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  • Potomac Celtic Festival

    Potomac Celtic Festival
    It's been years since I frequented the Potomac Celtic Festival. It used to be a yearly event for my family - way back when it was held at Oatlands Plantation. It's since moved to the fields of Morvan Park. Still in Leesburg, but on the North side rather than the South.
  • Parc de la tête d’Or (Lyon)

    Parc de la tête d’Or (Lyon)
    The Tête d’Or park is a place where many people go to run for loose weight and finally sleep on the grass. But it’s the perfect place for a birthday party with friends, or a romantic walk!
  • Vieux Lyon

    Vieux Lyon
    Vieux Lyon was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998. The Vieux Lyon quarter spreads across the Fourvière hillside and is organized around three religious monuments: Saint Jean cathedral, the splendid medieval church of Saint Paul and the Saint George's church. The Vieux Lyon quarter covers 30 ha (74 acres), including 500 buildings dating back to the middle ages, 3000 housing units and 7000 residents.
  • Les Théâtres Romains (Lyon)

    Les Théâtres Romains (Lyon)
    Lyon was called Lugdunum and was the capital of Gaul (former France). The 2000 years old building left by the Romans is the memory of the city.
  • Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Fourvière

    Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Fourvière
    First, don’t be afraid by different names: “Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière” “Fourvière Basilica” “Notre-Dame Basilica” “Basilica of Our Lady of Fourvière”: This is the same austere building. But, like the Christ in Rio or the Tibidabo in Barcelona it’s the perfect place for an incredible panoramic view of the city.
  • Manhattan

    Manhattan
    One early morning on June 15th, my friend & I woke up to go to the Diana+ safari in NYC. I had no Diana+ experience before this day, I couldn't wait to jump in. So we took the 3-4 hour ride from Worcester MA to NYC. We ended up at B&H Photo Video store.
  • Assumption University Thailand -Suvarnabhumi Campus

    Assumption University Thailand -Suvarnabhumi Campus
    The recent host of the World's University Debate Championships has a spectacular campus to compliment the gracious students who volunteered their time. ABAC as it is called by it's population is a Lomographer's paradise. With structures that combine both the best of Thai and European architecture and a huge campus lined with so many sites to see, its no wonder why a week wasn't enough for me to shoot half of what this spectacular school had to offer.
  • Ortigas at Night (Pasig City)

    Ortigas at Night (Pasig City)
    Like other Business Districts, Ortigas center takes on a whole different form when the sun sets. Home to some of the country's biggest corporations and shopping malls, there's always something to do in this busy little side of the Metro. After shopping your little feet off during the day, a ton of options await the evening Lomographer. You can choose one of the various bars that line up Metrowalk or push a little further to reach the C5 area.
  • Plaza Dilao

    Plaza Dilao
    Back when Christianity was outlawed in Japan Boat loads of refugees were taken in by the various Catholic groups in the 1600's. Most of these Persecuted Christians lived around the area known today as Paco, Manila. During the time of the Spanish occupation Paco was known as Plaza Dilao or Yellow Plaza. This was attributed to either the skin tone of most residents during the time or a plant that was abundant in the area. A statue of Dom Justo Takayama stands
  • Kensington Gardens

    Kensington Gardens
    When in London, Kensington Gardens is the ideal place for a Sunday morning stroll in the company of a loved one and a hot cup of coffee. But beware! The park may not be the most visited one in London, but it's still full of life. Pigeons are swooshing over you, swans are squeaking at you and millions of tiny little dogs are snapping at your heels. The human visitors may be few, but the animals who visit and live there are far more. Needless to say, the place is teeming with great photo-ops, just wait for a little dog or a swarm of pigeons and snap away!
  • Faces of Alexandria

    Faces of Alexandria
    When I was just touched down to Egypt, Alexandria was the first place. When we arrived in Alexandria, I took shots of everything which are different from my hometown.
  • Hampstead, London

    Hampstead, London
    A gorgeous place in North London, with lots of lovely cafes & food places, high-end clothes stores, and plenty of historic buildings. A lot of culture to be found, and it's right next to Hampstead Heath - which is beautiful, calm and often has musical concerts. Great fun in the sun!
  • Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires is a truly intoxicating place. With streetscapes and a culture of both Latin American and European influences, the different neighborhoods of BA provide the perfect excuse for aimless wandering and shooting. The Recoleta Cemetery houses some of Argentina's most (in)famous characters, and an incredible array of monuments and alleyways. Maps are available, but it's quite an experience to let yourself get lost among the statues and stray cats.
  • Pingyao, City Wall

