Basketball to the bitter end

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Basketball to the bitter end
Jun 9, 2011

A short flashback from Iceland -09, where we stumbled upon this basketball playground.
Or rather what once was, I suppose...
What a contrast to the NBL glamour!

Desolate, abandoned and far from everything, we found this surreal basketball playground, covered in wet long grass, gently swaying in the wind. No cheers to be heard, just some passing seagulls in the far, and the eternal whisper of the ocean. Kind of a gloomy scene, a depressing testimony of broken illusions, depopulation, and the Icelandic economical crisis, boosted by an overall global recession...

E-3, ZD ED 50-200 SWD @64mm, F9.0, 1/160s IS, ISO 100, tripod:
"Home ground"

A barbed wire, carelessly wrapped around a skew rotten pole, opens up a hole in the fence, making out for the main entrance to the field. Paradoxically, a couple of good things can be said though; security is relaxed, and the tickets come very cheap!

E-3, ZD 14-54 MkI @29mm, F11, 1/40s IS, ISO 100, tripod:
"Main entrance"

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