Photo of the Day (12.30.10)

Given the past weeks of difficult weather-related travel delays in Europe and North America, it seems appropriate to bring the theme of travel realism to today’s Photo of the Day. Today’s image comes courtesy of Flickr user jwannie: a somewhat blurry waiting area of the Minneapolis St. Paul airport at 5 am. At the hallowed hour of 5 am, airports are full of hardcore business travelers and a handful of leisure-minded folks. Both groups tend to be on blurry-eyed zombie auto-pilot, possibly scarfing the bruised apples that seemed the night before like appropriate potential breakfast snacks.

Got a photo that captures one or another slice of the travel experience in all its glories? Submit it to the Gadling Flickr pool. If we like it, we might just choose it as a future Photo of the Day.