The Stadium

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A black and white photo of a concrete sports stadium. The photo looks up towards the roof, the concrete benches visible in the foreground. As you move up the image you see a balcony before moving up towards the second tier. The first tier is over-exposed, washed out by the bright sun. The second tier of seating is much darker, shaded by the concrete roof of the stadium.
A black and white photo of a concrete sports stadium. The photo looks up towards the roof, the concrete benches visible in the foreground. As you move up the image you see a balcony before moving up towards the second tier. The first tier is over-exposed, washed out by the bright sun. The second tier of seating is much darker, shaded by the concrete roof of the stadium.

img_0247.jpeg by Bill Glover is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Metadata

Title img_0247.jpeg
Date 2023-07-27 08:21:19 +0000 UTC
Camera Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Lens EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure Time 1/2000
F Number 5
ISO 800
Focal Length 55
Exposure Mode Auto
Exposure Program Manual
Exposure Compensation -1/3
White Balance Manual
Metering Mode Spot

History

The Polytechnic Stadium in London was built in 1938 on the Quintin Hogg memorial grounds in Chiswick, London. It suffered bomb damage in 1944 but was brought back into use. As a child, this is where we used to come for school sports days. The grandstand is a grade 2 protected structure but is currently cordened off and unused due to safety concerns. Plans are in place to renovate the stadium and bring it back into use.

More history on Wikipedia: Polytechnic Stadium (London)