Saturday, 28 August 2010

Manchester Pride 2010 Live City Webcam

Spend your bank holiday wisely and get in on some festival action with Manchester Pride 2010, with street parades, music with Beverley Knight and Belinda Carlisle, plus extensive entertainment over the weekend. Make the most of that British Summer time.

This webcam is live in the centre of Manchester throughout the weekend:

Live Manchester webcam

Location Information:

Wilmslow Road is a major thoroughfare in Manchester, England, running from Parrs Wood north into Manchester City Centre. Its name changes to Oxford Road at Whitworth Park, north of Rusholme, and changes again to Oxford Street, when it reaches the city centre.

The road runs through the centres of Didsbury, Withington, Fallowfield and Rusholme. It is a popular bus corridor which crosses the University of Manchester campus and the All Saints campus of the Manchester Metropolitan University. A number of hospitals are also to be found near the route. Oxford Road and Oxford Street are a continuation of Wilmslow Road into the centre of Manchester. Oxford Street begins at St. Peter's Square. The name changes from Oxford Street to Oxford Road as the road crosses the River Medlock, placing Oxford Road railway station closer to Oxford Street. Oxford Road changes to Wilmslow Road at the junction with Hathersage Road. At the Parrs Wood end, Wilmslow Road crosses Cheadle Bridge over the River Mersey to become Manchester Road, Cheadle.

Oxford Street and a section of Oxford Road together form part of the A34. The B5117 comprises the rest of Oxford Road and part of Wilmslow Road. Wilmslow Road also contains part of the A6010, the whole of the B5093, part of the A5145 and the whole of the B5095. Despite these various names, the road can be considered as a continuous thoroughfare. A different Wilmslow Road exists in Cheadle, which is also part of the Manchester to Oxford route.

Black Rock Desert Burning Man Festival 2010

Commencing on the Sunday before and ending on American Labor Day holiday, this annual festival is not for the faint hearted. Said to teach participants self reliance and with the the ritual burning of a large wooden imitation of a man on the Saturday evening, create a new beginning.

This live web cam feed is in Gerlach, the site of the Burning Man:

Live Black Rock Webcam for the Burning Man festival

Background Information:

1997 was a pivotal year for the event. The car-friendly, open dry lake had become over-run with 10,000 attendees and was deemed too dangerous to continue in the same way with unrestricted driving. To implement a ban on driving and re-create the event as a pedestrian/bicycle/art car-only event, it was decided to move the event to private property. Fly Ranch with the adjoining Hualapai mini dry lake-bed was chosen. This brought Burning Man into the jurisdiction of Washoe County permitting. To comply with the new permit requirements and to manage the increased liability load, the organizers formed Black Rock City, LLC.

Since then, one of the challenges faced by the LLC has been trying to balance the freedom of participants - a defining element of the experience - with the requirements of BLM and various law-enforcement groups. Over the years, numerous restrictions have been put in place.

One notable restriction to attendees is the 7-mile long temporary plastic fence that surrounds the event and defines the pentagon of land used by the event on the southern edge of the Black Rock dry lake. This 4-foot (1.2 meter) high barrier is known as the "trash fence" because its initial use was to catch wind-blown debris that might escape from campsites during the event. Since 2002, the area beyond this fence has not been accessible to Burning Man participants during the week of the event.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Nottinghill Carnival 2010 Live Webcam

One of the biggest street parties of the year, Nottinghill Carnival never fails to impress. Don't miss it this weekend.

This webcam view will be covering the carnival live:

Live Nottinghill webcam

Carnival Background:

The roots of Carnival come from two separate but connected strands. Carnival began in January 1959 in St Pancras Town Hall as a response to the depressing state of race relations at the time. This carnival organised by Claudia Jones (a "Trini") who is widely recognised as 'the Mother of Notting Hill Carnival', was a huge success, despite being held indoors. The London Free School inspired festival was the first organised outside event in August 1966. The prime mover was Rhaune Laslett, who was not aware of the indoor events when she first raised the idea. This was a more diverse Notting Hill event to promote cultural unity but overlapping with earlier events by the involvement of Russ Henderson's steel band who had played at the earlier Claudia Jones events.

By 1976, the event had become definitely Caribbean in flavour, with around 150,000 people attending. However, in that year and several subsequent years, Carnival was marred by riots, in which predominantly Caribbean youths fought with police a target due to the continuous harassment the population felt they were under. During this period, there was considerable coverage of the disorder in the press, which some felt took an unfairly negative and one-sided view of Carnival. For a while it looked as if the event would be banned. Prince Charles was one of the few establishment figures who supported the event.

South West Four Weekender Is Here

South West Four Weekender is jam packed with the world's top DJs, a two day music fest that's completely sold out!

This live feed is at Clapham Common throughout the event:

Clapham Common webcam

Location Information:

Clapham Common is an 89 hectare (220 acre) triangular area of grassland situated between Clapham, Battersea and Balham in south London, England. It was historically common land for the parishes of Battersea and Clapham, but was converted to parkland under the terms of the Metropolitan Commons Act 1878.

