This may be a bit weird, but stay with me.
I have an unusual hobby on holiday, which I have not been able to indulge for some time. Many European TV packages come complete with an obscure channel showing weather cams. This is particularly popular in central Europe, and I have spent many late night hours in German and Slovenian hotel rooms watching the Weather Cam station.
These stations (I don't know the German word) take you to a succession of weather cams across the country, ranging from the centre of Berlin to mountain side locations. Normally you have a 30 second or so shot - which is often nothing more than a few cars passing, or the wind fluttering the trees - and that's it. The programme then switches to the next location, and you are off on a magical mystery tour, often of places you have either never been to, or have not seen for years. I should just add that the importance and pleasure of this is greatly increased if you are either pissed, stoned or both!
For some reason, I am yet to find any of these channels on British TV, even though I now have a satellite package that includes everything from Conspiracy TV to Nigerian church services. In the absence of this important televisual feast, I have had to turn to Earth TV, which offers 'live TV cameras on 5 continents'.
To be honest 100 cameras across Germany would do me, but in the meantime - thank you to Earth TV!