Wreck of the Hindenburg

Image posted by GoluBoy at SkyscraperCity on 19 March 2011, 09:42 AM.
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Stadium Open Day – Saturday 11 June, 11am – 2pm
@OtagoNZ Stadium Preview Sure To Please: Just less than two months out from completion of Dunedin’s largest infrastructura… http://nzne.ws/7OQv

24.5.11 ODT Online: Ban on Mexican waves at stadium
World Cup rugby fans planning a Mexican wave at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr stadium are likely to get a stern telling off from police.

(24 May, 4:27 pm) @Police_NZ News: It’s the Behaviour Not the Mexican Wave Police Say – Dunedin Police would like to clarify comments in relation… http://ow.ly/1cPJlo

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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14 responses to “Wreck of the Hindenburg

  1. Russell Garbutt

    What a great image and a great caption. Says it all really. Just needs a few people jumping out of it – the list forms here!

  2. Anonymous

    Russell please don’t hesitate to jump. You’ll save a great many people from death by boredom reading your posts.

  3. Russell Garbutt

    Full of wit, or something similar sounding

  4. Peter

    Anonymous. You mustn’t be THAT bored with Russell’s posts for you to keep reading them.

  5. Russell Garbutt

    Thinking about it a bit more “anonymous”, I wonder if you could at least separate yourself from some of the more constructive contributors using that particular nom de plume. Maybe, “Plonker anonymous” or “Waste of Space anonymous”, or “Manure Anonymous” – or maybe even better you could actually be really brave and use your own name? Bet you don’t.

  6. Mike

    Yes you’re right, I apologise – I was trying for pithyness – I do however claim my description of it as a “Dead Zepplin”, which didn’t make it into the ODT, as my own ….

  7. Phil

    Oh the Humanity.

    On the positive side, it can now be affectionately referred to around the country as “The Blimp”. Beats the Cake Tin. Possibly.

  8. Phil

    Looking at the photo of the lighting test (and it might be a bad photo) I still wonder if people sitting higher up in the higher of the two stands are not going to be staring into the pitch lighting rigs mounted directly above the lower stand. Which will be at about eye level. I appreciate that the lights will be angled downwards slightly, but I could see myself being bloody annoyed having something shining directly in front of me the whole time. Maybe someone has been there during the testing and can shed a little more “light” on the subject.

  9. Stu

    The webcam is at the top of the North stand, angled down to see pitch at the East stand side i.e. angle of what you see on the camera is very close to what you would see from sitting in the stand. It wasn’t “blinded” by the sports lighting during the test. In fact, the values from the camera were as if it were operating in daylight.

    I’m revisiting the pitch sunlight cover – it’s apparent in the last few days how much of the north side of the pitch is left shaded – once we get to end of month I will redo the timelapse.

  10. Phil

    Thanks, Stu. I would expect that the months April through September would result in considerably reduced direct pitch sunlight. The modelling exercise we did here a while back seemed to suggest that. I would presume that, during those months, the mobile lighting rigs would make up for the shortfall.

    I’ve seen a similar picture before, with the stadium lamps operating. I’m sure it’s not blinding, just annoying. Having a row of lights directly in front of you the whole time. Possibly another reason why they decided to relocate the media box.

  11. Calvin Oaten

    Phil; don’t forget Malcolm’s beaming radiance. It alone will probably be sufficient.

  12. Elizabeth

    OPEN DAY at stad-yum… advertorial by The Sun, with your favourite blow-up hot-air cartoon character Malcolm Farry. FML.

    ### ODT Online Sat, 11 Jun 2011
    Stadium dressed to impress ahead of opening
    By Chris Morris
    With less than two months to go until completion, crowds are again expected to converge on Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium for today’s public open day. Otago Daily Times reporter Chris Morris and photographer Peter McIntosh skipped the queue.
    Read more

    ODT Photos: Inside the nearly completed stadium

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