The Layover

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jan 06 2011

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:53mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Milwaukee Via Frontier

Waking, breakfast, driving, security, and then the bliss of airplane travel begins. Countless lounges court the weary terminal walker with their rows of shared arm rests and varying shades of black faux leather. Outside is perhaps one of my favorite views. I was reminded of blue whales, looking over the orderly flocks of winged creatures that stay rigid in movement and cast invisible streams of distorting air from their turbines.

I see three things here. At fore is the chairs. At mid is the bank of windows that cast up three lines of heavy weight. At behind and beyond is the beast. I suppose I see it as so segregated because of the blackness of the wall. Heck, the airport scene almost looks like it was dropped in using Photoshop. Something to consider, I suppose.

There’s a bleakness to it all. Inside, the respectably comfortable chairs. Outside these streamlined machines of global transportation, banking only for a minute on the tarmac dotted by snow.

Cambridge, at last.

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