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  • Wimereux

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places

    My first time in northern France in the region of Boulogne was good fun. Though the trip was solely for the purpose of golf, the little town of Wimereux proved to be quaint and very homey (and the golf course superb!). As all French villages and seaside towns go, it had that lovely holiday feel to it. Lots of narrow streets, old buildings and locals to capture on film. The coast is a great place to have a stroll and to admire the old fort which guards France from the north as well.

  • Sankt Martini Kirche

    written by mephisto19 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Sankt Martini Kirche

    Do you know Wese-renaissance? No? Okay... You surely know Renaissance and Weser is a river in lower Saxony, Germany. Along River Weser were built up lots of houses, churches and castles during the era of renaissance. For example Saint Martins Church in Stadthagen. I like this church! It is very big if you compare it to the size of Stadthagen and you can see it from everywhere when you get closer to Stadthagen. It really dominates the skyline.

  • Skogskyrkogården: The Woodland Cemetery

    written by minicooper on 2008-04-27 #places
    Skogskyrkogården: The Woodland Cemetery

    Two young architects: Erik Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz converted in 1917 a forest on the outskirts of Stockholm in a place really sacred. You don't need to be a believer. You just have to walk around the cemetery to feel the magic of the place.

  • Castle of Montjuic And Hill

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Castle of Montjuic And Hill

    The hill and castle of Montjuic is really a place to see in Barcelona and a place where you can see the whole city with a unique point of view. Dominating the south-west part of the city you have the whole panorama over it on one side, and on the other side you see the great industrial installations of the port of Barcelona. Climbing up the hill is also very interesting because of the park of Montjuic and the Olympic installations from de Olympic Games 1992 (and specially the Olympic swimming and diving pool... do you remember the diving sessions where the athletes jump in the air with the background of whole BCN and the Sagarada Familia?).

  • Moviepark

    written by camerao on 2008-04-27 #places

    Holga, Diana, SX 70 and Horizon entering Hollywood. If you want to make pics like in the glorious old times of Hollywood-Movies... you could do it without spending a lot of time and money. In Warner Brothers Movie parks you'll find back stages, facades and streets where you could imagine that gangsters, Bonny&Clyde or John Wayne have passed. And if you don't go there on holidays or on Sunday, take your time, until people have left the place you want to make your pic - you can make photos like in the 60s or 70s there. And if you take a portrait-film, and the good old SX 70 for your Polaroid-camera, you'll get the sweet colors which fit perfectly to your motives.

  • St. Cugat Hotel and Restaurant

    2008-04-27 #places
    St. Cugat Hotel and Restaurant

    I recently visited a beautiful old town called Sant Cugat, just 20 km outside Barcelona, Spain and I also had the pleasure of staying in one of its newest and most comfortable hotels, St. C H & R (the link is "": ). It has all the facilities you can expect from a modern hotel: library, internet connection, bar and restaurant and air conditioning but it is the décor that is most appealing.

  • Donkey Festival

    written by jazzgohan on 2008-04-27 #places
    Donkey Festival

    This event is unique in South of France, a special day to discover all kinds of donkeys in a pretty small town between Nice and Digne on the Napoleon Road. This is about two hours from Nice in a small town built on the rocks. Situated on the pre-Alpes, you can still discover truly sympathetic and kind people far from the French Riviera atmosphere. All the habitants of Escragnolles and the communes around are participating to this event.

  • 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.

  • Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

    2008-04-27 #places
    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is an ecological sanctuary within the city. It has mini zoo, lagoon, amphitheater, fishing village and vast areas of greenery's. This is my personal favorite spot to take pictures. The relaxing atmosphere and the serene manmade lake are just the extras. It has an enormous park land area hence there are plenty of sceneries to choose from. Great place to go for picnic and test your new rolls of film and cameras nevertheless.

  • 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.

  • Hitchhikingrs' Heaven

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Hitchhikingrs' Heaven

    If you are a hitchhiker - read further. If you're not, so this place won't be interesting for you at all. Four roads, from Kaunas, Palanga, Silale and Klaipeda cross each other here, and I call this place a hitchhikers heaven because as many times as I have hitchhiked here I haven't waited for a car to stop for more than 10 minutes. In Lithuania there are two biggest main roads and these are ViaBaltica and Vilnius - Klaipeda.

  • Luneta Park

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Luneta Park

    Unfairly labelled as a make out haven for lovers, Luneta is one of the most important places in Philippine history. One can't help but feel a sense of nationalism as you step into the park. The Rizal Monument signifies the exact location where the national hero was shot on the road to the country's independence. On a more positive note, it is a photographic haven with its harmonious mix of playgrounds, orchidariums and picnic areas. Wait for dusk and see the most magnificent sunset you'll see by the bay. All you need to do is to ride a Jeepney or a bus going to Quiapo and go down there itself.

  • Flea Market Mauerpark

    written by a_lab on 2008-04-27 #places
    Flea Market Mauerpark

    Sunday Paradise in Berlin for all flea market lovers. Big and crowed market full of various stuff: books, ceramics, furniture from 70's, and kitschy gadgets, vintage jewelry, t-shirts made by Berlin artists and more... Your catchy eye will be busy there. It was established in 2004 and has quite a local feel. The market is located near Maurer Park, so after you will be done with shopping you may have rest there or in the beach bar listening house music. Maurer Park has specific mood, some say it is ugly, but graffiti makes it look very colorful. Have a good Sunday shopping from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.!

  • Park Stanley

    2008-04-27 #places
    Park Stanley

    One of Vancouver's prize attractions and loved by all who visit and live in the city, is Stanly Park. This is the city's largest green space and located to the west of Downtown Vancouver. Stanly Park has so much to offer. For the most part it is surrounded by the sea and meandering along the water's edge is the seawall where walkers, joggers, bikers and roller-bladders can complete a ca. 10km peripheral circuit of the park. However, you can also take advantage of the free Stanely Park shuttle service that starts mid-June and runs daily until the end of September from 10:00 am until 6:30 pm.

  • Sandbanks Chain Link Ferry

    2008-04-27 #places
    Sandbanks Chain Link Ferry

    The Bramble Bush Bay chain link ferry operates between Sandbanks and Shell Bay at the entrance of Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. It transports pedestrians and any type of vehicle imaginable from bicycles to double-decker buses. It operates all year round (except for every couple of years when it is serviced in the October/November timeframe) from 7 am until 11 pm, every 20 minutes. Details of the Ferry service that has operated since 1924 can be found on the ferry website: " ":

  • Lesvos

    written by gemma81de on 2008-04-27 #places

    Lesvos is the 3rd biggest island of Greece and located in the Aegean Sea very near to Turkey (approx. 16 km). We went to Lesvos on a 12-hour-ferry trip from Piraeus and arrived at the island's capital Mytilini on the eastern coast.

  • Handicraft Ceramic Atelier

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Handicraft Ceramic Atelier

    In a place where culture, history, fire and tradition are moulding unique pieces made of clay and cooked in giant oven, you'll be able to be in touch with the rich Brazilian past. The ceramics handcraftsmanship is alive inside theses houses, old red brick ovens and mountains. A beautiful place surrounded by mountains (Serra do Mar, Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra da Quebra-Cangalha). The city starts where once was an old King's warehouse, in the middle of the Estrada Real (the road where gold was transported to the Port, in Paraty-RJ).

  • Batad Rice Terraces

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Batad Rice Terraces

    Rice terraces are common in Asia, but in the Philippines, you can find rice terraces built by the Ifugao tribe over 2000 years ago on steep slopes and at altitudes reaching up to 1500 meters. One of the popular rice terraces that tourists visit is in Batad in Ifugao Province. The Batad rice terraces are beautifully formed in the shape of an ampitheater.

  • Lake Caliraya

    written by shutteraddict on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lake Caliraya

    Lake Caliraya is a man-made lake situated in the towns of Lumban, Cavinti, and Kalayaan in Laguna province, Philippines. It is approximately 1,200 feet above sea level. The climate in the area is considerably cool throughout the year. The lake was created by the Americans circa 1930s to generate hydroelectric power.

  • Skala Loutron

    written by jelga on 2008-04-27 #places
    Skala Loutron

    If you visit Lesvos Island (one of the largest Greek islands in the Aegean, just off the Turkish coast) and you feel like adventuring outside the touristy areas, head for the Gulf of Gera. I advice you to stay in the small village of Skala Loutron and explore the area from there. In this tiny fishermen's village you will find the Zaïra Hotel, an old olive mill transformed into a cosy hotel.

  • Ajaccio

    written by dudizm on 2008-04-27 #places

    Ajaccio is situated on the west coast of Corsica, on the bottom of gulf of Ajaccio, between Gravona and the Sanguinaires Islands. This city was occupied for a very long time by people from Genoa and Corsica had no rights from citizenship there. They settled in the east of the city on the other side of Piazza of Olmo which is now the FESCH Street named after the famous cardinal Fesch, uncle of Napoleon and big art collector. Besides the Art Museum, Fesch gave his name to a lot of places, monuments and shops.

  • Chau Doc

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-04-27 #places
    Chau Doc

    Chau Doc is a Vietnamese river city close to the Cambodia border. There are a number of floating houses (the floats are empty metal drums) which provide a convenient way for families to raise fish underneath. What makes Chau Doc interesting is its mix of communities, Khmer, Cham, and Chinese. The Cham are mostly Muslim, and leave in isolated communities across the river, complete with mosques. It's an incredibly friendly and bustling little city.

  • Kayak Racing

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kayak Racing

    I don't know how about you, but for me water is something special... Even when it rains, I feel somehow very different. But that's not the point of this story. I am going to tell you about the Kayak or Canoe boats in Lithuania. It is so popular, that you can not find any of Lithuanians who still haven't tried that.

  • 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.

  • Wellesbourne Market

    written by starsky on 2008-04-27 #places
    Wellesbourne Market

    You can find Wellesbourne Market a few miles from the M40, sandwiched in between Leamington Spa and Stratford. Locating it shouldn't be too much trouble, as it's held in a massive airfield which is taken over every Saturday by bargain-hunters. Wellesbourne is ideal for knock-off clothes, imported cosmetics, pic 'n' mix sweets, clocks with pictures of Elvis on the face and, well, not much else.

  • Downtown Area

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Downtown Area

    I visited my sister out in Washington DC for a week a while back and grew weary of the mall and all of the tourism that I'd been dealing with for the first few days. I decided to take my camera out for a stroll threw the city. No cabs, trains, metros, just feet.

  • Taurage

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places

    This is Taurage, this is the place where I was born and where I finished the school. This is the town where I grew up and kissed a girl for the first time :). So as you understand this is my hometown. Recently this little town in the west of Lithuania celebrated 500th birthday. If you will ever come to Taurage please tell me, cause I can show you such fantastic, romantic or crazy places that you will remember for the whole life.

  • 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.