I’m completely fascinated by the arrivals areas of international airports and train stations. For better or for worse, these are the front doors to their city.
There’s a huge irony that one of the greatest cities in the world, New York, is portrayed so poorly in this area in rail and in air travel. Walk outside of JFK and you’ll see a big mess. Walk outside of LaGuardia and you’ll see an ongoing catastrophe. Even our former Vice President referred to LGA as third world.
London on the other hand…..well they know how to do it right. When you step off of the Eurostar at St. Pancras, you step into the best entrance to any big city in the world.
If you’re exceptionally lucky like me, you’ll get a stellar photographer posing as an overqualified driver for arrivals pickup. An added bonus is being driven around in a Mini Cooper. The penultimate London city car.
I couldn’t resist taking a photo of my name displayed in the VIP position of the car even if my London fame is just imaginary.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.