Sunday, September 25, 2011

RUGBY WORLD CUP: New Zealand v France. Before The Game

Before the game a tried to capture the atmosphere around the streets of Kingsland, the suburb of Eden Park.

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The  variety of costumes worn by the French supporters was amazing.
Lower left. A large number of Argentina supporters!


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Napoleon and right hand man at right.

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Flags were prominent. Basques at right.

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This T-shirt caught my eye. The New Zealand supporters came up
with their own ways of showing support for the All Blacks.

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Right-A group of Japanese students getting into the festive mood. They supported
the All Blacks on one side of their faces, and ‘Les Blues’ on the other.

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Right. Difficult to see but by the railway station a temporary bar was set up (right)
There were others along the streets of Kingsland.


Below. Closer to Eden Park the crowds began to swarm to their seats.
There was plenty of entertainment outside the ground.

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Left. A couple on stilts were waltzing. Right-Polynesian group of musicians
and dancers.

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Musicains left and more dancers right.

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Amazing winged creatures on stilts.

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Lots of French slogans. Maori warriors to the right.

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