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    shared by wil6ka on 2010-03-20

  • Big Cross Apple | NYC

    shared by wil6ka on 2010-10-31

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  • Energy Deux Pano Revisited

    shared by wil6ka on 2011-03-31

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    shared by wil6ka on 2010-03-20

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    shared by wil6ka on 2010-03-20

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    shared by wil6ka on 2009-10-25

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    shared by wil6ka on 2010-09-02

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  • Summer of 2010

    shared by wil6ka on 2009-08-17

    in Polaroids...

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  • #11204798

    shared by wil6ka on 2010-04-11

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  • Energy Deux Pano Revisited

    shared by wil6ka on 2011-03-31

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  • Lord of the land

    shared by wil6ka on 2009-04-25

    Well, there are some landmarks, that are hard to discover, because, they are just there, very exposed not hidden at all. Take the Chinese wall, the pyramids od Egypt or Christ the Redeemer. No wonder that Emmerich destroys them all very neatly in is apocaliptic motion pictures, hence everybody knows them and sheds a tear. Thank god Jesus didn’t leave us, he is right there in Rio de Janeiro. I got very lucky indeed. I went for my birthday to Brazil to visit my embraced lomo-friends Andi and Bru, and on that very anniversary I was in Rio and until that day Cristo was covered for several days in mist and clouds. Just hours before I had to go to the airport the sky cleared up and Jesus appeared. I would call it a miracle. He is erected on Corcovado Mountain and there are several ways to get to the peak. You could take a cablecar, walk (better not), take car or busses. There will be actually several minibuses on the starting point of the cablecar, that might make a special deal with you. Together with fellow travellers or friends you can have a reasonable cheap ride up and the best is, that you can stop at several platforms to snap away some pictures. I went up with a funny guy from southern Brazil. He had a very cheap camera, but with film. So he was my friend, even more so, after I gave him a roll, when he needed one. But our conversation pretty much was reduced to following situation: him pointing me where he wanted a portrait of himself with Christ. And that happened about 45 times! Half of all postcards from Rio probably show Christo in one way or another. Therefore you instantly think he must be a merry big fellow. But funny enough he is just 40 meters high. It’s the 700 meter high Corcovado mountain and the prime spot on it that makes you think he must be as big as a skyscraper. But he surely is heavy with over 635 tons of concrete. Is outer layers are made of soapstone, which is quite interesting. Because in February 2008 a heavy electrical storm hit the statue but left it unharmed, due to the insulating effect of the soapstone. Some others may see a heavenly connection, but I leave that up to the discussion. Cristo Redentor is considered to be the largest Art Deco Statue in the world and I like its style very much. As a representation of Catholicism it is rather embracing faith than intimidating, like many Jesus-figures of the European Medieval Ages. I reckon the statue surely is the main tourist attraction of Rio and maybe the most known symbol of Brazil. It attracts over 300.000 visitors each year, but I didn’t really have the feeling it is crowded on the top, but that might depends on the season. The view onto the sugarloaf and the city is amazing. You might see paragliders fly by and most spectacular you will see Jesus vanish in the haze and clouds. He appears and goes, even when you just a few meters away. That kind of shows you, that heaven can be far or close, no matter where you are.

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  • #11225127

    shared by wil6ka on 2010-04-16

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  • EnergyPanoramic revisited

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  • Lost Treasure

    shared by syafiqmddaud on 2010-11-10

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  • Walking Around Sydney

    shared by syafiqmddaud on 2011-03-29

    Spending my last holiday in Sydney, Australia with my parents. It was my first time going there and I love it. I hope to go there again soon :)

  • Tour To The Blue Mountains

    shared by syafiqmddaud on 2011-03-29

    This was our third day. We visited the Blue Mountain, one of Sydney's famous trademark. If you are travelling to Sydney, don't forget to take the bus tour to the Blue Mountain. The scenery up there is truely fascinating.

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  • Tour To The Blue Mountains

    shared by syafiqmddaud on 2011-03-29

    This was our third day. We visited the Blue Mountain, one of Sydney's famous trademark. If you are travelling to Sydney, don't forget to take the bus tour to the Blue Mountain. The scenery up there is truely fascinating.

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  • #12294948

    shared by 5thdimension on 2010-12-17

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    shared by 5thdimension on 2011-03-03

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    shared by 5thdimension on 2010-07-02

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    shared by 5thdimension on 2010-10-09

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    shared by 5thdimension on 2011-03-03

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  • #11449295

    shared by 5thdimension on 2010-06-15

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  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

    Thanks to this awesome tipster: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2009/01/02/the-supersampler-extreme-cut

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  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

    Thanks to this awesome tipster: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2009/01/02/the-supersampler-extreme-cut

  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

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  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

    Thanks to this awesome tipster: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2009/01/02/the-supersampler-extreme-cut

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  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

    Thanks to this awesome tipster: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2009/01/02/the-supersampler-extreme-cut

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  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

    Thanks to this awesome tipster: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2009/01/02/the-supersampler-extreme-cut

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  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

    Thanks to this awesome tipster: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2009/01/02/the-supersampler-extreme-cut

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  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

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  • MOD SuperSampler

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  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

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  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

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  • MOD SuperSampler

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  • MOD SuperSampler

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  • MOD SuperSampler

    shared by lawypop on 2011-04-11

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  • MOD SuperSampler

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