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  • Train Station - Eugenio Lefreve

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Train Station - Eugenio Lefreve

    Up to the mountains, up to the sky. Santo Antonio do Pinhal, in the middle of Serra da Mantiqueira, is a beautiful little city. With waterfalls, hiking spots, restaurants, and small hotels, the city is perfect place to stay and joy the altitude (almost 1.300 m) and the nature. But the best place to go with your Lomos is the Train Station, where you can eat, drink hot coffee and feel like you travel back through time, with old architecture and the beautiful gardens. Walk through the train tracks, smell the cold air, visit the Holy Mother Statue, where you can see the entire valley ahead. What a splendid view. Winter is the best time to go there. But even in the summer you can feel the great weather of the mountains. But watch out, the train is coming and you don't want to be in front of it.

  • Kembara Resort

    written by syahrulfikri on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kembara Resort

    This is the place where it all began, the place where I started my first Lomographic adventure. The place is situated on Merang Beach, 40km up north from Kuala Terengganu on the east coast of Malaysia. You can go there by car, by bus or even by air. It is run by a friendly family of a local owner. It caters for family, group activities and backpackers with different range of rooms to suit everyone's budget.

  • Capurganá

    written by marcela_cuartas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Capurganá

    On this location the soundtrack sings "Endless vacations! Endless vacations!" or "Vamos a la playa oh oh oh". Here everybody seems happy, children, old people, ladies, dogs, birds... everybody. The wind blows fresh breeze all the time and the mornings are awesome.

  • False Creek Ferries

    written by lomography on 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.

  • Salmon River

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Salmon River

    Nestled up in northern Idaho runs the Salmon River. The middle section of the rivers is world famous (whether you've heard of it or not) for its white water rapids and scenery. One must set sail from the designated spot and the nearest outtake area is about 4 days float, if you move quick, and by quick I mean the speed of the water which is of course how fast everyone goes.

  • Trail Dust Town

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Trail Dust Town

    Here are few photos from Trail Dust Town in Tucson Arizona. A cheesy little relic of the old west. Of course they have a little troth for gold panning, an old photo studio (the kind where you dress up and hold fake guns and they print them sepia toned), gift shops, a live stunt show, and an arcade. As fun as this all is, a majority of the time I was pointing my Lubitel around with a bit of 70mm magic inside. You be the judge of the results. Take the afternoon, evening or what ever and have a hootin and hollerin good time. They have two restaurants there that aren't bad and plenty to see and do. I wouldn't plan on a full day as it's pretty small and there is a lot of other things to see and do in Tucson.

  • Ferris Wheel

    written by jhunnie on 2008-04-27 #places
    Ferris Wheel

    The Ferris wheel that is similar to the London Eye was unveiled in conjunction of Visit Malaysia Year 2007. It is called The Eye on Malaysia, the tallest portable observation wheel in South-East Asia. This 60-metre structure is located at Titiwangsa Lake Garden, Kuala Lumpur.

  • Mount Pinatubo

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mount Pinatubo

    The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo is known as the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century. The explosion came after almost 500 years of slumber and dumped billions of tones of volcanic debris that buried entire farm communities, killed hundreds of people, and changed the world's climate.

  • From Sapa to Bac Ha

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-04-27 #places
    From Sapa to Bac Ha

    The train for Lao Cai starts at 10.00 p.m. and takes all the night to make 340 km. The rails follow the Red river and go up and down through beautiful valleys. The train go very slowly, maybe too slowly. This is the region of "montagnards", the name comes from the French domination but it is still in use for more than 50 ethnic groups living on the North Mountains close to China and Laos. Vietnamese people don't like montagnards for their old alliance with French and then Americans, that's why they are called "moi" which means savage. From Lao Cai we went to Sapa. This is the area where you can find the best markets all over Vietnam. The scene is really great, green mountains, and flowered among famous for its beautiful clothes. Women have clothes with vivid colors and silver rings and bracelets. Men and Women are very small. They are very hospitable and they will invite you to see their house maybe it's an excuse to sell you something but it's ok.

  • Galerija Tornis

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Galerija Tornis

    I and my friends found this horse accidentally. We were visiting the old town streets of Riga when suddenly we saw a wooden horse. It belongs to Galerija Tonris shop owners and they don't mind if you want to ride on the back of the horse. Inside the shop you can find and buy ancient Baltic and Scandinavian jewelry reproductions and original designs, amber (Baltic States gold), textile, hand-crafted metal-work, pottery, kitchen utensils made of juniper and CDs of Latvian music.

  • Massena

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Massena

    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.

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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).

  • 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.

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  • Funicular

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Funicular

    There is just something about riding a funicular that brings out the child in me. I get all giddy with excitement as the slanted tram travels up a very steep slope normally with fantastic views along the way. This particular funicular was in Barcelona and is one of the two ways you can get up to Mt. Tibidabo (aside from car/bus-boring!) and is over 100 years old and is the first of its kind in all of Spain!

  • King's Forest at West Stow

    written by kvboyle on 2008-04-27 #places
    King's Forest at West Stow

    If you flew over East Anglia in a helicopter you'd see below you a dark and rather gloomy area of forest somewhere in the middle of the more usual fen and farming landscape. If you drove along the A11 to Norwich, you would drive through a desolate and unexciting section of the same dark, dripping pine forest. Either way, you wouldn't feel tempted to explore further, which would be a shame, as on the boundary of this admittedly uninviting forest is a place where a much older deciduous woodland still exists among the plantations of pine and fir.

  • Tamraght

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places
    Tamraght

    Tamraght is a small town some kilometres up north from Agadir. It is quieter and less famous neighbour of the surfer's and hippie town Taghazoute. One of my favourite places to get some really good winter swell and nice and warm days during the European wintertime; everything packed into the fairytale-like ambience of Morocco.

  • 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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  • Louisiana Museum

    written by tveden on 2008-04-27 #places
    Louisiana Museum

    This one is for the art lovers. Louisiana museum for modern art is located north of Copenhagen and has a beautiful ocean view. All year it hosts exhibitions from both national and international artists. The place is peaceful and minimalists, and contains several buildings with many areas.

  • Provo River

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Provo River

    The Provo River is not necessarily located in Provo, Utah. Though it runs through the city of Provo, the most visited areas of the river are long before the river reaches the city. This river is considered one of the best trout rivers in the US, for good reasons.

  • Khoo Kongsi house

    written by lomography on 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.

  • Richmond Night Market

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 #places
    Richmond Night Market

    This night market has something for everyone. Open from 7 pm to midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from May to October. There are lots of stalls/vendors with gadgets, clothing, flowers, Korean stationary (my favorite is Afro Ken), cell phones & accessories, traditional Asian products, lucky bamboo... and on... and on... Bring plenty of cash!!! Stuff is cheap but most don't take credit cards.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Genova

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

    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.

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