Experiment from the phone

Before leaving the land of band usage without concern, I thought to post an experimental message with photo on the fly. Hopefully this is a prelude to others while meandering, when I can find free wifi points.

The photos are more to see if I can do it than it is for aesthetics.

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  1. Bob says:

    Ah yes, ye grande hall o’ lights

  2. Worked out pretty cool.

    Heh! Some people follow the roaming gnome. Fr. Z could post pictures of the roaming Penjing.

  3. John says:

    I really like this photo, and some other similar random photos with random elements present. I’d love to see more of them on the blog here.

  4. John says:

    The second “random” in my prior comment should read “striking”. That’s what I was going for. :) It’ll make a lot more sense if you read it that way. :)

  5. Samuel Orsot says:

    Fr. Z,

    I know this is hardly the place, but please pray for the victims of hurrican Ike. This storm is so massive. Its effects can be felt in a 250 mile radius. This is the second time in two weeks Southwest Louisiana is placed under the threat of a hurricane. Pray please. Hurricane Ike has forced Fr. Nathan Long, who was set to say his very first Solemn High Tridentine Mass since his ordination this Sunday, to cancel this momentous event. Pray that the Lord spares us.

  6. Charles Ryder says:


    If not, it at least looks very much like the trippy tunnel they have between concourses there. I was out there a few weeks ago for a set of religious vows and was quite frightened by the tunnel.

  7. Paul Stokell says:

    Naw, that’s gotta be DC. Dulles, I think.

  8. lcb says:

    in light of the political discussion in another thread I would like to nominate Penjing for President. Penjing will build unity by inviting any opposing trees to be made a part of his cabinet.. Perhaps as a door.

  9. Geoffrey says:

    I second the nomination of Penjing for President. Now, who will the all-important running mate be?

  10. mao now says:

    I like the pic Father! a long hallway, or is it a tunnel? deserted…A forlon figure in black clutching his bags…very arty..very French.. ah I recognize the genuis of my own race…But wait a minute “cher” Zuhlsdorf doesnt sound very French! any ol way…I like it! very “film noir” ….LOL (tongue planted firmly in cheek)
    Bon soir!

  11. isabella says:


    If there is an award for most dedicated blogger – you win. It wprked.

    BTW, If that is where I think it is, my brother-in-law’s company designed it. Pretty eerie.

  12. Christabel says:

    Fr Z, if you’re flying into Heathrow Terminal 5, I hope you also took a photgraph of your baggage – just in case you never see it again :-))

  13. R says:

    I also wondered if that was Detroit Metro.

  14. AlexB says:

    Yes, that’s Detroit. I travel through the Psychedelic Tunnel often. They play New Agey music in sync with the lights. Just once I’d like to hear the Kyrie from Vierne’s Messe Solennelle done instead down there.

    “Please watch your step as you exit the moving walk…”

  15. Jane Fulthorpe says:


    Just seen you on kto – French equiv. of EWTV round the clock blanket coverage of Pope Benedict’s visit to France. It was a film ‘The Pontificate of Reason’. This should have much greater exposure. Brilliant! ‘Do good by stealth and blush to find it fame’!

    I’m sure you have the link but here it is in case anyone else here is interested. Francophone or not, all will enjoy.

    eglise.catholique.fr and then sidebar link to


    or try going direct to the latter.

    God speed, bon sejour. Please give my love to old blighty.

    (Fire in channel tunnel, no shuttles until whenever.)

  16. Matt says:

    Ah Detroit! . . and how about that music? It was like a bad Disney World ride. I took some cell phone pictures when I was there earlier this year.

  17. Those of you who guessed Detroit win the big prize!

    It is in deed the groovy LSD Trip Tunnel connecting the two terminals.

  18. Timmay! says:

    I saw that and knew Detroit. I think I’m the only one, but I love that trippy tunnel. Any time I fly out of McNamara Terminal I try to get there early to take a stroll through there. I hope the new terminal has something similar. :-)

  19. Gerard E. says:

    Detroit Metro- most depressing airport I have ever visited. Even the bars close by 9:00 P.M. Never an airport- outside of the darwinian struggle that is Kennedy- that more accurately reflects its city’s low self-esteem. Compare even to a smaller one like Albany International. Cleaner than most, cheery attendants and store personnel, even a meditation room where one can pray to Jesus or Allah or Ramalamadingdong should one choose. Almost a pleasure to wait three hours there before girding for battle at JFK.

  20. Rob says:

    Anyone remember the glory days when JFK had the three chapels in the center of the terminal parking lot (Catholic/Jewish/Protestant, side-by-side), directly opposite IAB (International Arrivals Building, last time I checked simply referred to as Terminal 4)?


    They’re long gone. Now all we have is a small room in the terminal, a dozen or two chairs, a couple of prayer rugs, and one wall of backlit photo ‘windows’.


    Hmmm… Looks like they’ve upgraded a little since the last time I was in.

    The Diocese of Brooklyn did do a nice job preparing a hanger as a ‘chapel’ for Pope Benedict’s NYC arrival and departure. Unfortunately, I’ve lost the link I had to an article about that.

  21. I remember Detroit. Not one of my happier trips to the USA though!

  22. Dr. Sudlow: Detroit can have that effect on people. To brighten up the next trip, visit Assumption Grotto and take in a Tigers game and their nice ballpark.

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