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Celebrating Experiences

The Real Madrid Club in Madrid, Spain!

Almost the whole world is enjoying a football bash now with the beginning of the 20th FIFA (The Federation Internationale de Football Association) World Cup! I am not a very big fan of football, but I enjoy the celebratory mood of the people from all over the world.

Football World Cup

Some people support Brazil, some like Argentina or some choose their own specific countries. Lot of advertisements in all types of media, increase sales of the idiot box (I mean television) and many forms of lotteries arranged by companies – all are a (commercial) part of this game.

Nostalgia with the World Cup

I feel a bit nostalgic with the World Cup. I remember, decades ago (I was in standard three or four in school), around the time of the World Cup, I used to buy Big Bubble (chewing gum) to collect players’ photographs which used to come with it. I also remember that only our family used to have one Black & White TV (with the big shutter door) in our neighborhood. At night, many of our neighbors used to come to our house to watch the World Cup on our television. Little did I know about football at that time, but I used to enjoy the excitement on other’s eyes and their celebrating spree. I too shouted “Gooooooaaaaal” with them. It was fun! Years passed by but my feeling is still the same.

FIFA Headquarters

Now I reside in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is not far away from the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium is Real Madrid’s home ground.

So for all football lovers (and also who don’t love) out there, a small gift from me. Here I am going to present my travel experience to the Santiago Bernabeu Football stadium (home ground of Real Madrid club), which is the most successful and perhaps the richest club in the world when I visited Madrid, the capital of Spain.

Real Madrid C.F (Club de Football) is known all over the world because it always had big-name players (Beckham, Zidane, Ronaldo to name a few) in its squad, thus capable of presenting free-flowing and entertaining football. I know Spain is out of the World Cup this time, but when we visited they were still the world champions!

Remembering an inspiring quote by Pele

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.


The Trophy room in the Real Madrid Club

The Trophy room inside the Real Madrid Club is spectacular. It was amazing to see all the golden balls and boots won by the Real Madrid players. While I can’t even kick a football hard (ouch my knees, it hurts) but I was happy to pose in front of the trophy gallery.

Whatever be the field (Engineering, Medicine, Painting, Literature, Football or Cricket), it needs courage, determination, passion and winning spirit to become successful.

Your love makes me strong,

Your hate makes me unstoppable

By Cristiano Ronaldo

Two statues inside the trophy room of the Real Madrid Club

Inside the trophy room, we saw two statues. One is of Santiago Bernabeu Yeste, one of the most prominent men behind the success of Real Madrid Club and the other statue is of Alfredo Di Stefano, the Argentine-Spanish footballer, who is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Even a non-football fan like me got caught up in the atmosphere inside the museum.

The interactive player’s gallery is indeed wonderful.  It was amazing to watch all the cups won for the European Champions League title by Real Madrid club (9 in total).

Question time

So have you ever done a stadium tour? If yes, how different was it from this? Was it a football or cricket or tennis stadium or of some other game?

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Chirasree Banerjee

Hello. My name is Chirasree. I have been traveling for almost 11 years to places all over the world. I enter into a separate reality during my travels and enjoy the allure of escape from the mundane. I seek beauty through nature and human-made creations. Because beauty is powerful. I seek knowledge. I observe, absorb, and write about the places I visit and the profound realizations and inspirations that each place has to offer.


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  1. I wanted to thank you for the sweet comment on my blog… I am following you on Bloglovin now 😉

  2. I like football. Its one of my favourite games. I have never done a stadium tour. Thanks for sharing your stadium tour with us. Lovely pictures, Chirasri.

  3. i am feeling goosebumps on my body,as i 'm in virtual reality on reading ur blogs and seeing the photos inside of the famous club of world,thanks a lot

  4. I have always wanted to visit this place. I am a crazy soccer fan and this is my dream destination. Thank you for this post.

  5. I don't follow soccer, or any other type of sport, but I can certainly appreciate the enthusiasm of those who do. And I would certainly tour a stadium as I'm sure there is so much to see and photograph. Like in this wonderful post! Your photographs are fabulous. Thanks for the tour.

    • I am not a great soccer fan as well but I love the celebration spree (specially during the world cup). I really loved the players dug out area in this stadium. I will write about it more in my next post.

  6. While the football celebration is going on and all the people are tasting its sweetness each second…your post just added a cherry to its sweetness.. Now the taste seems to be awesome… thanks for the lovely post 🙂

    • Thanks Chiradeep for such a lovely comment!
      Please come back again to check the next post where I will write more about the stadium and many more photographs.

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