I was in Cardiff before the Wales v All Blacks Rugby Match on Saturday. It was the big one, as the All Blacks are the Worlds top Rugby Union team. To show this, for the game against Fiji you could get a ticket for £20, for yesterdays game, the same ticket would cost you £75. The game was kicking of at 5.30pm, which was later than the other games and would be dark by then.
At the Fiji game there were so many children, which was due to the lower prices so this made it a lot cheaper, and gave the kids the opportunity to watch their heroes in what is the modern day version of the Gladiators at the Arena. This week it was the turn of the adults, and you could hardly squeeze through the streets as the drinkers were spilling so far out of the pubs.
Last week I had got a few shots of the hot dogs for a post. The previous game I had picked out the shots from amongst the crowd. As it would be dark by the time the crowds were pouring down the narrow streets to the stadium I wasn’t going to be doing much of that due to picking people out. Hot Dogs was done and that would be overkill to do anything like that again. So I was wondering what to go with this time.
As Rolf Harris would say before he went to prison, “Have you guessed it yet?”
Yup, it’s spectacles. Even Santa was there with his fashionable ones on. I should imagine they were real spectacles, just like his beard, but how genuine he was I’m not sure as I didn’t see Rudolph.
I’ve always been fascinated by spectacles and why people wear certain types. Some people have also been known to wear clear glass as the lens, as they like to wear them for fashion reasons. I don’t get that but each to their own. They do make for good accessories for photography though.
The shot above and the two below were taken when the darkness was creeping in.
I was wondering if the guy above was taking a shot or using the screen as a mirror to check out his teeth. The guy below was looking so glum. I was wondering if he had maybe lost his ticket!
I captured this guy whilst he was watching a group of walking drummers going through the streets. Boy were they loud, but they certainly drew the crowds, even out of the bars, but they kept their beers in their hands though. I meant the drinkers not the drummers there.
The guy in the following shot attracted me, and you can guess it wasn’t his spectacles that did that.
I could not believe the size of that loop in his ear, it looked like a bagel. Never mind his beard, what a character.
I spotted this guy earlier in the day. He didn’t seem at all happy. I should imagine he was going to the stadium by the attire he had, but who knows why he looked so down hearted. I wondered if the doctor had told him not to drink, or it was just the realisation of what the score would be.
Next game against the Springboks. Let’s hope we can make it 2 – 2 for the series.