Thursday, November 26, 2009

Airport fun

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Whenever I go to Ben-Gurion Airport to welcome an arriving friend I like to spend hours enjoying the sights and sounds.
There goes another El Al jet!

Whatever rain we last had seems to have stayed trapped just outside this side entrance to Terminal 3. It is really only an emergency exit, but I was standing inside when a uniformed airport personnel lady waded through the deep water in high heels, making faces as she swiped her card to open the door.

The huge puddle on the roof was perfect for reflecting the clouds though.
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27 comments:

J Bar said...

I like the reflection of the sky in the puddle.
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Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots, Dina! I particularly love the reflections!

Enjoy your weekend!

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eileeninmd said...

Cool reflections and sky photos.

Leif Hagen said...

Airports are always fun especially if one is going to board a plane! Also a great place to watch people!

Cloudia said...

Wonderful reflections on airports!


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Petrea said...

I'm just glad you got some rain! (And a visitor from afar.)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice reflection off the roof water. Standing water is not good for roofs though.

Grace and Bradley said...

It looks so modern and fresh, quite different from the desert landscape that we think of for the the middle east.

Pietro said...

Beautiful post for Sky Watch, Dina.
I agree, it's nice to spend time enjoying the lots of perspectives in the airports.

Vaggelis said...

wonderful reflections

Kay said...

That is an awesome reflection shot, Dina. Great idea.

Robin said...

I love the reflection. I completely forgot about Skywatch this week. I think I'll just hold my shot for another week at this point. Oops. Too much turkey on the brain.

My approach to airports is the opposite of yours - we live quite nearby, so my strategy is not to leave the house until I see their plane coming in for a landing ;).

mbkatc230 said...

That last shot is really neat! I looks like you would step off into thin air. Kathy

Cezar and Léia said...

I loved the puddle reflections, it's outstanding!
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Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

I like how you Captured the Reflection of the Sky in the Water on the Roof. Very Nice.

Quilt Works said...

What a neat roof reflection! If you did not explain what it was I would have had time figuring it out. Very neat!



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awarewriter said...

I like the second shot. The reflections are dramatic.

Thérèse said...

A great contribution from the poodle! :-)

Tara R. said...

Great capture on the reflections of the clouds and street lamps.

Quasi Serendipita.com said...

That last picture is great - such a clear reflection.

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic shots Dina! Now I know where I'll land when I come to Israël! Some day...

Stine in Ontario said...

I enjoy watching planes take off and land too. You found a great puddle and reflection!

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Melli said...

I like spending time at the airports too! They're making it harder and harder for us though to find a good place to watch the planes from! With all the airport security you can't get NEAR a plane - unless you're flying!

You got some nice reflections though!

Dina said...

Thanks everyone, for your fun comments.

Melli, you're right, hard to get anywhere near the planes unless you're in a departure lounge. Even for my long-range photo here, I noticed a security car come park behind me. When I stayed too long, he beeped.

Malyss said...

I like airports! and here you found absolutely great reflections!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

That last photo is very impressive,

Chef Kar said...

Really love that last shot.

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