Allianz Arena After Sunset

Allianz Arena After Sunset
Munich’s Allianz Arena After Sunset
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Petra was on a business trip, and she had asked me to pick her up at the airport yesterday. Whoa! As the weather was excellent, I said, “sure, as you wish”, took the tripod and the camera, and before picking her up I stopped on the way to the airport to do a number of shots of the beautiful Allianz Arena, the world famous soccer stadium, right after sunset. I had a clear vision of what I wanted – traffic rushing on the highway 9, completely blurred, and the illuminated stadium in the back, crisp and sharp.So I did a couple of shots. Hope you like ‘em.

Allianz Arena Munich
Allianz Arena, showing the traditional color of FC Bayern München
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Allianz Arena München bei Nacht
Allianz Arena at night
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Munich, 13-MAR-07 – The soccer stadium “Allianz Arena” is certainly one of Munich’s attractions, even more so after sunset, once its lighting system has been switched on. On days without matches, the color changes about every 30 minutes between white, red, and blue. White is its neutral color, red stands for co-owner FC Bayern München, and blue stands for 1860 München. Both clubs are located in Munich. When one of the clubs plays, the arena is illuminated in the club color the whole evening. And when one club invites the other (so-called “local derbies”), the stadium is presented in the color of the host.

4 Responses to “Allianz Arena After Sunset”

  1. gonzale says:

    the most beautiful stadium i have ever seen in my life.wow,really nice.

  2. Andy says:

    Love these photos! My wife and I visited Munich last year and absolutely loved it – to be honest we didn’t really expect there to be so much to do. We also liked the Allianz Arena and the Olympic Park with the old stadium there. We also took a trip out to the two castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein – great for photos (when it’s not raining!)

  3. ketty says:

    The Allianz arena stadium is a one of the top class stadium where many high-profile matches have been played. Its architecture and lightening is distinctive and its color changing facade is enchanting. This picture is proving my words.
    http://www.thetop10guide.net/top-10-stadiums.html

  4. Neuschwanstein says:

    The stadium is amazing!