Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away…
Since I’m back in the air tomorrow, I thought it to be fitting to share some photos of the cool modern architecture of the Munich airport. As I prepared to say goodbye to Europe last September I had a couple of hours to kill at the airport. While it’s hard to get these type of images without the tripod that was already packed in my checked luggage, I managed to use my F-Stop camera backpack as a steady surface to balance the camera on.
Speaking of F-Stop, the first trip of 2012 is to visit the crew over at the F-Stop head office in St. Louis. I’m really thrilled to be a part of the F-Stop Staff Pro team and looking forward to discussing some cool plans that F-Stop has for their sponsored photographers. In 2012 I’ll be working together with them to add new members to the team. F-Stop is well known for the great camera backpacks they make which are perfect for adventure and sports photographers. For me it was a no brainer to work with them to help promote the gear to some new markets including travel, fashion, commercial and wedding photographers. I’ll have some fun plans to share once I get back from my visit.
“Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.”
It’s never fun to say goodbye to a place or places that have been full of wonderful experiences, amazing sights and kind people. It’s for that reason that I’m not always a fan of airports. I tend to get a bit melancholy when looking back at the trip that I just undertook. This one in particular had brought me to Innsbruck, Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest and finally Munich. Like most of my trips, it was a whirlwind of activity, photography, meetings and making new friends. This time, instead of feeling down because I was leaving, I felt quite content that I had seen all that I possible could and I knew that in my bag I had some amazing photographic proof of the the kick ass stuff that I was able to see in the last three weeks.
“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.”
As you can see from the photos, the weather was near perfect on my departure day. This of course added to my good mood as did the best airport meal I ever had. After taking these photos at the airport, I went in search of somewhere to get a quick meal. I was at the point that if I saw another plate of sausage and potatoes I would scream. Three weeks of pork & potato dishes was enough to last me a lifetime. Sorry Germany and Austria, while I loved your sights and people. I’d much rather be in France or Italy when it comes to the food.
I ended up at the Mangostin Airport restaurant, had the Kao Soi (Stir-fried thai noodle with chicken served in curry coconut milk sauce) and it was to die for. Just enough spice to let you know it’s there and cause a few sweat drops to bead up on my forehead…Perfect! I was expecting a place with plastic trays and utensils, not the plush decor of a fancy restaurant. I ate to my heart’s content and was wearing a big grin as I departed to my boarding gate.
“On the road again –
Just can’t wait to get on the road again.”
I’ll be back next week with a new post, just before I head to Toronto to attend the next Travel Massive at the Google offices.
Have a great week, I know I will. After all, I’m on the road again! :D
Nice shots! And what a cool building!
Hi Ken …
great shots …
Great article & photos. But what I wonder is where you ate all the time while in Germany & Austria. Did you really only get pork & potato dishes? :)
All the best, Nisa
I love that you always keep your word when it comes to sharing amazing pictures ;)
*I sent you an email, make sure you read it!!!*
Bon voyage Kenneth!!
These are amazing photos! Great job making an airport look so artsy!
Marc G. says
Awesome post! Your pictures really bring this place to life.
Ken Kaminesky says
Thanks Eden, I was really impressed with the Munich airport. My hometown airport in Montreal is horribly ugly in comparison.
Richard, thank you!
Nisa, I ate some good food in Germany and Austria but it was always very rich and hearty. After a while it was just too much. Looking forward to meeting you in April :D
Gaby, Thanks so much as always :D St. Louis has been very cool… Or rather cold!! But, i did see a hockey game… Not bad!
D, I’ll give the architect a wee bit of credit too ;)
Marc, Cheers! Hope to get back to Munich for Oktoberfest one day.
Brazil Tourist says
I love these photos. It’s like I’m actually in that airport. Well done! Keep posting photos like this. :)
When it comes to modern architecture I usually enjoy pictures of it rather than the real thing… I don’t know why. I just think it looks better on a photograph.
I really enjoy reading about your travels and looking at your awesome detailed photos.
I absolutely loooove this airport and every time I exit it for the S Bahn, I walk aimlessly around taking in the view. I think it’s amazing architecture! Fantastic photos!