43 hectares (108 acres) of the common (the area historically known as Battersea Common) are within the London Borough of Wandsworth. Although the Common is wholly managed and maintained by the London Borough of Lambeth, the policing of the open space is divided between the Wandsworth and Lambeth borough "commands" of the Metropolitan Police, which follow the local government boundaries.

Clapham Common is also the name of an electoral ward in the London Borough of Lambeth covering the area of housing to the southeast of Clapham Common Southside better known as "Abbeville Village" - see Clapham Town ward. In the centre of the common is the Clapham bandstand constructed in 1890. It is the largest bandstand in London and a Grade II Listed Building. For many years it was also erroneously thought to be one of the bandstands first erected in 1861 in the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens in South Kensington, which would have made it the oldest surviving cast iron bandstand in Europe. However, recent research has shown that these bandstands went to Southwark Park and Peckham Rye, and it appears that the Clapham bandstand was fabricated to a very similar design almost thirty years late

Frankfurt Spectacular Art And Culture Festival Museumsuferfest 2010

This annual event is held on the last weekend in August to celebrate the many offerings that the Frankfurt museums have. This cultural event attracts in excess of three million people to the largest festival in the Rhine-Main area.

The Dragon Boat races are held all day Saturday and Sunday.

This live webcam is in Frankfurt throughout the festival:

Live Frankfurt Webcam

The Museum Embankment Festival since 1988 under an annually changing theme. 2010, the priority theme Argentina, the host country of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The festival takes place on both banks of the Main between the Iron Bridge and Holbeinsteg instead. On the southern side of both the so-called Schaumainkai - the core of the museum shore - and the green areas of the Tiefkais included. On the north shore estates focus on the green areas of the so-called Nice.

During the Museum Discover the banks have almost all the museums of downtown Frankfurt, but above all the museums located around the Main river in order until well into the night in the open. tickets are pitching it to the museum button to buy a Ansteckplakette to this weekend admission to all participating museums entitled to. In addition, there are numerous stages for music and dance performances, stalls selling crafts, jewelry and clothing as well as open-air exhibitions of artists along both banks of the Main. It also covers the large part of the museums and parks and gardens - an additional, special admission cards - the art of the Frankfurt-based banks. Overall, introduce yourself to the each about four kilometers long promenades 21 stages and 1,000 stalls.

especially the wide range of live music of various styles and the many multi-cultural food stalls attract more older and a day before the evening is an increasingly young audience even further from the surrounding area to Frankfurt. A separate tradition since 1994, the Jazz Garden in the park of the Museum of Applied Arts developed.

Since 1998 the Museum Embankment Festival on Saturday, the organ miles. On the hour from 18 clock is one of the city a half-hour organ concert held in churches. After the concert, the visitors have enough time to go to the next church. The result is a small informal tour of the city, which is always in the cathedral clock 22 with a final end at. Because of the great popularity of the organ miles since 2000 is also a choir miles on Sunday.

One of the biggest attractions is a two-day race of dragon boats on the river Main. The Museum Embankment Festival traditionally takes place on Sunday evening by a fireworks display, accompanied by music, complete.

Friday, 20 August 2010

The Ex 2010 Live Toronto Webcam

More affectionately known as The Ex, the Canadian National Exhibition is an annual event held in 192 acres of beautiful lake front property in Toronto at Exhibition Place and attracts around 1.3 million visitors!

This webcam will be live in Toronto throughout the festival:

Live Toronto webcam

Event information:

Having celebrated its 125th anniversary in the summer of 2003 (even though hampered by the 2003 blackout), "The Ex" - as it is also popularly known offers a wide variety of entertainment and events, midway rides, a working farm, parades, sports, international food and shopping, Kids' World and a three-day air show, Canadian International Air Show. The CNE is a provincially incorporated Agricultural Society and also fulfills a key program of Exhibition Place, a local board of management of the City of Toronto. The fair traditionally operates during the last 18 days of summer leading up to and including Labour Day Monday (the first Monday in September).

In the 1990s the annual fair suffered from deficits, but since 1999 it appears to have rebounded in popularity and has returned to financial stability. A 2003 Economic Impact Study conducted by Festivals and Events Ontario and the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership (OTMP) revealed that the CNE attracted more than $48 million to the City of Toronto and more than $66 million to the province of Ontario.

Current CNE programs include: Aerial Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show, Bandshell Stage concerts, President's Choice SuperDogs Show, Kids' World, Kiddie Midway, Rising Star Youth Talent Competition, Horse Show, The Garden Show, Ken Jen Petting Zoo, Doo Doo the Clown, costume characters, The Farm, rock sculptures, butter sculptures, sand sculptures, daily Mardi Gras parade, Ribfest, the Food Building and Canadian International Air Show.

V Festival 2010 Watch Live Online Feed

This year you have the fantastic opportunity of watching the V Festival live online, perfect if you haven't managed to make it to the event in person.

