A few nice Taxi to Airport images I found:
Paris, May 2014, random pix – 161
Image by Ed Yourdon
(more details later, as time permits)
This is one of approx 260 photos that I decided were not so bad that I had to delete them and recover every wasted binary bit of storage on my computer disk … but also not good enough to warrant uploading to Flickr as a "public" photo.
Since Flickr now provides so much storage to us picture-crazed photographers, I’ve decided to upload all of these "random pix" as restricted "friends and family" photos so that most of the world doesn’t have to suffer through them …
I’ve cropped and edited these photos, but have not gone to the additional trouble of geo-tagging them … sorry about that.
In the spring of 2014, we came to Paris for a week of relaxed vacationing, mostly to wander around and see some old familiar places. It was a “return” trip for both of us, though in my case I think it’s probably been more than 15 years since I was even here on a business trip.
Business trips to any city don’t really count as a “visit” — since they basically involve flying into a busy airport at night, taking a taxi to a generic business-traveler’s hotel (a Hilton in Paris looks just like a Hilton in Cairo), and then spending several days working in the hotel (if the purpose of the trip was a seminar or computer conference), or at a client’s office (also “generic” in most cases — you can’t even tell what floor you’re on when you get off the elevator, because every floor of “open office” layouts is the same). The trip usually ends in the late afternoon or evening of the final day, with a mad dash back to the airport to catch the last plane home to NYC. Thus, a business trip to Paris is almost indistinguishable from a business trip to Omaha. Or Albany. Or Tokyo.
But I did make a few “personal” visits to Paris in the 1970s and 1980s, so I looked forward to having the chance to walk through some familiar places along the Left Bank. I’m not so interested in museums, monuments, cathedrals, or other “official” tourist spots (but yes, I have been to the Eiffel Tower, just as I’ve been to the Empire State Building in NYC), so you won’t see any photos of those places in this Flickr set.
As a photographer, I now concentrate mostly on people and street scenes. The details of the location don’t matter much to me, though I do try to geotag my photos whenever I can. But for the most part, what you’ll see here are scenes of people and local things in Paris that made me smile as I walked around …
Boeing | 747-412/BCF | Martinair Cargo | Safari Connection Scheme | PH-MPS | Hong Kong | HKG | VHHH
Image by Christian Junker | Photography
Despite the plain and all white fuselage, this is a rather interesting scheme.
It is called "Safari Connection" and was introduced in early 2012 as the carrier’s first special schemed Boeing 747/F.
The Jumbo is here taxiing out as flight MP096 bound for Chennai and Amsterdam.
This photo can also be seen here: