…was a pretty cool thing to see as we made our way down the tarmac and spied the space shuttle casually hanging out on the back of a tricked out NASA 747 transporter – which had delivered it from DC a few days ago – and where it continues to rest as it awaits travel ..
…beginning to emerge as the pilot announces our descent into the city somewhere over 29 Palms, then Palms Springs, then the endless Inland Empire – welcomes me back home to the wild urbanized west for a ..
…on the connecting flight from Amsterdam, seated by a drafty exit row window with -53 degrees on the other side, had me all bundled up in almost everything I had packed in my carry on….but looking forward to my first visit to Poland, for the Łódź Design..
…was what we were treated to as we descended from the boring grey top landscape of clouds, into a thin sandwich of ethereal clouds full of a glowing tint from a sun just about to vanish, that for a moment cast a warm spell over the interior of the plane (and probably making everyone who ..
…my kindly taxi driver said as I took a few last pictures of the city from the back seat of his cab on the way to Ataturk Airport and Amsterdam, after another long day up and down the cobblestone streets of Beyoğlu and Karaköy – more biennial, more Ficcin, more running into art-worldy friends on ..
…was sad to say this morning at 10:15am as we took off from Fiumicino, USA bound for a couple of weeks before returning to bounce around Europe for projects, talks, research, and even a little recreation for most of the rest of..
…with welcome chilly drizzly weather – after enduring a few sweltering days rubbing up against sweaty sun-burnt tourists in the sticky blazing Venetian sun – is where I landed this afternoon over the fields of Nordrhein-Westfalen for an event on Thursday evening at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-..
…feels like coming home now (with Alitalia yesterday afternoon) – approaching from the north over fields and farms of Lazio is especially welcoming – making me want to play out my fantasies of a future urban/rural-commune/village-life next door to th..
…is the view that I am enjoying as we prepare to land at the remote Roman airport of Ciampino this morning, especially a view of the suburb Centocelle which developed around the site of the first Italian airport – where Charles Lindbergh payed a visit, Wilbur Wright gave a flying demonstration in 1909, and Hitler ..
…is a massive Corbusian housing block designed by a team of Italian architects and built in 1972 in the southwestern outskirts of Rome – and I have recently become fascinated by stories of how residents have been gradually customizing and occupying it in unexpected ways – but departing from Fiumicino today I actually flew right ..
…an account of his hastily planned 1786-87 trip south to escape his humdrum daily obligations in Germany and luxuriate in the Italian culture he had been dreaming about – is what I had the pleasure of reading while making a much speedier trip south yesterday, flying from Schiphol to Fiumicino in about 2 hours, where ..
…is one of my favorite places to be if I’m going to have a longish layover (and makes LAX or JFK feel like the portal to a penal colony in comparison) – the glass roofed addition is exhilarating to enter after a long flight and Air France has a comfortable two level lounge at the ..
…is where I’m flying out of tonight to return to Rome via Paris and even though this airport is a serious pain in the ass to get to – with no metro service like DCA (but plans are in the works for a 2016 extension to the Silver Line), it is a gorgeous place to ..
….through that horrible place known as ATL and can’t wait to get to the o..
…flying out of Manchester Airport, and sad to say goodbye to Summer, Peterborough, Bicycle rides into town, MacDowell, Schelling Studio, Willard Pond, Silver Lake, Hedgehogs, Wild Turkeys, Deer, Loons, Mice, Mica Deposits, and lunc..
…where I am about to land in Manchester on my way to Peterborough, I saw the most remarkable suburban settlement nestled in a dense New England forest right next to th..
…as viewed somewhere over Oklahoma on the way to Tulsa this afternoon. (..
…this morning, at last, after spending 8 hours in the Atlanta airport waiting (a) 2 hours for a lighting storm to end, and then (b) 3 hours for pilots, and finally (c) 3 hours for a flight crew to arrive from ..
…is usually how I go from LA to NYC, as I am today, often just for a night and making the most of my first day with back to back meetings from early morning landing until night and then..
…anywhere…but happens to be approa..