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Hallenstadion

on September 23, 2007 - 8:12am

 

 

The Hallenstadion is a multifunctional sports arena in the Swiss city of Zurich. Designed by Bruno Giacometti, it opened on July 18, 1939, and was renovated in 2005. The capacity of the arena is 13,000. It is the home of the annual Zurich Open, a WTA Tour tennis tournament. (Wikipedia)

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Pavillon (Montreux)

on September 20, 2007 - 11:43am

The Pavillon was built in 1906 and became the "Petit Palais" in 1994, situated just opposite the Montreux Palace.

Every afternoon, this place welcomed women who would spend their time drinking tea and tasting cakes. Later it was converted into sport activities and called “Pavillon des sports” where international rink-hockey competitions took place. The local rink-hockey club would pratice there every week. The Rock/Pop/Jazz concerts took over in the hall situated in the ground floor just opposite the lake.

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Montreux Casino

on September 20, 2007 - 11:05am

 

Montreux Casino (Casino de Montreux) was built in 1881 and had modifications made to it in 1903. In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs.

In December 1971, Montreux Casino burned down during a concert by Frank Zappa, after a fan had set the venue on fire with a flare gun, reducing it to ashes.  (Wikipedia)

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Casino

on September 20, 2007 - 10:11am
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