With some of the greatest acts performing, including Kasabian, Kings of Leon, David Guetta, Scouting for Girls, Florence & the Machine, Stereophonics, The Prodigy, Paolo Nutini and many more of your favourites!

Live Stream event of V Festival

The V Festival is an annual music festival held in Chelsmford during the penultimate weekend in August. Organised by Metropolis Music and SJM Concerts, the event is held at two parks simultaneously which share the same bill; artists perform at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday. The sites are located at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire. Although predominantly a rock music festival, a wide range of musical genres are accepted; in recent years pop acts have become ever more common. This year at V Festival their will be an increase of police from 5,000 to 10,000 due to the risk from "PERPS".

The "V" represents the Virgin Group, with the event being sponsored by Virgin Media and televised on Channel 4 and 4 Music.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Drew Barrymore In London Premiere Of Going The Distance

In their new film, Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in a romantic comedy about a long-distance romance that may be worth fighting for. The film, Going the Distance, premieres to UK audiences today.

This live webcam view will be watching the red carpet in Leicester Square as the stars arrive for the premiere:

Live red carpet webcam for Going The Distance

Movie information:

Garrett (Long) is still nursing the wounds from a recent breakup when he meets Erin (Barrymore), an unflinchingly honest girl with a big talent for bar trivia. Hitting it off immediately, the pair spend a romantic summer together in New York City. It was supposed to be a summer fling, but as fall approaches and Erin returns to San Francisco, the spark is still there. Subsequently dividing his days between working and hitting the bars with best friends Box (Jason Sudeikis) and Dan (Charlie Day), Garrett drops everything whenever Erin calls. The more Garrett's phone rings, the more his pals begin to suspect that their drinking buddy is taking the relationship a little too seriously. And they're not the only ones; Erin's sister, Corrine (Christina Applegate), is keen to ensure that her smitten sibling doesn't repeat the mistakes of her past, and she makes no attempts to sugarcoat the fact that she disapproves of the coast-to-coast romance. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and as the texting becomes more intense, both Garrett and Erin start to suspect that their summer fling may just be the real thing.

PGA Tour Czech Open Golf 2010 Live Prosper Webcam Feed

The next stop on golf's PGA tour is the Czech Republic, where the Czech Open gets underway today. Miguel Angel Jiménez will be aiming to secure a place on the European Ryder Cup Team, using his excellent of Prosper Golf Resort.

Jiménez is currently eighth in the European Ryder Cup standings ahead of the penultimate event in the qualifying race as he looks to seal his fourth Ryder Cup appearance.

This live webcam feed is right on the course at Prosper:

Live Prosper Golf Resort webcam for PGA Tour

Event information:

The Czech Open is a golf tournament on the European Tour which is held annually in the Czech Republic.

The tournament first appeared on the European Tour schedule between 1994 to 1997 as the Chemapol Trophy Czech Open, and was the first European Tour event staged east of the former Iron Curtain after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The first three of those events were held at the Golf Club Mariánské Lázně in Mariánské Lázně, before moving to the Prague Karlstein Golf Club, overlooked by Karlštejn Castle, just outside Prague. Germany's former World Number 1 Bernhard Langer was much the most distinguished of the four champions.

The Czech Open was cancelled in 1998 at the request of the sponsors, following flood disasters in the Czech Republic the previous year, and lost its place on the European Tour schedule as a result. In its final year, the prize fund was £804,788, which was above average for a European Tour event at that time.

Having been contested on the satellite Alps Tour in 2008, the Czech Open returned to the European Tour schedule for the 2009 season, when it was be played at the Miguel Ángel Jiménez designed Prosper Golf Resort in Čeladná towards the end of July with a prize fund of €2.5 million. It was titled as the Moravia Silesia Open in 2009, and retitled again in 2010 to the Czech Open.

Red Bull Air Race Budapest 2010 Cancelled - Summer Festival Continues

The Red Bull Event may have been cancelled, but the 2010 Budapest Summer Festival will continue without it, with fireworks, live music and entertainment acts - this live webcam is from the heart of Budapest throughout the festival.

The summer festival in Budapest awaits visitors with a festive market and musical programs along both banks of the River Danube. There are also other events such as the Danube Shore Amusements, the Craft and Folk Fair held in Buda Castle and the Wine Village organized in City Park. A Joy Concert has been held yearly on August 19 for years with remarkable Hungarian performers.

This live webcam is in the centre of Budapest for the summer festival:

Live Budapest Webcam

Location information:

Buda Castle is the historical castle complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, Hungary, first completed in 1265. In the past, it was also called Royal Palace and Royal Castle

Buda Castle was built on the southern tip of Castle Hill, next to the old Castle District which is famous for its medieval, Baroque and 19th century houses and public buildings. It is linked to Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge by the Castle Hill Funicular.

Buda Castle is part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, declared in 1987.The oldest part of the present-day palace was built in the 14th century by Prince Stephen, Duke of Slavonia, the younger brother of King Louis I of Hungary. The Gothic palace of King Louis I was arranged around a narrow courtyard next to Stephen's Tower.

