4) I love, love, love the moving sidewalks at airports. They’re fun, they encourage laziness, and sometimes I like to walk on them while they’re moving and pretend I’m superior at walking. (Ok, that bit was stolen from Jim Gaffigan, but I digress)
This is the moving sidewalk at the Detroit Metro Airport, and it looks awesome. Maybe not awesome enough for me to actually go to Detriot, but still pretty cool.
It combines two of my favorite things, not walking and water! The juxtaposition is the best part of the lighting here. You’re in an airport, which is drab and boring and horrible and then you see the wondrous light of the moving sidewalk and suddenly you feel like you’re in one of those cool aquariums, like the one in Atlanta where it’s a tube and the sharks swim over you and you think “Gee, hope this doesn’t break and not only do I drown but a shark feasts on my innards!”
And it seems unreal that in the middle of this airport in Detroit there would be anything even remotely resembling the beauty and grace and splendor of the ocean, but oh look, there is.
At the edge of the picture, you can see the patrons stepping out of the wonderful land of the lighted tunnel back to the florescent world of the “real” part of the airport. Their faces in the picture may be blurry but you can tell how upset they are that they’re leaving that gorgeous, watery light.
Or maybe they’re upset because they have to walk again.
Or because they’re in Detroit.