Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tokyo Webcam Live Feed for the 2011 Tokyo Marathon

The Tokyo Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. It is currently sponsored by Tokyo Metro. The first Tokyo Marathon was held on 18th March 2007.

This live feed is in Tokyo for the 2011 marathon:

Tokyo Marathon 2011 Live Webcam

Years prior to 2007, Tokyo Marathon actually consisted of two marathons - the Tokyo International Marathon which took place on even years, and Tokyo - New York Friendship International Marathon which took place on odd years. In the inaugural year, 1981, both marathons took place. However, because it was not possible to support two marathons a month apart in the same city, from 1982, the alternating format went into effect.

The 2007 marathon was also a representative selection race of the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka. The total number of participants was set at 30,000. Of that, 25,000 people signed up for the marathon, and 5,000 signed up for the 10K run. Masakazu Fujiwara became the race's first Japanese male winner at the fourth edition.

The Tokyo International Marathon was a marathon for male elite runners held in Tokyo, Japan, from 1980 until 2006. It actually consisted of two marathons - the Tokyo International Marathon which took place on even years, and Tokyo-New York Friendship International Marathon which took place on odd years. In the inaugural year, 1981, both marathons took place. However, because it was not possible to support two marathons a month apart in the same city, from 1982, the alternating format went into effect.

Hollywood Webcam, Live on Hollywood Boulevard for the 83rd Academy Awards

The Kodak Theatre is the venue for the 83rd Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2010. The ceremony will take place on February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre.

This live feed is in LA for the Oscars:

Hollywood Boulevard Webcam

The ceremony will be televised in the United States on ABC. Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the ceremony, marking the first time for each.

Nominations for the 2010 awards were announced on January 25, 2011. The King's Speech received the most nominations, twelve. True Grit followed with ten and then The Social Network and Inception, with eight each. Toy Story 3, the highest grossing film of 2010, became the third animated film to be nominated for Best Picture; it is also nominated for four other awards.

The Academy Award (informally known as the Oscar) is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world and is televised live in more than 200 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), Emmy Awards (for television), and Tony Awards (for theatre) are modeled after the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself was conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer.

Venice Webcam Live Feed at the 2011 Carnevale di Venezia

The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday.

This live feed is in Venice for the 2011 carnival:

Venice Carnival 2011 Live Feed

Carnival started as a time for celebration and expression throughout the classes, as wearing masks hid any form of identity between social classes. During the 1970s, the Italian government decided to bring back the history and culture of Venice, and sought to use the traditional Carnival as the centerpiece of their efforts. Today, approximately 30,000 visitors come to Venice each day for Carnivals.

Masks have always been a central feature of the Venetian carnival; traditionally people were allowed to wear them between the festival of Santo Stefano (St. Stephen's Day, December 26) and the start of the carnival season and midnight of Shrove Tuesday. They have always been around Venice. As masks were also allowed Ascension and from October 5 to Christmas, people could spend a large proportion of the year in disguise. Maskmakers (mascherari) enjoyed a special position in society, with their own laws and their own guild.

Venetian masks can be made in leather or with the original glass technique. The original masks were rather simple in design and decoration and often had a symbolic and practical function. Nowadays, most of them are made with the application of gesso and gold leaf and are all hand-painted using natural feathers and gems to decorate.

Monday, February 21, 2011

New York Webcam, Presidents Day 2011 Live in Times Square

Washington's Birthday is also commonly known as Presidents Day. As Washington's Birthday or Presidents Day, it is also the official name of a concurrent state holiday celebrated on the same day in a number of states.

This live feed is in New York City on President's Day:

Times Square webcam

The first attempt to create a Presidents Day occurred in 1951 when the "President's Day National Committee" was formed by Harold Stonebridge Fischer of Compton, California, who became its National Executive Director for the next two decades. The purpose was not to honor any particular President, but to honor the office of the Presidency. It was first thought that March 4, the original inauguration day, should be deemed Presidents Day. However, the bill recognizing the March 4th date was stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee (which had authority over national holidays). That committee felt that, because of its proximity to Lincoln's and Washington Birthdays, three holidays so close together would be unduly burdensome. During this time, however, the Governors of a majority of the individual states issued proclamations declaring March 4 to be Presidents' Day in their respective jurisdictions.

