Millennium dome

Millenium dome, London

The Millennium dome (nowadays called ‘The O2‘) is a giant dome made of synthetics and shaped by wire ropes on the Greenwich peninsula of London, England. It was opened on the 1st of January 2000 and contained an exhibition to celebrate the new millennium. Today it is a giant sports arena, concert hall and it contains a cinema and some restaurants. Because of its special shape and construction, the building itself also attracts visitors.

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Goldgrube

Fortuna Ehrenfeld, Goldgrube, Kassel

The Goldgrube is an alternative music club at Kassel, Germany. It can be found in the north of the city in a street called Eisenschmiede (iron forge). The club was opened in 2014 as a stage for bands that not yet fill the big music halls. I must admit that I would have never gone inside if I hadn’t bought a ticket in advance. When standing in front you wouldn’t expect what to find underground.

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The Amphitheater

Amphitheater, Gelsenkirchen

The Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany is a concert location directly at the Rhein-Herne-Kanal and within a nice park. It is also not too far away from Essen, Germany. The place is built in the shape of a classic amphitheatre but made of concrete. The stage is next to the water and the only place with a roof – you should therefore hope to have good weather conditions. We came here for an open air concert of a ska/punk band from Oberhausen and Mülheim an der Ruhr called “Sondaschule“. Continue reading “The Amphitheater”

Tame monsters

Göttingen, Germany

The “Zentralmensa” is the biggest university canteen in Göttingen, Germany. It is operated by the Studentenwerk Göttingen and serves a lot of meals to students during daytime. And sometimes the foyer of the canteen is used as a place for concerts – not a very special atmosphere but sufficient space and a good infrastructure. Continue reading “Tame monsters”