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  • Seoul in Night

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Seoul in Night

    Seoul is maybe not such a giant city as Tokyo or Shanghai, but it is still an Asian metropolis of its own kind. This is best seen, when walking through the streets at night. It makes bling-bling and flashes everywhere, even in the remotest of the areas.

  • Freihafen

    written by graefin on 2008-04-27 #places
    Freihafen

    Hamburg has so many places you only discover when you take your bike, maybe a map, a bit of adventurous spirit and then go out and hit the street without knowing where you really want to go.

  • Friedhof Sihlfeld

    written by eagleye_slives on 2008-04-27 #places
    Friedhof Sihlfeld

    You could go there any time around the year, though the opening times are variable depending on the season. You think probably it's just a cemetery. BUT - it's the biggest coherent green area in Zürich. For it's a cemetery where you could almost feel like in an huge park. There are several trees and plants from different parts in the world - Magnolias or Chinese Acacias or false acacias as of course the local vegetation. The Fauna is prosperous, foxes live there now for generations, and of course birds and other rodents. Beside of that, of course you can admire the exact structuring of the tombs. Walls and segments of urn -graves extend themselves imposingly, surrounded by the aesthetically arranged family-graves. The Crematory building is surely worth a visit too. Two Sphinxes on the entrance pillars beware the Chapel of unexpected intruders. A small round tank/pool with a couple of goldfishes in the middle of the forecourt - two colonnades on the left and the right side of the Chapel. I saw pics of the interior but I never have been inside myself since it always has been closed, when I was there.

  • Lijiang

    written by saviorjosh on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lijiang

    Lijiang is another old town in Yunnan Province and the second stop of my trip. It is a little more than 3 hours drive from Dali (check my other story).

  • Rama 9 Royal Park

    written by bbg_mae07 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Rama 9 Royal Park

    When I don't know what to do on the weekend, I usually go to public parks such as QueenSirikit Park, Rama 9 Royal Park, Suanluang, Lumpini Park and Benjakiti Park. My favorite park is Rama 9 Royal Park or Suanluang-ror-9 (in Thai) where bangkokians can walk, relax and exercise. It offers possibilities for many activities - swimming, tennis, jogging, walking, riding, badminton, picnics and a playground for kids. It's located in the outskirts of Bangkok; Sukhumvit soi103 rd. Rama 9 Royal Park is the biggest park in Bangkok. And it built for celebrating my Majesty the King's 60th birthday. I love to shoot there and double colorful flowers with a view or people.

  • Hahn Airport

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Hahn Airport

    Vacation can be real vacation only if you can get yourself far away from your everyday environment. No phone-calls from your boss "well, maybe you could stop by just for a second, cause we are having difficulties with the project" and so on. If you are far away from your home, you can even start forgetting the day of the week or even the time itself... How to do that? Cars and boats are expensive and quite lazy, so we have to choose planes... Good news: Frankfurt Hahn airport in Germany is one of the best stops in the whole Europe. You know why? Because you can go everywhere you want - this airport and of course some of the air-companies offer cheap flights to... Murcia in Spain or Verona in Italy... Or Africa... Or whatever you want.

  • Hooters

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Hooters

    Known the world over for "aesthetically pleasing waitresses", Hooters is an institution in itself. Its expansion to Asia brought out a lot of curious customers including me, for a taste of what the chain has to offer. Although a far cry from the Hooters of American fame, they still manage to make the trip worthwhile as evidenced by the large number of foreigners and ex-pats sampling the local version. The signature hoola-hoops session in the middle of the store is still practiced and encouraged for the willing customers. The store specialty of Buffalo Wings are a treat in itself. If you don't fancy the Hooter ladies, you can always go here to enjoy and appreciate the delicious cuisine that they offer. Hooters is located in the middle of Clarke Quay.

  • Warsaw University Library

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Warsaw University Library

    Earth is our motherland, so we have to be good and not waste it. But today all we hear is pollution, greenhouse effect and so on... What to do? The answer is simple - even today, when technology is going straight forward, we can live without hurting the Fauna and Flora duo.

