AA56 to London

As in the previous post, I found some video that, for some reason, was not edited into a finished piece. This time it is the details of flying on American Airlines Flight 56 from Miami to London. This voyage put me on a Boeing 777, which is a magnificent airplane. Thanks to frequent flier miles, I enjoyed a first class seat. Here’s a look at the cabin, amenities, food, and some aerial views along the way.

What a great flight! Got there safely and in comfort thanks to the professional staff at American Airlines. It was the start of a great trip, one I posted about last year. Although this video was a bit of catch up, it’s good to have the memories on file.

Over London, England (aerial video)

While sorting through some footage taken with my Nikon 1 AW, I found a clip taken from American Airlines Flight 56. This was on 2 June 2014, aboard a 777, which is an amazing aircraft by the way. At any rate, it seems I poked the Nikon at the window for a look down at the sprawling city of London, England. You’ll recognize a few famous sights. Here it is:

Due to the weather conditions, the image quality was not the best. I did several color corrections as well as a few other enhancements. Still, a nice view down on a famous city. Enjoy the journey.

Tower Bridge, photos

A good friend (Thanks, Dr. Pete!) sent me these photos from London’s Tower Bridge, showing it under construction in 1892. Impressive.

You can see the wooden ships in the foreground and the steel structure of the bridge behind, two worlds colliding here. The next one shows some of the masonry shaping up.

It’s amazing to think of a time before this bridge was there. And the story goes that these photographs were left behind in an old building and kept by a fellow for many years before the resurfaced. Here’s another look.

There you see the steam derricks off to the side. Hard work back then and no computer simulations to test out the design. Must have been a good one, because the bridge is still there, an icon of London and Great Britain.

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