Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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mostly from the press room :)

Dhamaka says:

it is
and so... blue....

29th Sep 2007, 19:18

Caine says:

Wow. That's quite the venue. The 6th shot is my favourite, I really like those lines.

29th Sep 2007, 19:27

Dhamaka says:

Boet - indeed!
Caine - thank you. It is a fascinating place. Looking at how all the chairs are adjusted to different heights I imagine that on match days there's a fairly well established heirarchy for where the watchers / media people sit

29th Sep 2007, 19:37

JokerXL says:

I recognised that space ship too, we went past it in the truck Boet, twice, as I remember.

29th Sep 2007, 20:57

Dhamaka says:


did you mean

Lords - the Pod


29th Sep 2007, 23:05

Jig along says:

Lords has certainly been updated to the 21st century.

I havent' been to all the cricket ovals in Australia, but I like the Adelaide oval the best, that still has grassed patches to sit and watch the cricket, and the old style scoreboard still

30th Sep 2007, 00:45

Dhamaka says:

thanks Hward

jigalong - It has, but I love the description of the Adelaide Oval. It sounds like the cricket clubs of my childhood and gives me a warm feeling of remembrance

30th Sep 2007, 10:21

lilitiger says:

Looks amazing, Dhamaka. Nice and clean too! The chairs are great...

30th Sep 2007, 20:57

Dhamaka says:


1st Oct 2007, 07:01

SuziQ says:

wonderful insight into an intriguing place. Great perspectives :)

1st Oct 2007, 11:39

taniwha says:

So glam. I was at a conference with Health care professionals there last year. Gazing out at the spaceship just added to the air of unreality.

1st Oct 2007, 11:51

Dhamaka says:

thanks - it was one of those days I wished I had more than one lens..

1st Oct 2007, 17:32