King Sigismund of Hungary greatly enlarged the palace. During his long reign it became probably the largest Gothic palace of the late Middle Ages. Buda was also an important artistic centre of the International Gothic style.

The last phase of grand-scale building activity happened under King Matthias Corvinus, when Italian humanists, artists and craftsmen arrived at Buda. The Hungarian capital became the first centre of Renaissance north of the Alps.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Belsonic 2010 Music Festival Live Webcam From Belfast

Belsonic is the outdoor music festival which has taken place in August at the Custom House Square in Belfast, Northern Ireland since 2008. It is organised by Shine Productions Ltd, and the capacity of the event is 5,000.

The live webcam view is in the centre of Belfast throughout the festival:

Belfast Centre live webcam

Location Info:

Belfast City Hall is the civic building of the Belfast City Council. Located in Donegall Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland, it faces north and effectively divides the commercial and business areas of the city centre.

The gardens surrounding the City Hall are a popular with office workers taking their lunch in the summer months, as well as tourists and teenagers gathering in their dozens to enjoy the green.

Various statues stand in the grounds, including one of Queen Victoria by Sir Thomas Brock. There is also a granite column dedicated to the American Expeditionary Force, many of whom were based in Belfast prior to D-Day.

Brock also designed the marble figure of Thane, the Titanic Memorial, in memorial to the victims of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The ship was built in Harland and Wolff's shipyard located in the east of the city. The monument was originally located at the front gate of City Hall, at the junction of Donegall Square North and Donegall Place.

Torchlight Procession 2010 Live Lourdes Webcam

The Basilica of our Lady of the Rosary (French: Notre Dame du Rosaire de Lourdes) is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica within the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. Its main theme is a celebration and depiction of the Rosary.

Every night from April to October there is a torchlight procession, which you can watch live on this streaming webcam:

Live Webcam Lourdes

Location Info:

The nave is open and circular, surmounted by a dome. The dome contains sixteen circular stained glass windows. The fifteen spaces between these windows signify the fifteen decades of the traditional rosary.

The nave is surrounded by fifteen smaller side chapels, one for each of the traditional Mysteries of the Rosary. On the left of the nave are found the Joyful Mysteries; in the centre behind the sanctuary are the Sorrowful Mysteries, and to the right are the Glorious Mysteries.
Each side-chapel comprises a large mosaic with a central image depicting the theme of that Mystery, and an inscription in Latin. Incorporated within the larger image may be smaller images of related themes. For example, the side chapel directly behind the altar contains a depiction of the Crowning with Thorns, which is surmounted by an image of the Ark of the Covenant (see figure).

Most of the mosaics bear a date of around 1900. In each side-chapel is a small altar bearing six candles.

In the upper wall of the sanctuary is a mosaic depicting Mary with outstretched arms and the caption Par Marie à Jésus ("Through Mary to Jesus").[2] This depiction, of a very young woman facing directly forwards, is much more in keeping with Bernadette's descriptions of the apparition than the iconic statue in the niche in the Grotto.

The exterior of the dome is surmounted by a dramatic gilded crown and cross, which were a gift from the People of Ireland in 1924. The cross was regilded in 2000-2.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Manchester United v Newcastle, Premier League Live from Old Trafford

A very tricky start to the season for Chris Hughton's newly promoted Newcastle United, with a trip to Old Trafford, although their fans will take heart from the 1-1 achieved there under Kevin Keegan exactly 2 years ago.

This live feed comes form Old Trafford on the day of the big match:

Live webcam Old Trafford

Location Info:

Old Trafford is an all-seater football stadium in the Trafford borough of Greater Manchester, England, and the home of Premier League club Manchester United. With space for 75,957 spectators, Old Trafford has the second-largest capacity of any English football stadium after Wembley Stadium, the third-largest of any stadium in the United Kingdom, and the eleventh-largest in Europe. The stadium is approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Old Trafford Cricket Ground and the adjacent Manchester Metrolink tram station.

The ground, given the nickname the Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton, has been United's permanent residence since 1910, with the exception of an eight-year absence from 1941 to 1949, following the bombing of the stadium in the Second World War. During this period, the club shared Maine Road with local rivals, Manchester City. The ground underwent several expansions in the 1990s and 2000s, most notably the addition of extra tiers to the North, West and East stands which served to return the ground almost to its original capacity of 80,000. Future expansion is likely to involve the addition of a second tier to the South Stand, which would raise the capacity to over 90,000. The stadium's current record attendance was recorded in 1939, when 76,962 spectators watched the FA Cup semi-final between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Grimsby Town.

The ground has frequently hosted FA Cup semi-final matches as a neutral venue and several England international fixtures while the new Wembley Stadium was under construction. It also hosted matches at the 1966 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1996, as well as the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final. Aside from football-related uses, Old Trafford has hosted rugby league's Super League Grand Final since the league's adoption of playoffs in 1998 and the final of the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.

