24 Jul Terminal 5, Heathrow
Heathrow is the world’s busiest airports and getting inside to take a few photographs as you can imagine, takes a bit of organising. It took probably a couple of hours before I could start work and that was after obtaining five pieces of paper to carry around with me indicating I had the necessary approval. Of course you have to go through the security check as you would when checking in for a flight. The problem, as I always encounter, is the very substantial lens glass I have, which appears as just some dense mass on the airport x-ray monitors, requiring a more stringent security check. The Nikon 12-24 lens is especially heavy, large and appears very dense!!
Anyway I really do appreciate the security checks. This must be a magnet for any would be terrorist and when you think of like that, you can understand all those checks!. Especially as the total cost of this development at Heathrow is some £4.3 billion for the two new buildings at Terminal 5. I was there to photograph the Fixed Links and Nodes, which were installed by Mansell plc. These are the sky bridges and satellite structures that allow passengers to travel from the main terminal building to their respective aircraft waiting for departure.
A few examples of the days photography at Terminal 5 are shown here. I is a pity the weather was overcast and the lighting a bit flat for this job. I also did a couple of 360’s and these are by clicking the following links 360 no.1 and 360 no. 2. Make sure you click the full screen buttons on each to see them in their full glory!
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