An early draft of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act would have renamed the holiday to "Presidents' Day" to honor the birthdays of both Washington and Lincoln, which would explain why the chosen date falls between the two, but this proposal failed in committee and the bill as voted on and signed into law on 28 June 1968, kept the name Washington's Birthday.

Washington DC Webcam, Capitol Hill Live on President's Day

Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. It is also commonly known as Presidents Day.

This live feed is in Washington DC for Presidents Day:

Capitol Hill webcam feed

Today, the February holiday has become well-known for being a day in which many stores, especially car dealers, hold sales. Until the late 1980s, corporate businesses generally closed on this day, similar to present corporate practices on Memorial Day or Christmas Day. With the late 1980s advertising push to rename the holiday, more and more businesses are staying open on the holiday each year, and, as on Veterans Day and Columbus Day, most delivery services outside of the U.S. Postal Service now offer regular service on the day as well. Some public transit systems have also gone to regular schedules on the day. Many colleges and universities hold regular classes and operations on Presidents Day.

Various theories exist for this, one accepted reason being to make up for the growing trend of corporations to close in observance of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. However, when reviewing the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill debate of 1968 in the Congressional Record, one notes that supporters of the Bill were intent on moving federal holidays to Mondays to promote business. Over time, as with many federal holidays, few Americans actually celebrate Washington's Birthday, and it is mainly known as a day off from work or school, although many non-governmental workers do not take the day off.

Honolulu Webcam, Great Aloha Run 2011 Live Feed

The Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run is a road race that takes place annually in Honolulu, Hawaii on the third Monday in February (Presidents' Day in the United States). It is a charity event that benefits Carole Kai Charities, a philanthropic fund run by Hawaii entertainer Carole Kai.

This live feed in is Honolulu for the 2011 Great Aloha Run:

Honolulu webcam feed

Kai and Honolulu Marathon founder Jack Scaff, M.D. founded the race in 1985, and since its inception it has donated over $6.8 million to over 100 non-profit organizations in Hawaii.

Kaiser Permanente is the title sponsor for the 2010 race. Prior to that, local telephone company Hawaiian Telcom was the title sponsor from 2005 to 2009, while the Honolulu Advertiser has been a sponsor of the race since its inception.

The 8.15 miles (approx. 13 km) course starts in downtown Honolulu on Nimitz Highway across from Aloha Tower, and runs west on Nimitz Highway along Honolulu Harbor, under the Interstate H-1 viaduct near Honolulu International Airport, and along Kamehameha Highway, finishing on the floor of Aloha Stadium. The Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium route gives the race its name.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Myrtle Beach Webcam, Marathon & Half Marathon Live Feed

Saturday, February 19, 2011 is the date for the Myrtle Beach BI-LO Marathon. The BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon will start just North of the intersection of Grissom Parkway and 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, SC.

This live feed is at Myrtle Beach for the marathon:

Myrtle Beach webcam

The marathon course is USATF Certified and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Dasani water and Powerade sports drink will be available approximately every two miles along the marathon course and at the Finish. All BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon finishers will receive a Finisher’s Medal at the Finish Line. Overall awards will go to the top three Male and Female finishers in the BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon.

Awards will be presented to the top three Male and Female BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon finishers in the age groups 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over. Unclaimed awards will be available at House of Blues Post Race Party, Saturday evening, February 19, 2011.

Myrtle Beach is a coastal resort city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. It is the de facto hub of both the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area and the Grand Strand, a complex of beach towns and barrier islands stretching from Little River, South Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina.

Hong Kong Webcam, Standard Chartered Marathon Live Feed

The Hong Kong Marathon, sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, is an annual marathon race held in February or March in Hong Kong. In addition to the full marathon, a 10 km run and a half marathon are also held.

This live feed is in Hong Kong for the 2011 events:

Hong Kong marathon live feed

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, started in 1997, grows from strength to strength in the past thirteen years with a record of entries achieved in each year. Total prize money for the Full Marathon will be increased to US$150,000. A special award of HK$144,000 to winners who are Permanent Residents of Hong Kong. Trophies will be presented to the first three winners in each category for 10km Challenge, Half Marathon Challenge and Full Marathon Challenge races. Awards are presented according to Official Times (Gun Time).

