January 25, 2008

another approach

My place is not far from LAX Airport; in fact, you can see planes take off from the window. Vista Del Mar is a road that runs behind the airport along the ocean, and usually planes fly over you as they take off. I assume because of winds or some weather-related thing, but occasionally (usually during this time of year), they reverse the flight pattern so that planes land in the direction that they normally take off. If you don't notice it from a distance, it can take you by surprise when you're driving along and suddenly theres this huge jet seemingly feet away from you in a place and direction that you aren't used to it being. But even when it isn't by surprise, it can still feel pretty dramatic to see the planes coming over the ocean, lights beaming through cloudy skies, and landing what feels like only feet away.

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