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  • Kauno marios – Kaunas Lagoon

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

    Kauno marios (English: Kaunas Lagoon) is the largest Lithuanian artificial lake created in 1959 on Neman River near Kaunas and Rumšiškės. It covers territory of 63.5 km² which is approximately 0.1% of the total territory of Lithuania. The greatest width of the lagoon is 3.3 km and the greatest depth is 22 m. In preparation of the dam opening 721 farms and villages were moved to different places. The entire Rumšiškės town was moved and now is an open air museum of traditional architecture. But nowadays it's a great place where you can take your Lomo camera and with some friends go for a swim. As you can see on the photos we took some beer and meat too. By the way, this place is terrific for the frogeye lovers! Usually during the summer Kaunas lagoon water is great. The last but not the least - don't forget to take something to fight with mosquitoes which are trying to kill you in the evening.

  • Phu Kradung National Park

    written by bbg_mae07 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Phu Kradung National Park

    Last winter, I made a trip with my dudes to the Phukadung National Park. We started at Mor-Chit, the North Eastern Bus Terminal and took the air-conditioned bus to Loei Province in the evening. The next day, we arrived at Loei and got off at Pha Nok Khao. Here we had some breakfast. After that we took the local bus to Phukradung National Park. And then, we started our track to the top of the Phukradung Mountain. At noon we arrived and then we relaxed before walking 3 more kilometres to our camp. The rest of the day we spent with setting up our camp and take a rest. And dinner was served. In the morning of day 3, we got up very early. But it was worth it, because saw the beautiful sunrise at Pha Nok An cliff. Once we returned to our camp, it was time to have our breakfast.

  • Nice’s Public Library

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Nice’s Public Library

    In the vicinity of the Modern and Contemporary Museum of Arts, the public library has a lot to offer: reading rooms, internet, videos, music areas and auditorium. There are exhibitions on writers, book work, artists. Since 2002, the square head designed by the artist Sacha Sosno has become the city's new landmark. This big sculpture-building (30 meters high) accommodates the library's office.

  • 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.

  • Cafe Victor

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

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

  • 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.

  • Atomium

    written by jelga on 2008-04-27 #places
    Atomium

    Oh wow! This must be about my favorite place to take photos in Brussels - and I have actually never been inside! (too scared to get disappointed, I guess...). Let's start with some history: the atomium was built for the World's Fair held in Brussels in 1958. The 103 meter tall structure (which represents a unit cell of an iron crystal, in case you were wondering) was planned by André Waterkeyn and it was supposed to stand only for 6 months. That's why the building was in quite a sorry condition for years and had to undergo heavy renovation works a couple of years ago. Now its nine steel spheres are sound and shiny again, craving for photographs! It is also worth visiting after sunset, when the spheres are illuminated. Day or night, go there if you happen to be in Brussels...you will make some beautiful pics!

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  • 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.

  • The Old Oak

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Old Oak

    Okay, okay I think we've established that I have nothing better to do

  • Ponte JK

    written by magicbus on 2008-04-27 #places
    Ponte JK

    The Ponte JK (Juscolino Kubitschek Bridge), crossing Paranoá Lake, is today one of the most famous points of Brasilia, the planned city built by President Juscelino Kubitschek to be the capital of Brazil. It was inaugurated in 2002 in his honor and in 2003 it was elected in a World International Congress on Bridges (yes, such a thing exists...) the most beautiful bridge of the world. Alexandre Chan and Mario Vila Verde are respectively the architect and the engineer responsible for its design and construction, which cost around 160 million reis (Brazilian money) (or 80 million American dollars today...). It is a beautiful place, really, because it seems to be so light (despite it weights more than 13 000 tons) and at night the illumination gives it a special aura, as if Brasilia was a huge modern metropolis.

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  • Mount Batulao

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

    The first time I went to Mount Batulao was to celebrate my birthday on a September weekend with some friends. The picturesque jagged ridge of Mount Batulao looks like it has snow-capped peaks but it is actually just covered with cogon grass and its white plume-like flowers. We set up our tents on the first campsite that we saw that has a tree.

  • Goblin Valley State Park

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Goblin Valley State Park

    Goblin valley is known for its creature like rock formations that formed in a valley. One is invited to stroll around climb on these formations. Inside the park however there are a number of campgrounds and slot canyons and neat alcoves. You can drive to the campgrounds and many are furnished with water and public restrooms for the ultimate camping convenience. Be careful with the lighting, the desert sun will have all your colours washed out early in the morning, and just until before sunrise. Pack up a roll of nice slide film and set your phone alarm and go get some pictures of the rising sun. Then get a water bottle and go find some caves and canyons and pick up some real nice reflected red light in the shade. This location is about 4 hours drive from any major airport, but there are also dozens of other national parks really close by. Worth the trouble to get there.

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • Laisves aleja - Freedom avenue

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Laisves aleja - Freedom avenue

    Liberty Avenue is the main street (avenue) in Kaunas. As far as I can count so there are about 20 restaurants and cafes and more than 50 shops. At one end of the avenue there is a church and on the other it turns to Vilnius Street, which goes to the old town.

