After 12.5 hours flight arrived at Zurich-Kloten International Airport.
The photo was taken in Main Transit Terminal Building Interior.
Zurich-Kloten International Airport is Switzerland’s largest airport, and the principal hub of Swiss International Air Lines. It serves Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, and, with its good surface transport links, much of the rest of the country. The airport is located 13 km north of downtown Zurich.
Zurich Airport has three runways of 3,700 m, 3,300 m and 2,500 m in length.
The airport has three airside piers, which are known as docks A, B and E.
A central air-side building is directly linked to docks A and B (see photo), which take the form of finger piers. Dock E, as the midfield terminal is now known, is connected to the central air-side building by an automated underground train, known as the Skymetro.
Dock A is exclusively used by flights to and from the Schengen Area (group of 26 European countries that have abolished passport and immigration controls at their common borders), whilst dock E is exclusively used by flights outside the Schengen Area. Dock B can be used by all flights.
The ground-side terminal complex comprises several buildings, and includes several airline check-in areas, a shopping mall, a railway station, car parks, and a bus and tram terminal. Departing passengers access the departure level of the central air-side building, which includes duty-free shopping and various bars and restaurants, via airport security.
Passengers are segregated between Schengen and non-Schengen areas on the way to the respective docks, with non-Schengen passengers passing through emigration controls.
Schengen and non-Schengen arriving passengers are handled in separate areas of the central airside building, with non-Schengen passengers passing through immigration controls to reach the ground-side terminal complex.
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emka (75335) 2013-07-10 23:45
I love airports, it is the beginning or end of adventure. And often the place of interesting atmosphere. interesting shot.
Miguel82 (21908) 2013-07-11 0:28
Happy to see you around, you come back with that superb picture of an airport I know (flight stop)
Excellent action shot scene with many protagonists
abmdsudi (41422) 2013-07-11 8:13
Good precise framing and the scale of composition sets it apart with lots going on there. The building is on a rather grand scale with some very interesting architecture, good lines and shapes with some other attractive complementary subjects. Exposure is manageable with adequate clarity and good overall colour contrast. Congrats, TFS
ikeharel (54397) 2013-07-11 8:24
Good evening Miro,
Yet another perspective on passangers in a rush, on an airport hall's.
Interesting white iron structure, modern styled and fine sharp view in picture.
Airports always make a special ambiance photo. Nicely done.
fabbs99 (16147) 2013-07-12 7:02
Another great shot from Zurich Airport. A carefully constructed composition and a delight to view.Well done my friend.
kato (11630) 2013-07-17 8:54
You're capturing well the inside of this airport terminal by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the modern architecture with many piles and functional design. It's interesting in some passengers sitting on chair and waiting for the flight, and ones walking along the passage, too. It seems that the standard is same structure as well as Singapore Changi Airport you posted before about an international airport.
Nicou (118372) 2013-07-20 5:08
très belle vue de Zurich Airport merveilleux quelle compo et image cette architecture moderne et ces personnages une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
jcpix (12738) 2013-07-20 18:47
Down time at the airport, but once again you've made the best use out of it! :) I like the approach to this shot, utilizing the large triangular shape of the concourse to create a natural path and help aid in the perspective, as well as give a good idea to the height and space within. The poor lady on the right appears to be lost, a look and stance of not quite knowing where she is or where she's going!? haha Good light, the balance has made for a nice reflection on the floor without over exposing the windows and keeping definition on the white supports. Nicely realized. Have a great day ahead.
gus72 (3719) 2013-07-22 19:00
Hi Miro !!
we had at least 4 stop overs for connecting flights at this Airport..... it is very clean, very efficient and well presented....... in fact it is a very nice building. You have chosen here a difficult angle but it tells the story well.
I have a new great collection of Golf photos..... from the UK, the USA and Canada.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (12770)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-19
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Airports [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-10 20:29