Flying involves a series of steps and waits. Some lengthy. You’ve made it the airport in good time. You’ve checked in, and said goodbye to the hold luggage. Then you head for security; a process that requires the removal of belts, shoes and all metal items. Liquids (no more than 100mls) are placed in transparent bags, and laptops extracted from carry-on bags: and still the scanner Beeps. And so you stand arms outstretched, legs apart, while you get felt all over by a man wearing blue latex gloves (why blue?), just hoping that your belt-less trousers won’t choose that moment to move south to decorate your ankles. Then you collect all your belongings and re-pack.
And then you find a seat and wait for the departure gate to be shown on the monitors. If you flight is on time, you’re lucky. Time drags as you wait.
Out comes the camera and I go for a walk. An empty departure gate (not mine) caught my attention.
Finally as dusk approached we moved to our own gate. I watched the light change. Light levels outside dropped and slowly the reflective capability of glass outshone the failing light outside and the building came to life.
At such times I would have happily waited another half an hour to see the final transformation. To see more of the same from travels to/from Geneva Airport take a look in the En Route category in the Rt sidebar.