Today was the first day the press was allowed inside the venue hall during the rehearsals. The stage as well as the 10,000 seats have been built especially for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The site once housed a shipyard and the hall is gigantic but it doesn’t feel huge. It feels magical. I have never seen a space this amazing with so many dimensions to light and colour. I tried my best and I’ll keep trying but it’s impossible to capture.
First image is the Armenian contestant, Aram MP3 (not kidding).
Also from the Armenian rehearsal, discussing some of the details.
Latvia, Aarzemnieki, rehearsing.