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  • 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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  • Nan-chuo Old Street

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places
    Nan-chuo Old Street

    This is a place which people tend to forget, the name of it is Nan-chuo old street. On this street the local cultural lifestyle and buildings of passed hundred years have preserved very well. In the past this street use to be very lively. But because the economy is not booming here, very many inhabitants move to big cities nearby to work. Thus the street declines more and more. But some inhabitants are not willing to give up. Take a bicycle and ride through this street to get the view of the most primitive life style.

  • Sony Centre

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Sony Centre

    The Sony centre in Berlin is one of the main buildings of the architectural renovation of the Potsdamer Platz, in the centre of Berlin. You can find there many shops, private apartments and the German film museum. When you enter (its free) in the centre, you'll immediately be impressed by the big glass and metal dome above your head.

  • Hersonissos

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

    I have written so many Lomolocation stories about Crete island, that I can feel like living there - it clearly became my second home after only a 7-days relaxing holidays. But wait - I have told you so many interesting places to see, but forgot to mention the best possible place to live in this island. That's why I have prepared this story about a little town of Hersonissos.

  • Monaco

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

    Sunshine capital... The country of luxury and incredible yachts... Yes, Monaco (Principality of Monaco) is the place to go indeed. It is a constitutional monarchy and city-state in Western Europe located along the French Riviera between the Mediterranean Sea and France (not to mention, that Italy is also just in reach of a hand).

  • Around Torrey

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Around Torrey

    Check out the URL here because it describes the town far better than I ever could. I drove down to Torrey from Salt Lake City, Apx. 3 1/2 hours and stopped to get these landscape photos on the way. My sister got married in Torrey and I essentially drove down that day and back that night. Torrey is gorgeous as is the drive down there. Not a whole lot of towns and action on the way, but the vast landscapes make the drive worth while. Once in Torrey there is plenty to do from scenic drives, world class fly-fishing, a few

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  • Handicraft Ceramic Atelier

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Handicraft Ceramic Atelier

    In a place where culture, history, fire and tradition are moulding unique pieces made of clay and cooked in giant oven, you'll be able to be in touch with the rich Brazilian past. The ceramics handcraftsmanship is alive inside theses houses, old red brick ovens and mountains. A beautiful place surrounded by mountains (Serra do Mar, Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra da Quebra-Cangalha). The city starts where once was an old King's warehouse, in the middle of the Estrada Real (the road where gold was transported to the Port, in Paraty-RJ).

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Tube - London Underground

    written by gyllzd on 2008-04-27 #places
    Tube - London Underground

    The tube is one of the best ways to travel around London. Although you don't get to see the landmarks you pass by like you do on the bus, the tube has a beauty all of its own. And the tube map alone is a landmark in its own right, so the underground is as much a must see as anything else in London. And there's so much to see and shoot as you travel around. The recently refurbished Jubilee Line is probably my favourite: standing on the long escalators taking you down through enormous steel tubes, it feels like you're in a seventies sci-fi movie. But the older lines are great too. Some look like they haven't changed since the Victorian times (and some almost certainly haven't). Any time of day is great: pictures of grumpy commuters packed like sardines into a train carriage at rush hour are always funny, but late at night when it's almost deserted, the lighting gives the whole place a creepy, dead atmosphere that's great for lonely portraits. The one downside is the extortionate cost of tube travel (a single journey is nearly a fiver nowadays!), but if you get yourself an Oyster card it's a lot less, and you get the added bonus of looking super cool swiping your wallet to get in rather than faffing about with tickets. It's the easiest mode of transport to find (walk in a straight line anywhere in London and you'll stumble across a tube station sooner or later) and the easiest to navigate your way around. It's the only way to travel.

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  • Lyon Opera House

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lyon Opera House

    The Opera House in Lyon is really a great architectural building from the end of the 20th century. The original opera house was built 1831 in a very classical style, but as time went by the building was in a bad state at the end of the 1980's and needed to be rebuilt. The famous French architect Jean Nouvel proposed a very revolutionary construction of the Opera house within the old walls of the building, to conserve the historical heritage of the place. The inside of the Opera was totally rebuilt, and the most important work was around the rooftop of the building: the old classical glass & iron construction of the 19th century couldn't be restored, and there was Jean Nouvel's most spectacular idea: a brand new rooftop, still constructed with darkened glass for the light but with an ultra modern design of an half-circle over the old walls! The project provoked a very big debate among the citizens of Lyon (like every revolutionary construction...), some of them adored this new roof, other hated it and said it was a scandal to make of the opera house such an ugly building.... Finally the project was accepted and was inaugurated 1993.

  • Erg Sand Desert

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Erg Sand Desert

    Sahara stands the biggest hot desert in the world, with 8.5 million km2. It runs on ten countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Suddan, Tchad and Tunisia. Sahara means "desert" in Arabic.