The race started in 1997 with 1,000 runners; today over 40,000 take part each year. The full and half marathon's race tracks remained generally the same, starting from Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, then going out to West Kowloon using Austin Road, followed by West Kowloon Highway and Tsing Kwai Highway, where half-marathoners turn back. Full-marathoners continue through Cheung Ching Tunnel, then do a return trip each on Tsing Ma Bridge and Ting Kau Bridge. Competitors then ran back all the way to West Kowloon, joining half-marathoners again at Kwai Chung, and into Western Harbour Crossing. The finishing point, however, was changed to Victoria Park instead of the Golden Bauhina Plaza in Wan Chai North. This arrangement was welcomed by elite athletes, citing that it would improve their performance. Japanese runner Koichioro Fukuoka won the full marathon in 2:16:50, ending Kenya's four year domination of the event.

Austin Webcam, Marathons of Texas Live Feed

The Austin Marathon is an annual marathon held in Austin, Texas. Along with the Dallas White Rock Marathon and the Houston Marathon, the Austin Marathon forms the final leg of the Marathons of Texas.

This live feed is is Austin for the 2011 marathon:

Austin marathon live feed

Given the geography of downtown Austin, the marathon is relatively flat compared to many other marathons. Along with the Dallas White Rock Marathon and the Houston Marathon, the Austin Marathon forms the final leg of the Marathons of Texas, a series of winter marathons held approximately one month apart from each other from December through February in Texas.

The LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon courses are USATF certified courses that run through some of Austin's most scenic and historic areas, including Lady Bird Johnson Lake, the Allandale and Hyde Park neighborhoods, Congress Avenue, the University of Texas campus, and the State Capitol complex.

The gently rolling and shaded course is 90% asphalt with long straightaways and approximately 28 turns. The 26.2 course gains approximately 14 feet per mile over the first 17 miles before dropping over 33 feet per mile over the final 9 miles to the finish on Congress Avenue in the shadow of the State Capitol building.

Limassol Webcam Live Feed at 2011 International Maratrhon

The course of the Limassol International Marathon GSO is of a low degree of difficulty. It is essentially a flat race with its unique characteristic being the long straight lines, and the greatest part of the marathon taking place along the coastal road of greater Limassol. (Limassol City, Akti Olympion (Olympion coast), Germassogia, Agios Tychon, Ancient Amathus to Pyrgos village).

This live feed is in Limassol for the 2011 marathon:

Limassol marathon webcam

The Start of the Race is on the seafront of the Limassol city, Molos area (the promenade) at 09.00 hrs on 20th February 2011.All athletes and walkers have to be at the start point, at Molos, at least 1 hour prior to the start time of the events. In Km-25 we will take the direction towards the new harbor and will arrive there in the Km-30 passing from Christodoulou Hadjipavlou Street, Spiros Araouzou Street, Constitution, Xhelal Bajar, and Franklin Roosevelt Avenue (which is the palm tree lined road). Passing in front of the new harbor we will take a left direction towards the Salty Lake where we will reach the stadium of A.S. Zakaki.

There will be an incline of 180 degrees for the second time, taking the opposite direction until we reach the third incline of 180 degrees with a direction towards the entry of the Harbor. In the Km-35 turning right and passing again from the palm tree lined road, we take a direction towards the historical centre in the Km-40, with almost no altitude differences to the finish line on 28th October Avenue.

Daytona Beach Webcam Feed for the 2011 Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is a 500 miles (804.7 km)-long NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is one of four restrictor plate races on the Cup schedule.

This live feed is in Daytona on 500 weekend:

Daytona Beach live

The Daytona 500 is regarded as the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar, carrying by far the largest purse. Championship points awarded are equal to that of any other Sprint Cup race.

The event serves as the final event of Speedweeks and is sometimes referred to as "The Great American Race" or the "Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing." It is held the second or third Sunday in February, and since 1971, has been loosely associated with Presidents Day weekend.

The winner of the Daytona 500 is presented with the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane, and the wiQualifying is unique at Daytona for the 500. Some teams must race their way into the Daytona 500 field. The first row is set by one round of qualifying, held one week before the race. (Prior to 2003, this was two rounds; prior to 2001, it was three.) The remainder of the field is set by a pair of qualifying races (these were 100 miles (160 km) from 1959–1967; 125 miles (201 km) from 1969–2004; and 150 miles (240 km), with two-lap overtime if necessary, beginning in 2005. These races were not held in 1968 because of rain). The top two drivers from the qualifying races that are not in the top 35 in owner points are given spots on the field, and the rest is set by the finishing order of the duels, with guaranteed spots to those in the top 35.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011 Opening Ceremony Bangladesh Live Feed Bangabandhu National Stadium

The opening ceremony of the 2011 Cricket World Cup will be held in Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. The event will take place on February 17, 2011, 2 days prior to the first match of the World Cup.

