- Title: GERMANY: FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL EASTER EGG EXHIBITION OPENS
- Date: 21st March 1997
- Summary: COLOGNE, GERMANY (MARCH 21, 1997) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV EXTERIOR OF EXHIBITION BUILDING 0.05 2. WIDE OF EXHIBITION 0.12 3. CU PAINTED EGGS SHOWING FARMYARD SCENES 0.19 4. CU EGGS PAINTED WITH PENGUINS 0.24 5. CU EGGS WITH WRITING 0.29 6. SV MONA LISA EGG AND VARIOUS DECORATED EGGS (3 SHOTS) 0.50 7. SV/CU CARVED EGGS (4 SHOTS) 1.06 8. CU PAINTED EGGS (3 SHOTS) 1.23 9. SCU OTTO KRAEMER, EXHIBITION ORGANISER, SAYING "WE WOULD LIKE TO APPEAL TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN EGG DECORATION NOT TO USE EGGS OF ANIMALS THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION" (GERMAN) 1.36 10. CU EGGS WITH FAIRY-STYLE FIGURES INSIDE (4 SHOTS) 1.57 11. CU/SV MORE DECORATED EGGS (4 SHOTS) 2.14 12. CU HIGHLY-DECORATED "FABERGE-STYLE" EGGS 2.26 13. GV EXHIBITION 2.28 Initials s3-2, p3 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Reuters ID: LVAD0FJANZ5MFY77WJ0V6C3AUKYX
- Location: COLOGNE, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:02:34
- Story Text: INTRO: With the coming of Easter, residents and visitors to Cologne have an extra treat with a stunning decorated Easter egg exhibition now running in its 14th year.
Hundreds of visitors attended the opening of the Fourteenth International Egg Exhibition in Cologne on Friday (March 21).
The colourful exhibition was scheduled to coincide with the Easter season.
Over 70 exhibitors from more than twenty countries displayed and sold their coloured eggs, ranging from regular chicken eggs to giant ostrich and tiny humming birds' eggs.
Egg artists, who came from countries as different as China, South Africa and Russia, also demonstrated how to paint eggs to the public.
Otto Kraemer, a hobby egg artist and the organiser of the exhibition, told Reuters Television he thought egg lovers around the world should form an egg party. 'I think that egg-loving people are more sensitive and understanding' he added.
Eggs decorated with football club colours were among the most popular items.
Other artists presented more more traditional patterns in light blue and yellows, including scenery and animal motives.
Eggs ranged in price from 20 marks (about 12 U.S. dollars) to 3000 marks (about 1800 USd).
The exhibition will be open till March 23.
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