  • Dangerous Quicksands in Arnside

    written by grimbyname on 2008-04-27 #places
    Dangerous Quicksands in Arnside

    Arnside is a village on the River Kent estuary at the upstream end of Morecambe Bay. The bay is an expanse of dangerous shifting quick-sands filled twice daily by a rapidly moving tidal bore. It's a dangerous place for the unwary and does occasionally claim lives, none so tragic as the internationally reported loss of 23 Chinese cockle pickers in 2004 "http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4238209.stm":http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4238209.stm

  • Dali in Yunnan Province

    written by saviorjosh on 2008-04-27 #places
    Dali in Yunnan Province

    I travelled to Yunnan Province in China's Southwest for 3 weeks last summer when the rest of the country was almost burnt under the scorching sun. This highland province was, however, like a huge naturally air-conditioned room, thanks to its high altitude. The best thing about it is that you don't have to choose between air-conditioning and beautiful sunshine. You can have both. As most of the province is over 2,000 meters above sea level, you will find the sky bluer here and the white clouds closer to you than ever.

  • Porto

    written by dudizm on 2008-04-27 #places
    Porto

    Take the road which goes northwards along the West coast of Corsica and after passing the Calanches of Piana you arrive in Porto. Administratively, Porto is a simple hamlet which depends on the village of Ota, situated higher in the mountain. Nevertheless, if Ota is unknown, Porto, on the other hand, and its exceptional site transformed this small village into a highly visited place. Besides a factory of 'Nacre' jewelery, the small town offers numerous expeditions of diving and its colossal (very windy) beach of black pebbles offers an open view to the tower of Porto. It was probably built in the second half of the 16th century, before the appearance of the round Genoese towers. The tower of Porto is one of the only square fortifications built on the coast, the place of departure for the visit of the nature reserve of Scandola.

  • Silvretta-Bielerhoehe track

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 #places
    Silvretta-Bielerhoehe track

    Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse-Bielerhoehe. The Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse is one of the most favored and beautiful mountain roads of the Austrian Alps. It connects the Montafon in Vorarlberg with the Paznauntal in Tyrol. The highest pint is Bielerhoehe in 2030 m sea level. There you can find lots of possibilities to spend your time. The simplest one is to sit down in the restaurant Silvrettasee with its amazing view over the Silvretta Lake. A very special one is to make a boat tour on the Silvretta Lake with the motorboat. It is Europe's one and only motorboat traffic in over 2000m sea level.

  • Grotto

    written by ymmij on 2008-04-27 #places
    Grotto

    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.

  • Petra and Wadi Rum

    2008-04-27 #places
    Petra and Wadi Rum

    How could I come to Jordan without experiencing PETRA?!!! We took a bumpy bus ride from Aqaba to Petra...nothing could prepare me for the awe-inspiring beauty that awaited. In order to get to the heart of Petra, you must walk along a mud road for about 15-20 minutes, which soon becomes closed in on both sides by gigantic walls of rock. The shades of the rock/mud is initially red, but changes shades and forms at almost every corner you turn. The sheer height of the sandstone walls were incredible...and our excitement only grew as we got closer to the Khazneh, or treasury...the building Petra is most famous for. It was immensely huge...majestic in all its right...and the intriguing detail and beauty of the building, carved into the rock blew me away.

  • Langkawi Island & Westin Resort Hotel

    written by weechonghooi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Langkawi Island & Westin Resort Hotel

    If you are to have a totally relaxing summer holiday, Langkawi Island is your choice. There're so many beautiful beaches on this island where you can't resist stopping by and giving a good Lomo shot. And if you are to wish to soak under the sun in Langkawi Island, or to get your body tanned while facing the pretty sea view.

  • Brighton Town

    written by awhisker on 2008-04-27 #places
    Brighton Town

    I live in Brighton and I have lived here for just under 1 year. I moved from London to live in Brighton because I wanted to live in a house close to the sea. Brighton is an amazing little City on the South Coast of England. In fact, they call it London by the sea. I love Brighton because it has so much to offer. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. There is also the added attraction of being on the coast. Generally, coastal areas in the UK tend to be a bit dated and scummy but not Brighton. The beach at Brighton changes every different day you visit. In the winter the waves crash against the coast and in the summer it is like a still swimming pool.

  • Valencia

    written by lomokim on 2008-04-27 #places
    Valencia

    Valencia is a city next to the beach where lots of Spanish and foreign students are living. Therefore it never lacks of animation. First of all, the city is amazing in an architectural point of view. Indeed, the main river, called the Turia, has been dried because of flood problems and they decided to make a huge park inside.

  • Aran Islands

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Aran Islands

    A fortune teller in India read my hand recently and told me that I am loving nature. I thought this is quite rhetorical, because I don't know anyone, who doesn't love nature?!? And I am not very fond of going out into the nature, but there are a few places that just impress you to the bone. One of those places are the Aran Islands west of the grand mother island Ireland. It is one of the remains of Gaelic culture and the Celts.

