Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Strawberries and dream


Although 200 miles north of Wimbledon, the annual tennis fiesta can be enjoyed outside in Manchester. Either on the big screen in Exchange Square or from the comfort of a deckchair here at Screenfields.Yesterday evening it provided the perfect post-work pick me up. 

I watched young English wildcard Oliver Golding lose narrowly to Russia's Igor Andreev. Igor is 400 places higher in the rankings. The 18 year old Oliver has had quite a career already, and not just in tennis. He was previously a child actor on tv, stage (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and screen. This included a part in a 2002 film by the wonderful Mike Leigh, (a local Broughton boy) called All or Nothing. It seems an appropriate title too for the first day of Wimbledon.

Linked to the Our World Tuesday blog.

17 comments:

  1. Very nice, I like this idea to watch the game in a huge screen all together!I also love the reflections in the modern building, it's wonderful!
    Léia

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  2. That is a brilliant perspective and composition!

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  3. I do like the idea of outdoor cinema. Quite a conglomeration of buildings.

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  4. Hi there - seems to be a better way to watch the tennis that deal with the joys of London!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  5. Interesting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. I love public viewing venues like this one. A great way to bring people together!

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  7. What a great idea. All the fun of the tennis without the extortionate prices or queueing overnight to get a ground ticket to watch the tennis on a screen on Henman Hill.

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  8. Interesting and a great photo! The buildings in the back ground look like a bunch of stacked boxes...

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  9. Wow, that's impressive! Also no worries about entering WTS, but just so you know the linky is open 7 days a week... enter anytime you want if you want!

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  10. Great shot Chrissy, tennis and a deckchair, perfect!

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  11. Wonderful where alike is happening.

    Please have a good Wednesday.

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  12. I would've loved this post-work pick me up - alas, our town council (or whoever is in charge) as not as inspired as Manchester's!

    (I enjoyed All or Nothing, despite dark moments. One of the highlights of my movie-watching life was seeing Mike Leigh at a question/answer session in NYC :)

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  13. That is so nice that this is out for people to watch the game. I wish we had one for baseball here.

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  14. I agree... great perspective: the stepped nature of the buildings really come out. And the contrast of the blue, red, and the yellow streak works for me...

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