Sunday, 28 November 2010

'Air France over Maho Beach 2' by Arian Durst

Air France over Maho Beach 2, originally uploaded by Arian Durst.

I thought I'd post something a little different tonight so this one is especially for Unknown Mami. She said she liked seeing pictures of gerber daisies, bridges and oddities and I was intruiged by what photos I could find that could be called an oddity. I don't know if this counts but I think it's pretty amazing. It's not a fake photo, this is a real place in the Caribbean. It was taken on Maho Beach which is on the island of Sint Maarten. Directly next to the beach is the runway of Princess Juliana International Airport which is so short the planes really have to get down low to touch down as soon as possible. I think having a plane fly so low over head head would freak me out a little but apparently it's a really popular spot of plane spotters. I hope you all find this as weird and fascinating as I do!


  1. It is an oddity and really interesting. I am mildly envious of the fab blue sky, given all the snow we have at the moment!! Jen

  2. I do find this fascinating. I've seen images of this before and I am astounded that people are so trusting that they stay that close. I think I would run.

    Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Great photo, not sure I'd like to go to that beach though!

  4. Very interesting photo! I agree, if that's a real place and a real photo, having a plane fly so low would freak me out too.

  5. I'm definitely with you on this one! I am strangely and weirdly fascinated! and I actually do NOT think I would like to see such a thing in person! yikes!

    thanks for sharing!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  6. It is interesting but I'm really not sure that I'd be happy sunbathing there!!!

  7. I was just there a few weeks ago--though no big planes came in then. The take off is also a trip!


  8. That is incredible! I have never been that close to a jumbo coming in to land. Not sure i'd want to either! It would be SOOOO loud!


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