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  • Aliwan Festival

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Aliwan Festival

    The Philippines is famous for its Fiestas or festivals commemorating a particular place's patron saint. The Aliwan Festival is dubbed 'the mother of all fiestas' and rightly so. With more than fifteen representatives from each corner of the country all vying for the right to be called the best, well at least for that year anyway. With colourful floats, intricate costumes and elaborate dances, there will be no lack of interesting subjects to photograph. The event offers a

  • Barigui Park

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places
    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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  • Island of If

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Island of If

    One of the best known islands in the whole world - the island of If. I could not find the story about the island, why is it called like that - If. But one thing I know for sure is that this island is famous because of the Count of Monte Cristo. As you can remember the story of Alexandre Dumas, this Count was jailed there and the whole story is about how he tries to escape from this small island, where only the building of jail is located. I do not remember the exact amount of time, but I guess that he escaped only after several years (maybe 7 or 13) by digging the whole in the wall with the spoon.

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market

    written by syahrulfikri on 2008-04-27 #places
    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    Though there are many markets throughout Bangkok, Chatuchak Weekend Market is still pretty much the undisputed king of them all. Chatuchak is pronounced as Jatujak and simply known by the local people as JJ. This weekend market is a-must-place to visit (or to shop) if you visiting Bangkok simply because it is the biggest open air market in the world. It covers over 35 acres and contains more than 10,000 stalls selling practically everything under the sun. Such as the smallest nails, to foods, trendy fashions, antiques intricate wooden carvings, masks from far-off lands, adorable fluffy dogs, colorful fish of every hue and singing birds. Once inside the market, you will be catch up in a world of bursting crowds and stalls stretching as far as the eyes can see.

  • Chuan Jia Hakka Restaurant

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Chuan Jia Hakka Restaurant

    Situated on busy Guang Fu Road. Chuan Jia Hakka Restaurant has a unique wooden shop front that makes it stand out from the rest of the buildings on either side. Inside, all three floors are decorated in what looks to be traditional Hakka style. The restaurant is traditional Taiwanese style.

  • Sonar Festival

    written by bedfordav on 2008-04-27 #places
    Sonar Festival

    Sonar Festival takes place every year in Barcelona, Spain for three days and two nights in mid June. It's a really cool and diverse festival with all sorts of musical styles and genres, with bands, djs, live sets, design, installations, stalls, audio visual and other multimedia....some of it is really cutting edge stuff. A complete mixture of big named, world renowned artists mixed in with far more niche and/or obscure and up-and-coming acts.

  • Provo River

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

    The Provo River is not necessarily located in Provo, Utah. Though it runs through the city of Provo, the most visited areas of the river are long before the river reaches the city. This river is considered one of the best trout rivers in the US, for good reasons.

  • Saen Saeb Canal

    written by syahrulfikri on 2008-04-27 #places
    Saen Saeb Canal

    The Saen Saeb Canal was built by the order of King Rama III during the conflict between Annam about Cambodia to establish a water transport for soldiers and weapons to Cambodia. The construction started in 1837 and was finished three years after.

  • Chinatown Kristintachibana

    written by kristintachibana on 2008-04-27 #places
    Chinatown Kristintachibana

    A small Chinatown in comparison to the other big cities in the nation, our little Chinatown in Honolulu is packed with shops, eateries, bars and other businesses (even the late night prostitute and/or ice addict...I'm sure those in Chinatown and the city of Honolulu will love the picture I just painted - but it is the truth)...I prefer to walk around during the day to capture the essence of the culture there.

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  • FC Fossombrone

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    FC Fossombrone

    This football team, in my view, is a legend. Without any achievements and success. The FC Fossombrone is playing the sixth Italian league and their games are only to be seen in the stadium and on their webpage. The story behind the team is that it was bought by the Belgian designer Dirk Bikkemberg. He turned this club around and gave it a complete make over. He designed the complete gear from socks to the under-wears and shirts. He built a new stadium with the green and the flags all designed. The jersey with the blue spiral and the white ground is the prettiest in the world. I read about this team in a German newspaper and it right away strike me, that Bikkemberg finalized the symbiosis between fashion and sport. The players of the team are also the models of Bikkemberg regular collection and star of his commercials.

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  • Cathedral Notre Dame

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cathedral Notre Dame

    The cathedral of "Notre Dame" of Paris, in the real historical center of the city (Island of the city, on the Seine) is a world-known monument and for sure one of the most visited places by the tourists in Paris. Always a very crowded place and typical "postcard" of your stay in Paris... But to say truly, the religious gothic style of this building is really worth the visit, it's a beautiful cathedral.

