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  • Higantes Festival of Angono, Rizal

    written by eazy360 on 2009-03-10 #places
    Higantes Festival of Angono, Rizal

    Religious revelry and local fanfare characterize most festivals in the Philippine islands. One such festive celebration occurs a stone's throw away from Metro Manila. Every November 23, the lakeside town of Angono in Rizal province wakes up to a big and bright celebration in honor of the town's patron, St. Clement.

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  • Hamam in Tbilisi

    written by wil6ka on 2009-03-05 #places
    Hamam in Tbilisi

    A Hamam is a Turkish bath, richly decorated, very hot and mostly in private chambers. But you will find them not only in Turkey, but even sparely in Europe or on the trail of the former osmanic empire.

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  • Starfish Island, Honda Bay (Palawan, Philippines)

    written by bluemie5 on 2009-03-02 #places
    Starfish Island, Honda  Bay (Palawan, Philippines)

    Starfish Island, with coral reefs breaking crystal clear water onto empty, fine white sand beaches and clear water that teems with starfish. The perfect place for "sun questers" and those who love to snorkel and go diving is Honda Bay. It is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines comprised of several islets each uniquely named based on its appearance and on what its known for. Every tourist stop won't be complete if you wont be able to go island hopping here.

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  • Colossal Statue of Ramses II in Memphis, Cairo

    written by weechonghooi on 2009-03-02 #places
    Colossal Statue of Ramses II in Memphis, Cairo

    Memphis... extended for 15 kilometers from Giza to Saqqara. One of the oldest cities on Earth. Legendary Memphis was the capital of the ancient Egypt throughout the old kingdom.

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  • Fernbrook Gardens (Las Piñas, Philippines)

    written by bluemie5 on 2009-02-27 #places
    Fernbrook Gardens (Las Piñas, Philippines)

    Discover the wonders of celebrating your special events in a venue like no other. Fernbrook Gardens offer an experience that is unique and breathtaking. With its fully air-conditioned, all-weather resistant garden venues, one can be assured of having memorable occasions that leave lasting impressions. (Fernbrook Official Website)

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  • Caylabne Beach Resort

    written by bluemie5 on 2009-02-24 #places
    Caylabne Beach Resort

    Nestled in a secluded cove along the rugged coast of Ternate, Cavite, the Caylabne Bay Resort Hotel is just 80 kilometers south of Manila. A 90-minute ride is all it takes to get you to the mountain-and-sea getaway of the resort in Cavite of the Caylabne Bay. This place offers both the mountain highland experience and sea-bound adventures.

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  • Philippine Science Centrum: Science taught the fun way

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-02-18 #places
    Philippine Science Centrum: Science taught the fun way

    On a whim, I decided to visit a favorite primary school destination when I was a kid, the Philippine Science Centrum. From it’s original location in Manila, the whole museum was moved to Marikina City which is regarded as the cleanest city & greenest in the country and home of the world’s largest pair of shoes.

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  • Bahay Kubo Ni Capt, Tanauan Batangas (fronting Taal Lake)

    written by bluemie5 on 2009-02-12 #places
    Bahay Kubo Ni Capt, Tanauan Batangas (fronting Taal Lake)

    "Bahay Kubo" ni Captain. The owner of this beautiful resort is a friend of my Dad, Capt. Rico Jay Hermoso. They used to be shipmates on board during their seaman days. I immediately fell in love with the place the moment i step foot on it. The view of Taal is perfect not to mention the sunrise and sunset. There is so much that you can do here. On our first day, we rode a boat to the Taal volcano.

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  • Jordan Wharf, Guimaras

    written by ethermoon on 2009-01-22 #places
    Jordan Wharf, Guimaras

    The Jordan Wharf in Guimaras, the departure area of the people leaving the island or might be the arrival station of tourists who are just welcoming their life in the beauty of this island.

  • Hari Raya AidilAdha

    written by ripsta on 2009-01-02 #places
    Hari Raya AidilAdha

    Apart from Aidilfitri, the festival most grandly celebrated by Muslims all over the world is Aidiladha. In Malaysia, it is more commonly known as Hari Raya Korban or Hari Raya Haji. Celebrated about two months after Aidilfitri, on the 10th day of Zulhijah, the 12th month of the Muslim calendar, it marks the end of the haj pilgrimage period (about two weeks) hence the name Hari Raya Haji (festival of the pilgrimage).

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  • The Last 2 of Tin Dredger In Malaysia

    written by eastmoe on 2008-12-07 #places
    The Last 2 of Tin Dredger In Malaysia

    This is my last year trip. I go to batu gajah to see last tin dredger in malaysia. Tin mining was extensively in the Kinta Valley of Perak some decades ago. Today it is a sunset industry and most tine mines have closed down. You can still find many mining pools, but this is the only dredge you see. It's an exhibition item near Chendrong, Batu Gajah.

  • Escolta Museum at Calvo Building

    written by eazy360 on 2008-11-19 #places
    Escolta Museum at Calvo Building

    Walking down turn-of-the-century Escolta was like a stroll though today's happening Bonifacio High Street or Eastwood City, where commerce and culture thrived as Manila embraced, willingly or otherwise, the 20th century. Elegantly dressed residents regularly visited this street to visit the numerous boutiques, shops and department stores that sold the latest clothes, cigars, jewelries and other fineries. Automobiles, horse-drawn carriages and Meralco tranvias (tramcars) shuttled them through this beautiful street. Indeed, it was "the" place to be seen.