This live feed will have coverage of the opening ceremony:

Cricket World Cup Live Feed

Event Information:

The Opening Ceremony will be held in Bangladesh. The venue for the opening ceremony is Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event will take place on February 17, 2011, 2 days prior to the first match of the World Cup. All the Indian stadiums for the 2011 World Cup had been finalized earlier, and the venues of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were finalised in late October 2009. All the venues of the 2011 Cricket World Cup were announced on 2 November 2009 in Mumbai by the International Cricket Council. Two new stadiums in Sri Lanka are being constructed exclusively for the 2011 World Cup. They are located in Kandy and Hambantota.

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the tenth Cricket World Cup and will be hosted by three South Asian Test cricket playing countries: India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It will be Bangladesh's first time co-hosting a Cricket World Cup. The World Cup will use cricket's One Day International format, with fourteen national cricket teams scheduled to compete. The World Cup will take place between February and early April 2011, with the first match to be played on 19 February 2011 with co-hosts India and Bangladesh facing off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The opening ceremony will be held on 17 February 2011, two days before the start of the tournament, with the final on 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Maulid an Nabi 2011 Live Webcam Feed in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mawlid an-Nabi is a special day in Islamic calendar to remember the birth of Prophet Muhammad. The day falls on the 12th day of Rabiul Awal of Islamic lunar calendar every year. Every year, Muslims around the world celebrate the day by large street processions, distributing food and charity and talks and sermons about the life of the prophet.

This live feed is in Mecca for the celebration of Mawlid:

Mecca live webcam

The day is recognised as a public holiday in most Muslim countries with the exception of Saudi Arabia. Mawlid is derived from the Arabic root word, meaning to give birth, bear a child, descendant. In contemporary usage, Mawlid refers to the observance of the birthday of Muhammad.

Mawlid falls in the month of Rabi' al-awwal in the Islamic calendar. Shias observe the event on the 17th of the month, coinciding with the birth date of their sixth Imam, Ja'far al-Sadiq, while Sunnis observe it on the 12th of the month. As the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, the corresponding date in the Gregorian calendar varies each year. In 2007, Mawlid fell on March 31 for the Sunnis or April 5 for the Shi’as.

Islamic scholars are divided on whether observing Mawlid is necessary or even permissible in Islam. Some see it as a praiseworthy event and positive development, while others say it is an improper innovation and forbid its celebration.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Santa Monica Webcam, Live Feed LA County

Santa Monica is a city in western Los Angeles County, California, USA. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is surrounded on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.

This live webcam feed is in Santa Monica, California, along with a live weather forecast:

Santa Monica webcam feed

Because of its agreeable climate, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core with significant job growth and increased tourism.

he Santa Monica Hippodrome (carousel) is a National Historic Landmark. It sits on the Santa Monica Pier, which was built in 1909. The La Monica Ballroom on the pier was once the largest ballroom in the US, and the source for many New Year's Eve national network broadcasts. The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium was an important music venue for several decades and hosted the Academy Awards in the 1960s. McCabe's Guitar Shop is still a leading acoustic performance space, as well as retail outlet. Bergamot Station is a city-owned art gallery compound that includes the Santa Monica Museum of Art. The city is also home to the Santa Monica Heritage Museum.

Long Beach Webcam, California Pacific Coast Live Feed Surf Conditions

Long Beach is a city located in southern California, US, on the Pacific coast. It is situated in Los Angeles County, about 20 miles (32 km) south of downtown Los Angeles (directly borders of L.A.). Long Beach borders Orange County on its southeast edge.

This live feed is on the beach at Long Beach:

Long Beach webcam feed

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world's largest shipping ports The city also has a large oil industry; oil is found both underground and offshore. Manufacturers include aircraft, car parts, electronic and audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings. It is also home to headquarters for corporations including Epson America, Molina Healthcare, and SCAN Health Plan. Long Beach has grown with the development of high-technology and aerospace industries in the area.
Long Beach was, in 2010, ranked America's eighth most walkable city.

