Thursday, August 12, 2010

Akumal Webcam - Mexico's Riviera Maya 2010 Live

Always popular with tourists from all around the world, the Akumal Beach on the ever popular Riviera Maya in Mexico is enjoying a thriving summer season for tourist arrivals in 2010 so far.

The live webcam shows the famous white sand beach packed with visitors:

Location Information:

Akumal is a small beach-front tourist resort community 100 km (62 miles) south of Cancún, between the towns of Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It is the municipal seat of Tulum municipality in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The 2005 census showed a population of 1,198 inhabitants.

Akumal means "place of the turtles" in the Mayan language. The town was officially founded in 1958 as a community for scuba divers by Pablo Bush Romero--a Mexican businessman, diver, writer, historian, and archaeologist. Pablo Bush's family (the Bush/Wolfe family) still owns a large portion of Akumal, including the largest resort/hotel Hotel Club Akumal Caribe. Local bartender and DJ Ryan Wolfe is a direct descendant.

Bodrum Webcam - Live View from Turkey, Summer Holidays 2010

Turkey remains a popular all year round holiday resort with tourists from across Europe, attracted by the golden sand beaches, guaranteed sunshine and affordable prices.

One of the most popular destinations is the coastal town of Bodrum, which can be seen on this live webcam view:

Bodrum Webcam

Location Information:

Bodrum (Turkish: Halikarnas), is a Turkish port town in Muğla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of the country. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova, and it faces the Greek island of Kos. Today, it is an international center of tourism and yachting. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times. The Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was here.

Edinburgh Festival Webcam - Live 2010 View

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:

Edinburgh Festival webcam

Location Information:

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.

Ramadan 2010 Live - Saudi Arabia Webcam at Al-Masjid, Mecca

Ramadan Mubarak! The muslim community around the world observe the 30 day spiritual festival, and nowhere more so than in Saudi Arabia, where the Grand Mosque at Mecca continues to attract large crowds.

This amazing live webcam view captures the sight of the crowds gathering there:

Mecca webcam

Location Information:

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.

Times Square Webcam - 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:

Times Square Webcam, New York City

Location Information:

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.

Hollywood Boulevard Live for Lottery Ticket Movie Premiere 2010

An excellent opportunity to get up close and personal to the stars of the show as famous faces including Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson and Ice Cube, arrive in LA for the US Premiere of their new film, Lottery Ticket.

This live feed will capture all the action from outside the movie theater:

Hollywood Walk of Fame 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.