Mini Travel Photo Story – At the Airport
No one really wants to be at an airport. Everyone there would like to be somewhere else.
So travel lovers have a love hate relationship with airports. There’s the promise of adventures soon to come but also the waiting, the facelessness of it all and the bureaucracy of security, passport and immigration control.
Sometimes you can find a little peace, a small moment of calm by sitting and watching other people. If you’re lucky you can lose yourself in a good book. If you’re desperate you can seek refuge in the airport chapel which is usually empty.
I usually pick up a gossip rag to read on the plane, browse the shops and watch the world go by.
Here Max Candy aged three loses himself in his art.
We can learn about finding peace in crowded places from children.
Do you have any rituals at the airport?
I was thrilled when I found my first airport chapel! I think Max has got the ticket.
Yes, what bliss to be totally immersed in your creativity even though you’re in a chaotic airport.
I actually love airports. Until I get there I’m a bit of a nervous wreck – once I’m through baggage drop off ( no overweight payment) passport control ( wasn’t arrested for being a spy) it’s the first chance to relax knowing that all I have to do is get on the plane.
I enjoy wandering around shopping for local duty free items taking photos of unusual sights and then sitting down with my laptop and writing.
Lol, I know that feeling of relief when everything goes to plan at the airport :)
I know right! its like weight rolling off my shoulders
I have mixed feelings about the airport. Like sometimes I am really excited but sometimes I am fed up of waiting. But I always get myself lost in a good book!