To the Friendly Skies

United Terminal at O"Hare International Airport, Chicago

To the Friendly Skies © 2010 Bo Mackison

O’Hare International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, and one of the largest. So I am always grateful when I can take the moving walkway through the terminal from one plane’s arrival gate to the connecting plane’s departure gate.

And these walkways were long enough, I was able to take more than a few photographs. They came out in a funky kind of way — appropriate, I think, for the beginning of a journey.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. I like this one! Very colorful!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Not a fan of airports, but O’Hare has made it easier to wait. A few decades ago a wait here was utter misery – now there are art shows, entertainment, not bad at all! I swear I could ride this people mover and look at the lights for an hour.

  2. gandalf says:

    I agree with Montucky – colorful and cool.

  3. Cool shot, Bo. It has a futuristic quality to it.

  4. Preston says:

    I haven’t flown all that much, but I find the airports so surreal when I do. Almost like being in another world.

  5. Ooooo I really DO love this one. The lines fascinate me as do the color “gradations.”

    • Bo Mackison says:

      The lines really fascinated me, too. So much so that, with my camera pointed upwards, I forgot the rules about standing still on the right of the people mover, walking on the left, and got in a couple of hurried travelers way. Ooops!

      My daughter quickly gave me instructions in proper airport etiquette. And that is a good thing to know!

  6. Haha, very cool. Looks a little “sci-fi” if you will forgive the term. I like this one a lot. Something different too.

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