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  • Bridgeport

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Bridgeport

    Bridgeport, Connecticut may well be the street photographer's dream. It's a poor city; "hardscrabble" is a term often used to describe it; along with "blue-color", "down-on-its-heels", "seedy", and "shaky". Let's face it, it's not dolled up nor is it sanitized - it's really ugly and it's real. It's a perfect laboratory for the fan of grit and those who search for the sublime amidst the mundane. But even a place as seemingly hopeless as Bridgeport is subject to gentrification and revitalization. Enterprise zones, development projects, eminent domain abuse - all are rapidly working their protean magic across the cityscape. Many of my favorite places for shooting have already mutated and changed; the television graveyard, the old trucks that dotted the vacant lots - all are gone. Former factories are turning into offices and loft condominiums, so you got to get there soon. Owners of blighted lots and abandoned warehouses are suddenly taking an interest in their property, chasing off itinerant photographers and locking the gates behind. You can still catch some unusual graffiti - at least if it's on public property.

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  • Abandoned Railroad Tracks

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Abandoned Railroad Tracks

    Traces of the once working mexican railroad, slowly erased by nature. On one side the tracks end abruptly, but on the other the keep going on and on. And not only railroad tracks go on, but lots of strange things like advertisements that warn you about never coming train; rusty metal, rusty clothes and even forgotten rusty christmas trees resting forever on the millions of stones that surround the tracks. It's like being on a forgotten island in the middle of a crowded city.

  • Nasher Sculpture Garden

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Nasher Sculpture Garden

    If you're a fan of sculptures, this is the place for you! The Nasher Sculpture garden at the Dallas Museum of Art is a lomographer's paradise. On a bright, sunny day, even the original fisheye can enjoy itself! Thursday evenings relax in the cool shadow of downtown with a bottle of wine, a close friend or just your lomo and settle in for some sweet jazz and excellent people watching.

  • Disneyland

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Disneyland

    Disneyland is the place where dreams come true. I live only about 20 minutes away from Disneyland and Disney California Adventures. Though I myself have only been there 5 times, I am sick of annoying little kids crying to their parents and the long lines for the rides, but still not sick of taking pictures. You can see everything when you are there; from a happy family from Germany to a handicap Christian group from Iowa.

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  • The Parc des Bastions

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    The Parc des Bastions

    The park I prefer in my hometown Geneva is, doubtless, the Parc des Bastions. Located in the heart of the city, it is our genevan Central Park. In the park, you will find the University, the famous Mur des Réformateurs and the very trendy Café des Bastions. Students, nature-lovers, big families, old couples and young lovers love it.

  • Semana Santa sa Pampanga

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Semana Santa sa Pampanga

    As a young "kapampangan" (the term used for people residing in Pampanga), I take pride in the richness of our culture and heritage.

  • Sandbanks Chain Link Ferry

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Sandbanks Chain Link Ferry

    The Bramble Bush Bay chain link ferry operates between Sandbanks and Shell Bay at the entrance of Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. It transports pedestrians and any type of vehicle imaginable from bicycles to double-decker buses. It operates all year round (except for every couple of years when it is serviced in the October/November timeframe) from 7 am until 11 pm, every 20 minutes. Details of the Ferry service that has operated since 1924 can be found on the ferry website: "http://www.sandbanksferry.co.uk/ ":http://www.sandbanksferry.co.uk/

  • Bolinao

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Bolinao

    Bolinao is on the north eastern portion of the Philippines' biggest island Luzon. A 6 hour bus ride takes one to this beach paradise which thank goodness has not yet been fully discovered by humanity though it seems to be on the verge. I love that it has generally remained quiet and clean. Hopefully it will never be turned into a beach that is invaded by commercialization.

  • Keflavik

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Keflavik

    It was still light outside when I landed at 11.40 pm and I was almost too tired to enjoy the beautiful descent with Reykjavik lit up beneath me. Excitement finally caught up with me as I stepped onto Icelandic soil. This country is absolutely captivating...its beauty far too infinite and overwhelming to describe...words will not do. For the past 2 days we have driven all over the south-west on crazy off-road trails and through rivers and seen beauty too vast to contain. Moonscapes, geysers, waterfalls, lava, hot-springs, volcanoes...mystical & unspoild...laid out in front of you. "Lord of the rings" everywhere.

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  • Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is an ecological sanctuary within the city. It has mini zoo, lagoon, amphitheater, fishing village and vast areas of greenery's. This is my personal favorite spot to take pictures. The relaxing atmosphere and the serene manmade lake are just the extras. It has an enormous park land area hence there are plenty of sceneries to choose from. Great place to go for picnic and test your new rolls of film and cameras nevertheless.

