The photo was taken while landing in Copenhagen.
A few more moments – and we will land at the airport.
Fortunately the weather permitted to take some photos!
Copenhagen Airport was originally called Kastrup Airport, since it is located in the small town of Kastrup, now a part of the Tårnby municipality.
I thought this piece of land was already Denmark but thanks to Gunnar (saxo042) the true location has been cleared up :)
On the projected part of the land (the plane had not yet crossed the Swedish-Danish border) you can see the Barsebäck nuclear power plant which is closed now. The plant is situated in Barsebäck, Kävlinge Municipality, Skåne.
Here is a link to the photo of the plant from Wikipedia.
The following are my thoughts about travelling...
The world is beautiful, isn’t it?
What do you need to travel and see the world?
To buy a ticket, book a hotel (an optional variant for some), pack your suitcase, get your camera (if you’re a photographer) – and leave. Oh yes, and not to forget your passport…. or whatever other ID!
But sometimes you need a visa to enter certain countries.
Is getting a visa an easy thing to do?
What are the requirements for EU citizens to apply for the Russian visa, for example?
1) original passport;
2) two copies of Russian visa application form.
3) 1 passport-size photo signed on the back.
4) Confirmation of hotel arrangements from authorized Russian travel company, or directly from the Russian hotel, showing reference number and confirmation number for the visa.
What do you need to do to travel to a EU country if you are a citizen of Russian Federation which is neither Europe nor Asia?
- to get a visa to the country which you want to visit!
- to get the visa at the embassy of the chosen country well in advance (but not earlier than 3 months in advance – and definitely not later than 1 month in advance – sometimes it takes ages for visa to be issued).
What is the obligatory set of documents for a Russian citizen applying for a visa to most EU countries?
1) Application for a visa.
2) Confirmation of hotel, cottage or apartment etc. booking and full payment in advance.
3) Confirmation of ticket booking and its copy.
4) International passport or other travel document.
5) A copy of International passport’s identification page.
6) Copies of all marked – and often unmarked as well! – pages of citizen (internal) passport.
7) Proof of sufficient financial means to support yourself during your stay (copies of travel cheques; photocopy of a credit card – if you have any - and the bank account statement on paper with a stamp of the bank).
8) Certificate from the current employer stating what your position is, how long you have been working for the company, what your salary is (the higher it is, the better) and that you are entitled to vacation from ... to ... .
9) Medical insurance.
10) 2 recently taken colour photos.
Sometimes the visa is not issued to you at all – for example, if you want to travel directly to Belgium – even if you have every document confirmed and paid for the application. Seek alternative ways to get to Belgium from Russia!
Why so many conditions and restrictions for some people and the minimum formal conditions for others?
A stupid question, I know.
Thank you for reading this to the end. I bet you’re tired! So am I – each time I have to apply for the visa...
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saxo042 (37694) 2009-08-07 1:24
It is definitely much easier if you are an EU citizen, travelling only inside the EU. But try USA; everything is checked, fingerprints etc... Or go to Norway on a smaller road, the only way to know that you are in a new country is the the center line on the road turns from white to yellow! But your photo here: I like the view and the red part of the motor, a real eye catcher. I have been looking around on Google Maps, trying to identify the spot but with no real success, but I have a feeling that you were looking at Sweden, looks like the nuclear power station (now closed) at Barsebäck far below!
siamesa (27763) 2009-08-07 1:38
Very informative and useful note. The photo is beautiful and considering the conditions it is excellent.
mafegan (8624) 2009-08-07 4:12
Great detail throughout whether we be looking down upon Denmark or Sweden. Interesting that you should have focused on visas as a visa for Russia is the most complicated I have ever obtained - had to include a support letter, supply details of all accommodation and dates plus show proof of onward travel etc, etc - and it took 26 days. Sounds as though most countries also make it very difficult for you. Tfs your photo and your story, Marlene
ktanska (25907) 2009-08-07 5:01
Flying low near the coastline really gives great views. Careful framing where red engine on the bottom fits well. Colours look quite natural, which is sometimes tricky through windows.
I never knew getting a visa would be that tough.
jplebrun (21208) 2009-08-07 5:11
très belle photo de ce paysage vu du ciel, j'aime bien voir tout ces damiers formés par les champs
holmertz (45297) 2009-08-07 8:24
I won't go into the visa details, just concentrate on this fine photo with a view of southern Sweden ;-)
The red part of the engine makes a great foregound and the line of clouds are very pretty above the horizon. The two nicely curved bays are perfectly placed in the composition. Generally I find this better than the average view from an airplane, without the haze that usually spoils such photos. It's also remarkably sharp considering it's been taken through a thick and slightly curved window.
