I was invited to attend a Rugby game between the All Blacks and England at Twickenham and managed to get an extra ticket for the tyke. Here are some photographs of that trip.
It was a horrible day, raining like hell and flooding across England. On the weekend, the damn underground tubes also decide to go into maintenance mode and frequently stop working because some feather dropped somewhere or other. Anyway, we started our journey at Harrow and Wealdstone station.
they have obviously tried to clean up the track but only on one side. Its like black and white. See the gravel on the right? Its nice and clean, but on the left, its oily, dark, dusty, dirty…Anyway, then we went to Gloucester Road, then to Earls Court and then too a tube to Richmond and then jumped into a cab to finally get to Twickenham. 30 minutes after kickoff. Damn thing. Missed out on the haka, but consoled myself by thinking that I will get to it at the women’s game
Tried out my zoom. So many bright colours, and each colour had a separate meaning, uniforms, that is. The bright yellow were ambulance people, orange were first aid men, the bright green and black were stewards, the yellow green fellas with helmets were policemen, yellow and black were bees and the red jacketed fellow likes red jackets.
the box with the reflection of the stadium on the glass wall. It was quite amazing, the sound proofing, you could hardly hear anything once the doors were closed. This was pretty much better than Wembley!
Jonny Wilkinson, the Hero.
And then the English girls came on, there were some strange fire balls blowing up in the background..it would have been better if the rain wasn't chucking down, but as it so happens, it was looking very sad indeed.
The Haka dance of the women.
Here are the famous doors and entrance to the stadium. We started back. The game wasn't as good, not very impressed I am afraid, but still, it was a good time to be had despite the atrocious weather and the horrible commute.
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