Mfz From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 3895 times:
I'll be at Geneva Airport for the first time coming Sunday, 30.Aug 09. Some photos I found online state that there's an observation deck at GVA, however the airport's website doesn't say anything about it (or at least I didn't find it...). So now my question is whether there is an observation deck at GVA, whether it is open right now and whether it is any good for photography? Are there any other good photospots which are within say a 20-minute-walk from the Terminal?
Any hints are highly appreciated! Thank you very much and best regards,
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RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 3883 times:
There indeed used to be an observation deck in GVA. More than 10-15 years ago, it used to be a long deck where one could go to the long haul intercontinental terminal. Once the terminal was renewed, there was only a small part left, which we called the Aquarieum, as it was small and had a big glass wall which during rainy days would be full of vapour and water making the visibility of the aircraft very limited.
GVA is going major transformations and the deck has now been closed. Not sure if anydeck will be opened, thing that many of us here in GVA largely regret,
However ,if you go to htt://www.dpts.org, you can see there are many great spotting areas around GVA. Hope this helps ,
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