July 23: flight from Amsterdam
There was a lot to see on the flight back.
The engineered Dutch landscape is a wonder to behold from the air. I'm confused as to what all these rectangles that look like computer chips are — greenhouses? factories?
The subtle lighter streak running from upper center to lower right is in fact, I think, a cloud rainbow.
We were actually served a meal! A cutely packaged one, no less.
A wing takes dream.
Whoa, could this be a particle collider?
The same circle is still in view here, halfway up at far left. If I knew my French geography better, I might be able to identify it and that distinctive gridded settlement at lower left. Or at least I assume this is France, given that most of the flight occurred over it.
How was I able to look straight down? That's disconcerting.
So much ecotone.
In the lower center: it's Narbonne! Whaaat!
The backwater lakes near Narbonne. The city of Gruissan is at upper left and of Port-la-Nouvelle at upper right.
Oh my goodness it's a wind turbine array!
The Étang de Leucate ou des Salses; Leucate itself is on the barrier islands.
Aww yeah, the Pyrenees. I think the town directly up from the ridge is probably Banyuls-sur-Mer.
Back in Catalonia, the land looked distinctly browner, and smoggier? Note the column of smoke and its shadow, near the middle of the shot. I... don't think that was supposed to be happening.
A distant cruise ship suspended in a Tanguyan unworld. A huge Tanguyan unworld.
Safely back on the ground at the Barcelona airport. Thanks, plane. Thlane.
Now just a hop, schlepp and a jump back to the apartment. First: a long walk over to the train.
Looking a little scorchy out over the fields of El Prat de Llobregat.
Tower sunset in the Bellvitge area of Hospitalet de Llobregat.
Last sun on a motley crue of Hospitalet buildings.
On the walk back from the Metro: the triangularity of this paving at the tiny Plaça Dubte (at the ends of Carrer del Princep de Viana and Carrer de la Cendra at Carrer de la Riera Alta) extends to three trees planted in each of the corners. Which you'll have to take my word on, or look it up for yourself on Street View.
And finally, back to good ol' Bisbe Laguarda just one block further on Riera Alta.