Kind regards, wishing you a nice weekend,
AKITA (15125) 2009-08-07 21:47
a nice clear shot of graceful landscape with invisible border.
curved coasts are wonderful and the contrast between blue and red is so vivid.
in my feeling, we need countries but no nations.
so we need dividing lines but no borders. simply I think it.
anyway, never border in landscape, it is pleasant.
always artistic sensations are above the political thoughts,
and beautiful views have no borders.
pablominto (53746) 2009-08-07 23:08
I used to visit Barsbäck II during the construction period so this is Skåne all right!
And I'm trying to figure out the kind of aircraft you're in here but I have to give in...
But the windows are clean and the landscape details great, the red engine hood is an eye-catcher..!
serp2000 (42108) 2009-08-09 9:39
Äîáðûé âå÷åð, Åëåíà,
äà óæ, ñûòûé ãîëîäíîãî... íå ïîíÿòü èì íàøèõ ïðîáëåì.
Êàê â àíåêäîòå:à ÿ 4 äíÿ íè÷åãî íå åë... Íó òû ýòî áðîñü, òû ãëàâíîå ñåáÿ çàñòàâü!
Êëàññíûé ñíèìîê,÷àùå áûâàåò ñòåêëî èñ÷åðêàíîå.Âåëèêîëåïíûé âèä!
hispic (9652) 2009-08-09 20:13
God morgon Elena!
Red is very effectively used, it's a nice accent. You have captured an amazing shot by framing attractive coast lines and formation of clouds.
In Japan, all electronic devices including digital cameras must be switched off during take-off and landing, so I keep an old film camera EOS 5 for it.
Best wishes, Hisashi
mortijo (12828) 2009-08-10 2:34
I will not comment on the visa problem, I hate these restrictions. I needed a visa only once in my life in the early seventies for a voyage to Hungary, and the problems I had cured me for the rest of my life. I like the picture though. It is one of these shots where it doesn't really matter where you are. The combination of blue and green and...red does the trick, you realise a shot that is agreeable to look at, and that's what counts. Thanks for sharing.
npecanhuk (70106) 2009-08-10 9:34
I love aerials and this one is quite good, with excellent sharpness, exposure and colors!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
Kielia (24073) 2009-08-12 8:52
excellently composed aerial view, the red part of the plane is an eye catcher (as already mentioned) and very harmoniously contrasting with the blue and white colors. The clouds are really beautiful! Concerning your interesting contemplations on traveling: territoriality is part of human behavior ! (That does not mean that I agree with the Russian regulations).
BTW: I am looking forward to seeing impressions of your dacha!
Vasa (16816) 2009-08-13 5:32
I like your picture, but your note is a little school for me. Maybe I could write the same... And I don't travel by principe. Question of visa.
All friendship for you.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-08-17 22:18
A good view over the swedish coast, it's true that when coming from Russia you enter Denmark as you land. Good there is no dirt from the windows so the view is luminous. Agree the visa story is nonsense, btw do you know the airport where I recorded the fastest immigration is St Peterburg ? and I have visited maaaaany airports !
Have a nice day JY
jafadabret (56501) 2009-08-26 23:39
J'aime cette photo avec comme premier plan une partie de l'avion et, plus loin, ce paysage d'une grande beauté. C'est un exercice assez difficile mais tu l'as parfaitement réussi.
ellelloo (6572) 2009-08-27 11:47
I am really much belated in my comment. But better late than never. :-) This is a great shot with amazing depth, perfect clarity and sharpness. Also the parts of plain frame the photo nicely. Neither did I know that getting a visa would be that difficult for you! TFS!
Greetings from somewhat rainy Espoo,
maloutim (9639) 2009-08-28 1:01
Très belle photo de la côte de Scanie! Le contraste avec la partie colorée de l'avion est du plus bel effet!
Ta note est des plus intéressantes, et je comprends la lassitude engendrée par ces histoires de visas!
Je n'ai encore jamais eu besoin de visa, car j'ai voyagé en Europe ou aux USA. Je suis donc parmi les chanceux, et je sympathise bien avec ceux qui ont moins de chance!
Merci du partage, et meilleures amitiés!
Uhu (8533) 2009-08-28 10:01
Õå, õå, õå!
Ïèòåð âåñü ïîëüçóåòñÿ ôèíñêèì ìóëüòèøåíãåíîì - àíêåòà, ôîòêè, ñòðàõîâêà, òðèäöàòü åâðî - è âñå!
Øèêàðíàÿ ôîòêà - êàê â ñìûñëå èíôîðìèðîâàíèÿ íàøèõ íåðóññêèõ äðóçåé, òàê è êàê ôîòêà.
À áåëüãèéñêèå ýíä íåìåöêèå âèçû áðàòü - ýòî ñåáÿ íå ëþáèòü.