Here’s yet another letter for you: The “C”. No, we’re not exercising the alphabet and no, we’re not painting all letters in the alphabet. We’re still preparing for our Earth Day event that’s taking place tomorrow morning. There will be video evidence afterwards and we’ll add the link and a little story about it here, in our blog.
There are 65 days left until the first whistle blows in South Africa. I’m quite sure you know what I’m talking about: the football World Cup. I’m looking forward to it for
month years now and I’m sure it will be a great event.
From March 18-20, Udaipur (India) is going to be REALLY colourful. During this time, the people of Udaipur celebrate the so called Mewar Festival which welcomes the advent of spring. Especially women dress up in their most beautiful and colourful clothes and celebrate at Lake Pichola (that means – I’m sure you already guessed it – directly in front of our camera!).
Last weekend, I’ve visited the earthTV camera here in Munich. It’s located on top of the Olympic Tower and has a great view over the whole city of Munich. I’ve been up there on Sunday (the day of the heavy storm in Germany) and I honestly was afraid of being blown away. I think I’ve never been outdoors in a storm like this. However, I worked up all my courage and climbed the steps to the platform below the earthTV camera. And there I saw the camera, moving and recording as if there was no storm… Here’s the picture I have taken:
This is a screenshot of Lugano, Ticino (Switzerland) a few days ago. I really love this view! The snow-capped mountains, the deep blue lake and the blue sky look just great. Here you can find recent impressions from Lugano, but I’m afraid it’s quite foggy today.
You might have expected it: of course we do not just dump all of our daily video clips, but we’re watching most of them ourselves and put the best of them in our archive. To keep track of the tens of thousands of clips collected during the past years we use categories, comments and so on. So this week, we saw 2 clips with the moon nicely visible. We knew we also had several moon clips in our archive, so it was about time for a special.
To add a little edge to the video compilation, we recorded a soundtrack right in our office to match the moon mood. Get ready for a surprise! Ah-ooo!
Oh, and the last location in the video, which is New York, will offer a stunning image as well. You won’t believe it’s the moon!
Last November I visited the Portugese Island Madeira, a place of “eternal spring”. What impressed me even more than the delicious sweet Madeira wine and ‘Espada’ (sword fish baked with banana.. mmm…) was the sunrise I witnessed from the balcony of my hotel on the day of my departure. And all of a sudden I started daydreaming about how fantastic it’d be to have an earthTV camera on that same place where I then stood, a cup of coffee in my left hand and a SONY camcoder in my right, mesmerized by a wonderful spectacle that presented itself to my senses… Enjoy!! :)
P.S. By the way, the sound track is the great opening piece from the symphonic poem “Also sprach Zaratustra” by the Bavarian composer Richard Strauss.
Last weekend we went to Warsaw with a couple of earthTV girls to follow the invitation of our dear colleague and come to her wedding.
We arrived in Warsaw on Friday and already spotted the Palace of Culture which we see pictures of taken by our earthTV camera every day, so we decided to walk there through Warsaw’s beautiful Old Town and illuminated streets after a lovely dinner and look for the cam on top of the Intercontinental Hotel. Can you spot it in the picture? ;-)
Another milestone in the category “big – bigger – biggest – a lot more big than biggest – yes, it can get bigger still – biggest of the biggest …” has been reached with the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The 828 metres have been built in a little more than 5 years – not too bad if you compare it with the 600 years it took to build the Cologne Cathedral or the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.
Wikipedia has a long list of records the new Burj sets – to name a few:
At earthTV the days between Christmas and New Year are a little strange always. Two third of the company is away for Christmas holidays, a few guys use the ‘in-between days’ for tidying their desks, preparing for the year to come and save their leave days for later – and the program department is always very busy preparing all the earthTV shows for the holidays, doing ‘power planning’.
There is lots of water currently in Singita, Kruger Park, South Africa.
Watch more here. Thanks Norbert and Andriy!
after our representatives have failed in Copenhagen, I just want to post a quick statement. I think climate change is entertaining and still people don’t believe that it is life-threatening…
I was attending the Asian Television Forum last week. A few things about Singapore:
Just imagine: you’re celebrated all around the world – from London to Paris, from New York to Dubai and Udaipur. Posters with your name, your name’s written on skyscrapers and with fireworks – wouldn’t that be nice?
Lyn, born in Malaysia
To be honest, I was far too young to remember anything at that time when it happened. I was barely 6 then, building castles out of mud in Kuala Lumpur and wouldn’t have known what Berlin is, why there was a wall in the first place, or if Europe even existed.
After I have wrecked all my colleague’s nerves now for days – we are VERY SOON seeing the result of all our research and preparations: LIVE from Berlin, LIVE from the Brandenburg Gate, LIVE from the huge Fest der Freiheit party!
Fingers crossed! I’m sure it will be amazing! :-)