Last Friday afternoon, after thoroughly enjoying Helsinki, it was time to board the plane again. You’d think that I’d eventually tire of making photos of airplane wings, but you would be mistaken. There was not much to photograph during the night, but when we were approaching Japan, the skies cleared for a little while and I was able to see my new home for the first time.
Kansai International Airport was built on an artificial island. Apparently it’s currently sinking at a rate of about 5 cm per year but is supposed to stop some time soon. I read somewhere that it is sinking faster than originally projected but I cannot find that information anymore. So, if all goes according to plan, it will not actually become submerged. Well, unless the ocean levels were to rise dramatically.
The terminal building was built by Renzo Piano and is really lovely. I did not take any pictures of it because I didn’t want to make any mistakes during immigration and needed my full concentration for that. Perhaps on my next flight.