  • Clark Field

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Clark Field

    Last weekend, I had a chance to take some time to shoot at the open exhibit located at Clark Airbase. This place played a vital role during the world war. It is an airbase of the Filipino and American soldiers who sacrificed their lives for my country, the Philippines. Too bad it was raining when I had the shoot. I really wasn't able to capture all the things I wanted to.

  • Barigui Park

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Barigui Park

    Every city has its own attractions. One of the most visited spots of Curitiba is the Barigui Park. It's a huuuuuuuuge park inside the city with an artificial lake, museums, amusement park, restaurants, aeromodelism, bike trail, sports field, trekking, barbecue spots, gym, exposition center, and many other things to see. During the summer time or weekends, the park is crowded with kids and dogs, families, couples and tourists having fun in their favorite spots. You can get there by car, bike, bus or even helicopter! You'll have so many things to shoot that you can't decide where to start! My favorite spot is next to the lake, where people bring their kites to fly across the sky. It's a beautiful show and you can't miss it!

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  • Wallern im Burgenland

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Wallern im Burgenland

    My five brothers and I have grown up in Wallern im Burgenland. My youngest brother and my parents live still there and I spend often my holidays there. Wallern im Burgenland lie in protected area near the lake Neusiedler See. The market municipality of Wallern im Burgenland lies in the Hansag, between Tadtenand Pamhagen.

  • Capuchin Retreat Center

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Capuchin Retreat Center

    Located at the heart of Batangas, this retreat centre is a nice and relaxing place to reflect and meditate. The capuchin retreat centre which is handled by the men in brown, provides an atmosphere conducive for prayers and photography. The 4 hectare centre boasts spacious greens of gardens and landscapes that will make you crave for more film. Too bad I ran out of film the last time I visited the place. What to shoot? The landscapes and the sceneries are really good subjects! Try shooting those men in brown too! It's a three hour drive from the metro! It's a really cool place to relax and unwind! Try it out and share your photos to the LSI community!

  • Brach’s Candy Factory

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Brach’s Candy Factory

    I recently went to the abandoned Brach's Candy Factory, 401 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL. At the time of its closing in 2004, it was the largest candy factory in the world. Although it has only been three years since it closed, its interior condition has quickly deteriorated. The factory is easy to get into the plant via a noticeable break in the fence and is located on Chicago's West Side near the intersection of N. Cicero Ave. and W. Lake Street. You can use Chicago's rapid transit system by taking the Green Line: Lake, getting off at the Cicero station. The station is on the northeast corner of Lake and Cicero and the candy factory is off to the left of the station. You may find homeless people in some of the rooms of the factory. We did, but they just said hello as we walked by.

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  • Ilustrado Restaurant

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Ilustrado Restaurant

    This place is a nice restaurant with tasteful recipes for everyone. It has a nice ambiance and an elegant colour theme of black, red and white. Lots of mirrors make it good for mirror shots for your OSCM. The cosy and laid back atmosphere makes it a good place to relax while enjoying your tasteful retreat! Yummy Filipino dishes are served with some non traditional twists.

  • Khoo Kongsi house

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Khoo Kongsi house

    Khoo is the family name. Kongsi means clan (family) house. This clan house of the Khoo family reminds us of the very first period when the Chinese came to Penang. The Khoo family that built this Kongsi came originally from Sin Kang village in the Hokkien province of China. They actually began migrating overseas in the 16th century. They came to Penang sometime in the late 18th century. By 1835 the numbers was large enough that they formed a clan group and purchased the land and started building the first Kongsi.

  • Cincinnati

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Cincinnati

    I have lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for my entire life. I have seen many things here, but there is always something new (or old) to discover in or around the city. I seldom venture into the downtown heart of my metropolis, but one day I decided to walk block after block while on foot with my LC-A. My friend and I had parked near a local pro shop after being disappointed with the film services and products they offered.

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  • Maple Hill Park

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Maple Hill Park

    Maple Hill Park. It was a typical extremely hot summer day here in Southern California. My mom wanted to conserve energy so she turned off the air-conditioning in the middle of July!!! Who doesn't have their air-conditioning turned on in 110 degree Fahrenheit weather? Well, as a solution my older brother and sister and I went to Maple Hill Park in our huge neighborhood.

  • Hot Air Balloon Festival

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Hot Air Balloon Festival

    I still remember when I first encountered these giant flying balloons that carry baskets underneath. I never knew what they were until my brother told me they are called hot air balloons. Hot air compressed inside the balloon makes it float like giant picnic baskets soaring through the garden.

  • Park Stanley

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Park Stanley

    One of Vancouver's prize attractions and loved by all who visit and live in the city, is Stanly Park. This is the city's largest green space and located to the west of Downtown Vancouver. Stanly Park has so much to offer. For the most part it is surrounded by the sea and meandering along the water's edge is the seawall where walkers, joggers, bikers and roller-bladders can complete a ca. 10km peripheral circuit of the park. However, you can also take advantage of the free Stanely Park shuttle service that starts mid-June and runs daily until the end of September from 10:00 am until 6:30 pm.