The Switch Movie Premiere Starring Jennifer Aniston Live In LA

The Switch is a new romantic comedy film starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. The film is based on the short story "Baster" by Jeffrey Eugenides and opens tonight to US audiences.

Premiering tonight in LA, the stars will be turning out in force, and this live feed will be watching the red carpet as they arrive:

Live webcam of Premiere

Movie information:

Kassie Singleton (Jennifer Aniston) decides she wants to have a baby. Despite the objections of her neurotic best friend Wally (Jason Bateman), she chooses to go it alone, with the services of handsome and charming sperm donor Roland (Patrick Wilson). Wally has always had feelings for Kassie, but as his friend (Jeff Goldblum) points out, he missed his chance and she put him in the "friend zone". But things don't go to plan, as Wally gets so drunk at Kassie's "insemination party" that he accidentally spills Roland's semen and replaces it with his own. Seven years later, Kassie returns to New York along with precocious-but-neurotic son Sebastian (Thomas Robinson). Wally forms a bond with this loveable mini-version of himself, but the bad news is that Roland is in the picture too.


Jennifer Aniston as Kassie
Jason Bateman as Wally
Thomas Robinson as Sebastian
Jeff Goldblum as Wally's friend
Patrick Wilson as Roland
Juliette Lewis as Debiet
Scott Elrod as Declan
Todd Louiso as Artie
Caroline Dhavernas as Pauline
Bryce Robinson as Older Sebastian

Angelina Jolie UK Film Premiere Of Salt Tonight

Fans of the big stars and the paparazzi alike will be out in force in London's Leicester Square tonight for a rare public appearance by Angelina Jolie, in town to promote the opening night of her new movie, Salt.

This live webcam is positioned directly outside the cinema, watching the red carpet as the stars arrive:

Live webcam of the red carpet Leicester Square

Film background:

Angelina Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, who is accused of being a KGB sleeper agent, and goes on the run to try to clear her name. While Tom Cruise was initially secured for the lead, the script was ultimately rewritten for Jolie.

Evelyn Salt interrogates a Russian defector, Orlov, who tells her about "Day X", an operation organized by a powerful Russian since the Cold War, which will lead to the destruction of the United States. Orlov mentions that at the funeral of the late Vice President in New York City, the visiting Russian President will be killed by Russian spy Evelyn Salt. Salt, shaken at the accusation, attempts to contact her husband Mike, a German arachnologist, fearing for his safety. Meanwhile, Orlov escapes, prompting Salt to escape — causing the CIA to think she is a spy. She flees to her apartment and finds her husband missing. Salt resumes and grabs essentials as well as a venomous spider. After barely escaping a highway pursuit, Salt takes a bus to New York City. The next morning, she sneaks into the heavily guarded St. Bartholomew's Church where the Vice President's funeral is being held and shoots the Russian President. She then encounters Peabody where she surrenders but escapes the NYPD.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Zurich Street Parade 2010 Live Festival Webcam

There will be over 200 DJs, live acts and VJs performing at this years Zurich Street Parade, presenting the very latest electronic music by top international stars and innovative newcomers across seven massive stages and 30 Love Mobiles.

This live webcam comes form Zurich on the day of the festival:

Live Zurich Webcam

Location Information:

Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. While the municipality itself has 380,500 inhabitants, the Zürich metropolitan area is an urbanised area of international importance constituted by a population of nearly 2 million inhabitants. Zürich is a mixed hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

Permanently settled for around 7,000 years, the history of Zürich goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. During the Middle Ages Zürich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, was the place of origin and center of the Protestant Reformation in German-speaking Switzerland, led by Ulrich Zwingli.

Zürich is a leading global city and among the world's largest financial centres. The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Also, most of the research and development centers are concentrated in Zürich and the low rate of tax attracts overseas companies to set up their headquarters there. According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Zürich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Live Budapest Webcam For The Summer On The Chain Bridge Festival 2010

If you happen to be in Budapest this month head to the Chain bridge for the summer festival. Large volumes of tourists are drawn to Budapest in Hungary every summer to enjoy the festivities and events of the Summer Chain Bridge Festival. On both banks of the Danube, large crowds gather to enjoy the celebrations.

This webcam captures the live events in the centre of Budapest

The bridge is named after István Széchenyi, a major supporter of its construction. At the time of its construction, it counted as a wonder of the world. It had an enormous significance in the country's economics and life. Its decorations made of cast iron, and its construction, radiating calm dignity and balance, raised it among the most beautiful industrial monuments in Europe. It became a symbol of advancement, national awakening, and the linkage between East and West.At the beginning of July to mid-August every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm is held the Summer on The Chain Bridge Festival, such a mega event that huge volumes of flights to Hungary have arrived into the city to join this event. People gather here for music, food and a carnival atmosphere. Over seven weeks of the fair are packed full of entertainment, from theatre to folk, classical to jazz, and pop to world music. It’ brings an upbeat and lively atmosphere into the city.

