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  • Shanghai

    written by awhisker on 2008-04-27 #places

    Shanghai is one crazy city. It's an exciting and interesting place that, although is really hectic, can have an eerie silence. I guess this is because the streets are patrolled by military and the Chinese are generally a very polite bunch of people.

  • Princes Street Gardens

    written by bedfordav on 2008-04-27 #places
    Princes Street Gardens

    Princes Street Gardens, right in the centre of Edinburgh, sandwiched between one of the busiest shopping streets in Scotland, the railway line and station and some pretty ancient and eerie graveyards, all overlooked by the stunning and historic Edinburgh Castle, perched up on its black volcanic rock. The Gardens contain the Scott Monument - a tribute to Sir Walter Scott - that you can climb up inside to get fantastic views over the whole of Edinburgh.

  • Pedra do Baú - Chest Rock

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pedra do Baú - Chest Rock

    "Above the clouds I see my shadow fly"... with this song inside my head, and wind on my face, climbing the Pedra do Baú is easy as the breeze. Leave all these bricks and walls behind you in the city and come here, at Vale do Paraíba almost the highest point of Brazil and feel the freedom, the pure air and a sort of nirvana state. People go up theses iron stairs fixed on the stone, step by step, to see the nature's beauty above an altitude of 1.700 meters, where you can see the entire valley between Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira. The big granite rock known as Pedra do Baú was a real challenge for those in search for some hardcore climbing "without stairs" (only professional people allowed, ok?!) or for normal people like you and me, who only want good moments in nature (use those stairs, of course). But be prepared to walk a lot: hiking one or two hours into the forest before you get the iron stairway to heaven. But the view…oh the view. That's magnificent view the only thing that really matters here. Don't miss this place.

  • Wendenstrasse Fest

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Wendenstrasse Fest

    It's a legend. And the legend is where I live - the Wendenstrassen-Fest!

  • 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.

  • Chiltern Sculpture Trail

    written by gyllzd on 2008-04-27 #places
    Chiltern Sculpture Trail

    The other day I discovered this strange, slightly creepy spot in the Oxfordshire countryside; the Chiltern Sculpture Trail has all the loveliness of a picturesque woodland walk, with all the sinister craziness of a modern art exhibition. As you walk through the woodland, you and your Lomo can discover Blair Witch style tree decorations, a solitary sign saying "Darling, it's dark now" or the end of a road that goes nowhere; and the sculptures, by local artists, are constantly changing, with new ones added all the time, so even on repeated visits you'll find surprises behind every tree.

  • Lake Caliraya

    written by shutteraddict on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lake Caliraya

    Lake Caliraya is a man-made lake situated in the towns of Lumban, Cavinti, and Kalayaan in Laguna province, Philippines. It is approximately 1,200 feet above sea level. The climate in the area is considerably cool throughout the year. The lake was created by the Americans circa 1930s to generate hydroelectric power.

  • 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.

  • Freihafen

    written by graefin on 2008-04-27 #places

    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.

  • Top of the Stairs

    written by lamia on 2008-04-27 #places
    Top of the Stairs

    The top of the stairs directly south of Brigham Young University campus in Provo, UT. If you're in Provo, then it's easy to find BYU campus, just ask anyone. Go to the very south end and there are around 80 steps that lead to the street below. From right here at the top of these stairs are tons of amazing things to shoot! 1) the stairs themselves 2) if you're looking down the stairs and then you turn to your left, there is a great view of the Rocky Mountains 3) to your right is a pretty path that just continues downhill 4&5) straight above you is a guaranteed awesome shot of the sky because the sky in Utah is huge and full of fluffy clouds 6) go down a few steps and take a shot of the street in front-it's pretty in late afternoon with tons of shadows across the street. Any season is good to come: snowy winter, autumn with colorful leaves, sunny days all offer you cool photos. Don't walk around here at night though-it's dangerous and there's nothing to shoot!

  • Fashion By

    written by zorgzorg on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fashion By

    I found a cool place and I made pics there! This place is called "Fashion by", it is in Warsaw, Bracka Street 20. Cool place for all Lomographers. Loads of things are happening there, lots of exhibitions and other events. The name can bring us to the conclusion that this has something to do with fashion.

  • Seward

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places

    Seward Alaska lies right along the coast of the halibut capitol of the world. This means a lot of boats and a lot of fishermen (fisher people for the politically correct). A tiny little town with a lovely cosy atmosphere. For those touring Alaska, this is should be a definite location. If the skies are clear, which is rare for this part of the world, one can see the Fjords national park that lies across the bay. One can book a cruise or a tour from the park headquarters in Seward for a closer look at the walls of ice.

