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Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 pre-ASPH

Hotel “Shuttle”


Riding “Shotgun” in the left seat – Dublin, Ireland

Once the trip is finished or you’re just starting the day, there’s always the logistics issue of “wheels”. How do we get to the hotel or back to the airport.


“S” Class Mercedes S350

In Dublin we arranged a pickup through our handler. What showed up was an “S” Class Mercedes. Not a bad ride!

Hotel Shuttle

Hotel Shuttle

Then there’s the hotel shuttle service. They mostly run on a set schedule as most of you know who travel frequently. Sometimes the schedule meets your needs but most of the time they don’t. I guess I mean if you’d like to sleep in for a couple extra minutes or for me it seems I have to leave the hotel about the time the restaurant is opening for breakfast.


Limo Service

And finally we sometimes travel by private limo or taxi service. This was our ride from the airport to the hotel in the Los Angeles area yesterday late afternoon.

Yes you read that correctly, after flying back to New York from Ireland we then flew a trip from the NY area to Southern California. I’m now already awake and leaving the hotel this morning to catch a limo to the Los Angeles airport to fly on a commercial flight back home.

Las Vegas

Statue of Liberty - Las Vegas

Statue of Liberty – Las Vegas | Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M 35mm f1.4 pre-ASPH

Been a busy week on the road the last few days and haven’t taken any time to really enjoy a few of the photographs I’ve made. On Monday I traveled via Delta Airlines from home to Las Vegas to begin my work week. I captured the above image from the window of my cab ride as I was going to my hotel.


Welcome to Las Vegas | Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M 35mm pre-ASPH

Of course I had to capture the obligatory photo upon arriving to the airport.

Escalator Ride

Escalator Ride | Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M pre-ASPH

After passing under the “Welcome to Las Vegas” arch you have to walk to the airport transit to get to baggage claim. The escalator down is quite long and opens into a very large room.


The following photographs I tried capturing my ride on the transit rail to baggage claim.




Hanging with my son at The Phoenix

20140601-204525-©DuaneLPandorf-L1026242Hanging with my son | Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M 35mm pre-ASPH

After finishing our bike ride my son and I headed over to The Phoenix for bite to eat.  We missed the Sunday Brunch Blues session but did enjoy a mostly quiet early dinner.