Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chicago Webcam at Oktoberfest 2010

The Chicago Otoberfest is located in the South Lakeview neighborhood, and attracts crowds of thousands form all across the state, as well as large numbers of international visitors.

This live webcam is is Chicago throughout the festival:

Chicago Oktoberfest web cam

Event Information:

The original "Oktoberfest" occurred in Munich, on October 12, 1810: For the public commemoration of their marriage that took place five days before, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese organized a great horse race. The event was so successful that it was decided to renew it in 1811.

The Chicago Otoberfest is located in the South Lakeview neighborhood, St. Alphonsus was founded by German immigrants in 1882, and continues to recognize its German roots by celebrating an authentic Oktoberfest. Keeping with tradition, festival goers can expect to experience homemade bratwurst, the oom-pah of German bands, the music of top area headliner bands, activities for kids (KinderFest), and of course lots of great beer! The event promises to quench your thirst and provide you with hours of interactive entertainment in the true spirit of a German Oktoberfest. Oom-Pah bands and some of Chicago’s finest pop-rock groups will be featured.

Rick Springfield Live in New York - Times Square Webcam

Grammy winner Rick Springfield, who recently secured his highest chart debut position in more than 20 years with his latest album, Venus in Overdrive, brings his live tour to New York City, playing live at the Nokia Theater in Times Square.

This live feed is at the Nokia Theater on the night of the concert:

Times Square webcam

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.

Singapore Webcam - Formula 1 Grand Prix Live in Marina Bay

The Singapore Grand Prix is a motor race, currently in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is currently held in the Marina Bay area of Singapore.

This live webcam feed is in Marina bay throughout the F1 weekend:

Singapore Grand Prix live

Event Information:

Singapore's third Night Race will be held in September 2010, in conjunction with a comprehensive 10-day entertainment schedule. Officially known as the Grand Prix Season Singapore 2010, the lead-up to the final race will include parties, race-themed events, music concerts, exhibitions and dining & shopping experiences. For the first time, Singapore is encouraging race enthusiasts to tweet from the race circuit and various GP Season events.

The first race held at the new Marina Bay Street Circuit was the 15th round of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship, and was also the first night-time event in Formula One history. The timing of the night event meant that it could be broadcast live at a convenient time for European TV audiences. The track was also illuminated by a series of projectors which adapt their output to match the shape of the course. The race was won by Fernando Alonso driving for the Renault team, however that result has since been tarnished by controversy.

Jerusalem Webcam Live for Sukkot 2010

Sukkot is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. It is one of the three biblically-mandated Shalosh regalim on which Jews made pilgrimages to the Temple in Jerusalem.

This live web cam feed is in Jerusalem for Sukkot:

Jerusalem webcam

The Holy Day lasts seven days, including Chol Hamoed and is immediately followed by another festive day known as Shemini Atzeret. The Hebrew word sukkĊt is the plural of sukkah, "booth, tabernacle". The sukkah is intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which the ancient Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt.

Throughout the holiday the sukkah becomes the living area of the house, and all meals are eaten in it. On each day of the holiday, members of the household recite a blessing over the lulav and etrog, or Four species.

According to Zechariah, in the messianic era Sukkot will become a universal festival and all nations will make pilgrimages annually to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast there.