As pretty as an airport*

by Cellobella on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 · 7 comments

Airports aren’t known for their aesthetics – well, apart from Vancouver which is outstanding – but I discovered that we do have at least one very nicely designed airport in Western Australia, and in an unlikely place.

Why I think Geraldton is an unlikely place no doubt comes from some regional prejudice I must harbour towards the town which I haven’t rated for it’s design qualities in the past (although the new foreshore is a dramatic improvement).

It’s the Greenough airport, and it is a very pleasant experience indeed.  High ceilings, an aquarium, a display of aeronautic history – it feels more like a trendy museum than an airport.

But see for yourself:

*The title of this post comes from this quote:

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression ‘as pretty as an airport.’ —Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, 1988

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