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  • Views from Tibidabo

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Views from Tibidabo

    Tibidabo is one of the highest hills surrounding the city of Barcelona (512 m) and is still very close to it to have one of the greatest views over the whole city. There is also a little attraction park, but more meant for children than to adults. You have also the great church of "Sagrat Chor" dominating the hill and not far from there the Colserrola Tower and the different tv and radio networks antennas.

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  • Barcelona Vacation

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Barcelona Vacation

    Barcelona really has a special place in my heart. The architecture of

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  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

    written by minicooper on 2008-04-27 #places
    Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

    The fish out of the sea. As you reach the Bilbao Guggenheim, your heart goes faster and you get a shiver down your spine. You are just in front of the biggest fish out of the sea! The building was finished 10 years ago, designed by Frank O. Gehry. People from Bilbao, at first, felt strange with its presence, but easily get used to it.

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  • Las Vegas

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Las Vegas

    Ever been to Vegas? This Gods forsaken oasis in the middle of the desert? You have to see it! It's like Disneyland on Mars. And I mean it not only literally! If you fly in you see nothing but red sand for a long time, but suddenly lights blink and the desert is illuminated. Have you seen "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"? Well, it's like it. When you arrive in the airport slot-machines already wait for you. If you are in the city there is no way around the roulette-table. What should you do anyway.

  • 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.

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  • Famous Lunch

    written by trabantdeluxe on 2008-04-27 #places
    Famous Lunch

    Famous Lunch is unique amongst America fast food restaurants. It has been open in the same location in Troy, NY since 1932 and is, well...famous. In 1958, a US Marine from Troy was stationed at the US Embassy in Moscow, and had some of the hog dogs and "Zippy Sauce" shipped to Moscow for the Ambassador's birthday. "Operation Hot Dogs" made national headlines, and Famous Lunch became famous.

  • Hot Air Balloon Festival

    2008-04-27 #places
    Hot Air Balloon Festival

    I still remember when I first encountered these giant flying balloons that carry baskets underneath. I never knew what they were until my brother told me they are called hot air balloons. Hot air compressed inside the balloon makes it float like giant picnic baskets soaring through the garden.

  • Theresienstadt

    written by xantom on 2008-04-27 #places
    Theresienstadt

    On November 24, 1941, the Germans established a Jewish ghetto in the fortress town of Terezin (near Prague), Czech Republic. Known by its German name, Theresienstadt, until its liberation on May 8, 1945, it functioned as a ghetto and transit camp on the route to Auschwitz. Most of those imprisoned in Theresienstadt were German, Czech, Dutch, and Danish Jews; elderly and prominent Jews and Jewish veterans of World War I were also sent there.

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  • Praia Grande

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Praia Grande

    Praia Grande is one of the most popular Sao Paulo's beaches on the northern coast of Brazil. When you are in Ubatuba and looking for some crazy action, Praia Grande is the place for you. Waves, music, people, beer and Sun on almost 2 km long sandy beach by the South Atlantic Ocean.

  • Vacation in Berlin

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 #places
    Vacation in Berlin

    If you live in a little village like me where nothing happens at all vacation means travelling to a big city like Berlin where you can feel life pulsating! It's a really great city with lots of different faces and places, and the people I met were very friendly and open-minded.

  • Island Life - the Isle of Wight

    written by janette on 2008-04-27 #places
    Island Life - the Isle of Wight

    Oh Wow! Island Theme - this is just perfect for me, because I LOVE Islands! I live on an island and all the best holidays I've ever had have been on Islands.

  • SUK11 in Sukhumvit

    written by syahrulfikri on 2008-04-27 #places
    SUK11 in Sukhumvit

    If you're looking for a place not so crowded and noisy with drunken hippie backpackers like in Khaosan Road, then Suk11 in Sukhumvit district it's the right place for you. The guesthouse is based on wooden Thai traditional house with lots of greenery and good sense of traditional interior decoration. Owned and run by a friendly, fluent English-speaking family which is be really helpful with the traveling tips.

  • Philippine Street Food

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Philippine Street Food

    Whether you're looking for cheap food, a culinary adventure or anything else in between look no further than your street corner! So are you hungry of thirsty? Want a snack or a full meal? Craving for something sweet or something tangy? Whatever it is you're looking for culinary wise, you could always get with Philippine street food.

