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Ice Climbing World Youth Championships 2016 in Rabenstein

The 2016 World Youth Ice Climbing Championships held in Italy, the fourth country that hosted a youth event. It took places 06 – 07 February, 2016 in Rabenstein. Young climbers competed in Lead and Speed disciplines. Qualifications were scheduled for Saturday, the finals on Sunday. credit: UIAA_mountains

WRC Monte-Carlo January 2016

Rallye Monte-Carlo is the WRC’s jewel in the crown and the oldest in the calendar. First run in 1911, it was designed to promote Monte-Carlo as a tourist destination, with competitors starting from different European cities before gathering in Monaco. A total of 90 crews, 15 in the premier World Rally Car category, started Rallye Monte-Carlo. Rallye offered unique blend of challenging stages often...

International Jazz Festival Punta del Este

Many legendary names of jazz first came to South America, traveling 12,000 kilometers, only to attend a festival that takes place in the Uruguayan contryside International Jazz Festival took place Jan. 8-11 at Finca El Sosiego, Punta Ballena, Punta del Este, Uruguay. The festival, which has been held since 1996, is produced and directed by Francsico Yobino. The musical director is Paquito D’Rivera,...

Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton

The Canadian Finals Rodeo is the national championship rodeo in Canada. It is the largest indoor rodeo in Canada. The CFR and Farmfair International attracted 183,564 people over the five-day event. It took place in Edmonton. Events: Bareback riding Steer wrestling Team roping Saddle bronc riding Tie-down roping Barrel racing Bull riding credit: IQRemix

Skylar Grey at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles

Holly Brook Hafermann who goes by the stage name Skylar Grey, is an American singer-songwriter from Mazomanie, Wisconsin, United States. In 2004, under the moniker Holly Brook, at the age of 17, she signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group and a recording contract with American rock band Linkin Park’s Warner Bros. She released her debut album, Like Blood Like Honey, as Holly...

The Changing of Guards in Athens

The Presidential Mansion is the place to be to see a Changing the Guard ceremony in Athens, Greece. The Changing the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in particular has become a popular tourist attraction. Greek soldiers called “Evzons” or ‘Tsoliades’ in their traditional pleated skirt uniform and shoes with toes tipped by a red or black ball called a ‘foonda’...

Formula 1 – 2015 United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton seized on a late mistake by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to win the United States Grand Prix and secure his third Formula 1 championship. Results: 1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 56 laps 2. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes +2.8s 3. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari +3.3s 4. Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso-Renault +22.3s 5. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes +24.4s 6....

Tokyo Sumo Tournament 2015

Do not miss the opportunity to see a traditional sumo tournament when you are in Tokyo. Watch sumo wrestling, a 1,500 year old Japanese cultural tradition. After arriving in Ryogoku, stop by the Sumo Museum where you can learn about sumo’s long history, then continue on to the Kokugikan arena to watch the real thing. Watching the sumo matches is the main event. credit: inky

Bald Eagle Mountain Megatransect Trail

The Bald Eagle Mountain Megatransect is a 26+ mile/hike and trail run event staged in Central Pennsylvania. The outstandingly beautiful course offers unique geologic features, such as an unrelenting boulder field of white Tuscarora sandstone. Cliffs line a scenic gorge to heights of 300 feet that sink from the Chestnut flat plateau. Trails run along miles of streams and brooks with multiple stream...

Bull Fighting in Arles Arena

Spanish bullfighting appeared in France in 1701. The restoration of the Arlesien arena in 1825 allowed for the organization of the “free running” or “Camargue running”. The first bullfight in the arena took place in 1830. It is a bloody pastime, with matadors taunting and agitating the animals as bullfighting assistants gouge the bulls with lances and bull hooks. Over the course...

Native American Clothing Contest at Santa Fe Indian Market

The Santa Fe Indian Market® is a 93-year-old Native art market. It is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world and the largest cultural event in the southwest. The Indian Market attracts 150,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. The Native American Clothing Contest is one of the most beloved and anticipated events. The contest includes categories for traditional...

Bagpipe World Championships 2015

The World Pipe Band Championships is a pipe band competition currently held in Glasgow, Scotland every August. The event has been operating regularly since 1930. The 2015 championship season came to a close with the 69th World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow. After two days of competition and four performances, sixteen adjudicators crowned Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia from Scotland Grade 1 World...

Carlos Santana – Latin Rock Legend in Europe

Carlos Santana is a Mexican-American rock guitarist. He became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion. Carlos Santana currently has 16 gigs booked in cities: Mar. 8 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Mahaffey Theater Mar. 10 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Perf. Arts Center Mar. 11 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium Mar....

Tour de France 2015 in Pictures

The 2015 Tour de France is the 102nd edition of the Tour de France. It started in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on 4 July 2015. The race then visits Belgium and then follows a route across France in an anti-clockwise direction, concluding on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, on the 26 July. General classification after stage 12: 1. Chris Froome 46:50:32′ 2. Tejay van Garderen 2:52′ 3. Nairo Quintana...

43th Rally San Marino 2015 Photos

Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussi, Peugeot 208 T16 R5, are the winners of the 43rd San Marino Rally, race organized by F.A.M.S. and valid as fifth round of the Italian Rally Championship and fourth of the Gravel Trophy. The driver from Tuscany obtained the final victory at the end of the two racing days, leading Simone Campedelli and Danilo Fappani, Peugeot 207 S2000 with an advantage of 26.9s. credit:...