Long Beach, depending on the reporting location, has a Mediterranean climate, with strongly semi-arid climate characteristics. Due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, temperatures in Long Beach are moderate throughout the year. Temperatures recorded at the weather station at the Long Beach Airport, 4.0 miles (6.4 km) inland from the ocean, range more greatly than those along the immediate coast. During the summer months, low clouds and fog occur frequently, developing overnight and blanketing the area on many mornings. This fog usually clears by the afternoon, and a westerly sea breeze often develops, keeping temperatures mild. Heat and humidity rarely coincide, making heat waves more tolerable than they would be otherwise.

Golden Gate Bridge Webcam Live Feed in San Francisco Bay

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, it connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County.

This live webcam feed is at the Golden Gate Bridge:

Golden Gate Bridge webcam feed

The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed during the year 1937, and has become one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and of the United States. Since its completion, the span length has been surpassed by eight other bridges. It still has the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. In 1999, it was ranked fifth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Vancouver Webcam, British Columbia Live Feed and Weather

The Port of Vancouver was the name of the largest port in Canada, the largest in the Pacific Northwest, and the largest port on the West Coast of North America by metric tons of total cargo, with 76.5 million metric tons.

This live feed is at the Port of Vancouver:

Vancouver webcam feed

In terms of container traffic measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), the port ranked in 2006 as the largest port in Canada, the largest in the Pacific Northwest, the fourth-largest port on the West Coast of North America, and fifth-largest in North America overall.

The Port of Vancouver trades $43 billion in goods with more than 90 trading economies annually. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the corporation responsible for management of the port, which, in addition to the city of Vancouver, includes all of Burrard Inlet and Roberts Bank Superport in Delta. With the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, Vancouver’s seaport was able to compete with the major international ports for global trade because it was positioned as an alternative route to Europe. During the 1920s, the provincial government successfully fought to eliminate freight rates that discriminated against goods transported by rail through the mountains, giving the young lawyer of the case, future Vancouver Mayor and Canadian senator, Gerry McGeer, a reputation as “the man who flattened the Rockies.” Consequently, Prairie wheat came west through Vancouver rather than being shipped out through eastern ports. The federal government established the Harbour Commission (forerunner to the Port Authority) in the early 1920s to oversee port development.

Toronto Webcam, Live Feed City Skyline and the CN Tower

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America.

This live webcam feed in in central Toronto:

Toronto webcam

Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe.

According to knowledgeable Toronto residents, and architects who have designed buildings in the city, such as Will Alsop, Toronto has no single, dominant architectural style. Lawrence Richards, a member of the faculty of architecture at the University of Toronto, has said "Toronto is a new, brash, rag-tag place - a big mix of periods and styles." Toronto buildings vary in design and age with many structures dating back to the mid-1800s, while other prominent buildings were just newly built in the 2000s.

Defining the Toronto skyline is the CN Tower. At a height of 553.33 metres (1,815 ft 5 in) it was the world's tallest freestanding structure until 2007 when it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa, but it is still the tallest tower in the western hemisphere surpassing Chicago's Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower) by 110 metres in height. It is an important telecommunications hub, and a centre of tourism in Toronto. Toronto has a diverse array of public spaces, from city squares to public parks overlooking ravines

Grand Canyon Webcam, Live Feed Colorado River, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the United States' oldest national parks and is located in Arizona. Within the park lies the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, considered to be one of the major natural wonders of the world.

This live webcam is looking over the Grand Canyon:

Grand Canyon webcam

Within the park lies the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, considered to be one of the major natural wonders of the world. The park covers 1,902 mi2 (4927 km2) of unincorporated area in Coconino County and Mohave County.

Most visitors to the park come to the South Rim, arriving on Arizona State Route 64. The Highway enters the park through the South Entrance, near Tusayan, Arizona, and heads eastward, leaving the park through the East Entrance. All park accommodations are operated by the Xanterra corporation. Park headquarters are at Grand Canyon Village, a short distance from the South Entrance, being also the center of the most popular viewpoints. Some thirty miles of the South Rim are accessible by road. A much smaller venue for tourists is found on the North Rim, accessed by Arizona State Route 67. There is no road connection between the two within Arizona except via the Navajo Bridge, near Page, Arizona, entailing a five-hour drive. Otherwise, the two rims of the Canyon are connected via Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Hoover Dam.

The rest of the Grand Canyon is extremely rugged and remote, although many places are accessible by pack trail and backcountry roads.

