FUN CITY in Baghdad image

Monday, February 20, 2006 7:21 PM
Exploring the world again, thanks to Google Earth, and while skirting my way across Baghdad, I spotted a plot of land and something that resembled a coaster. After further research (rcdb) I see that indeed there is a small amusement park there with what looks like a Zyklon or Galaxy.

I compiled the GE image along with another image I found of the coaster. There seems to be a lot of flats at this park, probably kiddie flats. Nevertheless, it's nice to know there is an amusement park there.

http://members.aol.com/wecorhsc/baghdad_apark1.jpg

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Monday, February 20, 2006 10:59 PM
Ohh...the politically incorrect names I would love to say...nah!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 1:23 AM
Its amazing...they should invest in something! LOL
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 5:46 AM
Any idea where in Baghdad this park is located? I'm stationed inside the aiport, and have never heard of any amusement park in Iraq.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 2:25 PM
^ I'm speechless...
Good luck to you!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 9:00 PM
is this the one they stole from Kuwait?
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 9:07 PM
Some people think riding a coaster is dangerous. Now ride one in Iraq.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 8:31 AM

RedLeg21 said:
Any idea where in Baghdad this park is located? I'm stationed inside the aiport, and have never heard of any amusement park in Iraq.

All I can tell you is that it is north of the river. A landmark you look at on the Google Earth image of Baghdad, is a large looking green space
with a large circular building with 2 blue things on the roof. The amusement park is to the right of that. Good luck to you over there.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:32 AM

swampfoxer said:
All I can tell you is that it is north of the river. A landmark you look at on the Google Earth image of Baghdad, is a large looking green space
with a large circular building with 2 blue things on the roof. The amusement park is to the right of that. Good luck to you over there.

Well that doesn't help me out much since the tigris river flows north. Any way you can zoom out further and I might be able to tell where its at since I've been all over the city.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:47 AM
I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this link...but it appears this may be the place we are talking about!

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/baghdad-island.htm

Thank you for serving our country Redleg. In my opinion, those of you who put your lives on the line are ultimate heros. God bless you and those around you.

*** Edited 2/22/2006 3:47:22 PM UTC by Jeffrey R Smith***

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:34 PM
Well thanks, glad I'm getting that kind of feedback, even if its a lil off topic. I have seen pictures of that place before, but never knew what it was. While I still don't know where its at, I think if I were to look at the map I'd be able to find it. Too bad the only way I'd get to ride that coaster is in a flack vest and kevlar helmet lol.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:41 PM
Considering the likely state the coaster might be in, I'd suggest the vest and helmet even if peace broke out.... ;)

Good luck to you RedLeg and to all those serving with you, come home SAFE!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:33 PM

RedLeg21 said:
While I still don't know where its at, I think if I were to look at the map I'd be able to find it.

Maybe this will help you out RedLeg21. I composed 2 images from Google Earth. The top image is from way out, showing the airport and amusement park which I marked in yellow.

The image below is zoomed in a little more. Good luck! Let us know if you find it!

http://members.aol.com/wecorhsc/Funcity.jpg

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Thursday, February 23, 2006 3:52 AM
Oh I see now, its over there around Rustamaya and Loyalty. I've been in the area, but not that exact location though. Thanks.
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Thursday, February 23, 2006 1:46 PM
Looks like the park has a lot of space considering how spread out all the rides are. Pretty cool. And yeah, good luck to you over there!
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