Airport Memories

Last week I was in Copenhagen Airport. I was walking around the terminals to pass the time. There was about two hours before my flight, so I thought I would do a stroll around and look at things. I wandered to Terminal F. It is one of the farthers terminals there is - the other one is Terminal A. I’ll get to the terminal in a bit. So I was walking to Terminal F - there was nothing to see. All the gates were closed - there was no sound there besides the occasional announcement over the PA. Other than that it was empty. I then decide to head over to Terminal A. It was placed on the other end of the airport, so I started walking - and I walked and I walked. Terminal A was the former domestic flight terminals. You couldn’t actually enter that terminal without going outside and then go in again. Now it was connected to the rest of Copenhagen Airport. So I started walking down towards the old part of Terminal A. It was just a very very long hallway with exits to different gates. There were nobody and I saw nobody there. I kept on walking until I came to an escalator heading downstairs. At the bottom of the stairs there were a couple of single leather sofas and a table. They were all empty. No one was sitting there. You could actually get a good nights sleep there if you wanted to. On the left side of the table there was a hallway heading to four other gates. I followed the hallway and came to a desk - walking past it some sliding doors opened and I went inside. There were four gates, lots of seating, some kids entertainment tables with some toys and nothing. There was a huge departure screen but no one from Terminal A. So I just had a look around there. There was simply no one. I was all alone in a desolate part of the airport. I felt like I wasn’t supposed to be there. There were security cameras around me, and I kept wondering if someone was looking at my while I was looking into the lenses. Would they send the police to my location to escort me out of this place? No one came. I stood there for about 15 minutes. No one showed up, so I decided to head back again. Still I didn’t see anyone.

If you want to go some place - a place that is liminal space. I would definitely recommend the far away land af Terminal A in Copenhagen Airport.