Archive for November, 2012

November 16th, 2012

The most beautiful flight ever

I visited eZ Systems in Oslo to attend their Nordic Partner Days last Friday. My company, Exove, has been their partner for a couple years.

Anyhow, this post is not about eZ Systems or Exove, but the flight from Helsinki to Oslo. Imagine this. It was early November in Finland, the darkest and most rainy season in northern countries. The flight was bound to leave 7.20, so I had to leave my cozy bed really, really early.

For some odd reason, the sky was completely clear in Helsinki and the sun was rising when the plane taxied to the runway. The sun was just bit below the horizon, so it painted the eastern sky red, orange, and yellow. We flied to west one time zone in an hour, so the sun stayed at the same exact position for the whole duration of the flight.

It had snowed in Oslo and the ground was white, trees were white, and roofs were white. The roads were black, and tree trunks were black. There were no other colours on the landscape at all. Everything was just black and white while the plane descended to the airport. It was like flying over the landscape of an old Chaplin movie.

It was one of the most beautiful sights that I’ve ever witnessed. Very dreamlike and most probably would never happen again. I decided not to take any pictures, as they would have flatten the feeling and I would have less fond memories to cherish.

The partner meeting was excellent, too.