  • Karachi

    written by ghostkamera on 2008-04-27 #places

    I landed in Karachi and was picked up at the airport by my host for the three days. His friend had leant him a car and we drove to his house which was not far from the airport and down the most confusing set of alleyways I have ever seen, there was no way I could ever have retraced the steps had I got lost. Anyway, there in the house I laid down my backpack, heavy after a few months of travel and book-buying. It was already late, and the sun had set outside. John asked me if I was tired, I told him not yet, and so he took me by the arm and said:"We are going to a birthday party tonight, the host will not mind if I bring you".

  • Södermalm

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places

    Södermalm (or Sôder) is a district of Stockholm, on an island, south of Gamla Stan (the old town). It remained a rural area for a long time. In the 19th century, Södermalm was known as a working class district, with poor wooden houses which burned too easily.The times have changed! Nowadays Södermalm is a trendy district, with a wide range of restaurants, cafés, bars, alternative fashion shops and design galleries, sometimes mixed in the same place. If you want to do shopping, go to SOFO, south of Folkungagatan.

  • Esplanade

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places

    When one is in Singapore, there is always a strange structure looming over the horizon. Upon closer inspection this curiosity appears to be a massive architectural masterpiece that looks like one of the country's favorite fruits, albeit its stench, the durian. The Esplanade Theaters on the Bay is built to be the focal point for performing arts in the region.

  • Metro Palais Royal 'Kiosque des Noctambules'

    written by dudizm on 2008-04-27 #places
    Metro Palais Royal 'Kiosque des Noctambules'

    This unique new metro entrance situated on the square Colette was built and inaugurated in 2000 for the centenary of the Paris subway. It was realesed and supervised by the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel in a very controversial style.

  • St Mary's Church

    written by starsky on 2008-04-27 #places
    St Mary's Church

    Belfast's most famous place of worship is probably St. Anne's Cathedral, located by Cathedral Quarter, a hive of activity at its annual Arts Festival. But in a most unlikely place, St Mary's Church also provides some astonishingly silent sanctuary. A few doors up from Castle Court, Belfast's biggest shopping centre, St Mary's is in a rather odd location, but still a retreat in the midst of city centre madness. Built in 1784, it was Belfast's first Catholic church - before it opened its door, Belfast's Catholic population met to worship at a site called Friar's Bush. Inside the church can be seen brightly-painted statues, Italian artwork, dramatic arrangements of candles and, of course, a depiction of the Sacred Heart.

  • Playground

    written by ng1336 on 2008-04-27 #places

    Ask yourself - are you super stylish, are you fashion-directed, are you a fashion victim? If you could answer yes to one of the questions above or maybe all of them - you should not miss out this concept store located at SOI THONGLOR. This is like the famous concept store COLETTE in Paris but bigger, housing a Starbucks, 2 restaurant, a cooking school, magazine store, music corner, art space and of course the fashion clothing, jewelry, stationary, furniture, utensils for kitchen, appliances, decorations and other nick-nacks. What ever that is hot, new, avant garde, weird, trendy and limited edition - you will find it here.

  • Alanga Hotel

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Alanga Hotel

    Searching for a trip next spring? Wanna see the real Sea and smell the real vacation-time-smell? Then you must at least give a chance to the most popular Lithuanian resort near the sea, called the Palanga town. It has a lot to offer, not only in the summertime, when the streets are full of street artists and lots of attractions, but also at any time of the year. And if you need a really peaceful accommodation place, then you just have to choose this hotel - Alanga. Yes, you're completely right, if you did get the idea of the hotel's name: Alanga is in Palanga and it has only the first letter missing. And it's also the name of the river, near which the hotel is situated.

  • Avignon’s TGV Station

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Avignon’s TGV Station

    French people are very proud of the French high speed train, the TGV.

  • Emirates Towers Hotel

    written by hind on 2008-04-27 #places
    Emirates Towers Hotel

    Dubai, inside a hotel room in Emirates Towers Hotel overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road. Sheikh Zayed road is lined with high rise office and apartment buildings and quite a few five star hotels. The roads are always busy during rush hour. When it isn't rush hour, the road is like a race track with crazy speedy drivers scaring the normal drivers. Sometimes it's like a scene from Wacky Races.

  • 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.