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  • 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.

  • St. Cugat Hotel and Restaurant

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    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 "http://www.hotel-santcugat.com/":http://www.hotel-santcugat.com/ ). 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

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    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.

  • Ravello

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Ravello

    Ravello has the most divine panoramic view of Italy! Ravello is situated near the Amalfi coast, in Italy, near Naples, on a splendid position, on a rocky spur astride the Dragon's and Reginna's Valleys. Ravello was an important town of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200. But when the people from Pisa attacked and sacked it, a slow decline began.

  • Ilustrado Restaurant

    2008-04-27 #places
    Ilustrado Restaurant

    This place is a nice restaurant with tasteful recipes for everyone. It has a nice ambiance and an elegant colour theme of black, red and white. Lots of mirrors make it good for mirror shots for your OSCM. The cosy and laid back atmosphere makes it a good place to relax while enjoying your tasteful retreat! Yummy Filipino dishes are served with some non traditional twists.

  • Westmorland Motor Club

    written by grimbyname on 2008-04-27 #places
    Westmorland Motor Club

    Westmorland Motor Club was founded in 1910, and organizes motor-sport events around south Cumbria, including the Barbon Hillclimb for cars. It's a great day out for petrol-heads. The track on the Barbon Manor Estate near Kirkby Lonsdale is 0.162 km long with an average gradient of 1 in 12. It features two bends, and a hairpin just short of the finish line.

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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.

  • Hot Air Balloon Festival

    2008-04-27 #places
    Hot Air Balloon Festival

    I still remember when I first encountered these giant flying balloons that carry baskets underneath. I never knew what they were until my brother told me they are called hot air balloons. Hot air compressed inside the balloon makes it float like giant picnic baskets soaring through the garden.

  • Lucca

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lucca

    When you'll be tired of Firenze, Sienna, and San Giminiano in Tuscany, pay a visit to Lucca! Lucca is situated in the heart of Tuscany, between Pisa (20 Km) and Florence (72 Km), and very close to sea and to mountains.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Day of the Dead

    written by diablitomx on 2008-04-27 #places
    Day of the Dead

    This is a location and at the same time an event, traditionally on November the second and it is meant for the people of México who are not anymore among us, The Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) represents a mixture of Christian devotion and Pre-Hispanic traditions and beliefs, altars are offered to the deceased. On these altars are representation of the four main elements of nature, water, fire, earth and wind.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Friedhof Sihlfeld

    written by eagleye_slives on 2008-04-27 #places
    Friedhof Sihlfeld

    You could go there any time around the year, though the opening times are variable depending on the season. You think probably it's just a cemetery. BUT - it's the biggest coherent green area in Zürich. For it's a cemetery where you could almost feel like in an huge park. There are several trees and plants from different parts in the world - Magnolias or Chinese Acacias or false acacias as of course the local vegetation. The Fauna is prosperous, foxes live there now for generations, and of course birds and other rodents. Beside of that, of course you can admire the exact structuring of the tombs. Walls and segments of urn -graves extend themselves imposingly, surrounded by the aesthetically arranged family-graves. The Crematory building is surely worth a visit too. Two Sphinxes on the entrance pillars beware the Chapel of unexpected intruders. A small round tank/pool with a couple of goldfishes in the middle of the forecourt - two colonnades on the left and the right side of the Chapel. I saw pics of the interior but I never have been inside myself since it always has been closed, when I was there.

  • Beach of Altafulla

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Beach of Altafulla

    When I went to Barcelona this summer, I made a little excursion south, in the direction Tarragona, to visit some friends living in Altafulla, small town on the Costa Daurada. It's about 100 km south from Barcelona and easy to go there with the coastal highway. You'll go out at the exit "Torredembarra/Altafulla", then follow the signs to Altafulla. In the city, follow the direction of the "roman ruins" and after "Playa de Altafulla". It's a great and wide sand beach and the beautiful blue/turquoise color of the sea gives you immediately a big smile! :)

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  • Rama 9 Royal Park

    written by bbg_mae07 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Rama 9 Royal Park

    When I don't know what to do on the weekend, I usually go to public parks such as QueenSirikit Park, Rama 9 Royal Park, Suanluang, Lumpini Park and Benjakiti Park. My favorite park is Rama 9 Royal Park or Suanluang-ror-9 (in Thai) where bangkokians can walk, relax and exercise. It offers possibilities for many activities - swimming, tennis, jogging, walking, riding, badminton, picnics and a playground for kids. It's located in the outskirts of Bangkok; Sukhumvit soi103 rd. Rama 9 Royal Park is the biggest park in Bangkok. And it built for celebrating my Majesty the King's 60th birthday. I love to shoot there and double colorful flowers with a view or people.

  • Porto

    written by dudizm on 2008-04-27 #places
    Porto

    Take the road which goes northwards along the West coast of Corsica and after passing the Calanches of Piana you arrive in Porto. Administratively, Porto is a simple hamlet which depends on the village of Ota, situated higher in the mountain. Nevertheless, if Ota is unknown, Porto, on the other hand, and its exceptional site transformed this small village into a highly visited place. Besides a factory of 'Nacre' jewelery, the small town offers numerous expeditions of diving and its colossal (very windy) beach of black pebbles offers an open view to the tower of Porto. It was probably built in the second half of the 16th century, before the appearance of the round Genoese towers. The tower of Porto is one of the only square fortifications built on the coast, the place of departure for the visit of the nature reserve of Scandola.

  • Silvretta-Bielerhoehe track

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 #places
    Silvretta-Bielerhoehe track

    Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse-Bielerhoehe. The Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse is one of the most favored and beautiful mountain roads of the Austrian Alps. It connects the Montafon in Vorarlberg with the Paznauntal in Tyrol. The highest pint is Bielerhoehe in 2030 m sea level. There you can find lots of possibilities to spend your time. The simplest one is to sit down in the restaurant Silvrettasee with its amazing view over the Silvretta Lake. A very special one is to make a boat tour on the Silvretta Lake with the motorboat. It is Europe's one and only motorboat traffic in over 2000m sea level.

  • La Calle de los Hombres - the Man's Street

    written by marcela_cuartas on 2008-04-27 #places
    La Calle de los Hombres - the Man's Street

    This location is about a single street called "La Calle de los Hombres" which meaning is "The man's street". It was very important in the fifties Cali, it was supposed to be a place for business and where important decisions were made. As its name indicates, it was mainly a street for male characters, near to the Justice Hall (Palacio de Justicia) here came lawyers, policemen, merchants, and people involved with political issues. There were some taverns, barbershops and bar restaurants not able to all audience, some night clubs with pretty ladies and billiard tables. Imagine people like Wigumm (the police in chief from The Simpsons), Tony Montana, and why not, somebody like Travis Bickle.

  • Aran Islands

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Aran Islands

    A fortune teller in India read my hand recently and told me that I am loving nature. I thought this is quite rhetorical, because I don't know anyone, who doesn't love nature?!? And I am not very fond of going out into the nature, but there are a few places that just impress you to the bone. One of those places are the Aran Islands west of the grand mother island Ireland. It is one of the remains of Gaelic culture and the Celts.

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