welcome GRAZ

To the metroblogging family as the 50th City.

This is what I know about Graz.

1. Beautiful City, seen pictures.
2. The speak German over there. I learnt this in my german class :) and the sublte nuances and differences in the accents of German spoken in Germany and Austria.
3. The ONE and ONLY *Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium* in the world is in Graz. Its the ground where one of the cities local clubs play their T-Moblie Budesliga games :). There are two top-flight clubs, Strurm Graz and Graz AK.
3a. No prizes for guessing that the Governor of California hails from Graz.

Welcome Graz.

4 Comments so far

  1. grenz (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 10:15 pm

    acutally, it is not called “arnold schwarzenegger stadium” anymore… it’s called “upc arena” now… (upc is a cable tv company)…
    schwarzenegger forbid the city of graz to use his name for the stadium after they heavily criticized him for his death penalty politics in california.

  2. Ravito (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

    Thanks for the correction Johannes!

    I dont like that man as a governor and his stupid politics.

    Thanks for the comments!

  3. Sanjay Agarwal (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 6:51 am

    http://1.blurg.com/i/?026107200waisi6.jpg# image of MiM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi by Sanjay Agarwal

  4. prakash singh (unregistered) on October 31st, 2006 @ 7:45 am

    Bentley Makes it Debut in Hyderabad Car Market with an Exclusive

    Hyderabad: Wyclef Jean sang, `Life styles of the rich and famous.
    Some die with a name, some die nameless’. Well, it is these nameless
    rich that are grabbing the headlines for willing to spend Rs 2 crore
    on a car and that too to drive in Hyderabadi traffic! Yet these
    courageous crorepatis chose to remain anonymous issuing standing
    instructions to the car distributors not to disclose their names.
    The car is Bentley Continental Flying Spur, that is dubbed to be
    the fastest four door in the company’s history with horsepower to
    reach 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds.
    This car was unveiled in the city exclusively for a select
    gathering of 100 guests — mostly the high and mighty
    businessmen,Politicans — who have shown interest in the car, or own
    other such luxury cars.
    And so, in attendance at this special party held at the Novatel
    hotel in Hi-Tec City on Friday night were the bigwigs of Hyderabadi
    business circles — all the prominent Reddys and Rajus and a handful
    of movie stars.
    Spotted eying the car were Venkatram Reddy Owner of Deccan
    Chronicle Holdings who owns a Rolls Royce Phantom worth 2.5 Crores
    in Hyderabad ,Teja Raju, son of Ramalinga Raju of Satyam computers ,
    Mustafa Alam Khan from the Shah Alam Khan family who owns some of
    the best vintage cars and a Mercedes Benz C class in the city worth
    35 lakhs, businessmen brothers Prakash Jain and Gautam Jain of
    Stanza retail outlet,Akbaruddin Owaisi MiM Leader from Owaisi Family
    who owns a Volkswagen Touareg V10 SUV ,Jeep Wrangler and Mercedes
    Benz CLS 350 worth 2.5 crores, designer Dinaz Shenoy, and socialites
    like Lata Reddy, Gunny Raju who owns a Lamborghini Gallarado Black
    worth 2 crore in Hyderabad, Shanta John,Kishore Reddy who owns a BMW
    X5 worth 50 lakhs ,Vishnu Actor who owns a Porsche Cayenne SUV worth
    80 lakhs, Iqbal Patni and Raju Jain. Everyone from Srini Raju of TV9
    to actors Nagarjuna who owns a Meercedes Benz S Class and Porsche
    Cayenne SUV worth 2 crores , NTR Junior who owns a BMW X5 SUV worth
    55 lakhs, Pavan Kalyan and even Chiranjeevi were invited for the
    launch of the car in the city.
    It is also believed, that two richie rich from the city have
    already booked the car. Again Satya Bagla, the Indian partner of
    Bentley Motors, refused to disclose who they are all.
    “It is our policy. One cannot disclose customers names, unless
    one gets specific instructions to do so,” he said.
    At a cost of Rs 1.95 crore on road — subject to dollar rates —
    the Bentley is the second most expensive car in the country next to
    the Mercedes S Class which costs a whopping Rs 3 crore. Nonetheless,
    every year over a dozen buy this car in India.
    The only owner who has let the world know he owns a Bentley is
    Vijay Mallya whose Continental Flying Spur has been custom made for
    him in Kingfishers Red and White.

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