Posts Tagged ‘airport’


While traveling through Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, I spotted (well, it was hard to avoid noticing) these large planters in the shape of oversized flower pots. Roughly five to seven feet tall, they’re scattered throughout Terminal 2. An odd choice of decor even for an airport terminal, I think. This image makes me think of some dystopian, futuristic sci-fi novel in which humans are taken on board the spacecraft of a very large alien species who have heard that houseplants remind humans of home…

That’s just my take on it. But I’m not sure these trees/bushes are all too pleased either!

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Three large planters designed to look like white takeout cartons, holding green leafy plants in an airport terminal

Why do these plants appear to be planted in takeout containers? They caught my eye during a recent trip via Copenhagen’s stylish airport. At first I thought they were bamboo, and ethnic stereotyping was at work in some weird way, but they are some other tall, grassy plant which I couldn’t identify. Any ideas?

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Yarrow in a sea of lichens on the shuttered Tempelhof airfield, now a park…


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Plant in airport bathroom

Our roving plant reporter Phoebe Kuo, aka my sister, found a birthday bouquet yesterday while traveling through LaGuardia Airport in New York City late at night. Although she had just endured a late evening flight following a long day of work, our birthday girl was on the alert for urban plants and snagged this cell phone shot of the perfect pretzel pairing. Is Auntie Anne’s pretzels, a LaGuardia snack mainstay, offering urban plants in Big Gulp-sized cups? If so, you heard it here first.

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