Thursday, 7 February 2008

Have a gander

at Gander International Airport. Now, the forgotten airport, but once the centre of transatlantic travel. The terminal, a design masterpiece that showcased the best of Canadian design, was officially opened by HRM Queen Elizabeth II in 1959.

Photographs: Aerial view and Gander Airport (I, II, III) by Simon Norfolk

Now playing: Duran Duran - Astronaut
via FoxyTunes


An Aesthete's Lament said...

It still looks very sleek and beautiful. I'd buy a roundtrip ticket just to see it.

The Peak of Chic said...

Those were the days... when airport design could be quite interesting and cutting edge. Now, the newish ones all look the same- boring!

Pigtown-Design said...

I think that Gander was one of the places planes had to put down on 9/11. The people of Newfoundland were very hospitable to all of those were stranded there when there was a no-fly zone over the US.