Brussels Flower Carpet Live Webcam At Grand Place

Every two years in August, an enormous "flower carpet" is set up in the Grand Place for a few days. A million colourful begonias are set up in patterns, and the display covers a full 24 by 77 metres (79 by 253 ft), for area total of 1,800 square metres (19,000 sq ft). The first flower carpet was made in 1971, and due to its popularity, the tradition continued, with the flower carpet attracting a large number of tourists.

Live webcam view of the Flower Carpet in Grand Place Brussels

The Grand Place is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by guildhalls, the city's Town Hall, and the Breadhouse (French: Maison du Roi, Dutch: Broodhuis). The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels, along with the Atomium and Manneken Pis. It measures 68 by 110 metres (223 by 360 ft), and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

London Movie Premiere of horror flick The Human Centipede

I know, it sounds like the latest cartoon release, but for all you horror buffs out there, the film The Human Centipede enjoying it's premiere at the Apollo in London, at Piccadilly Circus is actually a new addition to the horror genre. Released to the public today.

This live view from outside the cinema will capture the stars arriving:

Live Apollo webcam

Film background:

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is a 2010 Dutch horror film written and directed by Tom Six. It stars Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, and Akihiro Kitamura. The film tells the story of a German doctor who kidnaps three tourists and joins them surgically, forming a "human centipede". Having completed the operation, the doctor begins training the centipede, while attempting to hide his actions from the attention of the outside world.

The concept of the film arose from a joke Tom Six made with friends about punishing child molesters by stitching their mouth to the rear of a fat truck driver. The financiers of The Human Centipede did not discover the full nature of the film until it was complete.

The Human Centipede received mixed reviews but several accolades at various international film festivals. The film was released in the United States on Video on Demand on April 28, 2010, and in limited release theatrically on April 30. Tom Six began working on a sequel, The Human Centipede (Full Sequence) which will be released in 2011.

Monte Carlo Live Webcam For The Monaco International Fireworks Festival 2010

Attracting people from all over the world, the Monaco International Fireworks Festival has some of the most fantastic, original and noisy displays. The competition has been held every year since 1966 and invites pyrotechnic specialists from countries around the world to show off their talent.

This live webcam view captures the most spectacular displays:

Live Monaco webcam

Location Info:

Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a small sovereign city-state located in South Western Europe on the northern central coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is surrounded on three sides by its neighbour, France, and its centre is about 16 km (9.9 mi) from Italy. Its area is 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi) with an estimated population of almost 33,000.

Monaco is the name of the country and its capital (and only) city. It is famous as a tax haven, and wealthy foreigners make up the majority of the population at approximately 84%. Monaco is a constitutional monarchy and principality, with Prince Albert II as head of state. The House of Grimaldi has ruled Monaco since 1297, and the state's sovereignty was officially recognized by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861. Despite Monaco being independent, its defence is the responsibility of France.

Since 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix has been held annually in the streets of Monaco. It is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. The erection of the Circuit de Monaco takes six weeks to complete, and the removal after the race another three weeks. The circuit has many elevation changes and tight corners, along with a tunnel. This together with being incredibly narrow and tight makes it perhaps the most demanding Formula One track. Only two drivers have ever crashed into the harbour, the most famous being Alberto Ascari in the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, just four days before losing his life at Monza. The other was Paul Hawkins, during the 1965 Monaco Grand Prix.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Times Square Live For New York City International Film Festival 2010

New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) announces an unprecedented event in the heart of Times Square. The New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) is designed to help emerging filmmakers to expand the audience for their works, broaden the access for the general public to experience independent film, and promotes New York City as a major filmmaking center.

The opening Gala Event takes place tonight in Times Sqaure, and you can watch live here:

Live Times Square webcam

Location Info:

Times Square is a major commercial intersection in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The extended Times Square area, also called the Theatre District, consists of the blocks between Sixth and Eighth Avenues from east to west, and West 40th and West 53rd Streets from south to north, making up the western part of the commercial area of Midtown Manhattan.
Formerly named Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in April 1904 after the New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly built Times Building, which is now called One Times Square and is the site of the annual ball drop on New Years Eve. Times Square, nicknamed "The Crossroads of the World" and "The Great White Way", has achieved the status of an iconic world landmark and is a symbol of New York City and the United States.

The theaters of Broadway and the huge number of animated neon and LED signs have long made them one of New York's iconic images, and a symbol of the intensely urban aspects of Manhattan. Times Square is the only neighborhood with zoning ordinances requiring building owners to display illuminated signs. The density of illuminated signs in Times Square now rivals that of Las Vegas. Officially, signs in Times Square are called "spectaculars", and the largest of them are called "jumbotrons."

Live at the Castle as the entertainment begins for Edinburgh Festival 2010

Edinburgh Festival is a collective term for several simultaneous arts and cultural festivals that take place during August each year in Edinburgh, Scotland. These festivals are arranged by a number of formally unrelated organizations, meaning there is no single event officially termed the Edinburgh Festival.

This year several live events are taking place at the castle, covered by this live webcam:

Live Edinburgh castle webcam

Location Info:

Edinburgh Castle is a castle fortress which dominates the sky-line of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position atop the volcanic Castle Rock. Human habitation of the site is dated back as far as the 9th century BC, although the nature of early settlement is unclear. There has been a royal castle here since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until the Union of the Crowns in 1603. As one of the most important fortresses in the Kingdom of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle has been involved in many historical conflicts, from the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century, up to the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and has been besieged, both successfully and unsuccessfully, on several occasions. From the later 17th century, the castle became a military base, with a large garrison. Its importance as a historic monument was recognised from the 19th century, and various restoration programmes have been carried out since.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Ramadan 2010 Live View From Mecca Saudi Arabia

Huge crowds are visiting the Grand Mosque in Mecca, a sacred Muslim site, to celebrate Ramdan 2010.

This religious observance involves a lengthy period of fasting during daylight hours.
See the crowds gathering at Mecca live here:

Live Webcam View of Grand Mosque in Mecca

Location Info:

Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām (Arabic "The Sacred Mosque") is the largest mosque in the world. Located in the city of Mecca, it surrounds the Kaaba, the place which Muslims worldwide turn towards while offering daily prayers and is Islam's holiest place. The mosque is also known as the Grand Mosque.

The current structure covers an area of 4,008,020 square metres (990.40 acres) including the outdoor and indoor praying spaces and can accommodate up to four million Muslim worshippers during the Hajj period, one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world. The Haram is the focal point of the hajj and umrah pilgrimages that occur in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar and at any time of the year, respectively. The Hajj pilgrimage is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, required of all able-bodied Muslims who can afford the trip. In recent times, about 3 million Muslims perform the hajj every year.

Some of the rituals performed by pilgrims are symbolic of historical incidents. For example, the episode of Hagar's search for water is emulated by Muslims as they run between the two hills of Safa and Marwah whenever they visit Mecca.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

U2 Live Tonight At The Commerzbank Arena Germany Webcam View

See U2 continue their 360° tour tonight at Frankfurt's Commerzbank Arena.

Watching one of the world's biggest and best-loved rock 'n' roll bands, this uniquely positioned webcam will capture the concert live directly from the Arena:

U2 Concert Live Webcam

Location Information:

The Commerzbank-Arena is a sports stadium in Frankfurt, Germany. Commonly known by its original name, Waldstadion ("Forest Stadium"), the stadium opened in 1925. The stadium has been upgraded several times since then; the most recent remodelling was its redevelopment as a football-only stadium in preparation for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2006 FIFA World Cup. With a capacity of 51,500 spectators, it is among the ten largest football stadiums in Germany.

The sports complex, which is owned by the city of Frankfurt, includes the actual stadium and other sports facilities, including a swimming pool, a tennis complex, a beach volleyball court and a winter sports hall. The arena has its own railway station, Frankfurt Stadion, on the national rail network.

The Commerzbank-Arena is home stadium of football club Eintracht Frankfurt whose offices are also located on the premises. The new Waldstadion is primarily designed as a football arena, but can be used for other turf sports like American football and major events. The grandstand offers rooms that are for meetings, conventions and other events in external markets.

England v Hungary International Friendly at Wembley Stadium

Live webcam at Wembley Way as large crowds are expected for the friendly international football game between England and Hungary

Always a controversial time for an international game, with the kick off of the English Premier League season only a few days away, Fabio Capello has nevertheless named a strong squad as England have their first chance to bounce back from a disappointing World Cup campaign.

This live feed is at Wembley for the big game:

Wembley Live Webcam

Location Information:

Wembley Stadium, to differentiate it from the former stadium on the same site) is a football stadium located in Wembley Park, northwest London, UK, which opened in 2007 on the site of the previous 1923 structure. The 90,000 capacity venue is the second largest stadium in Europe, and serves as England's national stadium. It is the home venue of the England national football team, and hosts the latter stages of the top level domestic club cup competition, the FA Cup. It held UEFA five-star stadium status which was superseded by a new system of classification. It is owned by English football's governing body, the Football Association (The FA) through their subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL). The old Wembley stadium, which opened in 1923 as the Empire Stadium, often referred to as "The Home of Football", was one of the world's most famous football stadiums until its demolition in 2003.

Designed by Foster and Partners and Populous, it includes a partially retractable roof. A signature feature of the stadium, following on from the old Wembley's distinctive Twin Towers, is the 134 metres (440 ft) high Wembley Arch. With a span of 317 metres (1,040 ft), this steel arch is the longest single span roof structure in the world. The stadium was built by Australian firm Multiplex at a cost of £798 million. The old Wembley closed in October 2000, with demolition originally intended for that December and the new stadium due to open in 2003. After delays to the project, the old Wembley was not completely demolished until 2003, with the new stadium scheduled to open in time for the 2006 FA Cup Final. After further delays, the stadium was delivered nearly a year late, leading to legal disputes between WNSL and Multiplex, who ultimately made a significant loss on the project. The stadium was handed over on 9 March 2007, in time to host the 2007 FA Cup Final.

Live webcam from Hollywood Boulevard

Lottery Ticket Hollywood Movie Premiere 12 August 2010.

This live view will capture all the action from outside the cinema in LA:

Hollywood Boulevard Webcam

Movie Information:

Lottery Ticket is an upcoming comedy film starring Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton and Ice Cube which is scheduled for release on August 20, 2010.

The story follows Kevin Carson who has to endure a weekend in the projects battling opportunistic neighbors, all while holding a winning lottery ticket. Kevin Carson (Bow Wow), a young man living in the projects, wins $370 million in a nationwide lottery. When his opportunistic neighbors discover he has the winning ticket in his possession, Kevin must survive their greedy and sometimes even threatening actions over the 4th of July weekend before he can claim his prize.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Chelsea Webcam - Live view inside Stamford Bridge

A most unusual webcam view this one, with a webcam positioned actually inside the Stamford Bridge ground, with views pointing at both the stands and the actual pitch itself.

There's not many views that bring you this close to the action inside a Premier League football ground:

AFL Live - Sydney v Hawthorn at the SCG

A key game on the Australian Football league takes place this weekend with the clash between Sydney and Hawthorn at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the world famous SCG.

Sydney currently trail Hawthorn in the AFL so will be looking for a win to take them back up the table.

This feed is live from inside the SCG:

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Anyone for cricket? SCG live web cam

There aren't many sports stadiums in the world where you can view a live webcam actually inside the stadium, but the Sydney Cricket Ground, commonly known as the SCG, represents an exception to this rule, with live views both of the pitch and the scoreboard.

You can see these views live 24 hours a day:

Location information:

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is a sports stadium in Sydney in Australia. It is used for Test cricket, One Day International cricket, some rugby league and rugby union matches and is the home ground for the New South Wales Blues cricket team and the Sydney Swans of the Australian Football League. It is owned and operated by the SCG Trust that also manages the Sydney Football Stadium located next door.

Star Trek Convention 2010 in Las Vegas

A key event for Star Trek devotees the world over, the Star Trek Convention for 2010 is taking place as the Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This webcam view comes live directly from Las Vegas.

In 1967, science fiction editor Arthur W. Saha applied the term "trekkies" when he saw a few fans of the first season of Star Trek wearing pointy ears at the 25th World Science Fiction Convention, on the day Gene Roddenberry showed a print of "Amok Time" to the convention. Saha used the term in an interview with Pete Hamill that Hamill was conducting for TV Guide concerning the phenomenon of science fiction.

The Trekkie phenomenon did not catch on with general public consciousness until years after the show was cancelled in 1969. The show began syndication in reruns during the early 1970s and the first fan convention devoted to Star Trek opened in 1972 in New York.

Star Trek conventions are organized gatherings of Star Trek fans. The larger ones usually have stars and production staff speak or at least sign autographs. It is also common for there to be booths where vendors will sell Trek-related merchandise or collectors will sell and trade. Most of the formerly Trek-only conventions of the mid '90s have now expanded to include other sci-fi and fantasy series.

This webcam view comes live directly from Las Vegas

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Moscow heatwave

It would seem we're not the only ones with record breaking temperatures!!

Temperatures recorded across Russia this summer have already been the highest since records began over 100 years ago, and the heat is taking its toll on a country not used to such extremes of heat.

Temperatures are regularly topping 35 degrees celsius, and this webcam view shows a live view of the impact on the centre of Moscow.

Newcastle and Edinburgh trip

Newcastle, what a gorgeous city!

Had a fantastic 4 days in Newcastle, spent most of the time in Northumberland street and Eldon Square. Ate too much, shopped too much and the weather was a mixed bag of rain, with some sunshine in between. Had a really relaxing time and just vegged out for a while, which was good for the soul!

Back to my home town of Edinburgh and headed straight into fog and drizzle, ah but it was good to be back. My niece immediately took charge and dragged me to the fudge shop on the royal mile, ( delicious, but pricey, then she needed to have a look around the shops as she was running out of accessories - she's 9!!

As is always my custom, I have haggis on my first night back, good Scottish lass that I am, it's just scrumptious. The weather brightened up and it was off to the cinema to see Shrek, took my nan as well, who loved it just as much as my niece!

My family duties called and I spent half a day looking at hotels on the internet for my mum's trip to Marrakesh and trying to find somewhere nearby that had a printer to print off her boarding passes and get all checked in - she's a worry monkey and it just had to be done there and then to give her peace of mind!!!

My last day in Edinburgh was a glorious one, sun was shining, met my sister for an early morning cinema session, Twilight Eclipse, lunch and a bottle of wine at a lovely little place at the shore side, beautiful location and quite busy.

All in all a successful trip, 2 wonderful cities, perfect for a much needed break away.

Back to the heat and sunshine, it's good to be home!!!