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The Multimedia Fountain Park hosted this season’s opening multimedia show.

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The Multimedia Fountain Park, located in the Warsaw Castle Grounds (Podzamcze), hosted this season’s opening multimedia show. This year, the highly-popular presentation, gathering crowds of City residents, was dedicated to the European Football Championship.

The opening show attracted innumerable crowds of spectators. Podzamcze welcomed not only whole families of Warsaw residents but also visitors from other parts of the country. Those who saw last year’s show, which focussed around the Polish Presidency of the European Union and Warsaw’s legends, knew what to expect, as each edition of the show inspires admiration. The festival of colours and breathtaking music always draws forth bursts of applause.

The first show that was held this year was no different. The spectators who attended the show, featuring Euro 2012 for the first time, were also deeply impressed. The majority followed the organisers’ advice and watched the spectacle from a distance, that is, from the banks of the Vistula River, which allowed them to admire the beauty of colourful lasers and illuminated water streams in their full splendour.

The President of Warsaw, Mrs Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, commenting on the popularity of the fountains, said, “Half a million spectators, who attended last year’s show, cannot be wrong! It is one of the greatest summer attractions in Warsaw – both for the City residents and tourists.”

The display featured themes related to the European Football Championship, such as the UEFA EURO 2012 Trophy, the stadiums in the Host Cities, and the maps of the countries participating in the Tournament. Music, lighting, and lasers also told the story of a boy who wanted to be a footballer. The laser image is projected onto the water wall in 3D technology, which does not require the use of special glasses.

The May and September viewings will take place at 9 p.m., and in June to August at 9:30 p.m. There will be a total of 56 shows. They will take place on weekends, but also on the days before and after matches played in Warsaw.

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