Heathrow an amazing airport with over 1,000 “traffic movements” per day, equalling almost 70 million passengers in 2011!
The airport has changed tremendously and mostly very postively since my first visit in 1978, which was my first trip alone abroad: My suitcase didn’t make it to Bremen with me but that just toughened me for the next few hundred flights:-) Nevertheless, I try to avoid Heathrow unless I’m going to south east England.
The first place I experienced retina scanners for passing through ticket control, and it was on a domestic flight:-(
Nikon D70. Sigma 70-300 F4,0-5,6 DG APO Makro lens. 1/640s, f/4.5, 170 mm. Post-pro in CS4 with Nik Collection. Captured in jpg in 2005.