Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Athens Webcam Live on U2 Tour 2010

The next stop on the sellout U2 tour is Athens, where Bono, The Edge and the boys will be playing live at the Greek Olympic Stadium, a momento from the 2008 Olympic games that were held in Athens.

This live webcam is in Athens on the day of the concert:

Athens webcam

Tour Information:

Willie Williams, who has worked on every U2 tour since 1982, is again a designer for this tour; Mark Fisher serves as the architect] Williams had been toying with ideas for 360-degree stadium staging for U2 for a number of years, and presented sketches of a four-legged design to the group near the end of their Vertigo Tour in 2006. The inspiration for the "spaceship-on-four-legs" design, nicknamed "the Claw", came from the landmark Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport. Early reports referred to it as being called the Kiss the Future Tour, though the name was later changed.

The tour features a 360-degree configuration, with the stage being placed closer to the center of the stadium's field than usual. The stage design features a large four-legged steel structure that holds the speaker system and cylindrical video screen and hovers above the performance area. The stage is surrounded by a circular ramp, which connects to the stage by means of rotating bridges. Fans with general admission tickets can be placed both outside of the ramp, as well as between the ramp and stage. The stage has no defined front or back and is surrounded on all sides by the audience.

Sydney Harbour Webcam on Flag Day Australia 2010

A major public holiday, Australian National Flag Day, proclaimed in 1996 as a national day, celebrates the first time the flag of Australia was flown on 3 September 1901. All Australians are encouraged to fly or display the Australian flag on this day.

This web cam feed is live on Sydney on Flag Day 2010 so you can see for yourself how many flags are on display!

Sydney Harbour web cam

Location Information:

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of both Sydney and Australia. The bridge is locally nicknamed "The Coat Hanger" because of its arch-based design.

The bridge was designed and built by Dorman Long and Co Ltd, Middlesbrough Teesside and Cleveland Bridge, Darlington, County Durham and opened in 1932. Until 1967 it was the city's tallest structure.[citation needed] According to Guinness World Records, it is the world's widest long-span bridge and it is the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 metres (440 ft) from top to water level.[citation needed] It is also the fifth-longest spanning-arch bridge in the world.

Wembley Webcam for England v Bulgaria Euro 2012 Qualifier

A game of huge importance to the reign as England manager of Fabio Capello as his England side take on Bulgaria in qualifying for Euro 2010. He hasn't been helped by a number on injury withdrawals, including John Terry, and of course still no David Beckham.

This view is live at Wembley stadium on the night of this international game:

Wembley 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.