I arrived at George Bush International Airport a little earlier than the scheduled in the morning. My next flight to Tucson was supposed to fly off in 2 hours and 45 minutes.
The reality was that my flight took off 6 hours delay.
The more waiting time gave me more opportunity to stroll the airport terminal to snap them.
I like airport generally. Airport is quite special place (to me) that produces dynamic movement of people who have various background in origins, crossing at the site for the destinations they head for their various travel purposes. I enjoyed myself at Houston Airport for the same reason. Announcements in the airport called in both English and Spanish was one of what I did not catch in Sydney Airport and it made me ensure about myself a traveler or a stranger there, which was good.
Anyway, here are some of photos I snapped at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (the hub domestic flights if I understood right).
Again, I was a little too excited at the fact that I was there and saw enormous gems, and I hence did not take a lot of photos at the show, but here we go!
A couple of notes, during the period of this show, it’s like entire Tucson became the show ground, many traders booked hotels to use the hotel rooms for exhibiting their rocks and stones.
Or exuberant dealers / sellers have sat their allocated booth in the huge panelized houses, which will take you hours and days to stroll through till the end.
I was very lucky to be there with the two ladies! The lady on the left on the first photo, named Naoko Fujinami, is my master of crystals and she is the first disciple of JaneAnn Dow, the crystal reader & healer. And since Naoko has friend networks with miners and dealers, I also have got a opportunity to meet / greet and talk with a few of them out of her friends.
I hope these photos share the joy how I was excited at being surrounded by rocks at the show. 🙂
Naoko, Gary, me. Gary mines, polishes, and trades the minerals called Euphoralite
Two Euphoralite mineral deposits. The left is complex of blue tourmaline and mica. The right contains high in lithium.
Saiko, aka ‘the wise-woman of aroma’ aroma specialist, on the left. Gary Fleck, and me. Gary is an old friend of Naoko and he has been doing one stop shop of rocks. He has love to the rocks and his polished crystals and minerals are spectacular.
Just part of his huge lineups. I am so glad to meet to him, which was my long standing hope since I first got his handled crystals two years ago.
These were photographed a few days before I flew to Japan to close my 2018.
I procrastinate taking additional half hour for photography after work, but that day was only exception. I would have not tried any big shot but simply hoped to catch a summer afternoon in Sydney.
Then why didn’t I choose somewhere near or under Harbour Bridge? I don’t know. My house is not in the direction where Anzac Bridge leads to, but Anzac Bridge adores me for its architecture and keeps me coming back to, and that day seemed be one of that.
Being so, I did not take a walk the path alongside Blackwattle Bay and I found number of small challenges in taking snapshots.
I hope 2019 came with bringing smiles and peace to you.
I took a flight to Japan on 30th of Dec at night, to spend new years eve and day with family there. My first week of 2019 was past as fast as giving one blink.
It was certainly short holiday, and despite the fact that it was really cold there (yes it was to me!) that it was in the range of -1 to 10 deg C, I was clear, energetic and had a great time. I forgot to take photos in many occasions during the stay, but here are some I caught.
I am glad to be back in here, and I will look forward having more sharing and exchanging photos and journals with you ahead!
This was literally the first shot I took in Gold Coast.
We took a very early flight (departed Sydney at 6:10am) and put our luggage onto the accommodation to head to a local cafe (a particular cafe which my friend loves) for the breakfast. I caught this on our way to the cafe walking along the beach.
I thought this photo was as good in contrast of bright yellow of Life Guard shed in the bright blue sky. Then I turned it into black and white, and found it good too.
Can you see the skyline of high-rise buildings? The symbolic Surfers Paradise skyscrapers never get absent its existence, but it actually helped me to make my photo a little bit unique in perspectives. Yes, they are caught in frame in number of photos I took in GC. 😉 I will share a few more in later posts…