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  • Skyline of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

    written by jeepeng on 2008-04-27 #places
    Skyline of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

    Want to be the King of the World? Forget about Titanic!!! What you need to do is take a 5 minute Peak Tram funicular railway from Central District of Hong Kong, go to The Peak Tower of Victoria Peak where you can see the greatest view of one of the best skylines in the world!

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  • Round square in Rennes

    written by louison on 2008-04-27 #places
    Round square in Rennes

    La Place de la Mairie à Rennes is a big circular square in the center of Rennes. You can see on it the town hall and in front of it the opera. Sometimes when you spend your week-end walking across Rennes, you can see on the square a bride with an ugly dress waiting her future husband at the door of the town hall... or some mad people who're singing louder than he could on the scales of the opera... or a mini-manifestation of students who claim the right to have party every Thursday night in Rennes. But someday like this day you can see a great exhibition of photography of Salgado and if you're hungry, don't worry the Quick® (a cheaper kind of Mc Donald's!!) is not so far...

  • Cable Cars

    written by lomowendy on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cable Cars

    Visiting Singapore is never complete without taking the cable car ride. Ride it from its two stations at Sentosa Island "www.sentosa.sg":www.sentosa.sg or from Mount Faber Jewel Box station "http:// www.mountfaber.com.sg/main-cablecar.htm":http:// www.mountfaber.com.sg/main-cablecar.htm The cable car provides a fantastic view of Singapore - the sweeping landscapes, the harbor, it's busy ports, cityscapes, Sentosa island - all very pretty and lomographic!

  • Fish-market of Marseille

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fish-market of Marseille

    40% of the fishes eaten by the French are farm fishes. When you'll go to Marseille, don't miss the traditional fish market that stands everyday on the Old Port (Le Vieux Port), on Belgian platform (Quai des Belges). The old fish-market (La Criée) has become the National Theater of the town. So, every morning, the fish-market takes place. The fishermen sell their fish on their own. They wake up very early, take fish (or not) from their nets, and go back to the harbor. Fresh, fresh fish! "Il est frais, il est frais mon poisson!" shouts the fishmonger.

  • La Reserve

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    La Reserve

    Nice is well known for the beaches along the seafront. During the summer they're crowded with so many tourists that spending an afternoon at the beach is not so nice...BUT, if you know some special places that only people living in Nice are going to, you can spend great time on the beach without the tourist crowd :). One of these places (the people of Nice wouldn't be very happy if they know that I am revealing this nice place...;) is the beach called "La Reserve" near the port of Nice. Go to the port, following the coastal road to Villefranche and directly after the port you'll arrive on the Boulevard Franck Pilatte, and follow the road until the restaurant called "La Reserve".

  • Massena

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Massena

    The area of Massena is the main center of new Nice. The new parts of the city, which developed in the beginning of the 20th century started from there, just next to the old historical city, both were separated only by the river called Paillon.

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  • Jema-el-Fna

    written by libellule on 2008-04-27 #places
    Jema-el-Fna

    The Jema-el-Fna place in the heart of Marrakech is certainly one of the most exotic change of scene I've never felt. It's a chock. You can't be indifferent to this spectacle. It's a symphony of sounds: the local musicians, the snake chambers, the orange juice sellers, the huge crowd moving constantly... The smells of the grilled meat, the constant smoke, the entrance of the medina and the souk behind, all these elements constitute the strongest atmosphere ever. Sit on one of these panoramic touristic terraces and let you invade by this extraordinary mood, let your senses absorb the local air and enjoy.

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  • Park Lagrange

    written by libellule on 2008-04-27 #places
    Park Lagrange

    The Park Lagrange in Geneva is THE SPOT to see the best free concerts in summer! Amazing beautiful huge park in les Eaux-Vives, with a gorgeous view on the lake; with the most beautiful rose garden in the city, and great place just to lay down and chill in the grass during the day. In July and August, around 7 p.m., people start to walk to the "Ella Fitzgerald" scene. At this time it's too early to hear or see anything, but people come here to make a big picnic in the grass and everyone has his favorite spot to find the members of their tribe. At 8:30 p.m. the music starts. Always great musicians, very good sound, I've never been disappointed. On Wednesdays and Fridays, two months a year.

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  • The Palace of Culture and Science

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Palace of Culture and Science

    While visiting Warsaw for my first time (I had been here maybe 40 times, but always just passing by, as Poland is the road from Lithuania to the Western Europe), I could have not unnoticed the super huge building... After some chatting with my polish friends, I got some information about this building. Well, this is the Dom or Palac Kultury y Nauky, which stands for "The Palace of Culture and Science". It was the tallest building in the whole Poland, but as my friends told me, there is another new building already taller than our subject of this topic. OK, so here we start - outside the building you can find an interesting sun-clock: you just stand on some place on the ground, and your shadow shows the time (it did not show the exact time, but maybe my friends just did not read the manual, how to use it).

