More Recent Articles in #places

  • 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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  • Downtown Vancouver and beyond

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 #places
    Downtown Vancouver and beyond

    From street level at the Harbor Centre building in Vancouver you can ride the elevator to The Lookout, a 360 degree observatory high above the city. It's open all day from about 9 am to 10 pm and your ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can go back for night shots. It costs about $13 per person. The elevator is on the outside of the building which is great for views too.

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  • St. Kilda Beach

    written by ng1336 on 2008-04-27 #places
    St. Kilda Beach

    Look, who doesn't like the sun the beaches and the sand? Maybe the white loving look freaks like most of the East-Asians will definitely melt under the sun. LOL!

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  • 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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  • Bullring and Selfridges Building

    written by mrspetuniazenway on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bullring and Selfridges Building

    The Bullring is home to two great loves in life: shopping and fine architecture. If it had nothing but camera shops held within then we would happily die there. Outside it looks beautiful and inside they sell you things to enhance your own fantastic life.

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  • Liège

    written by lomokim on 2008-04-27 #places
    Liège

    My name is Kim and I've been living in Liège for a long time now. I don't want to worry about how many people are living in Liège or how many square meters Liège is. Liège is a nice city in Belgium and is a part of the Wallonia region (there is also a Flemish region and a German one! wonderful for one of the 3 smallest countries of the whole Universe!). Despite of the fact that it is a small city in a small country, Liège is always moving very fast! We love evolution, art and culture. I have several places where I love to go.

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  • 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.

  • 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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  • Malacca Town

    written by reinertlee on 2008-04-27 #places
    Malacca Town

    Malacca is known as the historic state in Malaysia. It is also the third smallest state, after Perlis and Penang, and located on the south-western coast of Malay Peninsula, opposite Sumatra. You need to travel roughly about 150 kilometers away from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. 2 hours express bus will take you there easily. One of the most historical landmarks here is the town itself named Malacca Town (Bandar Melaka). If you take your own car to this place, all you need to do is just find a parking place and take a walk together with your lovely cameras. I am sure that one or two rolls of films are just not enough for you. When I reached the town last time, it was just lunch time.

  • Fuendetodos

    written by jelga on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fuendetodos

    Many of you will undoubtedly know Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, one of the greatest and more interesting Spanish painters. Goya was born in a tiny village near the city of Saragosse (Zaragoza), called Fuendetodos. This region is great for a roadtrip combining nature, culture and, of course, gastronomy.

  • Flea Market

    written by mrrotivlarbac on 2008-04-27 #places
    Flea Market

    Every last Saturday of the month a flea market is organaized in Coimbra on a commerce square - Praça do Comércio. This amazing square is in downtown Coimbra and is completely surrounded by 5-floored high old buildings, as you can see on the pictures.

  • Shanghai

    written by awhisker on 2008-04-27 #places
    Shanghai

    Shanghai is one crazy city. It's an exciting and interesting place that, although is really hectic, can have an eerie silence. I guess this is because the streets are patrolled by military and the Chinese are generally a very polite bunch of people.

  • 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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  • Keflavik

    2008-04-27 #places
    Keflavik

    It was still light outside when I landed at 11.40 pm and I was almost too tired to enjoy the beautiful descent with Reykjavik lit up beneath me. Excitement finally caught up with me as I stepped onto Icelandic soil. This country is absolutely captivating...its beauty far too infinite and overwhelming to describe...words will not do. For the past 2 days we have driven all over the south-west on crazy off-road trails and through rivers and seen beauty too vast to contain. Moonscapes, geysers, waterfalls, lava, hot-springs, volcanoes...mystical & unspoild...laid out in front of you. "Lord of the rings" everywhere.

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  • Basilica de Guadalupe

    written by holgardo on 2008-04-27 #places
    Basilica de Guadalupe

    The Guadalupe day on the 12th of December is the national festivity of the brunette Virgin Guadalupe. Some people say that everybody is guadalupano in Mexico, it doesn't actually matter what religion they practice... well, that's an exaggeration; I wasn't raised as a Catholic, so I didn't understand (I still don't understand) that way of expressing faith. I had never been at the Guadalupe Basilica (something quite irregular for someone who lives so near it), but last December 12 I visited it with some few fellow photographers.

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  • Tractors

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

    Alright, let's start! You fancy those sporty cars like Ferrari or Lamborghini? Forget them... You like retro style Jaguars or even Mustangs? Forget them too... Because now we are going to get where it all started - to our motherland NATURE! Yes, it's right, Nature is our second mother, so the best way to find the link with it is in the traditional exhibition of Agriculture and Forestry "What You Sow... 200X" (X depends on the year of the exhibition).

  • El Sub

    written by marcela_cuartas on 2008-04-27 #places
    El Sub

    El Sub is a kind of art gallery at the core of Cali, (my dear beloved hometown). In fact El Sub is a collective of young designers who has created this place as a showcase of their own work and of the other ones who want to join them or just share the same passion. You can find amongst this group graffiti artist, fashion designers, illustrators and many more manifestations of the artistic underground scene from Cali.

