Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sweet dreams are made of this......

Have you ever looked at something, or walked through somewhere, or just stood in the middle of something and said to yourself, "What I would give to _______".  I had that very fortunate experience recently.  I was very lucky to be able to take a tour of a stunning Boeing 737-7BC(BBJ) registered N164RJ - this stunning bird that makes her home (when she is in town) at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

From the minute you enter the cabin, you know you are in a place of pure pleasure - as someone described her - an apartment in the sky.  All the amenities are there to be able to support that - bathroom with shower, bedroom, satellite access for communications, wireless internet throughout the aircraft, television, full gallery (kitchen), she is able to provide the best to her occupants.  Here are some of the highlights (note - there are some areas I will not photograph out of respect to the owners)..

The office area  that contains the fax machine, the desk, the working area.

The meeting area, combined with dining area, complete with full boardroom table/dining room table.

The living area, relaxation area.

The living area, relaxation area. 

The living area, relaxation area.

Then of course, for the crew, there is the office area, cold and dark at the moment, waiting for her next trip.

And, finally, the means for getting from place to place - part 1 of 2.  

Yes, I would give a whole whole lot to be able to take a trip on such a lovely apartment in the sky, but, as this post is titled, sweet dreams are made of N164RJ, I mean this.....

Some more time spent behind the camera lens....


Linda said...

Wonderful photos. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Dave W said...

Hi Mark, I regularly check out your blog and pics but generally don't comment (actually I don't think I have to date).

Now while most people may focus on your external pics of aircraft I have to say (as an amateur picture taker myself) I am really impressed with these internal shots - it's clearly an exceptional aircraft but your pics are technically brilliant! Sorry if that sounds a bit geeky!

Also, note how pristine the cockpit is, just like the rest of the airplane - there is no worn out panels in this bird! Capt. Aux wouldn't need his paintbrush in this baby!

All the best, and thanks for sharing! Lucky you!

Dave from the UK :)

Mark Lawrence said...

@Dave - thanks very much - it was my first shoot with my new portrait lens - that I thought would be perfect for the shoot - it's a Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8 lens - that - worked really well with my Nikon - so - I was very happy with it - but - I always appreciate compliments!! :) I have to say the same of your shot from the Maldives - that Water taxi is stunning - I'm very jealous of that shot!!

capnaux said...

LOVE the interior--I wanna fly it!

@ DaveW--I would LOVE to fly a bird I didn't need to clean with my paintbrush, LMAO!