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We’re firm fans of old photos here at EL Towers. Looking at people and places long gone allows us some degree of historical reference to the events and news which we read and hear about …
There are a few good concert festival seasons in Europe. The BBC Proms in London during the summer is one of the best.
The later part of the year, however, belongs to the Strings of Autumn festival in Prague.
Might want to add this one to your diary if you’re around Berlin on the 29th August.
The Long Night of the Museums is a popular annual event where they all open their doors at night …
He who returns from a long journey has much to tell. He brings impressions and gifts with him. The Festival of Turning Points.
The LINZ EUROPA HARBORFEST set for July 3-5, 2009 is the culminating highlight of the LINZ EUROPA TOUR 2007 – 2009 starring Hubert von Goisern. As Linz09’s goodwill ambassador, he sailed his waterborne stage up and down Central Europe’s great river road. Now, he’ll be joined in Linz by his musical traveling companions and some of the local acts featured at concerts along the way. So all those who weren’t able to make it to the Black Sea or Amsterdam have the opportunity to experience these incredible musical encounters in Linz—not on board ship, but still with Hubert von Goisern on stage.
The new Acropolis Museum opened in sunny Athens on Saturday 20th June.
The spectacular new building over 25,000 square metres houses some of the best artifacts from ancient Athens and Greek history.
As far as we can remember there was only one principal French character in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan, however that isn’t stopping the Musée du quai Branly from hosting a new exhibition in Paris.
In an odd quirk of history, the only place a statue existed to the musician Frank Zappa was not in his home town of Baltimore, USA, but in Vilnius, Lithuania; a place never visited by the man or in any way connected to the town.
A very expensive show in Moscow has entertained many in Europe. The Russians were promising one of the best shows for a long while and they did not disappoint. The stadium was huge and packed …
Without doubt one of the strongest songs in the contest this year and going down well around the continent. Germany’s best attempt for quite a while.
Without taking anything away from Dima Bilan’s 2008 win, for he is very popular in the former Soviet countries, there is no doubt that Russia’s win was the result of political voting. This voting problem is the reason for the change in 2009, to a split televoting/jury system which hopes to readdress the issue and balance the votes.
It’s been a while since the UK won and the chances of it doing again is slim. The UK doesn’t have the disapora of people some of the countries in the east have. It doesn’t benefit from political voting.
There’s no denying the enthusiam in this one from Spain. It’s well polished and a very good attempt at a Eurovision song.