Thursday, January 22, 2015

Good Fences

Good Fences - Thursday January 22nd

Thought I would show you the new Adelaide Oval, home to cricket and Australian Football in South Australia. It's a magnificent, world class stadium with fabulous facilities and we are justly proud of it - even though building it nearly broke the bank!


One of the access ways is this bridge across our Torrens River - fenced on both sides so nobody goes for an accidental swim. The sides are heavy duty perspex I think so you get quite an open feeling as you walk across.


Gates and fences direct patrons into the stadium


We're pretty high up here, so we need this fence to hang on to.



Cricket ovals traditionally had white picket fences around them. This is the electronic twist on the old fashioned picket fence - a digital picket fence. Don't ask me how they do it. Far too technical for me.


I love the design of this stand.



And looking up.......................




Liz Needle  -  linking with Good Fences

15 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful stadium! Great shots.. Have a happy day!

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  2. Love the lines! And I like how you've photographed the curves.

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  3. Chill photos. It would be fun to be up on that perch. Nice view.

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  4. Great looking oval! And I love the patterns of the roof :)
    And the fences, too! :D
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  5. quite a fine stadium! digital picket fence - now that's a new one! love it!

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  6. oh I like fine takes. Clever idea takes for us.

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    1. WOW! That is some fantastic Stadium. Must be wonderful to see a game there.

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    2. Unbelievable atmosphere , especially during a football match with 45 000 fans all cheering. Noise is unbelievable

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  7. Very impressive architecture and nicely captured. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Wow - that's one big and impressive stadium and I am happy to learn Cricket and Football are played there.
    I like the way you have photographed the big structure, giving particular attention to the nuances!
    Climbing up all them steps must be some workout, eh?

    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  9. What a wonderful facility - I'll bet there was a lot of controversy when this was built (if it nearly broke the bank). I'd love to watch a cricket match here - N.Z vs Aust. Haha.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/kimbikryst.html

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    1. I'll let you know Diana when there is a Aus/Kiwi test there. and you can pop over - stay with me and we can go to the test together. LOL

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  10. Dearest Liz; What a fabulous photographs of the stadium♡♡♡ I LOVE Australia as I had very precious memories in my 30's and early 40's being helping hand interpreter between New Castle city (sister city with my city). Lovely to have a blogger friend in Australia♪
    Thank you very much for visiting me, kindest regard from Japan; xoxo Miyako*

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  11. a very modern looking stadium.

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