1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

Vienna in Football fever + Russia Champion (slideshow) June 23, 2008

Here is a slide-show of my expressions from the Saturday night in Vienna City – the night when the Russian team won over the Dutch. It was so unexpected for everyone, that we could not even buy any Russian flag (!) – the shops had nothing to offer! Because the play was not in Vienna, there have been very few Russian fans on the street. But many disappointed Dutch ones.

What is really positive about the whole the mega-football Party in Vienna is that it goes on rather peaceful and joyful, not as aggressive as expected. I guess that the beauty and peace of Vienna itself has that great impact on people. Enjoy the slide-show!

P.S: I learned from a reliable source that Russia will not only get to the final, but also become the Champion! 🙂

LOVE; axinia

 

I did it! – I watched the match Russia-Sweden on TV June 19, 2008

 Russian fan in Vienna (image by axinia)

I really watched the match! 🙂 For someone who does not watch TV since years it is really something special. I used to watch football some years ago, so I basically know what it is about. Not every play is captivating, some are really boring. This time I was lucky enough to enjoy a good play – the young Russian team was fast and successful.

Austria is in football mood now – I would not say that Austrians are great fans and keen on that thing, but marketing and PR people are doing a their job and the crowd is being brain washed to participate and buy all sorts of products in connection with that. At some point it gets too much…

Now let me use this topic and share my thoughts on football.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT FOOTBALL: watching a play, following the ball attentively one gets thoughtless. that is almost like a mediation. It is a great effect. Apart from that one is not alone and is kind of connected to millions of others watching it at the same time. Thus, football is a kind of a collective mediation.:)

WHAT I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT FOOTBALL: (more…)

 

 
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