    Pingyao, City Wall
    After looking in the large pile of pictures, which I have made during a trip of three months in China, I surely discovered location-treasures. I have been first to China in 1999 and I spent about three months traveling around. Quite soon I bought a bike to take some tours with it. I soon understood, that this is stupid in such a massive country. But I had to learn. I bought the vehicle with the help of some students in Xian. From there I went south with my bike and I wanted to see how far it takes me. The ride itself was the adventure all ready, hence traffic is meanwhile quite wild in china. But at the same time you have your own speed and you don’t have to talk to anybody. Well not everybody. But it´s amazing as soon as you are on the streets cars and motos drive pass you in a slow gear and are amazed by seeing a laowai (long nose, foreigner) on their street. It is a bit like being Brangelina. I remember stopping at a melon-vendor aside the highway and soon after the place was crowded, because the wanted to be part of the gossip. I slept in the cornfield and with some repairs I reached Pingyao and I was done. But the sight on the UNESCO world heritage built me up again. The centre of the city of 400.000 is one of the few remaining city walls of the past Chinese empire. Most of them have been torn down over the years and used for other buildings. But this wall reminds you so much of martial art movies set in ancient times. I wonder if Pingyao is the true Hong Kong Movie-Mekka.
  • Huangguoshu (Biggest Waterfall in Asia)

    Huangguoshu (Biggest Waterfall in Asia)
    If you are on backpacking trip in China and didn´t have a shower in a while, or your clothes ought to be washed rather soon, you should go to Huangshou. This is for the one reason, that there is no chance that you will get out this place dry. The largest waterfall in China will show you what kind of force large amount of water can develop. It will rain from aside and from the top. From below and from within. This nature spectacle is eighty meters wide and an impressive site to watch. Also interesting is the way the Chinese make business at tourist-site, a very special kind of capitalism under the red flag. Ok, first you have to spend some yuan for the entrance ticket. You walk in and you see a sort of open-air-lift. Sure you have to take it and there is no other way to the water. And surely this is to be paid. Once you do your walks at the waterside you will have to walk through the caves.
  • Yangshuo

    Yangshuo
    China is quite a country of contrasts. Not only if it comes to mentality and economy but even more so in the geography. I mean it is a vast land and certainly there are differences in the landscape. These differences are best seen in the mountains There are steep and sharp mountains in the north, Flat ones in the Middle, Cliffs in the yangzee and there are the round mountains of Guilin, a region in South-China.
  • Dragons Backbone Rice Terraces (Longji)

    Dragons Backbone Rice Terraces (Longji)
    Because I can’t really find my Lonely Planet of China I have to recall how I have traveled, taking my diary and doing the most awkward thing: remembering! When I was in Guilin I ended up in a hostel and kind of got attached to a Frenchman. The fellow had contact to a Chinese tourist-lady and asked me, if I wanted to come on a trip to some legendary rice terraces.
  • Castaic Lake (Santa Clarita, Ca)

    Castaic Lake (Santa Clarita, Ca)
    I've been hitting Castaic Lake in Santa Clarita, CA for a few years now and finally decided to take a date - my Diana F+! There's a swimming area, you can bring friends and a BBQ, or if you feel adventurous, you can bring a kayak or a boat and explore the shores!
  • Stone Alphabet (Ashtarak)

    Stone Alphabet (Ashtarak)
    One sometimes gets the feeling, that there are no secrets anymore and no insider-information to be shared. The Internet left us with no doubts and lack of knowledge. But still there are some lomo-locations, that are truly mysterious and barely to be found otherwise. There is a spot in Armenia, which I passed by on a recent trip. It is situated around a city called Astarak, directly aside to the highway leading to the capital Yerevan.
  • Metro Tokyo/ Osaka

    Metro Tokyo/ Osaka
    Tokyo is a city of roughly 20 million inhabitants with all the suburbs included. Yet the city is not dying of car-pollution and noise-explosion, hence 80 percent of all traffic is done by public transport, which is generally breaking down to buses, JR (some sort of city train) and metro.