I used to love travelling through T1, walking down the slope from the check-in area with the massive chandeliers and the huge windows overlooking the apron between piers A and B (that's where you were thinking of YWZHOU). How much difference a couple of years can make. I suppose those that used T1 as a viewing area may have been a problem for some, but I knew quite a few that would stop off at T1 to have a drink and something to eat and watch the movements from the warmth and never did anyone any harm, but no can do now. T1 is just another airport terminal now, also known as a shopping centre doubling up as an airport. I know the retail side of things is needed for the airport to remain viable, but the days of MAN
being a part of the excitement of flying somewhere are long gone for me. Travelling though Blackpool excites me more than MAN
as it's so simple and relaxing! I'll be going through T2
in a couple of weeks (off to play with sharks in Egypt!) and hope to grab a few photos through the glass at the gates and avoid the duty free shops like the plague! If you see in the press about someone being apprehended for a strange looking metal tube in their baggage (SePro SP5 marine video housing / camera), that'll be me. I got pulled by security coming through Antigua back to MAN
the last time I travelled with it and had to explain what a strange looking 3/4" thick metal tube full of electronics was doing in my bag!
Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX