Friday, September 3, 2010

Glasgow Webcam - Great Scottish Run 2010 Live

Glasgow plays host this weekend to largest mass participation sporting event in the country as over 20,000 runners take part in half marathon, 10k and junior races. Run, jog or walk your way to glory in either race as you pass many of Glasgow’s most iconic sights and cross the Kingston Bridge – on foot!

You can watch the runners in Glasgow on this webcam:

Glasgow webcam

Location information:

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country's west central lowlands. A person from Glasgow is known as a Glaswegian, which is also the name of the local dialect.

Glasgow grew from the medieval Bishopric of Glasgow and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, which subsequently became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with British North America and the British West Indies. With the Industrial Revolution, the city and surrounding region shifted to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of Heavy Engineering, most notably in the Shipbuilding and Marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was known as the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period. Today it is one of Europe's top twenty financial centres and is home to many of Scotland's leading businesses. Glasgow is also ranked as the 57th most liveable city in the world

Berlin Webcam Live at Pyronale Fireworks World Championship 2010

With over 60,000 spectators due once again for the annual Pyronale, held in Berlin on Friday 3 September. Be dazzled and amazed at this year's imaginatively choreographed displays as they battle it out to become world champions.

This live webcam is from the Olympic Stadium in Berlin:

Olympiastadion webcam

Location information:

The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. There have been two stadiums on the site: the present facility, and one that is called the Deutsches Stadion which was built for the aborted 1916 Summer Olympics. Both were designed by members of the same family, the first by Otto March and the second by his son Werner March.

The current Olympiastadion was originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics in the southern part of the Reichssportfeld (today Olympiapark Berlin). During World War II, the area suffered little damage. After the war, the British military occupation used the northern part of the Reichssportfeld as its headquarters until 1994. From 1951 to 2005, the Olympischer Platz had a giant antenna transmitting for all the portable radios in Berlin.

Aside from its use as an Olympic stadium, the Olympiastadion has a strong footballing tradition. Historically, it is the ground of club Hertha BSC. It was also used for 3 matches in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. It hosted six matches, including the final, in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and was renovated for that reason. The German Cup final match is held each year at the Olympiastadion. The stadium sees use in other sports as well; at one point it held the world record for the attendance of a baseball game, thought to be over 110,000. Werner March built the new Olympiastadion on the foundation of the original Deutsches Stadion, once again with the lower half of the structure buried 12 meters underground.

Old Trafford Webcam - Muse Live at LCCC 2010 Resistance Tour

A rare opportunity to watch a live music tour online thanks to a live webcam feed actually inside the stadium at Lancashire CCC as Muse play to a sellout audience on their ongoing Resistance tour.

This is the link for the live webcam feed:

Lancashire Cricket Club webcam

Tour information:

The Resistance Tour is an ongoing concert tour by English alternative rock band Muse in support of their fifth studio album The Resistance. The opening European leg began on 22 October 2009 and ended on 4 December 2009, comprising 30 shows. The second leg, which began on 7 January 2010, included thirteen shows, seven of which were part of the Australasian Big Day Out shows. A North American leg of 26 shows took place in early 2010. Nine new stadium shows have been announced to take place in Europe in 2010, with three of those dates taking place at Wembley Stadium and Old Trafford Cricket Ground. A second round of North American concerts will take place throughout September and October 2010. These dates will focus on secondary markets and other areas not previously hit on the tour. A return to Australasia is set to take place throughout December 2010.

For the Summer Stadium Tour, the band changed the set design completely. It was based on the book 1984 by George Orwell and features the band on a triangular-pyramid shaped stage. The stage features a ball on the top which is said to be the "All Seeing Eye" from the book 1984. On the pyramid itself there are separated blocks, with most of them being screens which project animations and also turn inside out occasionally.

Brussels Webcam - Belgian Beer Weekend 2010 Live

The Belgian Beer Weekend is one of the most popular annual beer festivals in Europe, and huge crowds are expected throughout the festival weekend in the centre of Brussels.

This live web cam feed is in the Grand market place throughout the festival:

Brussels webcam

The Belgian Brewers’ association and the “Mashstaff of the Knights”, in collaboration with the City of Brussels, welcome you on this celebration of the Belgian biers.

At least 50 breweries, ranging from small, medium-sized to large Belgian breweries, participate to present you their best selections of beers. Belgium offers you a unique range of biers having the most contrasting tastes and flavours. Nowhere else in the world you can find a larger choice of regional, authentic and colourful biers.

Dates and Times:

Friday 3 September from 6 till 10 p.m.,
Saturday 4 September from 11 a.m. till 9 p.m. and
Sunday 5 September from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m.