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Tegel airport, TXL, Runway 08R/26L, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Berlin fall, three

(Autumn in Berlin, 3 of 4.)

It’s a beautiful clear Sunday afternoon with that distinctive sharp chill in the late-autumn air. I hop on the U6 metro north in anticipation of photographing a few small planes at Tegel (Otto-Lilienthal) airport. A look around the metro station shows me an ideal out of the way location. In the image above, I’m facing west towards runway 08R/26L, watching planes directly overhead on their final approach to TXL airport.

With the long-awaited opening of the BER Berlin-Brandenburg airport at the end of October 2020, operations ceased at Tegel airport with one last flight a few weeks later. The airport was officially decommissioned in May 2021.

I made the photo above on 7 Dec 2014 with a Canon EOS6D mark1 and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/8, ISO500, and 105mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lte.

YVR, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, Richmond, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Taking flight

Above/featured: Departures information in English, French, and Chinese: YVR Vancouver airport – 1 Jul 2014 (6D1).

Once upon a time when I lived and worked on distant continents, I flew on many international transcontinental overnight flights to the accumulation of over 1 million miles in the air. A worldwide pandemic has forced not only air travel to a crawl, but also a rethinking about what long-haul travel in the context of climate change might look like in the future. For the time being, I consider here what it once meant to “take flight” with various images of planes as some time spent as occasional planespotter and images within airports as previous frequent-flyer.


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YVR Xmas (2020): prolonged pandemic pause

Above/featured: “Auténtica Cuba, auténtica fun”.

I’ve remained within metro Vancouver during the CoVid19 pandemic, but I’m curious about how the city’s airport appears in this unusual holiday season.

With no-travel recommendations and other travel restrictions, all international airports are operating at a small fraction of the usual traffic. At YVR Vancouver international airport, about 100-thousand passengers (pax) pass through the airport every day around Christmas. But numbers are way down; there are few daily international flights among the scatter of domestic departures throughout the B.C. province and other parts of Canada.

With these photographs, I present a view of both domestic and international terminals at the airport on Tuesday afternoon, 3 days before Christmas. Walking the empty and quiet concourse is surreal; I wonder if there are more airport staff than travellers at any given moment. (Completing my time at the airport, I stayed to the ground by hopping on rapid transit, shopped for some food, and returned to the family house: how extraordinarily mundane.)


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YVR, Vancouver International Airport, Richmond, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Waiting to board at YVR

There’s usually a mix of colours associated with liveries of international air carriers, but I’ve got nothing but green and blue in front of me. Inside the International Terminal at YVR, Vancouver International Airport, I’m about to board the daily Lufthansa 10-hour non-stop flight to Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Above to the left at gate 66 is a Korean Airlines B772 plane with non-stop service to Seoul-Incheon1. At gate 67 is a KLM A333 plane with non-stop service to Amsterdam2. Korean Airlines and KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) are participating members of the SkyTeam Alliance. Rising in the distant background are the North Shore mountains, a familiar sight to city and area residents.

1YVR-ICN, flight KE72, Boeing 777-200 metal.
2YVR-AMS, flight KL682, Airbus 330-300 metal.

I made this photo above on 20 April 2015 with the Canon 6D, EF 24-105 L IS zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/1000s, f/10, ISO400, and 40mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6Q0, and is part of the Travel Photo Thursday series.

Image by James Cridland, Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Creative Commons license

A smile works wonders at passport control

“Welcome back to the United States, Mister Lee.”

These are some of the best eight words to hear first thing in the morning.

When I lived in Chile, I made the Chile-U.S. trip with some regularity. In the following example, I’m entering the United States after the 10-hour overnight/red-eye flight from Santiago de Chile. After passport control, baggage claim, and baggage transfer, I’m off onto the next stage of my travel.

The folks at U.S. Customs and Border Protection are doing their jobs the best they can. I know most officers aren’t (deliberately) grumpy; similarly, most travellers aren’t seeking trouble.

Instead of the ill-tempered tactic which is sure to fire off a crappy start to everyone’s day, I’ve gone with a different approach.

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