  • Corregidor

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Corregidor

    For those who remember or are familiar with stories of World War II, the island of Corregidor in the Philippines is a place worth visiting. This tadpole-shaped island, also known as The Rock, because of its rocky landscape, is only 6 kilometres long and about 2.4 kilometers at its widest point.

  • La Boqueria Market

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    La Boqueria Market

    The market of "La Boqueria" is a beautiful place in the centre of Barcelona, just located on the main Ramblas, mid-way between Plaça Catalunya and the seafront. Don't be afraid to enter in this crowded place, were the merchants are yelling around to sell their products (the best, of course) and where your eyes can contemplate fish & seafood, vegetables & fruits, fresh meat and a lot of other local productions of very great quality. Sure, that gives you hunger to see all this... in this case, go until the end of the market place, and before you come out, a little bit on your right, you'll found the "Bar de la Boqueria" who serves you all you want in typical specialities of Barcelona!! If you find a seat, take it quickly, a lot of people know this place, and once you're sitting at the bar, you don't want to leave the place until you've tasted a lot of the food you see under your eyes...!! Have a nice walk and a nice meal! And take pictures!! :))))

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  • Indian Street

    written by iamwen on 2008-04-27 #places
    Indian Street

    I'm writing about the largest Indian street in Malaysia. It is located at Selangor, Klang, Jalan Tengku Kelana. There are few types of transport you can take to reach there, for example bus, taxi, or train. When taking bus from KL to Klang bus station, you are not too far from that. The Klang train station is only ten minutes walk from Indian street.

  • Zypliai Estate

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Zypliai Estate

    Zypliai estate has eleven buildings. Nowadays only three buildings are used. In one building, where 150 years ago they used to keep horses, there is a museum now. In the other building you can find an information centre. They are repairing some of the buildings at the moment, so you can go inside and take a look what is done.

  • Cherbourg

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

    Cherbourg is a harbor in Manche a French region. It's my city I live here for ten years now and it's very pleasant. I will not tell the contrary probably because of my pride! But you've got the sea, the country, it can be very hot in summer and it snows sometimes (in fact 3 times in 10 years!). The main thing to see is la Cité de la Mer. It is a museum-aquarium- restaurant, seagulls, boats, and numerous terraces of nice cafés especially in a sunny and very windy day when parasols threaten to kill you. No, no, no I'm not a good patriot don't trust my words.

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  • Chau Doc

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

    Chau Doc is a Vietnamese river city close to the Cambodia border. There are a number of floating houses (the floats are empty metal drums) which provide a convenient way for families to raise fish underneath. What makes Chau Doc interesting is its mix of communities, Khmer, Cham, and Chinese. The Cham are mostly Muslim, and leave in isolated communities across the river, complete with mosques. It's an incredibly friendly and bustling little city.

  • Songzanlin Monastery

    written by saviorjosh on 2008-04-27 #places
    Songzanlin Monastery

    Located in the north-western part of Yunnan Province, Shangri-La, formerly known as Zhongdian, is actually an ugly town. I refuse to call it Shangri-La after I visited it.

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  • 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).

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Jeepney

    written by lomowendy on 2008-04-27 #places
    Jeepney

    There is no other transportation in the Philippines as ubiquitous as the Philippine jeepney. A hybrid of the American jeep, the Philippine jeepney came around the 1950's to fill in the need for mass transport. From the basic grayish silver color to fully "pimped out" complete with stereo blaring and disco lights inside, the jeepney is a sight to see! The jeepney by far, is the most useful, and most affordable means of mass transport found all over the country. Every jeepney has different routes, depending on the location, and has more access than the usual bus routes. Minimum fare is $0.15, but goes higher depending how far along the route you go, and it usually seats around 10 to 20 passengers, depending on its size and make. It can be flagged down wherever and whenever, on a busy street. Once you're inside, just hand over your fare to the driver - if you have change, the driver can multitask! He can count change, manoeuvre his way around traffic, pick up passengers - all by himself! Majority of jeepneys has no air-conditioning, and be prepared to get your hair messed up, or to even get sweaty as you experience the ride. It is truly a unique experience, only in the Philippines.

  • 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.

  • Cemitério do Convento Santa Clara

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cemitério do Convento Santa Clara

    Franciscanos fundaram o Convento Santa Clara em 1673 e seu cemitério fica do lado direto do prédio principal. Como todo cemitério é um lugar muito calmo e sereno, onde o povo de Taubaté relembra seus entes queridos. É, talvez, o mais antigo da cidade ainda em funcionamento.

  • Hill of Crosses

    written by a_lab on 2008-04-27 #places
    Hill of Crosses

    Welcome to mysterious hill of crosses! The sacred, religious and touristy place, consists not only crosses, but giant crucifixes, carvings of Lithuanian patriots, statues of the Virgin Mary and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries which have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims. The old story tells the first crosses were built in 1831 by people who lost their relatives in fight with the Russian Czar government, later with USSR. The Hill of Crosses was used as a place for Lithuanians to pray for peace, for their country, and for the loved ones they had lost.

  • Beach of the River Inn

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 #places
    Beach of the River Inn

    Come with me and I will show you a place full of secrets, joy and adventures where you can spend your leisure time. The beach at the river Inn in Ötztal Bahnhof/Tirol. You don't have to drive to the south