More Recent Articles in #places

  • False Creek Ferries

    2008-04-27 #places
    False Creek Ferries

    I love the ferries that operate on False Creek in the heart of Vancouver. Looking down on False Creek from one of the 3 bridges that connect Downtown Vancouver to Vancouver West they dart about the inlet like water boatmen skating on a pond. False Creek not only attracts the tourists and day-trippers that come to town for an amusing diversion on the water but it also is much loved by the local residents of this fabulous and unique city. False Creek is surrounded by some of the city's most enticing attractions.

  • 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.

    2
  • 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.

    3
  • Old Tobacco Manufacture

    written by dudizm on 2008-04-27 #places
    Old Tobacco Manufacture

    Old Tobacco manufacture, 'La Friche' is a huge complex transformed since 1992 into a multicultural concept. 500 m from the train station, it is a space of research, of production and distribution (broadcasting), completely dedicated to the contemporary creation under all these forms: entertainment (theater, dance, exhibitions, street entertainments), visual and digital arts, music, cinema... A ground opened as much for the artists as for the public. the best radio in town 'Radio grenouille' is spreading his program from there and the concert venue 'cabaret aleatoire' welcome the best current DJs and bands.

  • Vasco da Gama Bridge

    written by reyes on 2008-04-27 #places
    Vasco da Gama Bridge

    Ever since I moved to Lisbon I've been fascinated by the Vasco da Gama Bridge. I have lost track of how many pictures I have taken of it: from every angle, in every light, in the morning, in the afternoon... The bridge is 17.2 km long and was built as an alternative route to the 25 de Abril Bridge, frequently congested with traffic jams especially during the rush-hour periods and on sunny weekends.

  • Lesvos

    written by gemma81de on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lesvos

    Lesvos is the 3rd biggest island of Greece and located in the Aegean Sea very near to Turkey (approx. 16 km). We went to Lesvos on a 12-hour-ferry trip from Piraeus and arrived at the island's capital Mytilini on the eastern coast.

  • Khoo Kongsi house

    2008-04-27 #places
    Khoo Kongsi house

    Khoo is the family name. Kongsi means clan (family) house. This clan house of the Khoo family reminds us of the very first period when the Chinese came to Penang. The Khoo family that built this Kongsi came originally from Sin Kang village in the Hokkien province of China. They actually began migrating overseas in the 16th century. They came to Penang sometime in the late 18th century. By 1835 the numbers was large enough that they formed a clan group and purchased the land and started building the first Kongsi.

  • Fun-o-rama

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fun-o-rama

    Fun-o-rama is like this old azz arcade place right on the Short Sands beach, it is up in Southern Maine, USA. This beach town originally became a vacation spot for the rich and famous or at least upper class during the gilded age, Mark Twain stayed a long weekend once, anyways there are all these old type buildings that used to be grand hotels surrounding Fun-o-rama but this building is just a kid. After World War II Americans started to have the money for vacation, like regular working class Americans... my grandpa went for the first time to Fun-O-rama in 1948, the building was new, Skee-ball was a penny and the whole vacation costed him 65 dollars for the week. The rich left when the regular working man came and so now it s a very wacky mix.

    1
  • Park Stanley

    2008-04-27 #places
    Park Stanley

    One of Vancouver's prize attractions and loved by all who visit and live in the city, is Stanly Park. This is the city's largest green space and located to the west of Downtown Vancouver. Stanly Park has so much to offer. For the most part it is surrounded by the sea and meandering along the water's edge is the seawall where walkers, joggers, bikers and roller-bladders can complete a ca. 10km peripheral circuit of the park. However, you can also take advantage of the free Stanely Park shuttle service that starts mid-June and runs daily until the end of September from 10:00 am until 6:30 pm.

  • Alhambra

    written by fejao on 2008-04-27 #places
    Alhambra

    The Alhambra is an Andalusian palace located in Granada (Spain). Its name has many different versions what it really means, but in the end it is somehow connected to the color red. The Alhambra is a walled town from the 13th century. It was founded by Ben-Al-Hamar the Arabian king, when Arabs used to live in Europe. It has many signs from the Arab culture. The Arabs were living in this palace since the year 1238 till 1492 when the Catholics Spanish kings got the palace.

    1
  • Bauhaus

    written by minicooper on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bauhaus

    Dessau is a small city 100 km south of Berlin. It is pilgrimage town for all those architecture addicts (that in some cases coincide with lomo addicts, or lomographers).

    3
  • Tall Ship The Bounty

    written by grimbyname on 2008-04-27 #places
    Tall Ship The Bounty

    In August 2007, the tall ship The Bounty, visited Maryport on the west coast of Cumbria. The ship, a replica of the one famed for the 1789 mutiny between Fletcher Christian and Captain Bligh in the South Pacific, docked in the tiny port as part of a world voyage which continues through 2008.

  • Tournai

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • Desert Sunset of USJ3A

    written by weechonghooi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Desert Sunset of USJ3A

    There was one day when I was on my way to pick my girlfriend up from work around evening time 6 p.m., but I was too early for that. So, I drove myself nearby the area by heading to random direction, where I turned as I saw a corner; and I turned as I saw a junction. Then finally decided to check out a quite new housing area nearby there as well.

