portugal: back to bostontravel

September 28, 2009

--100 years of Special FX (via via BB - click either the movie or that link to get to a list of the fims)

Photoblog of the Moment
Home again, home again.
Again I wish I knew why footprints amuse me so.

Again, I wish I knew why having an active communist party (getting a solid 8-9% of the vote, though with a demographic that is skewing older) fascinates me so.

Again, I wish I knew why airplanes grab my attention so.

I know I shouldn't be taking so many photos in airports, lest I look like a security risk. Still, the way they had all the planes lined up in the open was neat. A sign claimed that some kind of regulation forces them to have the shuttlebus system, I was wondering what the issue was.

This is the new "Flight Connections" logo for Heathrow. (On one video screen I saw an older version where the planes are both level)

...the thing is, Heathrow, at smaller scales those planes totally look like moose antlers.

I again was a moron about my flight times, and had a totally gratuitous amount of layover at Heathrow. I guess I was thining that I wanted to arrive in Boston as late as possible in order to have a bit more time in Portugal, but, duh, I just ended up with a longer layover in Heathrow, having arrived in plenty of time to see an earlier British Airways Flight to Boston head out. At least the gate had a nice view of the airfield.
Some random notes: And now, back to the grindstone. But my Ottawa trip got canceled, so it's not as bad as all that.
"Woman in Central Square wearing pajamas and reading cable TV manual loudly. If she were in Harvard Square, it would be performance art."
"I love my puppy ... I love that he is so young and full of life ... And that he will still die first."
-- http://www.asofterworld.com/index.php?id=480
"Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen."
--John le Carre, "The Chancellor Who Agreed To Play Spy", The New York Times, May 8, 1974