Monday, November 30, 2009

Australia 1 West Indies 0

This is the Gabba cricket ground, where the West Indies lost to Australia in the cricket over the weekend. The game finished way ahead of schedule and as a result there were some rubbish movies on the telly. Many Australians were forced to emerge blinking into the sunlight and heat and find something constructive to do with their Sunday.

The Gabba's also home to the Brisbane Lions (Aussie Rules football team) who play here in the winter months.

I took this shot back in February from a hot air balloon. For some othe balloony type shots, click on the balloons label below.


Stefan Jansson said...

It's a tough sport to understand. I'm reading a novel at the moment, Netherland, and there's quite a lot of cricket in that book.

I do feel for you, having to go out into the sunshine, must be very painful!

Leif Hagen said...

Great view of the stadium in town! Taken from atop a tower? The stadium looks huge - how many people can sit inside?

Hilda said...

That stadium is huge!
A hot air balloon ride? Awesome!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

My condolences to all of the sports fans who find themselves between seasons!

I've never been on a ballon ride - what a great opportunity for photography that would be.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

cara said...

Thanks for your comments!
Leif - it holds 42,000 and if anyone is interested, is 170.6 metres east to west and 149m north to south - a bigger footprint than the MCG in Melbourne but less than half the capacity.

Annie said...

Good shot Cara!

observer said...

thanks for this photo - i enjoyed looking at the area surrounding the gabba for changes in the built environment.

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