The old sound of international travel
There is something still so incredibly cool about analogue machines.
Travelling internationally used to be a unique experience, filled with unmistakable sounds and rituals.
One of the most iconic artefacts from the bygone era of airports was the old Solari board - the massive, analogue flight board of hundreds of little flaps that buzzed and whirred as planes, flying to all corners of the globe, took off and landed.
As these old icons of air travel are increasingly replaced by silent, electronic boards - the old analogue ones are ending up in executive lounges as prized works of art.
As much as it obviously makes sense for airports to go digital, there is something still so incredibly cool about analogue machines and the old-school nostalgia that they create by their existence.
Airports that still make use of old boards stand out amidst the digital conformity of modern screens and silent digital sterility.