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  • Festival of Semana Santa

    written by fejao on 2008-04-27 #places
    Festival of Semana Santa

    The Semana Santa in Spain is a Christian celebration of the passion of Christ where and it's completely different from the rest of the world. They celebrate it by walking around the streets of the city with really big and heavy figures of the Christian saints carrying it on their own shoulders for hours, most of them make it the whole day, but many have to change because its about 40-80 kg for each person.

  • 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.

  • Moviepark

    written by camerao on 2008-04-27 #places
    Moviepark

    Holga, Diana, SX 70 and Horizon entering Hollywood. If you want to make pics like in the glorious old times of Hollywood-Movies... you could do it without spending a lot of time and money. In Warner Brothers Movie parks you'll find back stages, facades and streets where you could imagine that gangsters, Bonny&Clyde or John Wayne have passed. And if you don't go there on holidays or on Sunday, take your time, until people have left the place you want to make your pic - you can make photos like in the 60s or 70s there. And if you take a portrait-film, and the good old SX 70 for your Polaroid-camera, you'll get the sweet colors which fit perfectly to your motives.

  • 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.

  • Dalida Café

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Dalida Café

    Dalida café is XiMenDing's latest hippest addition to the icing of western Taipei. Dalida takes its name from a French diva, who makes regular appearances on the sound system of this Euro-style cafe. Taking advantage of its location on the square in front of the Red Theater, Dalida expands outwards with an outdoor patio and a terrace on the second floor.

  • Carnival

    written by mrrotivlarbac on 2008-04-27 #places
    Carnival

    If you are looking for a different Carnival, full of funny costumes, drinking and loud music, everything in a small town - you found the right

  • 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.

  • Park Stanley

    written by lomography on 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.

  • 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.

  • Islands of Lérins

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Islands of Lérins

    The islands of Lérins are 2 little islands in the bay of Cannes, only 15 min by boat from the port of Cannes. Go until the end of the port and take one of the 2 companies who make the trips to the islands (see the links). Make a nice little journey to these islands which are a nature protected area and not touched by all the constructions and mass-tourism of the whole Cote d'Azur.

  • Castle of Santa Catalina

    written by fejao on 2008-04-27 #places
    Castle of Santa Catalina

    These shots were taken at the Cruz to the Castillo de Santa Catalina at Jaén city. Jaén city is situated 82 km from Granada and you can get the buses to drive there every half hour in the bus-station at Granada and the trip takes around one hour. The city has a lots of things to lomo and to see and one of those things is the cross (see my photos) that is situated on top of the highest mountain near the city. On this place it is possible to see the whole town of Jaén, all the surrounding mountains and landscape with olive trees.

  • Langdale Valley

    written by gregmarshall on 2008-04-27 #places
    Langdale Valley

    In the heart of the Lakes District of England, Langdale Valley is my favourite place anywhere in the world. Its a mysterious valley full of high peaks.

  • 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.

  • Sankt Martini Kirche

    written by mephisto19 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Sankt Martini Kirche

    Do you know Wese-renaissance? No? Okay... You surely know Renaissance and Weser is a river in lower Saxony, Germany. Along River Weser were built up lots of houses, churches and castles during the era of renaissance. For example Saint Martins Church in Stadthagen. I like this church! It is very big if you compare it to the size of Stadthagen and you can see it from everywhere when you get closer to Stadthagen. It really dominates the skyline.

  • Georgia Guide Stones

    written by dudgrickbevins on 2008-04-27 #places
    Georgia Guide Stones

    A strange and mysterious place, surrounded by evil forces, sits upon a high hilltop in eastern Georgia, USA. What is this place? Some call it America's Stonehenge. Some call it the work of the devil. People came from far and wide to receive psychic messages from it. The locals ignore it. It is, The Georgia Guide Stones.

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  • Wuzhizhou Islet

    written by saviorjosh on 2008-04-27 #places
    Wuzhizhou Islet

    You cannot talk about Wuzhizhou Islet without talking about Sanya; and you cannot talk about Sanya without talking about Hainan Province.

  • Paris

    written by jamesfrew6 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Paris

    As much as I love a beach holiday, my favorite type of vacation is a city

  • Siesta Fiesta Bar

    written by mephisto19 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Siesta Fiesta Bar

    You want a place for a party? Get to know funny, cool and creative people? So wait to be invited to Siesta Fiesta Bar! Parties there are the best! A few years ago, some young guys out of our county, Schaumburg (lower Saxony), had the idea to build up a group of interested people. Interested in what? In sports, youth stuff and culture. So they started and it grew bigger and bigger. They started organizing sport activities like football matches, foot bagging and table soccer and entered culture life of Stadthagen and Schaumburg. They got money and rented two rooms in Stadthagen: one is an office where you can meet and organize events, the other room is a bar, totally self-organized by the people there.