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  • Christ's Resurrection Church

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Christ's Resurrection Church

    Christ's Resurrection Church is a monumental Roman Catholic church in Kaunas, Lithuania which was consecrated three years ago and finally completed in 2005. This church stands atop Kauno Žaliakalnis (English: Kaunas's Green Hill) and has two towers: one is about 70 meters high and another arises from the main altar. Inside of the church there is an elevator which permits access to the church's roof (about 2 euros for one person), but you can take a cheaper way - stairs (less than 1 euro for one person). By the way, inside of cellarage house you can find a parish museum. During community events this church can accommodate more than 5000 people. Best time to access the church's roof is sunset or sundown or when someone is getting married. Of course don't forget to bring presents for the newlyweds!

  • Basilica de Guadalupe

    written by holgardo on 2008-04-27 #places
    Basilica de Guadalupe

    The Guadalupe day on the 12th of December is the national festivity of the brunette Virgin Guadalupe. Some people say that everybody is guadalupano in Mexico, it doesn't actually matter what religion they practice... well, that's an exaggeration; I wasn't raised as a Catholic, so I didn't understand (I still don't understand) that way of expressing faith. I had never been at the Guadalupe Basilica (something quite irregular for someone who lives so near it), but last December 12 I visited it with some few fellow photographers.

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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!

  • Kaunas Lagoon

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kaunas Lagoon

    Tell me who doesn't like water? Or maybe swimming? Everyone in the world once in the lifetime goes for a swim, so did I and my friends. Of course it wasn't first time for us but still we had a very good time. If in the other life I would need to choose what kind of animal would I like to be, then I would choose to be a fish.

  • Katarina Hissen

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Katarina Hissen

    For a great view of Stockholm, take the Katarinahissen in Sodermalm. Katarinahissen is an elevator, built around 120 years ago, which takes you up about 40 meters to a restaurant called Gondolen above Slussen.

  • Gallocanta Lagoon

    written by jelga on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gallocanta Lagoon

    If you like birds and amazing empty landscapes, then you really have to go to Gallocanta, one of the most important marshlands in the world and meeting point of many bird species, both steppary and migrating. It is recommended to visit the lagoon at the end of October-beginning of November, high point of the migrating season.

  • Around Hong Kong

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

    After meeting last outside the foundry pub on an old street - under a sunny summer day - Rupert made a visit to Hong Kong. Friday night was spent heading down to the harbor, walking around central, Soho then heading home for an early night to stock up on some serious energy.

  • The Hairy Canary

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Hairy Canary

    It isn't a wonder that I'm a frequent guest in this pub as it's only a two min walk from my flat and only like 2 seconds from the European commission

  • Bolinao

    2008-04-27 #places
    Bolinao

    Bolinao is on the north eastern portion of the Philippines' biggest island Luzon. A 6 hour bus ride takes one to this beach paradise which thank goodness has not yet been fully discovered by humanity though it seems to be on the verge. I love that it has generally remained quiet and clean. Hopefully it will never be turned into a beach that is invaded by commercialization.

  • Phnom Penh

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-04-27 #places
    Phnom Penh

    I was fascinated by this city with temples and houses in Indochina style. It's a little pearl in Southeast Asia and its tragic recent past seems to undermine, but not destroy its beauty and life. You can be attacked by tuk tuk drivers and people but you can also see young Buddhist monk with in their orange, yellow and brown color clothing walking in silence. I believe it was the hottest time of the year, and walking around, even for just 5 mins, in 40C heat is a tough task! Even though parts of the city were messy a lot of it was beautiful, including areas by the lake and by the river. The people were great too!

  • World Light Expo 2007

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    World Light Expo 2007

    At the corner of the barren highway that is Coastal Road you would see some odd looking shapes peeking over the hastily constructed fences. But by the night fall these shapes come to life in a spectacular display of lomographic glory. Lights of different hues light up Chinese structures made from everyday trinkets like plates, spoons, cd's, what ever you have. Just don't forget to bring films at least at ISO 400. Or a gigantic flash. If it gets too hot, you can also visit the ice light show, where it is minus 18 degrees. Just don't bring your gear inside.

  • Magic Fountain of Montjuic

    written by suziedepingu on 2008-04-27 #places
    Magic Fountain of Montjuic

    I must say I have a bit of poor luck with this attraction. My friends and I planned to go to this magic fountain on our first evening, however, before the performance started we decided to grab a meal and go back. Then here comes the pouring rain, getting lost around the back streets, very quiet place... etc etc. all those frustrating moments. We cannot go back to see the performance on time. Argh... Can you believe our luck? Raining our first evening, when we wish to enjoy the sunshine that London doesn't have.

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