Saturday, November 07, 2015
Remember when traveling by plane was exciting and romantic? Neither do I, but apparently it was a thing back in the 1950's and 60's. Oh, who am I kidding, when I was a child it was exciting to go to the airport. The hustle and bustle! The planes coming and going! The anticipation at eating airplane food - the most delicious food ever (actually, some of it wasn't too bad, in my kid-memory)! Those weird seat belts! My complimentary "Junior Pilot" pin! And finally... arriving at our destination to find grandma and grandpa waiting for us at the gate, which was the best of all. Good times!
Well, today's photos harken back to that rosy era. How about this first one, featuring a group of smartly-dressed travelers, waiting to walk out onto the tarmac and up the movable staircase into their planes. I have no idea where this was taken, but there are a lot of overcoats. The lovely ladies brought plenty to read. My favorite details are the triple tails of several Lockheed Constellations in the background - one of the more beautiful propeller-driven airplanes.
Speaking of Constellations, here comes one now! This is from another mystery airport. All of the trucks, luggage-haulers, planes and buildings (love that Shell fuel truck!) look like an elaborate toy layout (see these photos of Madurodam).
Suddenly I feel the urge to travel.