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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ruminations at the airport -

It was a long airport day. My flight and my daughter's were leaving at the same time, but since hers was an international one we had to be there very early. She met up with her lucky Great-Britain-going group and shooed me off...

...which gave me time to contemplate the various sculptures and installations seen in my concourse for this flight. Seatac airport has many -

-some of which are downright bizarre! (this one always reminds me of intestinal segments...)

This large window installation reminds me of Eastern European folk art...

- Folk art and mythology... It is lovely and even easier to see on a grey day.

Directly across from my gate, I could see the-daughter's concourse (although her plane was around the other side of it). I had to wave good-bye from across the drizzly tarmac...

...while the various airplane tails circled and moved over the pavement in a way rather reminiscent of shark fins in the grey water. (Maybe I'm just missing her, traveling "alone", for such a long way, for the first time. :-)


10 comments:

Susan said...

very tough to put one's child on a plane no matter what age she or he is...

Anonymous said...

These are great pics! Love the hanging sculptures. Thanks for sharing.
Lisa Hunt
http://lisahuntart.com/blog/

Jennifer Rose said...

that window with the flying horse is really pretty to look at

The weather here in Scotland is supposed to be nice, not sure about the rest of the UK though

tlawwife said...

I'm going to be in that airport soon and I am very excited.

I remember putting our kids on the plane at various times sending them off to another country without us. The excitement for them and fear in the husband's eyes. (He is a worrier.) I'm so glad they got those opportunities.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Although I get a bit nervous when flying, I love airports! Too bad you couldn't go to UK, has she called you? When my son went to China he actually called me every day, I was shocked.
My red poppies are the same as Breadbox, free seeding from vase shaped pods, though the pods are not as big and amazing as the latter. I think they go under the name of Legion of Honor and are the same ones that are planted in the fields of Flanders to honor the dead there.

The Ms. S said...

Those hanging "segments" are so fun. They remind me of a great auntie's bloomers filled with air on the clothesline on a windy day.

Hubby says they look like a soviet space shuttle.

Britt-Arnhild said...

What a nice airport post tara. You really have an eye for details.

ruthie said...

Safe travels Tara, and for your daughter too. It is so hard to see them off travelling. my worst so far was when eldest daughter took of around India. They come back wiser & better for it though. I love those stained glass windows, beautiful.

Jessie Lilac said...

It's so sad waving a child off! I hope she has a lovely time here in the UK. I love those stained glass windows by the way.x

Soozcat said...

The hanging and stacked bits remind me of water balloons, with those round flared ends.