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CDG | Paris | 2013

There is something classic, timeless, about this flight board in Terminal 2F of Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). This is also where the last Concord flights departed. Although I’m currently sitting in CDG as I wait for the final flight home to Nuremberg I pulled this image from an earlier visit to Paris from the archives (when just transiting you don’t get there unless you want to exit the security area). Designed by architect Paul Andreu, Terminal 2 was constructed in the 1980’s and expanded in the early 1990’s.

This is another example of “the best camera is the one you have with you”…I took this photo with the iPhone 4s I had at that time. Just loved the elegance of this extraordinary flight board and its reflection on the shiny floor. I had to capture it and it had to be Black and White.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Marcus

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StarStruck | Amsterdam | 2017

My first international travel of the year at least brought the opportunity of doing some photography while connecting through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, on my way to Portland, Oregon.  As you know from previous episodes of my series “Street? Airport!”, airports buzzing with travelers provide some awesome opportunities for some quick street shooting while passing through the terminals enroute to the gate. For another shot from this bar and some “bonus” aerial views from my Delta flight from AMS to PDX continue reading after the jump….

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Phoning Home | Brussels | 2016

Been travelling again this week with destination Brussels. It is a place where I was almost on a weekly basis during 2012-2013, always passing through the exact same area where on March 22nd 2016 terrorists killed 11 people and injured more than 100 in a suicide bombing that also heavily damaged the terminal.

It was a eerie feeling passing through the now reconstructed area and having the images of the bombings and the victims in mind, thinking about this terrible loss of life and fully conscious of the fact that on a different day it could have hit me.  I travel a lot, it comes with the job that pays the bills, and the first thing I always do after arrival is phone home and let my family know I’m ok.

In the brand new connector building between Piers B and A they put up the large red rocket that Belgium comic hero Tin Tin flew to the moon.

Have a great Sunday!

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Follow the Light Line | London | 2016

Doing a lot of flying these days. Last week Berlin and Marseille, today London and tomorrow Stockholm. This shot I took this morning in the tunnel of Terminal 2 in Heathrow airport while heading for a 6:30 am return flight to Frankfurt and on to Nuremberg. Boy was it hard getting up at 3:30 for a 4 am Taxi ride to the airport. Continue reading “Street ? Airport ! (3)”

Street? Airport!

Who says you can show street photography only while roaming the streets? Airports are great locations to take pictures – “on the fly”.

The following pics I took during my business trip to the US last week at Chicago O’Hare and Washington-Dulles airports. Travelers are generally so in a rush or engulfed in activities or thoughts that it is easy to catch them in candid moments. So next time you take to the skies make sure you take your camera along (or use your smartphone camera, because the best camera is the one you have with you).

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“The last email”– Ricoh GR II 1/60 sec @ f / 3,5 and ISO 320
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