As pretty as an airport*

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 isย a dramatic improvement).

It’s the Greenough airport, and it is a very pleasant experience indeed.ย  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.’ โ€”Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, 1988

7 Replies to “As pretty as an airport*”

  1. I have to agree with you that this is a nice airport… I used it a couple of times with my previous job, and having visited a few regional airports (Busselton – the flies are terrible! and Paraburdoo) and landing strips (Ravensthorpe, Perenjori) this one is definitely the most pleasant.

  2. It sure beat what it was 20 years ago… given the area it’s in, it’s hard to find anything else around it that looks that good – oops!

    So you were on THAT side of the fish tank! We we’re on the other side that arvo lol

    That airfield has a very interesting history… wish more of that could come out somehow, it’d be good to see. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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