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zeche zollverein / ruhr 2010 / big blue fire

Essen für das Ruhrgebiet - Ruhr 2010


Fireworks at the end of the first day of the big opening ceremony for the "European Capital of Culture" year 2010 in Essen Germany 3 weeks ago.


The 2-day event at took place at the Zollverein-Site (from where i uploaded a lot of photos in the last year). It were spectacular days with a lot of cultural events, light-installations, music, comedy and so on. Nearly 200.000 people visited the big celebration over two days.

The highlight of the first day was a big firework. I will upload shots from the firework and this event on both streams in the next days. Hopefully nobody gets bored ;-)


Some Links: (german) (english) (english) (german)


Some more words about the photos of the firework - it was the first time i ever tried to photograph it ;-) So if you have some hints, or things i could do better ... i was fortunate that this was a very long firework over 20 minutes, so i could take nearly 100 photos of various exposures at different apertures.


Greetings to the other two European Capitals of Culture 2010, Istanbul and Pécs!

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Taken on January 9, 2010