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  • Clark Field

    2008-04-27 #places
    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.

  • Langkawi Island & Westin Resort Hotel

    written by weechonghooi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Langkawi Island & Westin Resort Hotel

    If you are to have a totally relaxing summer holiday, Langkawi Island is your choice. There're so many beautiful beaches on this island where you can't resist stopping by and giving a good Lomo shot. And if you are to wish to soak under the sun in Langkawi Island, or to get your body tanned while facing the pretty sea view.

  • Coatepec

    written by diablitomx on 2008-04-27 #places
    Coatepec

    Coatepec is a small town near Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz in México. It is famous because of its coffee plantations, which are a part of the coffee production process. There are places called "beneficios" that are: the places where the coffee is dried and processed.

  • Genting Theme Park

    written by jhunnie on 2008-04-27 #places
    Genting Theme Park

    Genting Highland is a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. This article is not about Genting Highland, but it is a location for kiddos and adults, the Genting Theme Park. The fantasyland for you to have some great fun! It is divided into two categories, the outdoor Theme Park and indoor Theme Park. Outdoor Theme park is for adventure games, such as Roller coasters, Thrill rides, Children rides and water rides. Don't worry that kids can't enjoy themselves. The games provided at outdoor Theme Park include Spinner, Space shot, Cyclone etc.

  • Emirates Towers Hotel

    written by hind on 2008-04-27 #places
    Emirates Towers Hotel

    Dubai, inside a hotel room in Emirates Towers Hotel overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road. Sheikh Zayed road is lined with high rise office and apartment buildings and quite a few five star hotels. The roads are always busy during rush hour. When it isn't rush hour, the road is like a race track with crazy speedy drivers scaring the normal drivers. Sometimes it's like a scene from Wacky Races.

  • Lyon Opera House

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lyon Opera House

    The Opera House in Lyon is really a great architectural building from the end of the 20th century. The original opera house was built 1831 in a very classical style, but as time went by the building was in a bad state at the end of the 1980's and needed to be rebuilt. The famous French architect Jean Nouvel proposed a very revolutionary construction of the Opera house within the old walls of the building, to conserve the historical heritage of the place. The inside of the Opera was totally rebuilt, and the most important work was around the rooftop of the building: the old classical glass & iron construction of the 19th century couldn't be restored, and there was Jean Nouvel's most spectacular idea: a brand new rooftop, still constructed with darkened glass for the light but with an ultra modern design of an half-circle over the old walls! The project provoked a very big debate among the citizens of Lyon (like every revolutionary construction...), some of them adored this new roof, other hated it and said it was a scandal to make of the opera house such an ugly building.... Finally the project was accepted and was inaugurated 1993.

  • Freihafen

    written by graefin on 2008-04-27 #places
    Freihafen

    Hamburg has so many places you only discover when you take your bike, maybe a map, a bit of adventurous spirit and then go out and hit the street without knowing where you really want to go.

  • Royal Selangor Yacht Club

    written by iamwen on 2008-04-27 #places
    Royal Selangor Yacht Club

    I've been to the Royal Selangor Yacht Club for my friend's birthday party. The party started at 7.30 p.m., I reached there earlier with my Color splash and prepared to shoot some nice picture of the scenery at the yacht club. I reached there around 6.30 and the sky seemed a bit dark. This is why I got my picture mostly underexposed.

  • Blue Ridge Mountains

    2008-04-27 #places
    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.

  • 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.

  • Mablethorpe

    written by kvboyle on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mablethorpe

    Long before the days of the package holiday and the budget airline, when British were more restricted in where they could spend their summer holiday, the east coast of England from the Wash up to Hull was a tourist Mecca of beach resorts and holiday camps. In the fifties, sixties and seventies many families chose to spend two weeks at one of the famous beach resorts on the Lincolnshire coast, one of the most popular being Mablethorpe.

  • Avignon’s TGV Station

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Avignon’s TGV Station

    French people are very proud of the French high speed train, the TGV.

  • Skate Park Piazza Zara

    written by champi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Skate Park Piazza Zara

    In Turin we have something like 4 or 5 skate parks, but all of them are really small and looking quite the same (I can't wait to go shoot and ride the brand new concrete bowl they have just built in the North of the city)... Not much stuff to ride on and not a great background, nevertheless they can be quite a cool spot to shoot skate or bmx riding, even more when the kids of the neighborhood organize a funny little Saturday contest with all the local buddies riding and chilling around!

  • Festival of Semana Santa

    written by fejao on 2008-04-27 #places
    Festival of Semana Santa

    The Semana Santa in Spain is a Christian celebration of the passion of Christ where and it's completely different from the rest of the world. They celebrate it by walking around the streets of the city with really big and heavy figures of the Christian saints carrying it on their own shoulders for hours, most of them make it the whole day, but many have to change because its about 40-80 kg for each person.