    3
  • Dropzone Airport Luetzellinden

    written by gemma81de on 2008-04-27 #places
    Dropzone Airport Luetzellinden

    The Dropzone (an airport that is used by skydivers/airport Luetzellinden in the middle of Hessen, approx. 45 km northern of Frankfurt is a very (dog)friendly and comfortable place to spend a weekend. Whether you are a skydiver, a hobby pilot or just interested in watching or doing a tandem jump - you'll certainly be pleased with what you find there.

  • Maple Hill Park

    2008-04-27 #places
    Maple Hill Park

    Maple Hill Park. It was a typical extremely hot summer day here in Southern California. My mom wanted to conserve energy so she turned off the air-conditioning in the middle of July!!! Who doesn't have their air-conditioning turned on in 110 degree Fahrenheit weather? Well, as a solution my older brother and sister and I went to Maple Hill Park in our huge neighborhood.

  • 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.

    1
  • Atomium

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

    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 Brussels...you will make some beautiful pics!

    2
  • Portofino

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

    Do you want to discover a symbol of the Dolce Vita? Go to Portofino, on Tigullio's gulf, 36 km from Genova, in Liguria, Italy.

  • 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.

    2
  • The Old Oak

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Old Oak

    Okay, okay I think we've established that I have nothing better to do

  • Gateway Of India

    written by ng1336 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gateway Of India

    Me and another gal pal decided to visit Churchgate apart from the normal shopping rout in Mumbai usually done by our colleagues. Taking the train (the busiest rail service in the world) was really surprising and was not what we had in mind. You must be thinking we are crazy not to take the taxi straight but it was a breeze apart from buying the ticket!! Although the cabin was old and packed with lots of people, it never got stinky and the ceiling was full of fans blowing. The ride was joyous and smooth. And so we

  • Hong Kong on Fuji Velvia

    written by ghostkamera on 2008-04-27 #places
    Hong Kong on Fuji Velvia

    The day before yesterday I had lunch in Tsim Sha Tsui, wonderful lamb curry, chicken karahi and chappatis, then (energy boosted) walked to the star ferry, sat on the waves, took a rusty old tram to western market, stood and walked admiring Sheung Wan and all the small alleys with dried fish stalls, barbers, fruit and vegetables, meat laid out in fresh reds, spices and nuts in huge baskets... and I emptied my roll of film, loaded another, walked high up to the mid levels, then down through Soho...sat for an hour at pacific coffee drinking a reasonable latte and reading my Elliott Smith book.

  • Sítio do Picapau Amarelo

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Sítio do Picapau Amarelo

    The legendary Sítio do pica-pau amarelo, in Taubaté, where Monteiro Lobato grew up. He was a great writer, and wrote about amazing adventures in his books. Every Brazilian kid knows who this man was Where before were his grandfather lands, remains the old house (now is a museum of Lobato´s work), place of many historic stories that inspired Monteiro Lobato to create characters like Narizinho, Joãozinho, Dona Benta, Tia Anastácia and, of course, the fabric doll, Emilia. I'm living in this city, and ask you to come here to see this place: the old house, the same trees that we know from the books, the characters statues, and you even can watch a little play of one of his famous stories from the collection "Sítio do Picapau Amarelo". And try to read some of his books. It's very good literature.

    2
  • Zoo Hundshaupten

    written by lomodirk on 2008-04-27 #places
    Zoo Hundshaupten

    The Zoo Hundshaupten is a neat little park located in the heart of Franconian Swiss near Nuremberg, Germany. It is embedded in a small valley where you can walk up and down and all around to see the typical animals which belong to the nature surrounding you.

  • Weird Easter Tradition

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Weird Easter Tradition

    It is a little bit weird so don't laugh, please. Well, my family had this old tradition: hiding a lot of eggs over the house for the kids for searching and then later seeking them. The kids work the whole morning till they find the eggs and eat them. But you ask, "Ok, but everybody does it". The difference here is, the Easter character isn't the rabbit (here you can see our rabbit that loves another holiday, the rabbit thinks he is Santa, but well, he had his own problems, ok?). So, back to my history, our Easter character is that little dwarf like creature from "Snow White movie". Do you know him? That very little and very old person who saved the Snow White from a terrible fate: the wedding with that boring prince from a sort of kingdom about what you never heard before. Anyway, they are the little guys who deliver theses delicious chocolate eggs and stuff to the kids of my family. It's weird, but it's true. They live in our garden working on some stuff around the year, but during the Easter they prepare and hide the eggs for us. You can search for those little guys right here, near my house in Taubaté, Sao Paulo: the Taubaté's Horto Municipal (city garden), a beautiful garden and rain forest animals' sanctuary, with little lakes and a lot of bushes and small trees, a perfect place to hide some chocolate eggs for your children or spend your time with Lomography.

  • La Mallorquina

    written by jelga on 2008-04-27 #places
    La Mallorquina

    La Mallorquina is one of the oldest cafés and bakeries in Madrid. It was founded in 1894 and has only changed owners once ever since, when the founder´s family sold it during the Spanish Civil War. It is located at the very heart of Madrid: between la Calle Mayor and la Puerta del Sol and it’s been the meeting point of the Madrileños for more than a century.

    1
  • Philippine Tricycle

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Philippine Tricycle

    We all know (well most people) that the quintessential Philippine way of getting around is with the legendary Jeepney. However it is unavoidable that in some cases that we would need to go someplace that won't have the luxury of space. We would require something a little more compact which is what the Philippine tricycle is all about. It is basically a cheap motorcycle (in same cases just a bicycle) welded with an aluminium sidecar.