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European Fields: Landscape of Lower League Football
December 2, 2006 8:41 AM   Subscribe

European Fields: Landscape of Lower League Football Gorgeous shots of some football pitches throughout Europe. Taken by Dutch Photographer Hans van der Meer. From SpoFi
posted by psmealey (14 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. These are superb. Great post.
posted by Robot Rowboat at 8:55 AM on December 2, 2006


Excellent (and nostalgic)! Thanks, psmealey!
posted by carter at 9:21 AM on December 2, 2006


Ha, I liked the 3rd foto from Dutch Fields; the keeper staring at the ball floating in the ditch.

Very good.
posted by jouke at 9:41 AM on December 2, 2006


The west series there is very good also. Thanks!
posted by maxwelton at 9:44 AM on December 2, 2006


Fantastic pictures and a great post. Some of these pictures are discussed in great detail in the great book Brilliant Orange by David Winner. Well worth looking at.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 10:00 AM on December 2, 2006



Ha, I liked the 3rd foto from Dutch Fields; the keeper staring at the ball floating in the ditch.


Yeah, I liked that one too. No doubt he's about to complain loudly that he shouldn't have to go in after it because he didn't kick it there, while silently cursing some dieties for making him a goalkeeper.

All the other players will stand at the far side of the pitch and say things like 'yeah but it's his job: he's the goalkeeper'.

Play will be suspended until someone finds a big stick.
posted by Robot Rowboat at 10:04 AM on December 2, 2006


i love how 2 of the 3 pictures from italy have some knob rolling around the pitch in fake agony. i guess it's systemic.
posted by sergeant sandwich at 12:48 PM on December 2, 2006


Beautiful post. thanks.
posted by piscatorius at 2:23 PM on December 2, 2006


excellent, thanks. book bought.
posted by patricio at 3:57 PM on December 2, 2006


sgt,
i had the exact same thought. they train em early on.
posted by mosessis at 5:23 PM on December 2, 2006


Oh, you mean SOCCER FIELDS!



/i keed, i keed...
posted by craven_morhead at 7:30 PM on December 2, 2006


This is great. Now I just have to find out which french team actually wears a full zebra striped kit, and buy one.
posted by jacalata at 11:56 AM on December 3, 2006


I saw these on exhibition at a Beijing gallery a few months back, great pictures!
posted by Pollomacho at 10:05 PM on December 3, 2006


Nice...thanks.
posted by tremolo1970 at 7:09 AM on December 5, 2006


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