Alicante Airport, terminal 3 parking ticket payment area

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David Wilson on September 17, 2012

looking west at the old terminals 1 & 2 parking. All the space in the world where it's not needed. Where it is needed is at the bottleneck outside terminal 3 arrivals. A crowd of people try to stand in a tiny area which is blocked up with lifts, ramps and escalators. The design of terminal 3 is Calatrava-ism at its worst - never mind the function, lets make it big and impressive then fit the functions in as best we can afterwards.

David Wilson on September 17, 2012

Result - a structure which looks great from 2 miles away, but is a pain in the arse to negotiate when inside.

David Wilson on September 17, 2012

,,,and that even includes the new car park - narrow on/off ramps with sharp turns at each floor, weird circulation and poor signage. I'm glad I drive a small car!

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Photo taken in Alicante Airport (ALC), 03195 L'Altet, Alicante, Spain

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  • Uploaded on September 16, 2012
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    by David Wilson
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A650 IS
    • Taken on 2012/09/02 09:06:15
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    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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