Photographer's Note

This photo was taken in the departure floor of the Hong Kong International Airport.

The ramp from the buses and taxis is on the right and the check-in desks are on the left.

I have 3 photos the airport, which I am not entirely happy with, but I thought I would post this in response to Robert's query yesterday.

I hope the photo can give you all an idea of the immense size of the place.

The thing I love the most about this airport, is the fact that they flattened a small island on which to build it.

Tech: Scanned, rotated left, resized, sharpened, contrast +6 and brightness -3.

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"HKIA is among the busiest airports in the world.

The passenger terminal is perhaps the world's largest enclosed space and it is certainly one of the most energy efficient buildings yet created.

Reflected sunlight, a soaring arched roof and unobtrusive air-conditioning create a comfortable and natural ambience all year round.

Despite its vast size, the terminal building is surprisingly easy to negotiate, as the needs of travellers were carefully considered during all design phases. The pedestrian flow for departures and arrivals is clearly defined so that all procedures are trouble free and pleasurable.

HKIA is one of the few airports with its own internal underground rail network. It swiftly transports arriving or departing passengers from the furthermost gates in about 70 seconds. This is complemented by over three kilometres of moving walkways or travelators located inside the terminal building."

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