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Very Metal Hurlant

Terminal 1, Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG), looking like something drawn by Enki Bilal in the snow.

The interior of the terminal is also pretty cool. The whole building is a ring around an empty core, criss-crossed by transparent Habitrail-style walkways, complete with disconcertingly bouncy moving walkways.

France: please don’t ever change.

Still Beautiful



Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 at FRA this morning, looking like it’s just getting going. I’ll miss these planes when the last ones retire.

One more:



“Does my nose look big in this?" 😂

Goddess

Citroën DS 19, at Museo dell’Automobile in Turin.

The Déesse has long been one of my dream cars, but I can’t do it justice in words. Fortunately, Roland Barthes did it for me:

La nouvelle Citroën tombe manifestement du ciel dans la mesure où elle se présente d’abord comme un objet superlatif. […] La «Déesse» a tous les caractères (du moins le public commence-t-il par les lui prêter unanimement) d'un de ces objets descendus d’un autre univers, qui ont alimenté la néomanie du XVIIIe siècle et celle de notre science-fiction: la Déesse est d'abord un nouveau Nautilus.

I don’t know whether Renaud Marion had this maquette in mind when he came up with his Air Drive series, but it seems probable. Unfortunately, "Air Drive" did not include a DS, but Jacob Munkhammar has stepped up to fill that gap.

There’s a dealership I’d love to visit! I wonder whether that’s the one where they got the flying DS taxi for Back To The Future II?

The Smoke from the Air



Lovely day to be flying into London!

I was flying into LHR this time, but a couple of weeks ago, I was flying out of LCY. Here’s a shot of Canary Wharf from the other direction, looking out along the runway:



This is why, despite flying way too much, I still love the window seat.

Hello Frankfurt!



Frankfurt looking very Blade Runner-esque this morning, with the tips of the banks’ towers lost in the mist and low cloud.

This is the start of a new experiment with sharing photos here, as opposed to social media. Let’s see how long it lasts.