professor of literature & environment (Loyola) & author of The Textual Life of Airports (Bloomsbury) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1441189688/
JetBlue flight 191 compared to Steven Slater, & article leads with banal tarmac image: the *work* is implicated.
"What? Is this an airplane? Why it looks just like a living room!" —American Airways promotional film, 1933.
A friend sent this view from his hotel room at CDG: not near but IN the airport. Non-places within non-places...
@ContinuumLit Recall how Don Draper flies from time to time. In many ways, he epitomizes the culture of flight...
My local airport: Lego International.
Another day in the culture of flight...
If you're lucky, you might run into a public art tour while waiting for your flight. (This was at SMF, in 2005.)
I love when safety briefing cards have romantic, rugged landscapes in the background. You almost want to go there.
The bustling airport of Davis, California.
Barbed wire, cumuli, avgas tanker trucks: on the tarmac in the central valley of California (SMF).
Sunset before the apocalypse. Or, just another evening on the taxiway at MSP.
Oh, airport infrastructure! At first so shiny and futuristic—but quickly dated, and soon enough outmoded entirely.
Airport moving walkways: linear amalgams of motion and standstill.
I found some forgotten airport photos that I'll post over the weekend. Here, obsolete Northwest liveries at MSP.
Telecommunication graveyards: one of the notable features of airport topographies.
The FAA considers a proposal to install security cameras to monitor every bird in the vicinity of each airport.
Next to his Frank Lloyd Wright home my grandfather had a tower constructed, making the place resemble an airport.
What fresh hell is this? Tunnel to @Delta gates 50-59, LAX.
I love those initial roadside airport views, when you suddenly see tarmac & aircraft tails, through razor wire.
Baggage: the final frontier.
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