October 20, 2009

Airport. Airplane. Airplane. Airport.

Washington.

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Detroit.

21 comments:

Triangle Man said...

You couldn't get the nonstop?

Ann Althouse said...

Got the nonstop going down.

Will said...

Airplane! was a much better flick than Airport.

Montagne Montaigne said...

Police Helicopter Shot Down by Drug Gangs in Rio

You flew over Chicago, right? Presumably you made it past the Crip ack ack cannons. It's a good thing Brazil got the Olympics, eh?

Bender said...

Ah, old Terminal A at National Airport.

One great thing about National is that the runway is literally right next to the terminals, so from gate to takeoff or landing to gate is less than five minutes (unlike Detroit, where some runways are about 30 miles away and it takes about an hour of taxiing).

Chip Ahoy said...

See, this is proof you can get great shots from an airplane window, which makes even more ridiculous those official photos of AF-One (SAM-28000, 29000 vc-25a without the president on it) that buzzed NY sending the understandably touchy citizens into panic. The evil portion of my inner self always giggles a little bit at that, but my larger portion of my outer self hoses that immediately.

Tibore said...

I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

Michael said...

Romulus.

john said...

Monty, get your mind out of the gutter -

it's not the drugs,

it's the sex.

Titus said...

Oh you Midwesterns. Searching and scraping for fabulousness on the East Coast. Big Airports and Big Planes and Big Diverse Hogs.

Oh I know Althouse Delaware and New Jersey but still home base now Wisconsin.

Yes, it is fabulous. Yes it is big money. No it is not fish fry.

Yes it is very liberal and gay but what can't you love about it?

A first floor triple decker condo for $800,000? Hello, Indian, Thai, Vegetarian is walking distance.

Titus said...

Tonight I met at my dog park a guy from Malasyia who getting married to his American man in Northampton.

He is a phd in something and working in Biotech.

Now tell me how fabulous is that?

Won't find that in cheeseland.

rhhardin said...

The left off the umlaut on √čuro.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Detroit? I thought Althouse would be heading to rural India to capture villagers' souls with her magical soul-capturing device.

bearbee said...

Giant ceiling propeller. Built durng prop era?

Got the nonstop going down.

That created an unsettling image.

Issob Morocco said...

Ah, as the French would say, "Day-Twa". Looks like eastern Washtenaw County on the approach in to Metro.

Leo said...

Wow, how did you get those nice photos our of a commercial jet window? Was it a new plane? All the windows I have ever had were so scratched up taking photos from them have been useless.

Robin said...

You even make Detroit look good. Be careful with that power.

JAL said...

I second Leo's question. That was my first thought -- Wow -- those are terrific!

Flying first class maybe? ;-)

wv talogab
A Taliban chat up.

AJ Lynch said...

You take very good pics!

Ann Althouse said...

I was at the exit window. That might have been clearer for some reason.

Anyway, I didn't do anything special. I saw that things looked nice outside, so I grabbed my little Sony camera and took a lot of shots. In iPhoto, hitting "enhance" worked especially well, and I also boosted the saturation and contrast.

Skeptical said...

While I was at the Detroit airport, I saw a mesmerizing water sculpture, which shot jets of water in various patterns. I stood and watched it for five minutes. No one else seemed to notice it. Either I'm way too easily impressed or everyone else was in one big freaking hurry.