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    I imagine that in the future, most airports will look like this one, where you can just hop right on a space shuttle bound for the nearest planet or galaxy. Not really a space station, this is the Bangkok International Airport and is one of the coolest structures I've ever seen. Down each terminal wing are long corridors of curved glass that let in a ton of beautiful sunshine. Subtle touches are everywhere including full orchid gardens around nearly every corner. Truly awe inspiring! No wonder Thai people are always smiling :)

    I just got back from my vacation to Thailand / Japan and had a wonderful time. I must have taken one bazillion photos (at least) that I've only just begun to go through. I really lucked out with the weather and every day was sunny. It was also very warm and humid which I wasn't all that prepared for... but I definitely got my dose of Vitamin D for the year! Anyway, expect a steady stream of posts over the coming months.

    As for the shot, another 9 expsosure set in order to capture the full range of light information, taken hand-held (though I do need to credit the railing with the assist). The taxi driver drove like a man possessed to the airport, and since I got there early, it gave me some extra time to troll around the beautiful airport and as luck would have it, found that the gate next door was completely vacant. I quite like the empty colorful rows of seats. Anyway, definitely another one to add to my collection of funky architecture!

    Looking forward to catching up on everyone's streams! Hope you all have a fantastic week!

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    1. tk21hx 55 months ago | reply

      excellently composed.

    2. melcir.meri 55 months ago | reply

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    4. stezano 54 months ago | reply

      I would like, that concert-halls are like this...

    5. C. Dastodd 52 months ago | reply

      wow, totally cool shot! that is a crazy piece of architecture :)

    6. Tiengiap 51 months ago | reply

      You must be an architect !!

    7. epicalis 51 months ago | reply

      Whoa I'm ready to launch off in that :)

    8. OruaM23 51 months ago | reply

      Awsome! Better than Barajas! xDD

    9. redondo8 51 months ago | reply

      just fantastic! awesome shot

    10. lyooa 51 months ago | reply

      excellent! well composed!

    11. Ti 1987 51 months ago | reply

      Nice composition !!

    12. 54244494@N04 51 months ago | reply

      very dramatic, crisp, and beautiful.

    13. Mattias Backstrom 51 months ago | reply

      Such a great find. I'm happy that you got some extra time there so that you could make this wonderful capture!

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    15. 54StorminWillyGJ54 50 months ago | reply

      Great capture! :)

    16. Sean Batten 45 months ago | reply

      Fantastic architecture shot.

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