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Nose Pressed…

IMG_4487I don’t know about you but anytime I fly I try to get a window seat. With online booking this is now an artful guessing game. The last step when booking is to pick a seat. I’ve flown in and out of many airports and especially NYC . I know the landing and takeoff patterns so I try to sit looking right or left to get a last view of the Manhattan skyline. Sometimes you are in the right spot. How anyone flies and barely looks out the window is a mystery to me. Coming into JFK at midnight I was disoriented but then I caught the lights of Manhattan. Right below the engine is midtown and the Empire State Building. Okay so it’s too dark to really catch anything in focus. Who cares? I’m not getting paid for the image. And the visual cortex can process things so much better than a digital camera. Nonetheless I can make out the Queensborough, Manhattan, Williamsburg, and the Brooklyn bridges. The pattern of street lights is pretty stunning in its own right. Yup, there I was nose pressed to the plexi-glass and loving it.

2 responses

  1. Window seat. It’s the only way to travel.

    May 8, 2014 at 6:43 am

  2. I love seeing where I’m about to land and try to figure out landmarks. Although, my favorites aren’t cities… it’s when the airport is right next to the water and you ask yourself for 2 seconds “there’s pavement coming up soon… right!?”

    May 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

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