While I was sitting at Frankfurt Airport on Monday night, waiting to board the plane back to Salzburg after an exciting day of meetings, I had to think of all the flights I took this year already. I love traveling and don’t mind flying at all. The feeling of being above the clouds and watching the world getting smaller the higher you go is one of my favorite things. Every time I see a plane in the sky I’m getting a bit excited and imagine where it might be going…
The most exciting flight this year was definitely the one to Australia in March. Considering the fact that I started this journey with a boyfriend, and came back home with a fiancé probably tells its own tale. But even without this being said, our trip to Australia has been one of the best, if not even THE best trip of my life so far.
There are still so many Australia photos I haven’t published yet, and so many stories and insights to tell, but I just never found the right time to sort them all (but I will, eventually. Promised.) However, thinking of Australia and the amazing time we had there, a set of photos we took at Cairns Airport while waiting for our flight to Sydney came to my mind. We had some time to kill and bought books and magazines (one of my guilty pleasures at airports) and also did a quick outfit shooting. I remember Patrick told me I slowly started looking like a real Aussie with my denim shorts and sweater. I loved that compliment very much.
Long story short, here’s what I wanted to say: I love airports.
I love looking at architecture of airports, as most of them show an amazing reflection of ingenuity and design. Others, not so much (if you’ve ever been to Klagenfurt airport you know what I mean). Every airport is like a little adventure. They are entertainment, they are a cultural Mecca of the city and region you’re in, and there’s no other place you can study human behavior and psychology as well as at airports. Observing people is one of my favorite things to do. I’m convinced that learning through observation is one of the best forms, so I embrace it. Not in a creepy way of course, at least I try to keep it on the low.
Secondly, I love that everyone is on the move at airports. Whether for work or play, everyone has their destination and is in motion. I always feel like there is a lot of happiness at airports and I especially love all the vacationers going on holidays. I love guessing where everyone is going and where people are from.
Last but not least, nothing beats the arrivals hall at airports. Families waiting for their loved ones to return home, long distance relationships finally being brought together again, and Moms (or Dads) + kids waiting for their Dad (or Mom) to come back from a business trip. So much happiness and love in one place, it makes me smile every time. It reminds me of the days when my mom and me were picking up my dad at the airport on Friday nights, and I still get excited like a little kid when I know someone special is waiting for me behind the automatic doors of the baggage claim area. <3
Levis vintage shorts // Roxy sweater // H&M linen shirt // Zara slides // Céline sunglasses // Saint Laurent bag
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