Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Tim Wascher
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    Dornier Do-X
    Dornier Do-X
    Dornier Do-X
    Dornier
    D-1929
    Lubeck - Blankensee
    Germany
    1932
  • 539

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#1050478
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May 23, 2006
Caption
Phote taken by my "grand"-aunt in their summer holidays! Must have impressive to see this "ship" fly by!
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Comments (56)

Anonymous
10 years ago
That's great. :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelievable! This photo is unique! Must be one of the oldest on the site.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Piece of history !
So important !
Many thanks for this great picture !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible picture. A great piece of history.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture was not taken at Lübeck-Blankensee, but at Lübeck-Travemünde (not an airport). It is entirely plausible though that the Do-X was on its way to Blankensee, which is some 30km west of Travemünde. Nice picture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's an excellent shot(!) and I would have given it five stars had it been a close up. I still have a plastic model at home and I've been in this aircraft several times before WW II, as a child, but by this time it was already a "museum".
Anonymous
10 years ago
...how i like this photo!!!,is one of my favorites, all that people seeing hipnotized the Do X, this shot remember the time when those machines and her designers where treated like semigoods.
Albert. Barcelona
Anonymous
10 years ago
I wish you would post more great photos like this
one.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best historical Photo
Anonymous
9 years ago
Suberb historic photo.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic..
Anonymous
9 years ago
There is everything on that picture that make it so special and moving!
Anonymous
9 years ago
It is simply the most beautiful (old)photo that I have never seen
Anonymous
9 years ago
That must be the rarest aircraft on the site. Must have been an impressive sight .. and sound - how many engines has it got?!
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a great and historic photo! I find it very humbling that people built and flew this awesome machine a half century before I was even born. Man, I am not worthy, lol.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The DO-X had 12 (yes, twelve) engines.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot, at right place in right time!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Enjoy the clearity of the photo and the poses of the fiqures in the foreground. composition delightful.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic!!!

Great Plane - great photo!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Pretty cool pic!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is what The Wonder Of Aviation is all about. Men, Women and children of all ages staring with fascination at what, at the time, must have seemed too magical to be believable. There's only a relatively small number of us now that feel this way when we see iron birds gliding through the air. This picture perfectly captures how we feel about our passion.
- LuMan
Anonymous
9 years ago
Classic photo, superb
Anonymous
8 years ago
A wonder of first age of aviation ,back to the very begining
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very impressive pic, i wish i would have had such things left by my great auntie. Even greater: Location is my hometown, although photo seems to have been taken off-airport resp. Lübeck-Travemünde (former seaplane port until WW2).
Anonymous
8 years ago
The way aviation was and should be. Awesome!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic vintage photo. I hope more of these get posted, showing vintage aircraft in day-to-day use.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Super picture!
Anonymous
8 years ago
extraordinary depiction of the era, witness the
beach garb

Anonymous
8 years ago
Incredible, fantastic! The photo breathes the spirit and the atmosphere of its time.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great Photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
I agree the British guy; we all should go back to the age when people had astonishment capacity... In fact, to make possible that a heavy piece of metal can fly is something incredible. You never loose your capacity of say wow!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yes, I agree too! I always stop when I see a plane, but imagine seeing this monster plane fly over!
Anonymous
8 years ago
History never dies. Beautifull photo.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Classic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very nice. If you, or anyone, has more of this type of photo , we would love to see them. Please post.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Qldies but goldies
Anonymous
7 years ago
A beautifiully composed photograph, and a wonderful period piece: just look at those 1930's clothes and hairstyles! The aircraft itself is very rare, and few technically good photos survive. Well done, the Dutch grandfather!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Dornier X !!! fabulous...
Anonymous
6 years ago
This photograph represents the history of flight by one of the greatest planes ever built.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Magnificent,Amazing,Superb,Fantastic...
Anonymous
5 years ago
This photo would make any aircraft museum in the world proud. It's nice to see people so absorbed by the aircraft, in a time when aviation was still a novelty for so many.
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is a time machine!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Regardless of location........as much viewer enthusiasm here as when you see the 'big bus' 380 for the first time !.
Cheers Tim
Anonymous
5 years ago
At least with these aircraft it did not matter whether the landing was wet!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Only having seen a photo of this magnificent aircraft yesterday, via Clara Adams maiden voyages, the contrast between the different size planes, the spectators on the beach, an amazing feat!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Extraordinary photo.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I viewed this picture just as I was listening to "A Small Step for Mankind" by Two Steps from Hell. Simply amazing! :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
It's not a picture. it's a window on Germany of 1932.

great !!!

Anonymous
4 years ago
Timeless peace of history. A Hope for the future!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Exceptional bird and with the people around ! St-Maarten is nothing compared to this !
Anonymous
2 years ago
Absolutely fuggin fantastic
Anonymous
1 year ago
Wonderful historical capture.
Anonymous
1 year ago
Kind of what Maho beach must have looked like 83 years ago :)
No but Seriously, this is a wonderful historical picture.
Anonymous
1 year ago
Wicked awesome picture. Thank you Granny!
Anonymous
6 months ago
I will write what I said when I saw this picture. " Oh my God! "