January 3, 2019

Airports are mostly non-places, anonymous malls and lines for checking-in, security, passports, and boarding. Not so Orbetello international airport. Where….?

Secreted in the eastern walls of the immense Renaissance defences of this Tuscan causeway town, with lagoons either side, are the remains of an airport. The entrance has a Renaissance aura as did the terminal itself, astride the east...

October 9, 2018

Airports, according to the French philosopher, Marc Augé, are quintessential non-places. They are anonymous and essentially figments of globalization. The local plays little or no part in their personality. Instead, they are defined by commercial brands. But Athens’s not so new airport (it replaced an uncomfortable old airport around 2000) has made significant concessions to the local wit...

Please reload

Featured Posts

Small Things Not-Forgotten

April 18, 2019

1/10
Please reload

RSS Feed
Recent Posts

October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020

Please reload

Archive