WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Gatherings

 

In approximately another four weeks

it will be ANZAC Day.

In towns large and small all over

Australia and New Zealand

locals will gather for their

Memorial Dawn Service.

 

About mid afternoon,

at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG),

a crowd of 100,000 football fans

will observe a minute of silence prior to the now

traditional ANZAC DAY game between

Collingwood and Essendon

I have been to a couple of ANZAC Day games, in recent years,

and it is truly a moving experience to see a crowd

of all ages embrace the observation

of silence, for a minute.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Gatherings

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Travel Theme-Sports

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My

Sports

 Travel Theme.

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Three sports…

I have never tried kite surfing…

but it appears to be…

 a lot of fun and a bit dangerous judging by the helmet.

Nor have I ever been on a surf board…

 But I would just love to be competent enough to

manoeuvre as in the first two images.

However, I think this would be more my style.

 

Some shots of the inaugural

Cadell Evans Road Race.

After several hours of country road racing…

riders have three of four laps of Geelong suburbs

before a finish on the foreshore.

Finally, one shot of the Melbourne Cricket Ground

on the first Monday in June.

Collingwood versus Melbourne.

Also the scene of the

1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

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Where’s My Backpack: Sports

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-16Wk-23

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Odd Ball

Week 23, 2016

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Sunday was a football day.

So off I go to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

the home ground of Collingwood and several other teams.

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As I walked to the ground I noticed that…

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mist/fog was covering some of the taller buildings in the city.

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A slightly better view.

 

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From here it seemed lower than previous shots.

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The game commenced at 1310 and by 1335 lights

at the back of the stands were on.

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A few minutes later I noted the ‘fly swatters’ all ablaze as well.

 Unfortunately that was the highlight of the day for me.

 Collingwood was trounced.

Our season is over as far as making the September Finals goes.

For the record…these are phone photos.

 

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-23

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Phoneography-Football Finals

My Phoneography contribution complements my

Look Up, Look  Down Challenge

this week.

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All these photos, while taken with my HTC phone are looking down onto the playing field of the Melbourne Cricket ground (MCG) or, in one case, looking up.

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September is a big month in Australia, particularly Melbourne, the centre of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League) as all finals games are played during September to decide the champion team for the season.

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Many years ago all these games were played on Saturday afternoons, however, with the advent of the Australian Football League (AFL) and more direct televising of these games, the higher rating night games are more the norm these days.  I would much rather a day game, however, the team I have followed for years is one of the stronger teams and draws a bigger ratings crowd.

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These two photos were taken about half an hour before the first bounce (start of the game) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday September, 7th.  The MCG is where the 2006 Commonwealth Games and 1956 Olympic games were held.

The Dark section of the grand stand is the Melbourne Cricket Club Members grandstand.  There is a waiting list of 25-30 years to become a member.

These photos are taken from the Great Southern Stand where AFL Members watch sporting events to which they are entitled entry.

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All the above shots were taken on the first night of finals with the banner indicating that one of the teams is about to run onto the ground.

Fortunately I only attended this game to watch a good game. However, just prior to arriving I had a nagging thought that I had left my car unlocked at a railway station car park, so I left early… only to find that the car was very securely locked!!

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The only good thing about returning on Saturday night was my Look Up and capturing this scene.

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A crowd of around 50,000 watched as my team, Collingwood, were soundly beaten.  At least I don’t have a reason to drag myself over to night games any more this season.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Craftyspices.com_Wordless Wednesday

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Lensandpensbysally~Phoneography

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Phoneography-Football Finals-BW

My Phoneography contribution complements my

Look Up, Look  Down Challenge

later this week

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September is a big month in Australia, particularly Melbourne, the centre of the Australian Rules Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League) as all finals games are played during September to decide the champion team for the season.

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Many years ago all these games were played on Saturday afternoons, however, with the advent of the Australian (Rules) Football League (AFL) and more direct televising of these games, the higher rating night games are more the norm these days.  I would much rather a day game, however, the team I have followed for years is one of the stronger teams and draws a bigger ratings crowd.

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These two photos were taken about half an hour before the first bounce (start of the game) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday September, 7th.  The MCG is where the 2006 Commonwealth Games and 1956 Olympic games were held.

The dark section of the grand stand is the Melbourne Cricket Club Members grandstand. There is a waiting list of 25-30 years to become a member.

These photos are taken from the Great Southern Stand where AFL Members watch sporting events to which they are entitled entry.

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All the above shots were taken on the first night of finals with the banner indicating that one of the teams is about to run onto the ground.

Fortunately, I only attended this game to watch a good game. However, just prior to arriving I had a nagging thought that I had left my car unlocked at a railway station car park, so I left early… only to find that the car was very securely locked!!

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The only good thing about returning on Saturday night was my capturing this scene.

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A crowd of around 50,000 watched as my team, Collingwood, were soundly beaten.  At least I don’t have a reason to drag myself over to night games any more this season.

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Lensandpensbysally~Phoneography

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