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Long Night of Museums
25/8/09 – 06:00 | No Comment
Long Night of Museums

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 …

Interior Design and Furniture in the USSR
24/8/09 – 09:11 | No Comment
Interior Design and Furniture in the USSR

This came across the radar here at EL recently. It’s a warming nice little collection of furniture and design for the home during the old soviet times.

Portuguese Caldo Verde Soup
14/8/09 – 09:28 | No Comment
Portuguese Caldo Verde Soup

There’s nothing quite like a good soup. In the summer it’s a great quick food, in the winter the comfort quality cannot be written down.

Linz Europa Hafenfest
1/7/09 – 04:00 | No Comment
Linz Europa Hafenfest

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.

Acropolis Museum
21/6/09 – 09:40 | No Comment
Acropolis Museum

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.

Tarzan!
20/6/09 – 21:01 | No Comment
Tarzan!

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.

Zappa replica heads to the USA
12/6/09 – 13:30 | No Comment
Zappa replica heads to the USA

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.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – FINAL
16/5/09 – 23:13 | One Comment
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – FINAL

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 …

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Germany
12/5/09 – 18:58 | No Comment
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Germany

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.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Russia
12/5/09 – 18:50 | No Comment
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Russia

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.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – United Kingdom
12/5/09 – 18:38 | No Comment
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – United Kingdom

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.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Spain
12/5/09 – 18:29 | No Comment
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Spain

There’s no denying the enthusiam in this one from Spain. It’s well polished and a very good attempt at a Eurovision song.