Archive for the ‘Photo Friday’ Category

Curvature

Olympic Stadium, Berlin

My entry for “Photo Friday” where this weeks challenge is Curvature.

Originally built in the 1930’s the Olympic Stadium in Berlin underwent a complete refurbishment for the 2006 World Cup, a project that included this new roof structure that rises at its high point to 68 metres above the seats below, and covers 37,000 square metres.

Outside though the stadium roof is barely visible delivering a visual ‘wallop’ – that my photo does not do justice – once you get inside.

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Sutton Hoo Helmet

Sutton Hoo Helmet

My entry for this weeks Friday Photo Challenge where the topic is ‘Gold’.

The Sutton Hoo Helmet is one of the most important Anglo Saxon finds of all time, this iron and gold helmet was buried in the grave of a warrior chieftain, together with a large number of weapons and a 27-metre-long ship.

Found at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, the helmet and many other artefacts from the site are now housed in the British Museum, London.

Enormous

Enormous

My first entry in the Friday Photo Challenge for several years features two ‘enormous’ sumo wrestlers grappling with a shipping container in the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris in 2006.