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  • Haunted Love Hotel

    written by slushy on 2008-04-27 #places
    Haunted Love Hotel

    Nestled in the drinking districts or on the outskirts of every city in Japan are the greatest hotels on Earth - Love Hotels. Cheaper than a business hotel and equipped with such amenities as karaoke machines, Play Station, disco balls, slot machines, sex toy vending machines (and one hotel in Nagano has a bed that will glide 15 feet back and forth across the mirrored room) they are a great places to spend an afternoon or a night.

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  • Kaliningrad

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

    Have you been in Russia? If yes (the main part of it with St. Peter or Moscow), then try Kaliningrad Oblast, or Kaliningrad Area and especially the main town itself. It is situated near the Poland and Lithuania and still has got a pure sense of USSR. Imagine that there are still numbers on the shops, like magazine No.34 in one village and magazine No.35 in the next village just 3 kilometers away.

  • The Grand Place

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Grand Place

    Belgium is a tiny country with Brussels as its capital. I find that many people bypass it on their travels...in fact a lot of people don't even know where on the map it is! Sad! I'm sure the only thing they can relate to it is probably the actor Van Damme or Brussels sprouts.

  • Erg Sand Desert

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Erg Sand Desert

    Sahara stands the biggest hot desert in the world, with 8.5 million km2. It runs on ten countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Suddan, Tchad and Tunisia. Sahara means "desert" in Arabic.

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  • 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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  • Hersonissos

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

    I have written so many Lomolocation stories about Crete island, that I can feel like living there - it clearly became my second home after only a 7-days relaxing holidays. But wait - I have told you so many interesting places to see, but forgot to mention the best possible place to live in this island. That's why I have prepared this story about a little town of Hersonissos.

  • Eiffel Tower

    written by solo-carambolage on 2008-04-27 #places
    Eiffel Tower

    This famous building in the centre of Paris was build from 1887 to 1889 by Gustave Eiffel's company for the world exhibition. But he wasn't the architect of this emblem of Paris. "La tour Eiffel" was designed by Stephen Sauvestre. Nobody knows this guy - shit happens!

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  • Lomo Days Festival

    written by neja on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lomo Days Festival

    Lomo Days Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania was organized and curated by me, Neja aka Julia Svetlova, in Lithuanian capital Vilnius for the 1st time in May 2006. During 4 days Vilnius inhabitants could experience many Lomographic activities: we did Lomo Fish Day party in collaboration with top famous DJ crew One Ear Stereo at Zalia Papuga bar. Party involved music, dancing, massive Fisheye Curtains made out of images created with fisheye camera all around the Globe, and the night's highlight- LOMO LAB. 15 Colorsplash and Fisheye cameras were given away to people along with 2 rolls of film per each person.

  • Södermalm

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

    Södermalm (or Sôder) is a district of Stockholm, on an island, south of Gamla Stan (the old town). It remained a rural area for a long time. In the 19th century, Södermalm was known as a working class district, with poor wooden houses which burned too easily.The times have changed! Nowadays Södermalm is a trendy district, with a wide range of restaurants, cafés, bars, alternative fashion shops and design galleries, sometimes mixed in the same place. If you want to do shopping, go to SOFO, south of Folkungagatan.

  • Zemaitijos National Park

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Zemaitijos National Park

    After sometime everyone of us discovers something very unbelievably interesting even there, where you think you know everything. This is what happened to me, when I planned to visit Zemaitijos National Park in the north part of Lithuania. Zemaitija is one of the lands (Lithuania is divided to 4 main zones), so it is very simple to name a national park with it's land's name, right? What can you expect there? First of all, a very beautiful lake, which is not so deep near the shore, I mean you can walk hundred of meters while you reach the 1.5 m depth zone.

  • Lanzarote

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lanzarote

    Lanzarote is one of seven Canary Islands and it is situated north-east of the island group. The island is also one of 17 autonomous regions in the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 140 km away from Morocco and about 1000 km from the Spanish mainland. The climate is very mild all around the year, like everlasting spring. It is mild in winter and not too hot in summer because Lanzarote is situated in the Passat zone, which means that there are fresh winds from the North which make the high temperatures bearable. Lanzarote is a volcanic island that's why (what a surprise!) you can find some volcanoes on it. To see them visit the Timanfaya National Park where you can see the Montanas del Fuego. It is very impressive to drive through the black fields of lava (only possible with a bus tour). All over the island you can find artworks of Cesar Manrique, the islands figurehead artist. To get some impressions of Manrique's sense of art you can visit his very exceptionally designed house where you can see artworks of Manrique and other artists.

  • Songzanlin Monastery

    written by saviorjosh on 2008-04-27 #places
    Songzanlin Monastery

    Located in the north-western part of Yunnan Province, Shangri-La, formerly known as Zhongdian, is actually an ugly town. I refuse to call it Shangri-La after I visited it.

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  • Cemitério do Convento Santa Clara

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cemitério do Convento Santa Clara

    Franciscanos fundaram o Convento Santa Clara em 1673 e seu cemitério fica do lado direto do prédio principal. Como todo cemitério é um lugar muito calmo e sereno, onde o povo de Taubaté relembra seus entes queridos. É, talvez, o mais antigo da cidade ainda em funcionamento.