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  • Pinchers Lagoon

    written by lomowendy on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pinchers Lagoon

    Pinchers Lagoon is a 5-minute boat ride or a 30 minute kayak paddle from the docks of Koror (the main city) in the small country of Palau. The lagoon was named Pinchers because the rock island that partially encloses the lagoon is shaped like a crab's claw on aerial view. There is no beach or land to dock on however in this lagoon.

  • Nan-chuo Old Street

    2008-04-27 #places
    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.

  • University of the Philippines

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    University of the Philippines

    Already nearing its 100th year, the University of the Philippines still holds the accolade of being the premier university of the country. Symbolized by the Oblation, UP is characterized by its freedom for its students, which are notoriously labelled as activists and radicals because of the freedom given.

  • Hill of Crosses

    written by a_lab on 2008-04-27 #places
    Hill of Crosses

    Welcome to mysterious hill of crosses! The sacred, religious and touristy place, consists not only crosses, but giant crucifixes, carvings of Lithuanian patriots, statues of the Virgin Mary and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries which have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims. The old story tells the first crosses were built in 1831 by people who lost their relatives in fight with the Russian Czar government, later with USSR. The Hill of Crosses was used as a place for Lithuanians to pray for peace, for their country, and for the loved ones they had lost.

  • T Lor Su waterfall

    written by montw on 2008-04-27 #places
    T Lor Su waterfall

    You might wonder where might be the 6th of the most beautiful water-falls of the world. This is it. "T Lor Su" The amazing water-fall, no question about it. It's kind of tough to go up there from Bangkok. You need to take a bus from BKK to Tak and form Tak to "Umpang" and about 30 more kilo-meters to the T Lor Su.

  • Pigeons of Venice

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pigeons of Venice

    Okay, okay, so many people call pigeons "rats with wings". They're everywhere, invading our planet by the hoards. They nip at anything edible, poop on your head if you're not careful and basically make a mess. However annoying they are, we all have to admit that they're one of the best lomographic animals around. If you want to mix the photogenic ability of these birds with a stunning backdrop, than there is no better place to go than to Europe's grandest drawing room...the Piazza San Marco in Venice! There are literally hundreds of pigeons constantly fluttering about giving you numerous chances to snap them up with your lens.

  • Azores

    written by bergantim on 2008-04-27 #places
    Azores

    Azores - so, this is heaven. In any map, you can see some needles heads lost in the Atlantic Ocean over the central rift. People used to say that Azores are the tops of some of the tallest mountains on the planet and what remains from Atlantica.

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  • Old South Station

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Old South Station

    It's not easy to find abandoned places in Nice! The ancient railway station of "Chemins de fer de Provence" is one of them. Built in a neoclassical style in 1892 by the architect Prosper Bobin, it is not used anymore since 1992 (a new terminus was built 6 blocks from the ancient one).

  • Gardens of Cimiez

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gardens of Cimiez

    The gardens of Cimiez, near of the Monastery (see other location) is a beautiful place for relaxing in a green and quiet space in the city. The main part of this garden is an olive grove where you can rest under the shadow of a giant and very old olive-tree, and take a little sunbath and pictures too! The place is well known for the people of Nice, and on week-ends you'll see all families coming with their picnic and the children are playing football, frisbee, etc.... The second part of the garden is more a "rose grove" where you can admire the great flowers the monks are cultivating since the XVIth century and admire also the great view over the whole east-side of the city of Nice. The point of view from this hill over the city is just great, and that is why the Romans founded their first city on this hill (named "Cemenellum") in the 4th century.... If you're in Nice during the summer, don't miss the Nice Jazz Festival taking place in the Olive grove of Cimiez, with great musicians in a beautiful place!

  • Shi Lin Night Market

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Shi Lin Night Market

    Beyond a doubt, Shi Lin Night Market is one of the most famous night markets in Taipei, making it a long-time favorite among residents and tourists, locals and foreigners. When you go to Shi Lin Night Market, be sure not to eat beforehand. The food there is simply too delicious to pass up. The prices are low, the servings are generous and the variety seems endless - cold, hot, sweet, sour, salty, spicy, fish, fowl; if it can be eaten, they probably have it. Don't worry about not being able to find what you want to eat. Rather, worry that you might not be able to finish everything you want.

  • Alanga Hotel

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Alanga Hotel

    Searching for a trip next spring? Wanna see the real Sea and smell the real vacation-time-smell? Then you must at least give a chance to the most popular Lithuanian resort near the sea, called the Palanga town. It has a lot to offer, not only in the summertime, when the streets are full of street artists and lots of attractions, but also at any time of the year. And if you need a really peaceful accommodation place, then you just have to choose this hotel - Alanga. Yes, you're completely right, if you did get the idea of the hotel's name: Alanga is in Palanga and it has only the first letter missing. And it's also the name of the river, near which the hotel is situated.

  • Dalida Café

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Dalida Café

    Dalida café is XiMenDing's latest hippest addition to the icing of western Taipei. Dalida takes its name from a French diva, who makes regular appearances on the sound system of this Euro-style cafe. Taking advantage of its location on the square in front of the Red Theater, Dalida expands outwards with an outdoor patio and a terrace on the second floor.

  • Cherbourg

    written by nanuth on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cherbourg

    Cherbourg is a harbor in Manche a French region. It's my city I live here for ten years now and it's very pleasant. I will not tell the contrary probably because of my pride! But you've got the sea, the country, it can be very hot in summer and it snows sometimes (in fact 3 times in 10 years!). The main thing to see is la Cité de la Mer. It is a museum-aquarium- restaurant, seagulls, boats, and numerous terraces of nice cafés especially in a sunny and very windy day when parasols threaten to kill you. No, no, no I'm not a good patriot don't trust my words.

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  • Philippine Tricycle

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Philippine Tricycle

    We all know (well most people) that the quintessential Philippine way of getting around is with the legendary Jeepney. However it is unavoidable that in some cases that we would need to go someplace that won't have the luxury of space. We would require something a little more compact which is what the Philippine tricycle is all about. It is basically a cheap motorcycle (in same cases just a bicycle) welded with an aluminium sidecar.

  • Weird Easter Tradition

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Weird Easter Tradition

    It is a little bit weird so don't laugh, please. Well, my family had this old tradition: hiding a lot of eggs over the house for the kids for searching and then later seeking them. The kids work the whole morning till they find the eggs and eat them. But you ask, "Ok, but everybody does it". The difference here is, the Easter character isn't the rabbit (here you can see our rabbit that loves another holiday, the rabbit thinks he is Santa, but well, he had his own problems, ok?). So, back to my history, our Easter character is that little dwarf like creature from "Snow White movie". Do you know him? That very little and very old person who saved the Snow White from a terrible fate: the wedding with that boring prince from a sort of kingdom about what you never heard before. Anyway, they are the little guys who deliver theses delicious chocolate eggs and stuff to the kids of my family. It's weird, but it's true. They live in our garden working on some stuff around the year, but during the Easter they prepare and hide the eggs for us. You can search for those little guys right here, near my house in Taubaté, Sao Paulo: the Taubaté's Horto Municipal (city garden), a beautiful garden and rain forest animals' sanctuary, with little lakes and a lot of bushes and small trees, a perfect place to hide some chocolate eggs for your children or spend your time with Lomography.

  • SanXia Old City

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    SanXia Old City

    SanXia Old Street started becoming popular during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912). During the Japanese colonial era, MinQuan Old Street was completely destroyed, while SanXia district became prosperous through the production and sale of tea, camphor, timber and coal. Since then, MinQuan Old Street has been slowly reconstructed.

  • Seoul in Night

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Seoul in Night

    Seoul is maybe not such a giant city as Tokyo or Shanghai, but it is still an Asian metropolis of its own kind. This is best seen, when walking through the streets at night. It makes bling-bling and flashes everywhere, even in the remotest of the areas.

  • Provincetown

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    Provincetown

    Provincetown Mass USA is on the very tip of cape cod, this is the place that the pilgrims landed... then left. Later it's weird location all the way out at the end of the land became home to all manner of pirates who did things like leave church early when they saw a ship on the rocks for plunder from the church windows, the preacher had no choice but to let them go.

  • Zoo Hundshaupten

    written by lomodirk on 2008-04-27 #places
    Zoo Hundshaupten

    The Zoo Hundshaupten is a neat little park located in the heart of Franconian Swiss near Nuremberg, Germany. It is embedded in a small valley where you can walk up and down and all around to see the typical animals which belong to the nature surrounding you.

