I don’t particularly enjoy the in-flight experience, but I do have an affinity for airplanes. They are, after all, the vessels that can take us anywhere in the world.
I have a pretty bad case of wanderlust, at the moment, so I’m particularly loving Holding Pattern , a wonderful Tumblr that showcases awesome aerial views of airports. It’s a side project from Lauren O’Neill, a Brooklyn-based designer and art director.
As she describes it:
During layovers, I often find myself observing the activity on the runway and thinking that IвЂ™d love to see this from above. With a creative block on a project, I took to google mapping airports and was enamored by the beautiful satellite shots on my screen. Since then, wanderlust has often inspired me to get lost in the satellite imagery of various destinations even when IвЂ™m glued to my desk.
O’Neill seeks out and crops all theВ Holding Pattern В images—and they’re stunning to behold:
(Images viaВ Holding Pattern ; found via Chris Guillebeau)
After all these years I still love to look out the windows of an airplane and try to figure out where we are – especially if I can spot someplace below that I have been in the past.
Thanks for sharing.
I do the same, Bill! Especially when we’re taking off or landing in NYC, I try to spot my block—or at least my neighborhood!