Chicago Webcam, City Skyline and Sears Tower Live Feed

Chicago is the largest city in both Illinois and the Midwest, and the third most populous city in the United States, with over 2.8 million residents. Its metropolitan area, commonly named "Chicagoland," is the 26th most populous in the world.

This live webcam view is in Chicago 24/7:

Chicago webcam

Chicago was founded in 1833, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. The Potawatomi were forcibly removed from their land following the Treaty of Chicago. The city became a major transportation and telecommunications hub in North America. Today, the city retains its status as a major hub, both for industry and infrastructure, with O'Hare International Airport being the second busiest airport in the world. In 2008, the city hosted 45.6 million domestic and overseas visitors.

The city is a center for business and finance and is listed as one of the world's top ten Global Financial Centers. The World Cities Study Group at Loughborough University rated Chicago as an "alpha world city" due to Chicago's important role in the global economic system. In a 2010 survey collaboration between Foreign Policy and A.T Kearney ranking the world's top global cities, Chicago ranked 6th behind Paris and Hong Kong and above Los Angeles and Singapore. The ranking assesses five dimensions: value of capital markets, diversity of human capital, international information resources, international cultural resources, and political influence. Chicago is a stronghold of the Democratic Party and has been home to many influential politicians, including the current President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Lambeau Stadium Webcam, Green Bay Packers Superbowl Victory Parade Live Feed

The city of Green Bay, Wisconsin has announced their plans for a Super Bowl victory parade to welcome home the Green Bay Packers, with Lambeau field the chosen site.

This live feed will be in Green Bay for the victory parade:

Lambeau Stadium webcam

The last time the Green Bay Packers brought the Super Bowl title home was in 1997, and due to the amount of people who turned out for that celebration, and the amount of security and crowd control problems the city had, the Packers are instead opting for letting fans see them and the Lombardi Trophy at Lambeau Field.

The city of Green Bay had originally tried to have a victory parade through downtown, but the Packers say this celebration at Lambeau Field can allow them to control the crowd better. On February 7th 2011 the Green Bay Packers will return from Dallas, Texas to Austin Straubel International Airport on Monday before 12PM and will take team buses back to the stadium. Fans are invited to line the route between the airport and Lambeau Field to cheer for the team.

On Tuesday February 8th 2011 the team will be hosting their official victory celebration at Lambeau Field between 4PM and 5PM with gates opening at 2PM. Entrance fee's will be $5 per person attending.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Huntington Beach Webcam, Live Feed at 2011 Surf City marathon

Huntington Beach in California this weekend hosts the annual Surf City USA Marathon and Half-Marathon, which is usually held on the first Sunday of February.

This live feed is at Huntington Beach for the events:

Huntington Beach Webcam

The Surf City USA Marathon creates a fun, relaxing race atmosphere. This exclusive oceanfront course is a California Dream! Run on Pacific Coast Highway past the famous Huntington Beach pier and wind through the legendary surfing beaches of Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Festival includes a beach side beer garden in the California sun.

Huntington Beach is the site of the world surfing championships, held in the summer every year. The city is often referred to as "Surf City" because of this high profile event, its history and culture of surfing. It is often called the "Surfing Capital of the World", not for the height of the waves, but rather for the consistent quality of surf. Gordon Duane established the city's first surf shop, Gordie's Surfboards, in 1955.

Huntington Beach is also a popular destination for kite surfing, and this sport can be viewed on the beach northwest of the pier. Huntington Beach is the host city of the National Professional Paintball League Super 7 Paintball Championships. The NPPL holds its first event of the year traditionally between the dates of March 23 through March 26.

Tallahassee Webcam, Live Feed at the 2011 Tallahassee Marathon

The 37th annual Tallahassee Marathon takes place on Sunday 6 February 2011, starting at 7.30 am on the campus of Florida State University on Chieftan Way.

This live feed will be covering the marathon and half marathon:

Tallahassee marathon live feed

The half marathon course is flat while the full marathon features a scenic mid section with some gently rolling terrain in the appealing Southwood neighborhood. This is the 37th annual Tallahassee Marathon. Our first marathon was held in 1975. The Tallahassee Half-Marathon has been held since the mid-1980s. This is the seventh year it will be run from Florida State's Mike Long Track.

