Monsoon Showers... and other things in the air.

June 11, 2010

It’s raining quite heavily as I sit, sleepless, typing….and the memories of the journey home unspools through my mind…. Bangalore’s summer monsoon has begun, and it’s

lovely balmy weather

here right now!

I seem to have picked up (very unusually!) a bad sore throat and cough on the flight….but nuff said about that….the aerial photography is whatI want to write about!

Here’s one of the complicated interchanges on the Atlanta highway that I got:

Atlanta interchange 080610

here's a nice smoke-spewing anti-green factory that I photographed from the air: on the way to Atlanata 080610 This is downtown Atlanta: downtown Atlanta 080610 Rising fuel prices seem to have no impact at all on air Bulgarian fellow-passenger and I counted FOURRTEEN aircraft (including ours)in the queue to take off! plane queue 080610 atlanta Aha! Is this an attack on the Atlanta control tower a la 9/11?, it's only an insect on my cabin window, with the control tower in the background! insect and control tower 080610 I opened the shades to find this wonderful sunset as we winged away from the US, towards Europe... sunset 080610 and as we flew further east, into the dawn,

I got these beautiful cotton-candy clouds as the sunrise began….

sunrise clouids 090610

High above the earth, one does feel one is able to rise above the petty concerns of humanity….until one tries to make oneself comfortable in those

dreadful aircraft seats

and realizes that small concerns don’t go away at 30,000 feet above sea level!