On Sunday 18th May 2014 Instagrammers around the world gathered in hundreds of cities for the ninth World-Wide InstaMeet. In Johannesburg this happened at the FNB Stadium and I was there.
Do I need to mention this is the stadium where the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final was played? With that done let us move on. It was a glorious afternoon and over two hundred people came out.
Having never been to the stadium before and being a fan of architecture I was looking forward to this for weeks and I was mightily impressed. I arrived at about 3:00p.m. and immediately started looking for interesting shots. We were soon ushered in and after some housekeeping, group photos and announcement of the rules we were let lose on the stadium. There was a stadium tour and I thought, what better way to see the stadium, a great decision. Here is my story.
All in all a highly rewarding day hosted by Stadium Management South Africa. They offer guided tours of the stadium available by appointment and also hire out sections of the stadium for events. If you are in Johannesburg and appreciate architecture this is definitely something to add to your list. For more photos from the day on instagram follow the hashtags #wwim9 #SMSA #FNBStadium and #wwim9_jhb. As usual all photos are taken and edited on my Apple iPhone 5, remember to follow me too on @rickyemarima.