  • Galerija Tornis

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Galerija Tornis

    I and my friends found this horse accidentally. We were visiting the old town streets of Riga when suddenly we saw a wooden horse. It belongs to Galerija Tonris shop owners and they don't mind if you want to ride on the back of the horse. Inside the shop you can find and buy ancient Baltic and Scandinavian jewelry reproductions and original designs, amber (Baltic States gold), textile, hand-crafted metal-work, pottery, kitchen utensils made of juniper and CDs of Latvian music.

  • Mount Pinatubo

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mount Pinatubo

    The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo is known as the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century. The explosion came after almost 500 years of slumber and dumped billions of tones of volcanic debris that buried entire farm communities, killed hundreds of people, and changed the world's climate.

  • Trail Dust Town

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Trail Dust Town

    Here are few photos from Trail Dust Town in Tucson Arizona. A cheesy little relic of the old west. Of course they have a little troth for gold panning, an old photo studio (the kind where you dress up and hold fake guns and they print them sepia toned), gift shops, a live stunt show, and an arcade. As fun as this all is, a majority of the time I was pointing my Lubitel around with a bit of 70mm magic inside. You be the judge of the results. Take the afternoon, evening or what ever and have a hootin and hollerin good time. They have two restaurants there that aren't bad and plenty to see and do. I wouldn't plan on a full day as it's pretty small and there is a lot of other things to see and do in Tucson.

  • Fully Booked

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fully Booked

    Sporting five levels of bibliophile friendly fare, Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street is every book lover's heaven. Each turn of the page transports you to another realm of fun and excitement. Books of every genre and every generation are scattered for your reading pleasure. Touch up on some techniques with photography books available; though don't let the rules cramp your lomographic style. Just to cater to everyone, a respectable selection of LPs, CDs and DVDs are also available. With all these choices, there is no reason to go Fully Booked.

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  • 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.

  • Chiltern Sculpture Trail

    written by gyllzd on 2008-04-27 #places
    Chiltern Sculpture Trail

    The other day I discovered this strange, slightly creepy spot in the Oxfordshire countryside; the Chiltern Sculpture Trail has all the loveliness of a picturesque woodland walk, with all the sinister craziness of a modern art exhibition. As you walk through the woodland, you and your Lomo can discover Blair Witch style tree decorations, a solitary sign saying "Darling, it's dark now" or the end of a road that goes nowhere; and the sculptures, by local artists, are constantly changing, with new ones added all the time, so even on repeated visits you'll find surprises behind every tree.

  • Flying boat

    written by dudizm on 2008-04-27 #places
    Flying boat

    Starting from the Eiffel tower, The Pont Neuf, Notre Dame or Le Louvre, day and night you can have a one hour trip to see Paris from a original point of view. The 'Bateau mouche' (fly boat), is a boat with large windows and big terrace on top of it. You can walk on the sides of the ship to shoot great pictures. A voice is telling you the stories of the monuments in 13 languages, sometimes with music. Some boats have a night restaurant and allow you a romantic longer journey. Also, the river 'La Seine' cross Paris by the middle and has many beautiful bridges. If you go to Paris don't miss this experience, your Lomo cameras will love it! 11 Euros for adults and 6 euros for the children.

  • Labyrinth park of Horta

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Labyrinth park of Horta

    If you're in Barcelona, and a little bit tired of the crowd and the cars of the city, if you're looking for a quiet and refreshing place, if you're alone or with a friend (or more...), have a little excursion to the garden and labyrinth of Horta, located north of the city of Barcelona.

  • Els Quatre Gats Restaurant

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Els Quatre Gats Restaurant

    Els Quatre Gats or 4 Gats (as its commonly known) sparked my interest after having read about it in a wonderful book called "Shadow of the wind" by a Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The book was set in Barcelona so when I visited the city for the third time early this year, I made it a point to visit and dine in this famed restaurant. It opened in 1897 and was a popular haunt for Picasso and his mates. He apparently took on his first commissioned work by creating the front cover of the menu. This only peaked my interest more and sure enough, it didn't disappoint.

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  • Aghios Nikolaos

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Aghios Nikolaos

    Need a vacation? Take it, but be careful - if you plan to take a rest at home, you can receive a call from your boss at any moment "please, can you come just for 15 minutes, we need your help". So the best plan is to go somewhere really far away, for example - the Crete Island. And if you really plan to go there for your vacation, choose Aghios Nikolaos town, as it is THE BEST resort town in whole Crete (well, at least you can hear that at your tourist information office). And it really is awesome. First of all, Aghios Nikolaos is a coastal town and the capital of Lasithi province (Crete Island is divided into 4 or 5 prefectures). The most amazing fact is that the town is built on the ruins of the ancient city. People call it Saint Nicholas town because Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors and of all of Greece.