Paramedicine was a dangerous job, the streets unpredictable, but to know true danger you really just need to take a cab ride to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Last year was the worst, with our driver literally falling asleep multiple times on the highway at the end of a long night spent ferrying revellers home after France won the World Cup. Lightening doesn’t strike twice though, right? Well, as it turns out, sometimes it does. My driver didn’t fall asleep this time thankfully, but he did set new land speed records through the use of… creative… lane changes.
I think I might just walk to the airport next year.
I was excited though, despite the ride, because airports always inspire me to make new photographs. There is something magical about the way light and shadow bounce through a terminal, due to the glass architecture and design.
I had a 2 hour wait, so I made photos until we boarded (see images below). As I settled in for the 10 hour flight home I had time to reflect on the past week. How lucky am I? I lead an amazing life, full of travel and time spent with wonderful students, and now I get to spend time at home with my family. Balance, right? And gratitude. A LOT of gratitude.
I hope you enjoyed this eight part series documenting a week spent teaching in Paris (click here to go to the first post). Looking forward, there are a few things coming up on this site that I am incredibly excited to share with you.
Until next time,