Sydney Airport

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The airport, the proverbial tourist hot spot. No other tourist attraction anywhere can compare to the intense collection of travelers. You can see the departing guests leaving your home town, after their travels, hoping they have great stories to tell their family when they return. The travelers leaving, just like myself with dreams, plans and aspirations of adventure and growth. I think it would be a perfect opportunity to talk with anyone and everyone about where they’ve been, or where they’re going. Seeing if their previous dreams and expectations were realized, and if it exceeded their expectations or didn’t. But unfortunately these opportunistic circumstances that cultivate an in depth conversation are not easy to find.

The inside of the plane mimics the effect of time differences, darkness on one side is contrasted by beams of light through a half open window. The light accurately highlight details of dust on my laptop screen, and lends itself as a spotlight effect on a passengers book just to my right. The stale air conditioner creates a sleepy, possibly nauseating feeling, only increasing the expectation of the free flowing air at landing.

All forms of public transport including airplanes create a confusing human state. Whereby hours of close proximity with a person, doesn’t initiate any interaction. Many people will be completely immersed in their own world, unaware of others less than a foot away from them for several hours. What is it about travel which promotes a social rule of no communication or interaction. You’re more likely to talk to a complete stranger, while waiting in a queue for ice cream for 5 minutes, then you are a fellow traveller for 14 hours.
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