Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Airports

twleslie will like this one, if he doesn't already know about all of them:

The World's 18 Strangest Airports

My favorite is Gibraltar's, with the street intersecting the runway:


They also include the runway with the hill in the middle of it in Courchevel, France:


and then there's the runway that starts right near the beach in Saint Maarten:


And the same day I read this article on odd airports, I just randomly ran across this quote, perhaps no longer true, from the late Douglas Adams:

It is no coincidence that in no known language of the galaxy does there exist the expression ‘as beautiful as an airport’.

2 comments:

  1. Twleslie does like this, and has always wanted to go to St. Maarten just for the landing pattern. Sort of like Hatton Cross in London, but with sand and bikinis. (Don't forget, Hong Kong used to have a multi-story housing project on its approach, too).

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  2. Oh, I won't forget that... ever.

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