  • Arroceros Forest Park: Oasis of Old Manila

    written by eazy360 on 2008-11-05 #places
    Arroceros Forest Park: Oasis of Old Manila

    Take a walk in the mesmerizing park of Arroceros Forest amidst the hustle and bustle of Old Manila.

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  • Memory Lane (flea market) @ Ipoh

    written by eastmoe on 2008-10-30 #places
    Memory Lane (flea market) @ Ipoh

    Another thing in my 'must do' lists is the Sunday morning 'Memory Lane' visit. This Ipoh flea market has everything for everyone.You can find antiques like old coins, old currencies,old books, vases, old and vintage camera.WW2 items being sold here (one antique seller I saw had a WW2 soldier's metal cap for sale).

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  • Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson, Malaysia

    written by dellia on 2008-10-29 #places
    Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson, Malaysia

    Teluk Kemang is the most popular beach in Port Dickson and a famous spot for water sports, water scooter and kayaking. It is situated on a 1.8 km golden stretch of beach lined with swaying casuarina trees. Arguably the best equipped beach-side recreation spot, Teluk Kemang is a favorite among locals who enjoy water sport attractions. Water scooter, wind-surfing and kayaking are just some of the water activities you can try your hands on.

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  • The Haunted Brick Building (Central Point US)

    written by strangelilgirl on 2008-10-18 #places
    The Haunted Brick Building (Central Point US)

    This brick building, located in Central Point and built in 1908, was recently placed on the National Historical Society list as a building that cannot be torn down. But there is another side to this building that is just as interesting as it's looks and age...

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  • War memorial of Nice

    written by vicuna on 2008-10-06 #places
    War memorial of Nice

    You can find war memorials everywhere in France, every city or village has their own and they were mostly built after the WW1, as young people from everywhere in France died during this terrible war or collective massacre (over 1,5 million french victims and over 9 million victims in all...!)

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  • Ortigas at Night (Pasig City)

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2008-08-07 #places
    Ortigas at Night (Pasig City)

    Like other Business Districts, Ortigas center takes on a whole different form when the sun sets. Home to some of the country's biggest corporations and shopping malls, there's always something to do in this busy little side of the Metro. After shopping your little feet off during the day, a ton of options await the evening Lomographer. You can choose one of the various bars that line up Metrowalk or push a little further to reach the C5 area.

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  • Hotel Yorba (Detroit)

    written by graycard on 2008-07-29 #places
    Hotel Yorba (Detroit)

    __"Well its 1 2 3 4__

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  • Rock Quarry (Nashville, Tn)

    written by styrofoam_boots on 2008-07-28 #places
    Rock Quarry (Nashville, Tn)

    In the seemingly boring, middle-of-nowhere Tennessee, there is a rock company off the interstate and if you sneak past the fences and no trespassing signs, and make it past the driveway you will find the most beautiful quarry you have ever seen. The bluest water in Nashville and huge rock formations to climb and jump off of. Just don't get caught.

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  • Roller Disco (Kuala Lumpur)

    written by weechonghooi on 2008-07-21 #places
    Roller Disco (Kuala Lumpur)

    Wang Roller World challenges your recreational rollerblading skills. Our friends were so excited, they can't wait a second to get into the rink. Rolling one-by-one, going hand-by-hand, holding waists forming a "Train" or "Snake". The boys did their train, and so did the girls...

  • Ipoh Railway Station (Perak)

    written by jeffcwk on 2008-05-09 #places
    Ipoh Railway Station (Perak)

    Ipoh Railway Station is situated in the state of Perak, Malaysia. It was built in the 1800's, during the tin mining era in Malaya (the former name of Malaysia). Known as the "Taj Mahal" of Ipoh, it is an impressive landmark combining the Gothic and Moorish architecture plus modern embellishments.

  • Kampung Sauk

    written by yunc on 2008-05-09 #places
    Kampung Sauk

    My lovely hometown, Kampung Sauk is a small village located in Kuala Kangsar, the state of Perak Darul Ridzuan. "Kampung" means village in Malaysian. By taking an express bus from our capital city, Kuala Lumpur to the town of Kuala Kangsar will spend you about 3 hours journey if it's not a peak season.

  • Semenyih Dam

    written by reinertlee on 2008-05-09 #places
    Semenyih Dam

    Do you love fishing? Actually fishing was not my real hobby. My boss is the one who knows fishing very well and often takes me to fish. Semenyih is a small town located in Selangor, Malaysia. It shares its name with Semenyih River, which is the main river passing near the town.

  • Kaunas Days Festival

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kaunas Days Festival

    Kaunas - is the second largest city in Lithuania, which was even the capital of Lithuania lots of years ago. Today this is a city, known for its basketball club "Žalgiris", basketball player Arvydas Sabonis and so on. So it is so natural, that the city with such history has got its own festival, which is called the "Kaunas' Days" festival (sometimes it is called only the "Day", not "Days").

  • Abandoned Trains

    written by trabantdeluxe on 2008-04-27 #places
    Abandoned Trains

    Route 32 in Watervliet, NY (about 12 miles from Albany) passes over the mainline of the Delaware & Hudson Railway, much like the other highway overpasses in the area. The casual observer may miss the Lomographer's treasure trove which lies beneath the bridge, along side the tracks.

  • 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.