Treasures in the neighborhood

Actually this is not about my immediate suburb, but the other end of town. But likewise, a treasure, you may not think to seek out. We all live in our areas, often for years and go in and out of various places. Sometimes for years, passing by shops, parks, restaurants, museums, galleries, never visiting them.Continue reading “Treasures in the neighborhood”

Getting older

Getting older is often seen as permanent decline into an age in which one is not worth anything anymore. Even more so, if there are no children and one lives alone. Just waiting that the switch will be turned off. I find it interesting to see the ‘block’ some older people build up in evenContinue reading “Getting older”

On the Flight Deck

Since September 11, 2001 it has become increasingly difficult to enter the flight deck of an commercial airliner, even at the airport. With regret I always look though the open door when boarding, knowing that it would be exceptional circumstances which would give me access now. So with great fondness I do remember the instancesContinue reading “On the Flight Deck”

VC 10 to Bangkok

The VC 10 was not a very common aircraft and I only ever had the opportunity to fly in it once. Essential it was a bit like flying in a Boeing 727. Engines at the back made the cabin very quiet. This flight of mine was on BOAC from Zuerich to Damascus, Calcutta and Bangkok.Continue reading “VC 10 to Bangkok”

Aircraft within an airport

Being a frequent traveller, at least until Feb last year, visiting an airport always was something special for me. The atmosphere, noises, excitement…..everything, which goes with the beginning of a new journey. So being grounded by the pandemic has had a double impact. Sort of, making you feel lost, somehow. Thrown into a vacuum. WithContinue reading “Aircraft within an airport”

Panoramas

This panorama was taken in New Zealand. Panorama is how we see the world. Not 3:2, 4:3, 16:9. But wide. Nature has given us the ability to have a wide view. In a social and political context, it would be great if all people would make use of it all the time. But there, asContinue reading “Panoramas”

Digital Nomad 3

By now we have moved on from flying in Analogue times to digital vs analogue photography. But flying, travelling and photography are all connected. Connectivity in analogue times was another issue. Back in the 70’s and. 80’s connection was much more basic. Rotary dial telephones were replaced by push button ones. Mobile phones or evenContinue reading “Digital Nomad 3”