  • Giant Lantern Festival

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Giant Lantern Festival

    Want a feast of colours for your Velvia, Provia, and Astia (Fuji should give me a discount for this one)? Then take your films and cameras and head to the majestic town of Pampanga in the Philippines!

  • Warsaw and Krakow

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Warsaw and Krakow

    I had a lot of fun visiting Poland. I traveled through many small towns and a few big cities. I loved Krakow so very much because it was one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. Warsaw was much more modern looking, and its Soviet styled buildings imparted a taste of sadness to its atmosphere. I wandered down the streets of Krakow day and night. There was always something to do and so many friendly people to talk to. I enjoyed walking along the Vistula River at night in Krakow and Warsaw. I would eat at fine restaurants with my friends and drink carbonated mineral water and delectable beers. The food was delicious and incredibly affordable. I saw vast treasures owned by the Catholic Church in places of pilgrimage. I hope to go back to Poland one day.

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  • False Creek Ferries

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    False Creek Ferries

    I love the ferries that operate on False Creek in the heart of Vancouver. Looking down on False Creek from one of the 3 bridges that connect Downtown Vancouver to Vancouver West they dart about the inlet like water boatmen skating on a pond. False Creek not only attracts the tourists and day-trippers that come to town for an amusing diversion on the water but it also is much loved by the local residents of this fabulous and unique city. False Creek is surrounded by some of the city's most enticing attractions.

  • World Pyroolympics

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    World Pyroolympics

    Having a successful first last year in the Philippines, the World Pyro Olympics has promised to make it even better with more countries from different continents. The 2nd World Pyro Olympics donned in the country last January created an event for every Filipinos, foreigners, photographers, fireworks enthusiasts, and Lomographers like I do, an event something to look forward to every year.

  • Petra and Wadi Rum

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Petra and Wadi Rum

    How could I come to Jordan without experiencing PETRA?!!! We took a bumpy bus ride from Aqaba to Petra...nothing could prepare me for the awe-inspiring beauty that awaited. In order to get to the heart of Petra, you must walk along a mud road for about 15-20 minutes, which soon becomes closed in on both sides by gigantic walls of rock. The shades of the rock/mud is initially red, but changes shades and forms at almost every corner you turn. The sheer height of the sandstone walls were incredible...and our excitement only grew as we got closer to the Khazneh, or treasury...the building Petra is most famous for. It was immensely huge...majestic in all its right...and the intriguing detail and beauty of the building, carved into the rock blew me away.

  • St. Cugat Hotel and Restaurant

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    St. Cugat Hotel and Restaurant

    I recently visited a beautiful old town called Sant Cugat, just 20 km outside Barcelona, Spain and I also had the pleasure of staying in one of its newest and most comfortable hotels, St. C H & R (the link is "http://www.hotel-santcugat.com/":http://www.hotel-santcugat.com/ ). It has all the facilities you can expect from a modern hotel: library, internet connection, bar and restaurant and air conditioning but it is the décor that is most appealing.

  • Punta Fuego

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Punta Fuego

    Looking for a place to relax and unwind? Get out of the city and rest somewhere in Batangas, Philippines! Batangas is the HUB for those who want to beat the heat of the sun during summer. Hence, go there during the summer days or when you just feel the need to. Or a Lomo shoot perhaps. I stayed there a couple of times and I always enjoy taking memories with me through my Holga. I give the sceneries and the amenities 5 out of 5. The best shots I had with my Holga were captured at Punta Fuego, Batangas. It is located at the tip most part of Batangas and it is around 3 to 4 hours travel by land from the metro.

  • Nan-chuo Old Street

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Nan-chuo Old Street

    This is a place which people tend to forget, the name of it is Nan-chuo old street. On this street the local cultural lifestyle and buildings of passed hundred years have preserved very well. In the past this street use to be very lively. But because the economy is not booming here, very many inhabitants move to big cities nearby to work. Thus the street declines more and more. But some inhabitants are not willing to give up. Take a bicycle and ride through this street to get the view of the most primitive life style.

  • Tamraght

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Tamraght

    Tamraght is a small town some kilometres up north from Agadir. It is quieter and less famous neighbour of the surfer's and hippie town Taghazoute. One of my favourite places to get some really good winter swell and nice and warm days during the European wintertime; everything packed into the fairytale-like ambience of Morocco.

  • Blue Ridge Mountains

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Blue Ridge Mountains

    Right before school had resumed, my father and I took a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We went hiking every day in the mountains. These pictures are from when we reached the summit of Sugar Mountain. It was a gorgeous day as we ate wild blueberries and braced ourselves from the fierce winds against the sharp boulders.