  • Hong Kong on Fuji Velvia

    written by ghostkamera on 2008-04-27 #places
    Hong Kong on Fuji Velvia

    The day before yesterday I had lunch in Tsim Sha Tsui, wonderful lamb curry, chicken karahi and chappatis, then (energy boosted) walked to the star ferry, sat on the waves, took a rusty old tram to western market, stood and walked admiring Sheung Wan and all the small alleys with dried fish stalls, barbers, fruit and vegetables, meat laid out in fresh reds, spices and nuts in huge baskets... and I emptied my roll of film, loaded another, walked high up to the mid levels, then down through Soho...sat for an hour at pacific coffee drinking a reasonable latte and reading my Elliott Smith book.

  • Gateway Of India

    written by ng1336 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gateway Of India

    Me and another gal pal decided to visit Churchgate apart from the normal shopping rout in Mumbai usually done by our colleagues. Taking the train (the busiest rail service in the world) was really surprising and was not what we had in mind. You must be thinking we are crazy not to take the taxi straight but it was a breeze apart from buying the ticket!! Although the cabin was old and packed with lots of people, it never got stinky and the ceiling was full of fans blowing. The ride was joyous and smooth. And so we

  • Telok Chempedak Beach

    written by iamwen on 2008-04-27 #places
    Telok Chempedak Beach

    During a Lomo outing with a bunch of Lomogrpahers to Kuantan, we passed by a beach named Telok Chempedak. The first impression of Telok Chempedak beach was like in heaven - golden sands, waves, sun, people, everything was just great! I love this place so much. Telok Chempedak is located just approximately 5 km from the Kuantan town.

  • National Park Serra da Estrella

    written by lomodirk on 2008-04-27 #places
    National Park Serra da Estrella

    The National Park Serra da Estrella is the highest mountain chain in Portugal. Most of the Portuguese just call it Serra. The highest Mountain is the so called Torre, which is almost 2000 meters high. On the way up and down I had to stop for several times just to take some pictures of this really natural beauty.

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  • Funicular

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Funicular

    There is just something about riding a funicular that brings out the child in me. I get all giddy with excitement as the slanted tram travels up a very steep slope normally with fantastic views along the way. This particular funicular was in Barcelona and is one of the two ways you can get up to Mt. Tibidabo (aside from car/bus-boring!) and is over 100 years old and is the first of its kind in all of Spain!

  • Christ's Resurrection Church

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Christ's Resurrection Church

    Christ's Resurrection Church is a monumental Roman Catholic church in Kaunas, Lithuania which was consecrated three years ago and finally completed in 2005. This church stands atop Kauno Žaliakalnis (English: Kaunas's Green Hill) and has two towers: one is about 70 meters high and another arises from the main altar. Inside of the church there is an elevator which permits access to the church's roof (about 2 euros for one person), but you can take a cheaper way - stairs (less than 1 euro for one person). By the way, inside of cellarage house you can find a parish museum. During community events this church can accommodate more than 5000 people. Best time to access the church's roof is sunset or sundown or when someone is getting married. Of course don't forget to bring presents for the newlyweds!

  • Abandoned Trains

    written by trabantdeluxe on 2008-04-27 #places
    Abandoned Trains

    Route 32 in Watervliet, NY (about 12 miles from Albany) passes over the mainline of the Delaware & Hudson Railway, much like the other highway overpasses in the area. The casual observer may miss the Lomographer's treasure trove which lies beneath the bridge, along side the tracks.

  • The Old Oak

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Old Oak

    Okay, okay I think we've established that I have nothing better to do

  • Holiday Resort in San Jhih

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Holiday Resort in San Jhih

    It is an abandoned holiday resort in San Jhih, a mall town on the north coast of Taiwan. It has been abandoned for more then 20 years. People call it "UFO house". The man who supposedly designed the flying saucer room is an architect from Finland Matti Suuronen. He designed the flying saucer shape in 1968 (UFO). The glass fiber system house calls "Futuro". Bit later the same year, the production cost of Futuro became more expensive, as well as producer Polykem had not consummated the plan to develop Futuro, and sold the design idea right to many countries carelessly, therefore you can see Futuro in so many places around the world.

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  • World Cyber Games

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    World Cyber Games

    Gaming is such an interesting and modern field. There will be much to come and the worldwide network is already astonishing. In most of the industrial Asian countries eSport is an official Sport with stadiums solely for witnessing competitive gaming and there are people who earn a fortune playing in a league and doing promotion for sponsors.

  • Salmon River

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Salmon River

    Nestled up in northern Idaho runs the Salmon River. The middle section of the rivers is world famous (whether you've heard of it or not) for its white water rapids and scenery. One must set sail from the designated spot and the nearest outtake area is about 4 days float, if you move quick, and by quick I mean the speed of the water which is of course how fast everyone goes.