Portrait of a Place: London

My latest Pictory submission, with the theme of the title of this post. At last a chance to show off a photo of Wembley Stadium, taken when I visited last February.

I grew up a few miles from Wembley Stadium, and saw my first game of football there. When I was very young, pre teenage years, I’d queue at the styles, ticketless, and then charge through at the last minute and run off – once in they’d never catch me! The stewards knew it and never gave chase. I’ve been living in Mexico since 2005 and didn’t return to London until I took a two week holiday last February. Visiting the new, magnificent Wembley Stadium was top of my list of places to visit. It was a cold morning, and only one other person, an elderly tourist from Uruguay, was anywhere to be seen, wandering around the vast arena taking photos. For me it was something of a pilgramage. For him….well, it turned out it was the first time he’d visitied the stadium since the summer of 1966. When he’d watched the World Cup final there. He even had a photo to prove it.

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  • Let’s hope that this submission has more luck than my first effort at Pictory which didn’t make it into the showcase! But yeah, old men and their damned experience and wisdom…!!!

  • :o) I often find myself humbled by things like that experience with the old man. I’ll be humming along to an old song only for my dad to regale me with a story of the time a bunch of rockers let him (a mod) squeeze through to the front row of a concert so that he could see the band in question live.

    This is a great photo!

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