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  • La Reserve

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

    Nice is well known for the beaches along the seafront. During the summer they're crowded with so many tourists that spending an afternoon at the beach is not so nice...BUT, if you know some special places that only people living in Nice are going to, you can spend great time on the beach without the tourist crowd :). One of these places (the people of Nice wouldn't be very happy if they know that I am revealing this nice place...;) is the beach called "La Reserve" near the port of Nice. Go to the port, following the coastal road to Villefranche and directly after the port you'll arrive on the Boulevard Franck Pilatte, and follow the road until the restaurant called "La Reserve".

  • Top of the Stairs

    written by lamia on 2008-04-27 #places
    Top of the Stairs

    The top of the stairs directly south of Brigham Young University campus in Provo, UT. If you're in Provo, then it's easy to find BYU campus, just ask anyone. Go to the very south end and there are around 80 steps that lead to the street below. From right here at the top of these stairs are tons of amazing things to shoot! 1) the stairs themselves 2) if you're looking down the stairs and then you turn to your left, there is a great view of the Rocky Mountains 3) to your right is a pretty path that just continues downhill 4&5) straight above you is a guaranteed awesome shot of the sky because the sky in Utah is huge and full of fluffy clouds 6) go down a few steps and take a shot of the street in front-it's pretty in late afternoon with tons of shadows across the street. Any season is good to come: snowy winter, autumn with colorful leaves, sunny days all offer you cool photos. Don't walk around here at night though-it's dangerous and there's nothing to shoot!

  • FC Fossombrone

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    FC Fossombrone

    This football team, in my view, is a legend. Without any achievements and success. The FC Fossombrone is playing the sixth Italian league and their games are only to be seen in the stadium and on their webpage. The story behind the team is that it was bought by the Belgian designer Dirk Bikkemberg. He turned this club around and gave it a complete make over. He designed the complete gear from socks to the under-wears and shirts. He built a new stadium with the green and the flags all designed. The jersey with the blue spiral and the white ground is the prettiest in the world. I read about this team in a German newspaper and it right away strike me, that Bikkemberg finalized the symbiosis between fashion and sport. The players of the team are also the models of Bikkemberg regular collection and star of his commercials.

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  • Holiday Resort in San Jhih

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Holiday Resort in San Jhih

    It is an abandoned holiday resort in San Jhih, a mall town on the north coast of Taiwan. It has been abandoned for more then 20 years. People call it "UFO house". The man who supposedly designed the flying saucer room is an architect from Finland Matti Suuronen. He designed the flying saucer shape in 1968 (UFO). The glass fiber system house calls "Futuro". Bit later the same year, the production cost of Futuro became more expensive, as well as producer Polykem had not consummated the plan to develop Futuro, and sold the design idea right to many countries carelessly, therefore you can see Futuro in so many places around the world.

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  • Sagrada Familia in night

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Sagrada Familia in night

    The well-known Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is perhaps one of the last great "century's constructions" of a cathedral, and like in the middle-ages the construction lasts for over then a century now (since 1882!!) and it's still not finished... If you want the whole story about the Sagrada, have a look at the official website (link below) but if you're in Barcelona, you must go visit the place, and the best moment for me is during the night! Until midnight, the cathedral lights are on, and the place takes a different face from the day, much more impressive, the shadows and colours of the light gives you the impression of a living beast in the middle of the city: it's alive!! Turn around the whole building and it will change its face, staring at you at every moment with a different face! :) It's a fascinating experience to visit this huge building at night, very different from the day (but it's very impressing at daylight too!) and gives you the opportunity to make cool pictures, of course!

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  • 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.

  • Cathedral Notre Dame

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cathedral Notre Dame

    The cathedral of "Notre Dame" of Paris, in the real historical center of the city (Island of the city, on the Seine) is a world-known monument and for sure one of the most visited places by the tourists in Paris. Always a very crowded place and typical "postcard" of your stay in Paris... But to say truly, the religious gothic style of this building is really worth the visit, it's a beautiful cathedral.

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  • Skyline of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

    written by jeepeng on 2008-04-27 #places
    Skyline of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

    Want to be the King of the World? Forget about Titanic!!! What you need to do is take a 5 minute Peak Tram funicular railway from Central District of Hong Kong, go to The Peak Tower of Victoria Peak where you can see the greatest view of one of the best skylines in the world!

