Leipzig Book Fair 2010

Last weekend, I was in Leipzig to visit the Leipzig Book Fair 2010.

The Leipzig Book Fair is the most important spring meeting place for the publishing and media sector and has evolved into an attractive hallmark both in Germany and across Europe.

But after I arrived at the exhibition grounds, it was obvious that the fair isn’t only about Books anymore. Cosplayers, as far as the eye could see.

Since Animes and Mangas are becoming more and more famous in Germany, Cosplay is pretty popular among the fans and instead of taking pictures from books and their authors, I focused on capturing all the amazing costumes I saw during my time at the fair.

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ITB 2010 – The whole world at one place

After 3 long weeks I finally got my camera back, I had to send it to the Canon support to fix a broken card slot and a broken digital board.

With my brand new (repaired) camera, I visited this years ITB, the International Tourism Fair 2010 in Berlin.

The ITB is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show with more than 180,000 visitors, among these 108,000 trade visitors, and over 10,000 exhibitors from 180 countries. The whole variety of travelling is present at ITB Berlin: Destinations, tour operators, booking systems, carriers, hotels and all other suppliers who want to embellish their customers most beautiful weeks of the year.

It was an interesting day, besides lots of catalogs and brochures with information about the different countries, people had the chance to see traditional dances, craftsman and goods from around the world.

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Chinese Ice Art – Beijing Beiguodingyu

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It’s winter! Well, only meteorological but, the next thing I will show you is typical for this season, no snow but ice. For the first time ever, Chinese artists displaying their ancient ice art in Germany. Six-metre-high sculptures on 1200 square metres, with a constant exhibition temperature of minus.. well let’s say it was damn cold.

The Sculptures, created by a large number of international prize winners, are to be continually expanded upon and finalized during the exhibition. The exhibition itself is held between the November 27th 2009 and February 22nd 2010 near the O2 World Berlin.

Huan Ying Guang Lin! or You are all very welcome!

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Model Railway Exhibition at Berlin’s Ostbahnhof

The Modellbahnverband in Deutschland e.V. ( German Model Railway Society ) staged an exhibition, to celebrate his 15th anniversary.

It was fascinating to see those little trains driving through a really beautiful created world of snow, woods and mountains. A journey through the Alps, the United States, Germany and even a time travel to Berlin after the Second World War.

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LOLWUT Meme used for Berlin’s Green Week Advert


These days, you can see a lot of advertisements which were inspired by popular things from the internet. In this case, the Messe Berlin used a famous pear called LOLWUT which is a combination of lol and wut, a corruption of what, popularised on the Internet by a picture called The Biting Pear of Salamanca, modified to include the phrase and posted to various message boards, used to express a combination of confusion, amusement and/or disbelief, usually in response to something bizarre or outrageous…
…to announce the upcoming Internationale Grüne Woche, or International Green Week short IGW.

The Grüne Woche is a one-of-a-kind international exhibition for the food, agricultural, and horticultural industries. Producers from all over the world use the IGW to test-market food and luxury items and establish a brand image. It will take place for the 75th time in early 2010.

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IFA09 – Consumer Electronics Unlimited


Once again, the IFA, Europe’s biggest exhibition for Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances, takes place in Berlin. With everything from giant flat screens to the tiniest TV mobile phones, from mobile media players to complete home cinema – IFA presented fascinating highlights from every area of entertainment. An interlinked network of 26 fair halls covering a display area of 160,000 m².

Now everyone is talking about new releases, inventions and technologies. I decided to give you some information about their new products but also a look at the fascinating decorated exhibition halls.

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GamesCom 2009

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Today, I visited the GamesCom in Cologne, Europe’s leading convention for PC and console games with nearly 400 exhibitors from all over the world. In the past, the GamesCom, former GamesConvention, was held in Leipzig. Because of its raising popularity since 2001, the exhibition halls at Leipzig were too small to handle the massive amount of visitors.

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