  • Karachi

    written by ghostkamera on 2008-04-27 #places
    Karachi

    I landed in Karachi and was picked up at the airport by my host for the three days. His friend had leant him a car and we drove to his house which was not far from the airport and down the most confusing set of alleyways I have ever seen, there was no way I could ever have retraced the steps had I got lost. Anyway, there in the house I laid down my backpack, heavy after a few months of travel and book-buying. It was already late, and the sun had set outside. John asked me if I was tired, I told him not yet, and so he took me by the arm and said:"We are going to a birthday party tonight, the host will not mind if I bring you".

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  • Mingė village

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mingė village

    Ok, this story is very funny. First of all, I am going to talk about a little village in south western part of Lithuania, near the Minija river, which flows through the Klaipeda town (third town in Lithuania, near the Baltic Sea). The village is really small, there are about 30 houses and the same amount of native families, living there... so where is the whole fun? First of all, there are no streets in this village.

  • 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.

  • Katarina Hissen

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Katarina Hissen

    For a great view of Stockholm, take the Katarinahissen in Sodermalm. Katarinahissen is an elevator, built around 120 years ago, which takes you up about 40 meters to a restaurant called Gondolen above Slussen.

  • 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".

  • Café near the Town Hall

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Café near the Town Hall

    Koblenz is one of the most beautiful towns in whole Germany, and that's the main reason to go there. One more thing - when you come to this town, head to the center, to be exact - to the Jesuiten Platz, which is the place, where the Town Hall is situated.

  • Semana Santa sa Pampanga

    2008-04-27 #places
    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.

  • Temples of Angkor

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-04-27 #places
    Temples of Angkor

    It's one of the most beautiful complexes of ancient temples in Southeast Asia. The temples of Angkor, in Cambodia, built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD, represent one of humankind's most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. From Angkor the Khmer kings ruled over a vast domain that reached from Vietnam to China to the Bay of Bengal. There are more than 100 stone temples in all. Angkor Wat honours the Hindu god Vishnu and is a symbolic representation of Hindu cosmology, consisting of an enormous temple symbolizing the mythic Mt. Meru, its five inter-nested rectangular walls and moats represent chains of mountains and the cosmic ocean. Then I can suggest the smiling Bayon, this is one of the most popular spots and, facing east, it is mostly visited in the morning. A good reason to visit in the afternoon! All those friendly faces of Avalokiteshvara certainly make you feel good.

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  • Santorini

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Santorini

    If there's a place on Earth that I could really call "heaven", it's definitely Santorini Island. It is... There are no such words, that could describe the feeling, the views, the smell and of course the beauty of this island(s). Firstly, Santorini is the name of several islands in the Aegean Sea, 200 km from Greece (mainland).

  • Gallocanta Lagoon

    written by jelga on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gallocanta Lagoon

    If you like birds and amazing empty landscapes, then you really have to go to Gallocanta, one of the most important marshlands in the world and meeting point of many bird species, both steppary and migrating. It is recommended to visit the lagoon at the end of October-beginning of November, high point of the migrating season.

  • Kinder Olympics - Luxembourg Kindergarten

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kinder Olympics - Luxembourg Kindergarten

    Don't be so broadminded - sports can be fun! And it is, especially in one hidden place in Luxembourg. It's the kindergarten in the heart of Luxembourg, where you can participate in KINDER OLYMPICS. Keep that in mind! Let the competition begin!!! First of all, the toy-horse race - very good for your back muscles, releases the pain from your head. It even can help working out with your hands, as you have to hold very tight not to fall down from it. But I could not run till the finish line - my horse was stuck and did not want to move... Second, the mind-and-wisdom activity - the crazy snail with numbers.

  • 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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  • Train Station - Eugenio Lefreve

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Train Station - Eugenio Lefreve

    Up to the mountains, up to the sky. Santo Antonio do Pinhal, in the middle of Serra da Mantiqueira, is a beautiful little city. With waterfalls, hiking spots, restaurants, and small hotels, the city is perfect place to stay and joy the altitude (almost 1.300 m) and the nature. But the best place to go with your Lomos is the Train Station, where you can eat, drink hot coffee and feel like you travel back through time, with old architecture and the beautiful gardens. Walk through the train tracks, smell the cold air, visit the Holy Mother Statue, where you can see the entire valley ahead. What a splendid view. Winter is the best time to go there. But even in the summer you can feel the great weather of the mountains. But watch out, the train is coming and you don't want to be in front of it.

  • Torino Olympic Village

    written by champi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Torino Olympic Village

    The Olympic village is built around the former general markets (Mercati Generali), which date back to 1934. It was designed to house up to 2500 athletes during the 2006 winter Olympics, providing also all kind of services to the athletes.

  • Birmingham Airport

    written by jamesfrew6 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Birmingham Airport

    Birmingham airport or any airport for that matter is a great place for

  • Museum Piaggio

    written by minicooper on 2008-04-27 #places
    Museum Piaggio

    If every time you see a Vespa you can't avoid looking at it and enjoy its wonderful curves. Then, if you ever happen to be in Tuscany, you should go to Museo Piaggio in Pontedera, a small town near Pisa, where most of the Vespas you have seen where made.

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