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  • Round square in Rennes

    written by louison on 2008-04-27 #places
    Round square in Rennes

    La Place de la Mairie à Rennes is a big circular square in the center of Rennes. You can see on it the town hall and in front of it the opera. Sometimes when you spend your week-end walking across Rennes, you can see on the square a bride with an ugly dress waiting her future husband at the door of the town hall... or some mad people who're singing louder than he could on the scales of the opera... or a mini-manifestation of students who claim the right to have party every Thursday night in Rennes. But someday like this day you can see a great exhibition of photography of Salgado and if you're hungry, don't worry the Quick® (a cheaper kind of Mc Donald's!!) is not so far...

  • Kazakh Steppe

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kazakh Steppe

    The largest country of Central Asia is Kasakhstan. But that doesn't mean that it is densely populated. The opposite is the case. The former Soviet Republic is rich of oil-resources but otherwise the nature is very poor. The harsh and high temperatures make it a not very fruitful soil. But besides the steppe of wild grass the soviet leadership tried to implement monocultures such as wheat or cotton in a very big style. So eventually the people, who formerly lived as nomads and had huge herds of sheep and cattle, became a nation of peasants and filled the largest chamber of wheat in the union.

  • Cable Cars

    written by lomowendy on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cable Cars

    Visiting Singapore is never complete without taking the cable car ride. Ride it from its two stations at Sentosa Island "www.sentosa.sg":www.sentosa.sg or from Mount Faber Jewel Box station "http:// www.mountfaber.com.sg/main-cablecar.htm":http:// www.mountfaber.com.sg/main-cablecar.htm The cable car provides a fantastic view of Singapore - the sweeping landscapes, the harbor, it's busy ports, cityscapes, Sentosa island - all very pretty and lomographic!

  • Gulugod Baboy

    written by shutteraddict on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gulugod Baboy

    Gulugod Baboy (translates to Pig Spine) is a local term for the mountain located in Anilao, Batangas. Locals said that it is called this way because of its contour shape. I already climbed this mountain 3 times with different sets of people. Every climb offers a different experience. It is a relatively easy climb taking just almost 2 hours to reach its peak. The view from the top is great - you have a 360 degree view of Anilao, Batangas Pier, Maricaban Island and other mountains.

  • Fish-market of Marseille

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fish-market of Marseille

    40% of the fishes eaten by the French are farm fishes. When you'll go to Marseille, don't miss the traditional fish market that stands everyday on the Old Port (Le Vieux Port), on Belgian platform (Quai des Belges). The old fish-market (La Criée) has become the National Theater of the town. So, every morning, the fish-market takes place. The fishermen sell their fish on their own. They wake up very early, take fish (or not) from their nets, and go back to the harbor. Fresh, fresh fish! "Il est frais, il est frais mon poisson!" shouts the fishmonger.

  • Market of La Libé

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Market of La Libé

    It's the old market of the "Place de la Libération" named after the allied Victory in World War II and the liberation of the city of Nice in 1944. Since then, the place changed name into "Place Charles de Gaulle" but all the people still name it "la Libération", or best, "la Libé". The market takes place every day of the year, whatever the weather is. You can find all kinds of fruits and vegetables, great quality of fish, spices, flowers and very good Olive oil too... The whole market is very mixed in a very popular mood.

  • 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.

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  • Tournai

    written by nanuth on 2008-04-27 #places
    Tournai

    h2. An express city tour explained by a grumpy tourist guide.

  • Cincinnati

    2008-04-27 #places
    Cincinnati

    I have lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for my entire life. I have seen many things here, but there is always something new (or old) to discover in or around the city. I seldom venture into the downtown heart of my metropolis, but one day I decided to walk block after block while on foot with my LC-A. My friend and I had parked near a local pro shop after being disappointed with the film services and products they offered.

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  • The Palace of Culture and Science

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Palace of Culture and Science

    While visiting Warsaw for my first time (I had been here maybe 40 times, but always just passing by, as Poland is the road from Lithuania to the Western Europe), I could have not unnoticed the super huge building... After some chatting with my polish friends, I got some information about this building. Well, this is the Dom or Palac Kultury y Nauky, which stands for "The Palace of Culture and Science". It was the tallest building in the whole Poland, but as my friends told me, there is another new building already taller than our subject of this topic. OK, so here we start - outside the building you can find an interesting sun-clock: you just stand on some place on the ground, and your shadow shows the time (it did not show the exact time, but maybe my friends just did not read the manual, how to use it).

