Remember this line:
…that will be the day when an Airbus A380 flies over the middle of London, much too low, with one of its engines on fire.
from this post?
Well, what if that were almost to happen, but with Cape Town and no burning engine?
Lufthansa brought their A380 from Frankfurt to Cape Town today (via Jo’burg) to do some promotional pics in front of what turned out to be a reclusive and grumpy mountain. While it was well-publicised in aircraft-enthusiast circles (and I’m not one of them), there wasn’t much else said about it.
to follow shortly on flickr. <~ NOW UP!
The sage Brian Micklethwait tells us:
I try always to take my camera with me whenever I go out, because I never know what interesting thing I will encounter, and because I have a superstitious fear that on the one day when I don’t take my camera with me when I go out, that will be the day when an Airbus A380 flies over the middle of London, much too low, with one of its engines on fire, just when I have a perfect view of it.
And once again, he’s right. I take mine everywhere (except bed – Mrs 6000 won’t allow it in case I accidentally slip my zoom lens out while she’s asleep) for exactly that reason.
Well, ok, not exactly that reason. Not having my camera immediately to hand when an Airbus A380 flies over the middle of London, much too low, with one of its engines on fire won’t do me much good because – despite what I tell my wife – my telephoto isn’t actually that long.
So far, my constant companion hasn’t yielded anything hugely unusual, but you’ll be amongst the first to know when it does.