Marathon runners will be diverted from the Half Marathoners at 5.5 miles, and will run an out and back through the scenic Southwood neighborhood. The new section of the course is mostly flat with some gently rolling hills between miles 11 and 17.

Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad Trail State Park is a rail trail and Florida State Park located on 16 miles (26 km) of the historic railbed of the Tallahassee Railroad, which ran between Tallahassee and St. Marks, Florida. The trail ends near the confluence of the St. Marks and Wakulla Rivers. The portion of the trail south of US 98 is designated as a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail. A paved extension of the trail extends north for approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) into the City of Tallahassee. The annual Tallahassee Marathon utilizes all of the City of Tallahassee portion and the northern six miles (10 km) of the State of Florida portion of the St. Marks Trail.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Vancouver Webcam Feed Chinese New Year of the Rabbit

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, has been celebrated in China for thousands of years. It officially takes place this year on February 3rd. However, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the festivities are celebrated on the first Sunday of the New Year, which in this case in February 6th.

This live feed is in Vancouver for the Chinese New Year:

Vancouver Chinese New Year

This will be the Year of the Rabbit, and although there will be celebrations all over the city, the most spectacular events are organized in Chinatown by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver. Vancouver holds one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia.

Every year Vancouver marks the Chinese New Year with celebrations around Chinatown, culminating in the annual Chinese New Year Parade, a cultural extravaganza that's one of the city's biggest and best annual parades.

Organized by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver since 1979, the parade has grown into a must-see event in Vancouver, attracting over 50,000 spectators and 3,000 performers, including the largest assembly of lion dance teams in Canada.

With more than 50 lions, diverse multicultural dance troupes, the Vancouver Police Department Motorcycle Drill Team, marching bands and more, the Chinese New Year Parade is a celebration not to be missed.

Super Bowl XLV Live Stream, Dallas Cowboys Stadium Webcam Feed, Green Bay Packers v Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl 2011

The Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 41st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 6, 2011, will pit the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers against the NFC champion Green Bay Packers.

This live feed is at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium for the Super Bowl:

Superbowl Live Feed

The game will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the Dallas–Fort Worth area; and the third time it will be held in Texas (Houston was the host city to Super Bowls VIII and XXXVIII). Kickoff time is approximately 5:25pm CST (UTC-06). This will be the eighth appearance in the Super Bowl for the Steelers (who hold the record with six Super Bowl wins) and the fifth for the Packers (who hold the record with 12 overall NFL titles, including three Super Bowl wins and nine league titles prior to the Super Bowl-era).

As of January 28, The Packers are two to three point favorites, making this the first Super Bowl in which the Steelers were underdogs since Super Bowl XXX. In all four previous Super Bowls that Green Bay played in, they were favored to win.

The Steelers and Packers did not play each other this season. The last time the two teams met was December 20, 2009, when the Steelers defeated the Packers 37–36 at Heinz Field. That game was marked by four lead changes in the fourth quarter and a game-winning touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Mike Wallace as time expired.

New York Webcam Live on Chinese New Year Parade 2011

The 12th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival usually winds throughout Chinatown along Mott, Canal, and Bayard streets, and along East Broadway.

This live feed is in New York for the Chinese New Year:

Chinese New Year NYC

The spectacle features elaborate floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dances galore, Asian musicians, magicians, acrobats and procession by local organizations. Over 5,000 people are expected to march in the parade, which will start at Mott Street and promenade through practically every street in of Chinatown, finally dispersing at Worth Street. The parade is expected to conclude at 3 pm, at which time an outdoor cultural festival will take place on Bayard Street featuring more performances by musicians, dancers and martial artists.

Parades are common and in many places across New York, you will see dragon dancers, lion dancers, local and international artists performing on the streets. In 2011 Chinese New Year is on February 3rd. Fireworks, parades, and cultural programs take place in areas like Chinatown, Columbus Park, China Institute, and Mulberry Street.

Many prefer to start their New Year celebrations with a Walking tour visiting areas where celebrations are galore.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cyclone Yasi Webcams - Live Online Webcam Feeds Cairns, Port Douglas, Mackay, Airlie Beach

Watch the progress of the imminent Cyclone Yasi with a range of webcam views in the Queensland area.

Online webcam views in Cairns, Green Island, Mackay, Airlie Beach (Whitsunday Islands and great Barrier Reef) and Port Douglas.

The impending Cyclone Yasi is category five storm, which is the highest tropical storm or hurricane alert level, and is expected make landfall on Wednesday night local time.

