Whats your Home Address: London Gatwick Airport Terminal

It's been reported in the news that a homeless unemployed chef lived in London's Gatwick Airport South terminal for three years. Anthony Delaney has camped at the terminal for three years, sleeping and taking showers at that London address inspite of countless run ins with UK Police. He'd only leave the terminal to collect his unemployment benefits, this was all inspite being banned from entering the Airport. What made him do this? Sheer act of desperation probably.
Did you know that movie The Terminal was inspired by a real life man who was at a waiting zone (detention) in Charles De Gaulle (CDG) Airport in France. Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian born man who appealed a number of times as a refugee into the UK, Italy, France. From 1988 to 2006, he lived at CDG airport's Terminal One Departure lounge. During this time, he's become friends with the airport staff, who donated a sofa for him to sleep on and offered to wash his clothes. While at the airport, Nasseri had a daily routine to wake up at 5AM, wash the public toilets, listen to the radio, read a book, and write in his journal. This journal has been turned into an autobiography called the Terminal Man. It has been said by the Sunday Times that this book is both disturbing and brilliant. Hmmmm. This is interesting. I have always loved the movie with Tom Hanks, The Terminal, and so reading this may interest me.

Comments

Debo Hobo said…
This was a really great movie...
Hi Debo Hobo,

I totally agree!
Mummy Sheng said…
hi there! how's life?
Hi Sheng, am good thanks. It was a cold summer day in Sydney today! Hope you are well! Ciao! :)
Debo Hobo said…
It seems everything Tom Hanks does turns to 'gold'.
C K said…
Have not read the book but I love the film! Cannot really imagine living in Gatwick though. Yep, that guy must be desperate. :)

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