In the Shadow of the Pan Am Clippers...
Last weekend I was in NYC to attend the WatchTime event, which was fantastic. On the way home, I built in some extra time at LaGuardia, so that I could visit the Marine Air Terminal -- the terminal used for the Pan Am Clipper flying boats starting in 1940. I'm so glad I had the chance to finally see this in person. The architecture of the terminal is decidedly Art Deco, as are the various appointments that mirror the Pan Am logo. The mural that spans the circumference of the terminal is called "Flight", and also dates to 1940. Despite the modern aspects of the terminal that are associated with its current use, the general vibe still summons the ghosts of the past -- for a brief time, I was transported back to the day when air travel aboard the Pan Am Clippers was a glamorous event. I heartily encourage anyone with an interest in this period to visit, if you get a chance.
And, now, some more photos...
Lastly, when I looked up and saw the pattern in the skylight, I knew that I had worn the perfect watch for this visit... ;-)