  • Jema-el-Fna

    written by libellule on 2008-04-27 #places
    Jema-el-Fna

    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.

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  • Park Lagrange

    written by libellule on 2008-04-27 #places
    Park Lagrange

    The Park Lagrange in Geneva is THE SPOT to see the best free concerts in summer! Amazing beautiful huge park in les Eaux-Vives, with a gorgeous view on the lake; with the most beautiful rose garden in the city, and great place just to lay down and chill in the grass during the day. In July and August, around 7 p.m., people start to walk to the "Ella Fitzgerald" scene. At this time it's too early to hear or see anything, but people come here to make a big picnic in the grass and everyone has his favorite spot to find the members of their tribe. At 8:30 p.m. the music starts. Always great musicians, very good sound, I've never been disappointed. On Wednesdays and Fridays, two months a year.

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  • 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.!

  • 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.

  • Downtown Chicago

    written by ibiza_hippie on 2008-04-27 #places
    Downtown Chicago

    I had never stepped foot in Chicago until June 2006. I lived and worked there for four months. It was love at first sight. From the moment I stepped off the plane the people, the architecture, the lake, the views, the history enchanted me. It was pure unadulterated magic. I lived in Wrigleyville but a girl needs her space from time to time and the best place for me to be alone was the busiest place in Chicago: Downtown. Bustling streets filled with people and noise was the perfect place for me to lose myself.

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  • Fully Booked

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fully Booked

    Sporting five levels of bibliophile friendly fare, Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street is every book lover's heaven. Each turn of the page transports you to another realm of fun and excitement. Books of every genre and every generation are scattered for your reading pleasure. Touch up on some techniques with photography books available; though don't let the rules cramp your lomographic style. Just to cater to everyone, a respectable selection of LPs, CDs and DVDs are also available. With all these choices, there is no reason to go Fully Booked.

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  • Semana Santa sa Pampanga

    2008-04-27 #places
    Semana Santa sa Pampanga

    As a young "kapampangan" (the term used for people residing in Pampanga), I take pride in the richness of our culture and heritage.

  • Japaratinga Beach

    written by satie on 2008-04-27 #places
    Japaratinga Beach

    Japaratinga is one of the most beautiful beaches on the northeast coast of Brazil. If you want to spend some time with friends in peace, this is the place. Streams, reefs, really white sand and an amazing sea just waiting for you to take your Lomo pics. It's almost a wild beach, so it will be only you and your friends and lots of coconuts. Enjoy!s

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  • Birmingham Airport

    written by jamesfrew6 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Birmingham Airport

    Birmingham airport or any airport for that matter is a great place for

  • South Bank

    written by gyllzd on 2008-04-27 #places
    South Bank

    This is my absolute all-time favorite part of London. Go anytime of the year, anytime of day. During the day you can visit the Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe theatre, wander down the Thames and see all the sights along the river (the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the National Theatre) and, my favorite of all, the big second hand book stall under a bridge, where you can find all sorts of bargains.

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  • Camper Foodball

    written by a_lab on 2008-04-27 #places
    Camper Foodball

    In the city of Barcelona there is a place that you must to see and must taste, it's named CAMPER FoodBALL. Camper (spanish shoes company) + food = FoodBALL - it is all about food culture!

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  • Tube - London Underground

    written by gyllzd on 2008-04-27 #places
    Tube - London Underground

    The tube is one of the best ways to travel around London. Although you don't get to see the landmarks you pass by like you do on the bus, the tube has a beauty all of its own. And the tube map alone is a landmark in its own right, so the underground is as much a must see as anything else in London. And there's so much to see and shoot as you travel around. The recently refurbished Jubilee Line is probably my favourite: standing on the long escalators taking you down through enormous steel tubes, it feels like you're in a seventies sci-fi movie. But the older lines are great too. Some look like they haven't changed since the Victorian times (and some almost certainly haven't). Any time of day is great: pictures of grumpy commuters packed like sardines into a train carriage at rush hour are always funny, but late at night when it's almost deserted, the lighting gives the whole place a creepy, dead atmosphere that's great for lonely portraits. The one downside is the extortionate cost of tube travel (a single journey is nearly a fiver nowadays!), but if you get yourself an Oyster card it's a lot less, and you get the added bonus of looking super cool swiping your wallet to get in rather than faffing about with tickets. It's the easiest mode of transport to find (walk in a straight line anywhere in London and you'll stumble across a tube station sooner or later) and the easiest to navigate your way around. It's the only way to travel.

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