More Recent Articles in #places

  • Grotto

    written by ymmij on 2008-04-27 #places

    This Grotto is a replica of the one in Lourdes, France. It is located in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. They also built a replica of the Church, at least externally. The gothic design is very unusual and not typical of basilicas in the Philippines. It is a place of prayer and pilgrimage.

  • Pérouges

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places

    Pérouges, near of Lyon is a beautiful little medieval village located in the natural park of La Dombes (see other location). It's among the most beautiful villages of France as it is truly very well preserved with the old houses and narrow streets. It's a very nice and romantic place where you must absolutely stop if you're in this area.

  • 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.

  • FRIM

    written by jhunnie on 2008-04-27 #places

    Nature lover? Here is a great opportunity for you to experience the great flora and fauna paradise. Lomography lover? Here is a good spot for you to take some high quality pictures. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) situated 600-ha site in Kepong, 16 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur is surrounded by Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve. Although it is a research institute, it has fascinating views and places which nature lover will easily fall for. Especially as a Lomography lover, you should not miss it. This place offers beautiful lakes, branches of trees and blooming flowers which turn out to be gorgeous on the pictures. As you are driving through the whole forest, you can see a lots of research buildings. Yet, those are not the things we are focusing on. The most important and special thing about FRIM, is the great view of the lakes and plants.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • La Dombes

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    La Dombes

    The natural park of the La Dombes is a huge area north from the city of Lyon. The natural park of 23 ha, offers you lot of lakes, forests, little villages and fantastic landscapes to explore on foot, by bike or whatever else... It's well known for its very rich fauna & flora reserve, and if you like birds, you have got there a lot of different species to discover.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boracay

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places

    Boracay Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. Many foreigners love it so much that they have decided to live on the island. The main attraction is the four-kilometre long White Beach, which has powdery white sand, lined with beachfront establishments.

  • 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! :)

  • 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

    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.

  • Fort Santiago

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fort Santiago

    One of Manila's main tourist attractions is Fort Santiago. It is one of the most important cultural and historical sites in the country. It served as a military base for the Spanish, American and Japanese troops during their occupation of the Philippines. It has been carefully preserved to pay homage to the country's colorful past. Fort Santiago was once a torture chamber for dissidents and political prisoners, including the national hero Jose Rizal. Rizal spent his last moments here before he was executed. The Fort is now converted to a shrine to Rizal with different memorabilia and factoids about the hero. Fort Santiago is located at Intramuros, Manila and is easily accessible by bus and Jeepney as long as the route is going to Quiapo.

  • 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.

  • City Festival

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    City Festival

    In July, every year, São José dos Campos has a great outdoor festival for celebrating the city's birthday. This great festivity takes place in the best park of the city: Roberto Burle Marx Park. With lots of people coming from every corner of São José dos Campos, the big park becomes crowded from the morning till the end of afternoon on the weekend. People come because of big concerts and the amazing threes that surround the entire park.

  • Atomium

    written by jelga on 2008-04-27 #places

    Oh wow! This must be about my favorite place to take photos in Brussels - and I have actually never been inside! (too scared to get disappointed, I guess...). Let's start with some history: the atomium was built for the World's Fair held in Brussels in 1958. The 103 meter tall structure (which represents a unit cell of an iron crystal, in case you were wondering) was planned by André Waterkeyn and it was supposed to stand only for 6 months. That's why the building was in quite a sorry condition for years and had to undergo heavy renovation works a couple of years ago. Now its nine steel spheres are sound and shiny again, craving for photographs! It is also worth visiting after sunset, when the spheres are illuminated. Day or night, go there if you happen to be in will make some beautiful pics!

  • Genova

    written by nanuth on 2008-04-27 #places

    Genova is a beautiful city but don't try to visit it with six friends with different desires; one wants to have a walk on the harbor to see the boat where Roman Polanski shot Pirates, another wants to risk his life visiting little street where you can lose yourself among bad virtues girls, a dreamer wants to saunter on the Palazzi street dreaming about a rich destiny.

  • Massena

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places

    The area of Massena is the main center of new Nice. The new parts of the city, which developed in the beginning of the 20th century started from there, just next to the old historical city, both were separated only by the river called Paillon.

  • 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.

  • Jema-el-Fna

    written by libellule on 2008-04-27 #places

    The Jema-el-Fna place in the heart of Marrakech is certainly one of the most exotic change of scene I've never felt. It's a chock. You can't be indifferent to this spectacle. It's a symphony of sounds: the local musicians, the snake chambers, the orange juice sellers, the huge crowd moving constantly... The smells of the grilled meat, the constant smoke, the entrance of the medina and the souk behind, all these elements constitute the strongest atmosphere ever. Sit on one of these panoramic touristic terraces and let you invade by this extraordinary mood, let your senses absorb the local air and enjoy.

  • 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.

  • Church of the Three Crosses

    written by minicooper on 2008-04-27 #places
    Church of the Three Crosses

    From the very first time I thought traveling to Finland, one of my 'must' was the Church of the 3 Crosses, in Imatra, near the Russian frontier. For a Mediterranean guy, visiting Finland is astonishing. Things as elementary as villages are completely different from the ones I'm used to. Imatra is a clear example. The first time I was in Imatra, I missed the "city centre", so I had to get back... Finding the church is a hard mission, but it is worth it.

  • Brach’s Candy Factory

    2008-04-27 #places
    Brach’s Candy Factory

    I recently went to the abandoned Brach's Candy Factory, 401 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL. At the time of its closing in 2004, it was the largest candy factory in the world. Although it has only been three years since it closed, its interior condition has quickly deteriorated. The factory is easy to get into the plant via a noticeable break in the fence and is located on Chicago's West Side near the intersection of N. Cicero Ave. and W. Lake Street. You can use Chicago's rapid transit system by taking the Green Line: Lake, getting off at the Cicero station. The station is on the northeast corner of Lake and Cicero and the candy factory is off to the left of the station. You may find homeless people in some of the rooms of the factory. We did, but they just said hello as we walked by.

  • Monaco Grand Prix Race

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Monaco Grand Prix Race

    All you Formula1 fans, now listen up! You probably did not know my name till today, but from now on I am a real pain for all the teams of real F1 - Ferrari, McLaren and Renault are already scared. Monaco Grand Prix is already mine! Yes, all you lomolovers who are huge fans of Formula1 MUST go to Monaco, because it is the only place in the world where you can freely try the feeling of being the race king. Ok, The Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world.

  • 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.

  • Azores

    written by bergantim on 2008-04-27 #places

    Azores - so, this is heaven. In any map, you can see some needles heads lost in the Atlantic Ocean over the central rift. People used to say that Azores are the tops of some of the tallest mountains on the planet and what remains from Atlantica.

  • Montauk

    written by xbalboax on 2008-04-27 #places

    If you plan on visiting New York during the summer and want to do try something different, then I recommend Montauk. Montauk is located at the very end of Long Island. A good 4-hour train ride from good old Manhattan, but well worth it. A must stop for any beach loving lomographer.