  • Cafe Victor

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cafe Victor

    Hip, artsy, and boasting Parisian decor and service, this is a Danish

  • Mont Macaron

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mont Macaron

    It's an 800 m high mountain in the close vicinity of Nice. A beautiful place to see the blue Mediterranean Sea and the city of Nice on one side and Alps on the other. In spring, you can even see sometimes the snow on the mountains in front of the sea! Old ruins of a castle from middle-ages are on top of this mountain. The place is great, romantic and sometimes windy with a very large panorama from the Alps to the sea. You could find many places for picnic, to play football, to relax and dream. Many families are coming there on week-ends to enjoy the place. I like to go there to take photos. It's a great inspiration, between the ruins and the landscape to shoot with any cam.

  • Malacca Town

    written by reinertlee on 2008-04-27 #places
    Malacca Town

    Malacca is known as the historic state in Malaysia. It is also the third smallest state, after Perlis and Penang, and located on the south-western coast of Malay Peninsula, opposite Sumatra. You need to travel roughly about 150 kilometers away from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. 2 hours express bus will take you there easily. One of the most historical landmarks here is the town itself named Malacca Town (Bandar Melaka). If you take your own car to this place, all you need to do is just find a parking place and take a walk together with your lovely cameras. I am sure that one or two rolls of films are just not enough for you. When I reached the town last time, it was just lunch time.

  • Samos

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 #places
    Samos

    Samos is a small island in Greece (length: about 43 km, width: about 19 km) but nevertheless full of contrasts ... mountains where you can go hiking (but you should be in good condition), beautiful and lonely beaches, cultural highlights like antique ruins, deep forests, picturesque villages, cosy taverns but also lively cities, where you can go shopping or enjoy nightlife. People here are very friendly and open minded. It's almost necessary to rent a car because public transport is non-lined. The streets are a challenge but great for adventurers like me!

  • 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.

  • Pushkar

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pushkar

    Pushkar or "how Shiva became our family-priest", this could be the proper description for this story. Karma, our driver, warned us about this sacred place. There is a holy lake in the centre and basically the city was built around it.

  • Saen Saeb Canal

    written by syahrulfikri on 2008-04-27 #places
    Saen Saeb Canal

    The Saen Saeb Canal was built by the order of King Rama III during the conflict between Annam about Cambodia to establish a water transport for soldiers and weapons to Cambodia. The construction started in 1837 and was finished three years after.

  • Nida

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Nida

    If you want to have real leisure time, choose Nida. Please, take the map and find Lithuania. Do you see a small and thick land in the Baltic Sea? That's called the Kursiu Nerija and its center is the town of Nida. No busy people, no loud clubs (there are some, but not as the main places to visit here) - just pure landscape... Perfect for slide films near the beautiful places of sand, sea water and small town houses... quiet, but still interesting.

  • Slussen in Sodermalm

    written by jazzgohan on 2008-04-27 #places
    Slussen in Sodermalm

    Slussen is a metro station and the north area of Sodermalm. Slussen offers you inspiring photo spots, nice galleries, creative shops and cosy places for food and drinks. When you get out from T-Bana (metro), First Use the Gondolen lift to discover a wonderful view over Stockholm, I think I have been there 4 times just for the pleasure to double and double again, enter Gondolen what is a panoramic bar restaurant and get a coffee in a very diplomatic and intellectual atmosphere!!! From the bar, you can see ferries and boats on departures to the archipelago islands and further to Finland, road - bridges to centre Stockholm but no high buildings the horizon is not broken by any bigger architecture, Stockholm is a good compromise between old and new, respectful, careful and useful spaces architecture.

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  • Montauk

    written by xbalboax on 2008-04-27 #places
    Montauk

    If you plan on visiting New York during the summer and want to do try something different, then I recommend Montauk. Montauk is located at the very end of Long Island. A good 4-hour train ride from good old Manhattan, but well worth it. A must stop for any beach loving lomographer.

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  • 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

  • Querétaro Highway

    written by holgardo on 2008-04-27 #places
    Querétaro Highway

    When we travel by air or by ground, there are some places we never to pay attention to. Places where we are just another peasant, where nothing happens. But when you pay attention, these places are a source of non conventional images; in fact the perfect field for a lomographer. The Mexico City - Querétro Highway it's one of these places. Right now I'm doing an exhaustive photographic record of that road, with a sponsorship I obtained.

  • 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.