Here are some additional photos of the tree, but I can certainly tell you that it's not a variety of poplar:
As for the today's warehouses location, it's that heavily guarded field in front of the farm's orachard, the one which serves as an exist from the causeway for Allies. Also, if you follow closely the road near the farmhosue, you'll see that there are some more in place of the orchards on that hill beyond the farm.
Crap! Busted. I dabble. Geek time. The tulip poplar is a huge tree. The biggest trees east of the Missisippi. They are called tulips because the leaf resembles well, a tulip. The sycamore has a leaf that looks very much like a maple. But also comes with spikey balls like a sweet gum. Like this: The dead giveaway is Allen's "Garden Nearby" photo. Sycamore type trees have white/green/grey bark that sheds, is smooth to the touch and looks like "camoflage". The tulip poplar has typical hardwood bark with deep verticle troughs. When left alone the Sycamore would get broad and fat. The tulip will go extremely tall, strong with noi limbs until many feet up. Again though, this is European flavor so I'd step aside for someone more familiar. Sycamore Tulip Poplar. /geekery!!! Allen. Is the town at the farthest end still look like that? And are ther those orchards? ***edit. Damn I spent too long on that Allen snuck in there!
Lordy, stylie a botanical things geek? Well, I geuss this could be it, apparently they let them grow after the war, but as you can see on that drawing by some soldier, on my map's loading screen, they were cut regularly back then, reassembling way they treat willows in Poland. I don't know, because by the time I reached the causeway I was short on time, and turned back near that closed canal thing. To be honest, now I regreat it, because I could have spent more time there instead my later visit to Villers Bocage which didn't bring any results as I couldn't find anything specific. I'm sure it's not the last time I visited the place though, so there's somethign to look foreward to.:)
I dunno stylie; it looks so close - they're both green and, uh, leafy.
pvt. Allen;3862397Lordy, stylie a botanical things geek?
Who would've known =p, I still think Jumjum looks like Churchill in real life.
i would love to see some more pegasus pictures if you've got them, it's one of my favorite maps (when the brit main isn't spawn camped by rifle nades).
foodmaniac2003;3862790Who would've known =p, I still think Jumjum looks like Churchill in real life.[/quote]Yes, I prefer to picture him this way too. Anyway, my mother says these are Platanuses, but I'm not so sure, because if you look closely at the pictures, their branches and leaves somewhat seem to be more hard, stiff and croocked. A couple of more photos: Pointe du Hoc
Here you go: The original bridge
Original gliders (well, I'm sure the one behind the glass wall is original)
The first three gliders' landing field
The German stationary gun used by the British paratroopers to defend the bridge
And the hospital which was shot at from thsi gun, by one British sergeant in case there'd be some German snipers there. Later on french newspapers wrote how the bad Germans took this last act of terror before the retreat.:p
New bridge (just in case, the person in front of the bridge in second picture is not me)
Church in nearby Le Port which's tower housed a problematic German sniper
awwwww, these damn French destroyed WWII environment and have build houses everywhere and new streets, curse them!!
To be honest, there's very little ammount of new houses, especially if you go closer to Cotentin peninsula. Generaly, Normandy looks very nice, somewhat untouched by very rapid progression, but adjusted to modern times instead.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Very nice and it looks like you had much fun. Guess you will make a new Normandy themed map eventually... :lol: :D