Monday, June 7, 2010

Past World Cup Soccer Balls

This past weekend we went to the capital of South Korea, Seoul, again. This time we didn't go for a Korean festival, we went for something a little closer to home. We went for a huge South African Braai. There were apparently over 500 South Africans there. Really awesome!

Getting there is no easy task. Well, actually it is, but it's not as straightforward as one might think. After getting off the bus from your city, you climb down a few flights of stairs and into the amazing tunnel system that is the Seoul subway system. It really is an amazingly efficient sytem, that lets you get pretty much anywhere in the city within a relatively short space of time!

While navigating this underground system, and climbing on this train, or getting off at this station, we obviously go through a lot of different stations. The stations range from very basic transfer stations from one line to the next, to massive shopping and restaurant areas, with all sorts of advertising and displays happening everywhere!

At one of the stations we came across what I reckon is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. From far away it looked like just a Kia display, showing off two of its latest models, but upon walking closer (which we did to take photos of the large Zakumi) I noticed that they had a whole bunch of soccer balls as part of their display. Turns out, as you can see, the balls were all the official soccer balls, that have been used in past World Cups, from 1970 all the way up to our own ball, Jabulani!

Properly awesome if you ask me.












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