Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nov 2012: Landing in Heathrow

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So I wake up on the flight back from Brazil to London, peer out of the porthole and see this amazing sight over France

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the false dawn..

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start crossing the British Coast

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Its partially cloudy

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But more clouds appear as we move inland, the wavy clouds are strange, almost like waves..

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And you can see the cities through the cloud

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long rolling cloudy waves

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and another plane

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heading away

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Another plane crossing my vision

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Another one heading off into the sunrise

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crossing over to the other side

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Now we are coming into land, the Olympic stadium

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Zooming out…watching the East End.

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there’s the Thames

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Moving towards central London

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The London Eye, with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben on the bottom left hand side.

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The neon lights of Piccadilly Circus are burning bright.

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Green Park

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An Amusement Park

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Trying to see if I can identify my place as we move towards Western London

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Ok, that’s close enough, that’s the Wembley Stadium, I'm about 5kms northwest from there..

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See West London

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God its boring

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Coming into land

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Heathrow BA terminal

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The Concorde…

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More planes parked

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Just about touching down

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And THUMPPPPPPPP, wheels touch down

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One of the big Airbuses…those are seriously huge

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You can make out 4 planes stacked up…one just about to land, and 3 behind it..BD is Home! :)

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