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  • 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!

  • Fukuei Cape Lighthouse

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fukuei Cape Lighthouse

    Fukuei Cape Lighthouse lies at the very northern end of Taiwan Island. Fukuei Cape Lighthouse often has to deal with fall and winter mist as well as with an unstable climate. To solve the problem, Japanese added a foghorn in the lighthouse, which can warn the boats when the mist is too strong.

  • 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

  • Sony Centre

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Sony Centre

    The Sony centre in Berlin is one of the main buildings of the architectural renovation of the Potsdamer Platz, in the centre of Berlin. You can find there many shops, private apartments and the German film museum. When you enter (its free) in the centre, you'll immediately be impressed by the big glass and metal dome above your head.

  • Kendal Castle

    written by grimbyname on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kendal Castle

    Kendal Castle dates from the 1200s, but has been in disrepair since the 1600s. It stands atop a ridge to the east of Kendal town centre and can be seen from many places in and around the town. As a native of Kendal I spent many childhood days clambering around the walls and remnants of its former glory, keeping the Scots marauding the town at bay, although there's no record of the castle itself ever having to be defended against their assaults.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beach of the River Inn

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 #places
    Beach of the River Inn

    Come with me and I will show you a place full of secrets, joy and adventures where you can spend your leisure time. The beach at the river Inn in Ötztal Bahnhof/Tirol. You don't have to drive to the south

  • Pisces cafe and restaurant

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pisces cafe and restaurant

    Located in the busy area around the National Taiwan University, Pisces Cafe is decorated in the traditional Mediterranean colors of blue and white and is a popular hangout for students. This cafe is named for the owner's star sign. There are many kinds of drinks and any of them go for half price when you order a meal or snack.

  • Vatican City State

    written by ng1336 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Vatican City State

    To write about Vatican City, I'm nobody to do so because I'm not an expert or a tour guide. And it's also too big and too much to cover. So I'm gonna make it triple S - SHORT, SWEET and SIMPLE.

  • Weekend Flower and Jade Market

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Weekend Flower and Jade Market

    Both are on JianGuo South Road. The Jade Market stretches from RenAi Road almost to ZhongXiao East Road and the Flower Market from XinYi Road to RenAi Road.

  • Mt. Sinai

    written by ghostkamera on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mt. Sinai

    After all this divine inactivity we felt that at least one day should be spent on something strenuous, to appease the conscience more than anything. So, we booked a day trip to St. Katherine's monastery and Mt. Sinai.

  • Bullerdeich In Hammerbrook

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bullerdeich In Hammerbrook

    The area I live in is basically not inhabited. Hammerbrook in Hamburg is an industrial- and business-territory. But there are lofts and there am I. I live in an Artists House where people live in lofts and start projects together, but this very spot will be explained in a few weeks. The main objective is the Bullerdeich: It is one fantastic secret wild park close to my flat.

  • Tower of London

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Tower of London

    The Tower of London is a great place, because it's full of history and it's a great place to take pictures. You have a castle and different sections to visit, from medieval arms to the jewels of the crown, and many other things. In the main building you can take pictures, even if there is not so much light... Outside, you got the guards of the Tower with their old- fashioned uniforms.

  • Gardens at Jorge Zarur Avenue

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gardens at Jorge Zarur Avenue

    Streets at night always have some good spots to go to with your lomographic piece of equipment. And here in Brazil, it's not different. This is an avenue on São José dos Campos, a city near mine. It's the way to one of most famous Malls of the city: Shopping Colinas.

  • Kauno marios – Kaunas Lagoon

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kauno marios – Kaunas Lagoon

    Kauno marios (English: Kaunas Lagoon) is the largest Lithuanian artificial lake created in 1959 on Neman River near Kaunas and Rumšiškės. It covers territory of 63.5 km² which is approximately 0.1% of the total territory of Lithuania. The greatest width of the lagoon is 3.3 km and the greatest depth is 22 m. In preparation of the dam opening 721 farms and villages were moved to different places. The entire Rumšiškės town was moved and now is an open air museum of traditional architecture. But nowadays it's a great place where you can take your Lomo camera and with some friends go for a swim. As you can see on the photos we took some beer and meat too. By the way, this place is terrific for the frogeye lovers! Usually during the summer Kaunas lagoon water is great. The last but not the least - don't forget to take something to fight with mosquitoes which are trying to kill you in the evening.