Port Douglas Webcam, North Queensland Coast Live Feed

Cyclone Yasi, a category five storm, is now expected to make landfall at the Queensland coast on Wednesday night local time (after 1200 GMT).

This live webcam feed is in Port Douglas, far north Queensland:

Port Douglas Webcam

Location Information:

Port Douglas is a town in Far North Queensland, Australia, approximately 70 km (40 mi) north of Cairns. Its permanent population was about 3000 residents in 2006. The town's population can often double, however, with the influx of tourists during the peak tourism season May-September. The town is named in honour of former Premier of Queensland, John Douglas. Port Douglas developed quickly based on the mining industry. Other parts of the area were established with timber cutting occurring in the area surrounding the Daintree River and with settlement starting to occur on lots around the Mossman River by 1880.

Previous names for the town included Terrigal, Island Point, Port Owen and Salisbury. The town is situated adjacent to two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Airlie Beach Webcam, Whitsunday Islands Queensland Live Feed

Queensland residents have been advised by the government that it is now too late to escape as the most dangerous tropical cyclone ever predicted to hit the state makes its final approach.

This live webcam feed is in Airlie Beach:

Airlie Beach webcam

Airlie Beach is one of many departure points for the Great Barrier Reef it usually takes about 2-3hours to get out to the reef from nearby Shute Harbour depending on ocean conditions. Near latitude 20 degrees south, Airlie Beach, Proserpine and the nearby Whitsunday Islands enjoy a tropical climate and lifestyle.

The Whitsunday Islands, named by James Cook in 1770 are a sailors' paradise. Cook named the islands as he believed he passed through the area on the Christian festival day of Whit Sunday. It is now widely accepted that he didn't actually pass through on this date, as he had failed to take into account the yet to be brought into existence International Date Line à la Phileas Fogg.

Each year the residents of Airlie Beach celebrate The Blessing of the Fleet on Whit Sunday or Pentecost Sunday. The Blessing was started by Father Keith Felgate.

Airlie Beach is a tourist destination, extremely popular with backpackers. Its beach is small and the sea is inhabited by marine stingers, the Irukandji jellyfish from November to May.

Cairns Webcam on the Queensland Coast, Cyclone Yasi Tropical Storm Live Feed

The impending Cyclone Yasi is category five storm, which is the highest tropical storm or hurricane alert level, and is expected make landfall on Wednesday night local time.

This live feed is on the coast at Cairns:

Cairns webcam feed

Cairns is located about 1,700 km (1,056 mi) from Brisbane, and about 2,420 km (1,504 mi) from Sydney by road. It is a popular travel destination for foreign tourists because of its tropical climate and proximity to many attractions. The Great Barrier Reef can be reached in less than an hour by boat. Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, about 130 km (81 mi) north of Cairns, are popular areas for experiencing a tropical rainforest. It also serves as a starting point for people wanting to explore Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland.

Various parks and attractions take advantage of the city's natural surroundings. Among them are Rainforestation Nature Park, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, and Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which extends for 7.5 km (4.7 mi) over World Heritage rainforest.

A notable feature of the Cairns esplanade is a swimming lagoon with adjoining barbecue areas. In May 2003, the then Cairns Mayor Kevin Byrne declared that topless sunbathing is permitted here, as the area is a gathering point for people from around the world who may wish to do so. A boardwalk allows pedestrians and cyclists to move along the foreshore from the lagoon.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Empire State Building Webcam Live at 2011 Run Up

Intepied athletes will today be taknig part in a race up the 86 flights of stairs in the Empire State Building. A quick 1,576 steps from the ground floor to the Observation Deck that looms nearly a quarter- mile above Fifth Avenue completes the run up.

Live Empire State Building webcam:

Empire State Building Webcam

Location Information:

The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, United States, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It is 1,250 ft (381 meters) tall. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City.

The Empire State Building has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The building and its street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimate.[4] It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. In 2007, it was ranked number one on the List of America's Favorite Architecture according to the AIA. The building is owned and managed by W&H Properties. The Empire State Building is currently the third tallest skyscraper in the United States (after the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, both in Chicago), and the 15th tallest in the world. It is also the fourth tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. The Empire State Building is currently undergoing a $550 million renovation, with $120 million utilized in an effort to transform the building into a more energy efficient and eco-friendly structure.