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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Arsenal reflections



Arsenal Football Club began with a group of friends, some of whom worked at the Woolwich Arsenal Munitions factory, forming a football team. They all contributed a small amount of money (sixpence each) and bought a football club in October 1886. After trying out a couple of names they settled on the name Woolwich Arsenal in 1891. In 1931 the club moved North of the River Thames to Highbury. The year after they moved they dropped the name Woolwich and became known as Arsenal.


In 2006 Arsenal moved from Highbury to Holloway to their new stadium  sponsored by Emirates Airline.



















Sharing with James at Weekend Reflections








21 comments:

  1. From such humble beginnings with sixpence each. Emirates sponsors many sporting things here too and now they have partnered with Qantas, they are no longer a cheap alternative airline.

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  2. Go Arsenal! My favourite Premier League club. My brother supported them all his life and now he is gone I barrack for him. My favourite A League team is the Roar. I love football. It is an interesting history and a great building.

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  3. Don't follow the game, it's just a way to make money and rip off the punters

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  4. It sounds a bit weird, sponsored by the Emirates Airlines......

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  5. These are beautiful shots of the reflection! Happy weekend :)

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  6. Nice reflections ! (I am not at all a football fan !)

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  7. I have wondered about that name. In for six pence? Wow!

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  8. cool stadium with great reflections!

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  9. The new stadium is really fantastic with so many glass windows...Amazing reflection and great photos...

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  10. interesting building with cool reflections. :)

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  11. great window reflections. Have a good weekend.

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  12. That is so stange ! On some pictues I can see some white little crosses, and that make me think of those american military cemetaries... But what a great serie anyway : the shape of the building is perfect to capture neat reflections !

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  13. Wonderful series of reflections. I'm especially fond of the clouds!

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  14. Wonderful reflections there.

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  15. Nice shots! Thank you for your visit and comment :-)

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  16. I pass this place all the time on the train, it is a great building

    Mollyxxx

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  17. The windows are perfect for reflections!

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