Yes, it was 23 June, the height of the English summer, and the grey clouds lay thick in the sky. It was windy, cool, not cold, from time to time a drizzle falling. But Wembley and its arch looked magnificent. You might have read my piece from Saturday, “Temples of North West London”. That had a Wembley taster. This goes further – there are so many intriguing angles and perspectives to take in. Hope you like the shots.
And this is my 100th blog!
A reminder of the stadium in full, from the road that leads to IKEA. Obscured a little by “Carey’s Scudder”. Whatever that is.
The arch in full.
The high point.
Bobby Moore – see my Sportsthoughts (28) for a full tribute.
The arch from the walkway to Wembley Stadium station.
The bridge over the railway takes its inspiration from the arch.
The whiteside (illuminated by the weak sun).
More shots of the arch, from the bridge.
The grey skies impart a monochrome feel to most of these photos, but for me that gives them a stark beauty. I love the angles and curves and reflections of this modern architecture. The Wembley arch is a triumph. You can see it from so many parts of London, gleaming white against the city skies. Close up it is endlessly fascinating. I hope these photos convey something of that.