Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Farewell to the terraces of my youth
an aerial photograph of Lakeside taken in late June of this year. Within the same day, I was politely informed by a reader's email that they were now woefully out of date - I invited the reader to submit to the comments section, but they've gone one step better and provided a half dozen photos, of which I've selected what I believe are the three best to illustrate what's happened. They're from yesterday as well, so these are very fresh. As you can see, the terraces are indeed gone, as are Waverley Park's wooden seats, finally dead after all these years. The light towers are still there, but the scoreboard and the sponsor banner poles are gone. The toilet block on the outer side is still there though, but the rickety old media tower is gone, and it's about time too.
Nearmap photographs when they become available, as I have a fondness for aerial/top down photography, and enjoy the neat, linear effect that the Nearmap service provides. Of course, this operation won't solve our immediate on field problems - that's usually beyond a government that's non-totalitarian - but it does offer a little piece of perspective, perhaps. Don't forget to click on the photos to enlarge them.