenty of photo opportunities, at close proximity, when the road is closed for aircraft to be towed across. Or am I thinking of another road crossing?


Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6226 times:

I think he was merely referring to all the photographs in the a.net database taken at that location, and the fact that it's well known.

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineBa97 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6180 times:

Because people like me would go there anytime I was at LHR to watch Concorde get towed across. The ability to be so close to the aircraft has something.


there is economy class, business class, first class...then Concorde..pure class
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6125 times:

Because people want to see a multicar accident that involves a 777.

Seriously though, it's one of a few "non secure" places where you can see big jets up close.... that's my guess


User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6110 times:

He should have used the word "famous" instead.


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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1964 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6014 times:

A picture is worth a thousand words...

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Photo © Simon Nicholls




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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1964 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5976 times:

...and for sheer sex appeal:


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Photo © Jonathan Simmons
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Photo © Michael Van Bosch



And...


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Photo © Simon Nicholls
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Photo © Stuart Lawson




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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5897 times:
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Just to show it's not just BA that cross the road....


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User currently offlineMikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5779 times:

I am the photographer - I meant infamous as in well-known/recognised - JeffDCA has it spot on. I wasn't referring to any incident!

Michael.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5722 times:

I am the photographer - I meant infamous as in well-known/recognised - JeffDCA has it spot on. I wasn't referring to any incident!

You probably should change the caption - infamous means famous in a bad way.




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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7090 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5696 times:

Newsflash - BAA are to shortly close this road crossing for ever. Traffic will be diverted on the perimiter road behind the maintenance base - which is currently closed and being improved for the extra traffic it will take.


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8061 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5684 times:

I don't think 'infamous' means famous in a bad way. Don't have a dictionary handy, sorry. But 'infamous' works for me, I guess I'm not a death-mad teenager looking for catastrophe at every turn to stay entertained?


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User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5630 times:

Infamous : Having an exceedingly bad reputation; notorious.
Causing or deserving infamy.

Infamy : Evil fame or reputation.



Illegitimus non carborundum
User currently offlineBizboy From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5611 times:

Unfortunately the road through is soon to be closed, with traffic being diverted around the back of BA.

Infamous? Sure it is, try being stuck on a bus waiting to get through on your way to and from work!


User currently offlineWdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Well if a plane crosses a street it is not something you see everyday... outside of LHR.

User currently offlineMMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

Does the original photograph show an aircraft landing on 23/05 or is it just parked on the side? Difficult to see.

User currently offlineMMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

D'oh! should have read the caption properly first....its a concorde. sorry.

User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

MMEPHX,

That's one of the BA Concordes, and it's parked alongside the runway.



Illegitimus non carborundum
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

I meant infamous as in well-known/recognised
You meant famous.

Infamous: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=infamous
Famous: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=famous

Famous: Well or widely known

Yep, famous it is!  Big thumbs up

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineMikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

I've submitted a correction to the comment to change it to something less confusing  Big grin Sorry if I confused anyone, it wasn't my intention!

Michael.


User currently offlinePIAforME From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Hi Mikec,

Cool that You joined the topic and and also submitted a correction. I apologize for any inconvenience it might have been to You, me asking "stupid" questions.

Cheers

Kamran Sarwar
PIAforME


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Sorry if I confused anyone, it wasn't my intention!
Sorry, also. I am glad to know that everyone agrees on the status of that roadcrossing, though!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
25 Post contains images MTChemNerd757 : It's like the Three Amigos..... Lucky (reading telegram): 'One hundred thousand pesos to come to Santa Poco, put on show, stop. The infamous El Guapo.
26 Post contains images Airplanepics : Ah, the famous Road Crossing at LHR. It's a shame that the crossing will be diverted, I love taking photos from that spot - even with so many pictures
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