  • Gondola

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places

    I know its ultra touristy but a trip to Venice isn't complete without a gondola ride. There are millions of things to shoot along the way and you definitely get a different perspective of Venice actually being on the water.

  • Palanga Amber Park Museum

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Palanga Amber Park Museum

    Amber is Lithuania's gold and this museum holds every kind of amber. This time we visited this park early in the morning, so we where alone. It's a nice feeling when you can hear only the birds and how waves are breaking in to the beach. Amber Museum Park is huge - it starts from the main street of Palanga town and goes till the beach.

  • Spinnaker Tower

    written by katykate on 2008-04-27 #places
    Spinnaker Tower

    I went to Portsmouth a couple of weeks ago and was told to visit Spinnaker Tower. My first thought was: Oh, what a touristy rip-off, do I have to go there? But when I got to Portsmouth the first thing I saw was that enormous, futuristic-looking tower and I was immediately fascinated.

  • Keelung City

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Keelung City

    Keelung is a port city in the north of Taiwan, near the capital, Taipei. Probably the easiest way to get to Keelung from Taipei is by commuter train, which ply the route every 15 to 20 minutes. It is a good place to play on weekends. You can visit Taiwan's scenic northeast coast. The sea is so blue and clean. I enjoy the moment sitting on beach and talking with good friends. You can also see some small islands in the ocean. Keelung is near the sea, so there are many fish.

  • 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.

  • Dali in Yunnan Province

    written by saviorjosh on 2008-04-27 #places
    Dali in Yunnan Province

    I travelled to Yunnan Province in China's Southwest for 3 weeks last summer when the rest of the country was almost burnt under the scorching sun. This highland province was, however, like a huge naturally air-conditioned room, thanks to its high altitude. The best thing about it is that you don't have to choose between air-conditioning and beautiful sunshine. You can have both. As most of the province is over 2,000 meters above sea level, you will find the sky bluer here and the white clouds closer to you than ever.

  • Airport of Nice

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Airport of Nice

    If you come to Nice by plane, you'll be very quickly fascinated by what you see. Sure, whenever you arrive - during daytime or at night, the view of the Cote d'Azur by plane is always fascinating, but the airport to which you arrive is also a very interesting building! The T2 terminal is one of the recently constructed airports by a French architect Paul Andreu (see the links) who made a lot of great airport buildings around the world (and many other interesting constructions) and who designed this new building for Nice international airport who was inaugurated year 2002.

  • Kaziuko Muge

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kaziuko Muge

    Kaziuko Muge (English: Kaziukas Fair) - is a biggest annual Lithuanian folk crafts fair dating back to the beginning of the 17th century, held on the Sunday nearest to St. Casimir's Day, March 4, the day Saint Casimir Jagiellon died, and is referred to as Kaziukio mugė in Lithuanian, literary - Little Casimir's Fair. Kaziukas is a diminutive of Casimir in the Lithuanian language.

  • Khoo Kongsi house

    2008-04-27 #places
    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.

  • Mamac

    written by stoonja on 2008-04-27 #places

    The MAMAC (Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art) was created by the architects Yves Bayard and Henri Vidal, and was inaugurated on June/ 21/ 1980. It is located at the centre of Nice, in the heart of Acropolis. It consists of four towers of 20 meters which are connected by glazed footbridges on a height of 30 metres. The buildings have 4000 m² for nine showrooms on three levels, plus a level terrace. It's a very nice building and I like to take pics of it.

  • The Old Part of Cairo - The Islamic Quarter

    written by camerao on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Old Part of Cairo - The Islamic Quarter

    Take your small and discreet LC-A and leave the noisy and glittering Cornish El Nile, with its hotel buildings you can find all over the world in the same style, and take time (as much as you can) to walk through the old heart of Cairo.

  • Gold Coast

    written by iamwen on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gold Coast

    Gold Coast is a city in Australia, it is located in south-east Queens land, 80 km from State capital Brisbane, Gold Coast is a network hub. The city is served by two international airports: Gold Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport. Gold Coast is very popular with Australian's for holidays and the weather is perfect most of the year.

  • Bandar Botanic Garden

    written by iamwen on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bandar Botanic Garden

    Bandar botanic is one of the housing areas in Klang, Malaysia. Bandar Botanic is a favourite place among homebuyers because it is built with nature in mind. It is not only to create a harmonious environment but also to ensure that nature as we see it today can be enjoyed by the community and would remain as it is for our future generations.

  • 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.