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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.

  • