Monday, November 29, 2010

York Webcam, Live at the Minster Cathedral

York Minster is a Gothic cathedral in York, England and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe alongside Cologne Cathedral. The Minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is cathedral for the Diocese of York; it is run by a Dean and Chapter under the Dean of York.

This live webcam is at the Minster:

It has a very wide Decorated Gothic nave and chapter house, a Perpendicular Gothic choir and east end, and Early English north and south transepts. The nave contains the West Window, constructed in 1338, and over the Lady Chapel in the east end is the Great East Window, (finished in 1408), the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world. In the north transept is the Five Sisters Window, each lancet being over 16 metres (52 ft) high. The south transept contains the famous Rose window.

In November 2002, York Minster was illuminated in colour, devised by York-born Mark Brayshaw, for the first time in its history. The occasion was televised live on the BBC1 Look North program. Similar illuminations have been projected over the Christmas period in subsequent years.

York Minster was also artistically illuminated on 5 November 2005, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the foiling of York-born Guy Fawkes' gunpowder plot. This was done by Patrice Warrener using his unique "chromolithe" technique with which he 'paints' with light, picking out sculpted architectural details

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kona Web Cam Live, Ultraman Hawaii 2010

The Ultraman World Championship is a three-day, 320 mile (515-km) annual endurance race held on the Big Island of Hawaii. This event attracts athletes who seek to explore the extreme in physical and mental abilities.

This live feed is in Hawaii throughout the Ultraman Championship:

Ultraman 2010 Live

Event Information:

The race is divided into three stages: The first is a 6.2-mile (10-km) ocean swim from Kailua Bay to Keauhou Bay, followed by a 90-mile (145-km) cross-country bike ride, with vertical climbs that total 6,000 feet. Stage two is a 171.4-mile (276-km) bike ride from Volcanoes National Park to Kohala Village Inn, with total vertical climbs of 4,000 feet. Stage three is a 52.4-mile(84-km) double-marathon, which starts at Hawi and finishes on the beach at the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area. Each stage must be completed within 12 hours or less. The swim portion of stage one must be completed in 5.5 hours or less. Participants who do not reach the finish lines within the time limits are disqualified.

This event attracts athletes who seek to explore the extreme in physical and mental abilities. The race is limited to 35 athletes on an invitation-only basis and attracts participants from around the world, including Brazil, Canada, Italy, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Slovenia and the United States. Racers must have reached their 20th birthday prior to the start of stage one. Each racer must be accompanied by an individual support team of at least two people over the entire course. Many support team members are volunteers from the Big Island community.

Detroit Webcam, Michigan Thanksgiving Parade 2010 Live Feed

America's Thanksgiving Parade, is an annual parade held on Thanksgiving Day in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The tradition started in the city in 1924 by the J.L. Hudson Company department store.

This live feed is in Detroit for the 2010 Thanksgiving Parade:

Detroit Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Live

It shares the title for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, and is four years younger than the 6abc IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.

Event Information:

The idea came from Hudson’s display director Charles Wendel after the success of the Eaton's Santa Claus Parade in Toronto. In addition to the usual floats and bands, Wendel obtained large papier-mâché heads similar to those he saw during a recent trip to Europe. The heads are made in Viareggio, Italy and remain a fixture of the parade to the present.

The parade was suspended in 1943 and 1944 due to material shortages caused by World War II, but Hudson’s resumed the event in 1945 and continued sponsorship of the parade until 1979 when the costs became burdensome. It turned the parade over to the Detroit Renaissance Foundation who produced it for four years. In 1983, Detroit Renaissance turned the parade over to the newly-created Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation and the event became known as The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade.

State Street Chicago Webcam - Thanksgiving Parade Live

The State Street Thanksgiving Parade, currently title sponsored by McDonald's and officially named the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade (see below), an annual parade produced and presented by the Chicago Festival Association (CFA) and is often known as “Chicago’s Grand Holiday Tradition.”

This live feed is in Chicago for the 2010 Thanksgiving Parade:

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Live

Event Information:

In 1934, the United States had been in the Great Depression for five years. Many leaders in Chicago searched for ways to boost the economy as well as public spirit. Walter Gregory, President of Chicago's State Street Council, proposed a Christmas parade to Chicago Mayor Edward Kelly in the hopes that it would improve the moods of Chicago residents. The Mayor agreed to the parade, being primarily interested in its potential to improve Chicago's economy.

Chicago's first Christmas Parade was on State Street on December 7, 1934. Gregory and a costumed Santa Claus led the caravan, which was filled with toys and various merchandise from State Street businesses. As the city's government officials had hoped, the parade contributed to desirable growth in the local economy and 1934 held the city's largest holiday buying period since 1927. This was both exciting and surprising for the entire city. Not only was it the Depression, but that day held dangerously low temperatures throughout the entire state. Some areas of Illinois were as low as fourteen degrees below zero (fahrenheit).

New York Thanksgiving Parade 2010 Live Web Cam Feed

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual parade presented by Macy's. The tradition started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States.

This live feed is in New York City for the 2010 Thanksgiving Parade:

New York Thanksgiving Parade Live

Event Information:

In 1924, the inaugural parade (originally known as the Macy's Christmas Parade and later the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Christmas Parade.) was staged by the store. Employees and professional entertainers marched from 145th Street in Harlem to Macy's flagship store on 34th Street dressed in vibrant costumes. There were floats, professional bands and live animals borrowed from the Central Park Zoo. At the end of that first parade, as has been the case with every parade since, Santa Claus was welcomed into Herald Square. At this first parade, however, the Jolly Old Elf was enthroned on the Macy's balcony at the 34th Street store entrance, where he was then "crowned" "King of the Kiddies." With an audience of over a quarter of a million people, the parade was such a success that Macy's declared it would become an annual event.

In addition to the well-known balloons and floats, the Parade also features live music and other performances. College and high school marching bands from across the country participate in the parade, and the television broadcasts feature performances by famous singers and bands. The Radio City Rockettes are a classic performance as well.

On the NBC telecast from in front of the flagship Macy's store on Broadway and 34th Street, the marching bands perform live music but most of the other live acts use pre-recorded music with the performers lip-syncing their singing.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ironman Arizona 2010 Live Webcam, Tempe Town Lake Triathlon Web Cam Feed

The latest event in the 2010 Ironman season is the Ford Ironman Arizona, an Ultra distance triathlon consisting of: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run. The swim course is located in Tempe Town Lake.

This live feed is in Tempe for the Ironman event:

Ironman Arizona, Tempe, Live

Event Information:

The Mill Avenue Bridges provide a perfect view of the swim. The bike course is 3 loops, allowing spectators to see their athlete four times at the intersection of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. The run course is also three loops offering many opportunities along the streets and through Tempe Beach Park to see the athletes.

An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike and a marathon (26.2 miles 42.195 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. Most Ironman events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race, where the Ironman race starts at 7 AM, the mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4 mile swim is 2 hours 20 minutes, the bike cut off time is 5:30 PM, and all finishers must complete their marathon by midnight. The time limit to complete the race for Ironman Japan is 15 hours.

The name "Ironman Triathlon" refers to both the original Ironman triathlon and the annual Ironman World Championship. Also called Ironman Hawaii, the world championships of the event, held annually in Hawaii since 1978 (with an additional race in 1982), are now preceded by a series of qualifying events. Ironman Triathlon became known for its grueling length, harsh race conditions, and television coverage.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Eid ul Adha 2010 Live Stream Webcam Feed in Mecca at the Grand Holy Mosque

Eid al-Adha or "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma'il) as an act of obedience to God.

This live stream is in Mecca for this important Islamic festival:

Eid ul Adha Mecca Live

Festival Information:

The family retains one third of the share, another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors, and the other third is given to the poor & needy.

Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from Sura 2 (Al-Baqara) Ayah 196 in the Qur'an. Like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a Wajib prayer of two Raka'ah (units) followed by a sermon.

The word "Eid" appears in Sura al-Mai'da ("The Table Spread," Chapter 5) of the Qur'an, meaning 'solemn festival'.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the 12th and the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar. Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat. The date is approximately 70 days (2 Months & 10 days) after the end of the month of Ramadan, i.e. Eid-ul-Fitr. Ritual observance of the holiday lasts until sunset of the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Turin Marathon 2010 Live Stream Web Cam Feed, Torino

The Turin Marathon (official name of Turin Marathon) is a marathon, since 1991 in Turin takes place, usually in in April. Regarding the distance records, he is among the fastest in Europe.

This live webcam feed is in Turin for the marathon:

Turin Marathon live webcam

Event Information:

Start and end of the trail, the clockwise direction of Turin and some neighboring municipalities leads, is on the Piazza Castello south of the Palazzo Madama. From there, first on the Via Po to the left bank of the Po. Upstream, it then goes to Moncalieri and Nicholasville. There, the route turns west to and leads to Beinasco and Orbassano, where just before the half marathon mark the route north to Rivalta and Rivoli used. The last third of the trail leads westward over Collegno back to the center of Turin, where the destination on the west side of the Palazzo Madama is.

As early as 31 October 1897 was held in Turin marathon instead of a similar maturity. On a 35 km long rail link between Turin and watershed None Cesare Ferrario won in 2:26:45 h. The first real Marathon was organized 1919th On the 42.75 km long route was victorious in 2:40:47,6 h. Valerio Arri, who at the Olympic Games 1920 Antwerp won the bronze medal in the marathon in. From 1921 to 1933, the same route every year now instead of a marathon, where Luigi Rossini (who as the barrel twice won) only with the best time achieved 2:38:23,4 h 1930th

The Marathon of the European Athletics Championships 1934in which the Finn Armas Toivonen 2:52:29,0 before the gates Enochsson Sweden and the Italians won in Genghini Aurelio should, 40 years, the last marathon in Turin stay. Only 31 March 1974 was a marathon rather than provincial level, where Giovambattista Bassi, Marco Carbone and Renzo Musso as joint first in 2:25:00, the goal achieved.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vienna Christmas Market 2010 Live Webcam Feed

In Vienna, Starting at the end of November lasting till Christmas Day you can find "Christkindlmärkte" or Christmas markets, on nearly every corner of the city.

This live webcam is in Vienna throughout the festive season:

Vienna Christmas market 2010

Event Information:

A Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt, is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany and Alsace but are now being held in many other countries.

In Vienna, Starting at the end of November lasting till Christmas Day you can find "Christkindlmärkte" on nearly every corner of the city. Small huts provide you with potentiall Christmas presents, food and most important hot punch and "Glühwein", heated sweetened wine. The biggest ones are the Christkindlmarkt at the Vienna City Hall, at the Spittelberg and inside the University Campus.

Vienna hosts around 25 markets ranging from the large to the small. The 'December Market' in Vienna dating back to 1294 is regarded by some as the forerunner to the Christmas Market Vienna is a popular city break destination all year around. Many people choose to visit the city around late November and December time and go and visit the museums and view the impressive architecture, not to mention savour the culture that Vienna has to offer. They then attend the various Christmas Markets and do their shopping., which include venues like Schloss Schönbrunn which is a famous visitor attraction in it's own right.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Live Stream F1 at Yas Marina Circuit, UAE

It promises to be the most exciting conclusion to a Formula 1 season in many years, with the last race starting with 4 dirvers - Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton, all in with a chance of the championship.

This live feed will be at Yas Marina throughout the F1 weekend:

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Live Stream

Event Information:

For the 2009 Formula One season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was added to the schedule. It was provisionally announced as being held on 15 November 2009, as the 19th and final Grand Prix of the season. Both the Canadian Grand Prix and French Grand Prix were later removed from the provisional schedule, and as a result the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was moved to 1 November 2009 where it would become the last of 17 meetings. In August 2009, it was announced that the start time would be 1700 local time (1300 UTC), and that the race would be floodlit. The inaugural race was won by Sebastian Vettel.

The Yas Marina Circuit is located on Yas Island - a 2,550 hectares (25.5 km2) island on the east coast of Abu Dhabi - and the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the first major event to take place on the circuit

Etihad Airways is the current major sponsor of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was announced in early 2007 at the Abu Dhabi F1 Festival in the United Arab Emirates. The first race took place on November 1 2009, held at the Hermann Tilke designed Yas Marina Circuit

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Red Carpet Live Stream World Premiere, London

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 has it's World Premiere in London tonight, with stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes all attending.

This live feed will be watching the red carpet at the London Odeon cinema as the stars arrive:

Harry Potter Premiere Live Stream

Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's quandary involving the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents in his quest to conquer the wizarding world and subjugate non-magical people (Muggles).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final of the Harry Potter novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The book was released on 21 July 2007, ending the series that began in 1997 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This book chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and leads to the long-awaited final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Corsica Webcam, Live View in Bastia Port and Harbour

Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the island of Sardinia. It is a very popular holiday location for local residents and overseas visitors alike.

This live webcam view is in Corsica 24 hours a day:

Corsica Webcam

Location Information:

Corsica is one of the 26 regions of France, although strictly speaking Corsica is designated as a "territorial collectivity"(collectivité territoriale) by law. As a territorial collectivity, it enjoys greater powers than other French régions, but for the most part its status is quite similar. Corsica is referred to as a "région" in common speech, and is almost always listed among the other régions of France. Although the island is separated from the continental mainland by the Ligurian Sea and is much closer to the Italian than to the French mainland, politically Corsica is part of Metropolitan France. It was once briefly an independent Corsican Republic, until being incorporated into France in 1769.

Corsica is famed as the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte. His ancestral home, Casa Buonaparte, is located there.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Florida Ironman Live Stream - Webcam Feed at Panama City Beach

The Ironman Florida (Ford Ironman Florida) is an annually since 1999 in November held triathlonsports event on the Ironmandistance (3.86 km swim, 180.2 km cycling, running 42.195 kilometers) in Panama City in Florida.

This live feed is in Panama City Beach for the Triathlon:

Ironman Florida Live Stream

Event Information:

On 1 November 2008, this event has already held the tenth time. The Canadian Tom Evans won the race with 8:07:59 hours, setting a new course record.
The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) has 2009, the license for the implementation of the Ironman in Arizona from the previous organizer North American Sports (NA Sports) accepted.

The swimming distance is over two rounds to be completed in the Gulf of Mexico and is followed by the bike just over one lap and the marathon distance, which extends over two rounds. The twelfth edition of this competition will on 6 November 2010. According to the United States Census Bureau, Panama City Beach the city has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.2 km²) 6.9 square miles (18.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.42%) is water. There are approximately 27 miles (43 km) of shoreline in Panama City Beach with approximately half of it fronting the Gulf of Mexico.

MTV EMA 2010 Live Stream Online

The MTV Europe Music Awards "(EMA)" were established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. Originally beginning as an alternative to the American MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards is today a popular celebration of what MTV viewers consider the best in music. The awards are chosen by MTV viewers throughout Europe.

This live feed is in Madrid for th 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards

The MTV Europe Music Awards always changes its host city. Up until now United Kingdom hosted the event thrice. Germany has hosted the event for a fourth time in 2009 when the awards were held in Berlin on 5 November 2009. The 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards will take place in Madrid, Spain.

The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on MTV Europe, MTVNHD and most of the international MTV channels as well as online. The 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards will be in Madrid, Spain. The nominees were announced on September 20, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga tie with five nominations each; Eminem close behind them with four. Eva Longoria will be the hosting of this years MTV EMA's and she said "I am so excited to host the 2010 EMAs in the beautiful and sexy city of Madrid!. I can’t wait to see some fabulous performances and I am so proud that the two most nominated artists this year are two amazing women - Lady Gaga and Katy Perry - who are making some of the most exciting music in pop right now!". Katy Perry and Linkin Park will perform at the Puerta de Alcalá.

New York Marathon 2010 Live Stream from NYC

The New York City Marathon (ING New York City Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is a major annual marathon (42.195 km (26.219 mi)) whose course runs through all five boroughs of New York City. It is one of the largest marathons in the world, with 43,659 finishers in 2009. Along with the Boston Marathon and Chicago Marathon, it is among the pre-eminent long-distance annual running events in the United States and is one of the World Marathon Majors.

This live webcam is in New York for the 2010 marathon:

The race is organized by New York Road Runners (NYRR) and has been run every year since 1970. The next marathon will be run on November 7, 2010. In recent years, it has been sponsored by the financial group ING. It is held on the first Sunday of November and attracts professional competitors and amateurs from all over the world. Because of the popularity of the race, participation is limited to 37,000 entrants chosen largely by a lottery system. Runners who are members of NYRR can gain entry by meeting the qualifications for guaranteed entry or via nomination from an official running club. Officially recognized running clubs are allowed two guaranteed spots for members who did not make it in via lottery.

The initial course of 1970 consisted in repeated racing around Central Park. Nowadays the course covers all five boroughs of New York City. It begins on Staten Island near the approach to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The bridge, which normally carries only vehicular traffic, is closed for the event. Runners use both sides of the upper level of the bridge and the westbound side of the lower level. In the opening minutes of the race, the bridge is filled with runners, creating a dramatic spectacle that is closely associated with the event.

Diwali 2010 Festival of Lights Live in India

Diwali (also spelled Divali in few countries) or Deepavali is popularly known as the festival of lights. Its an important five-day festival in Hinduism and Jainism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Deepavali is an official holiday in India, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar , Fiji , and Suriname.

These live feeds will have coverage from all across India throughout Diwali 2010:

The name Diwali is itself a contraction of the word "Deepavali" which translates into row of lamps. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (divas) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. Some Indian business communities begin the financial year on the first day of Diwali, hoping for prosperity the following year.

In Jainism, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha by Mahavira in 527 BC. In Sikhism, Deepavali commemorates the return of Guru Har Gobind Ji to Amritsar after freeing 52 Hindu kings imprisoned in Fort Gwalior by Emperor Jahangir; the people lit candles and diyas to celebrate his return. This is the reason Sikhs also refer to Deepavali as Bandi Chhorh Divas, "the day of release of detainees". Deepavali is widely celebrated in both India and Nepal.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Hajj 2010 Live Stream from Mecca Pilgrimage

The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is currently the largest annual pilgrimage in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so.

This live feed is in Mecca for The Hajj in 2010:

The Hajj 2010 Live

Event Information:

The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th to 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Islamic calendar. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, eleven days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the Western world, the Gregorian date of the Hajj changes from year to year. Ihram is the name given to the special state in which Muslims live whilst on the pilgrimage.

The Hajj is associated with the life of Islamic prophet Muhammad from the 7th century, but the ritual of pilgrimage to Mecca is considered by Muslims to stretch back thousands of years to the time of Ibrahim (Abraham). Pilgrims join processions of hundreds of thousands of people, who simultaneously converge on Mecca for the week of the Hajj, and perform a series of rituals: Each person walks counter-clockwise seven times about the Ka'bah, the cube-shaped building which acts as the Muslim direction of prayer, runs back and forth between the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwah, drinks from the Zamzam Well, goes to the plains of Mount Arafat to stand in vigil, and throws stones in a ritual Stoning. The pilgrims then shave their heads, and celebrate the three day global festival of Eid al-Adha.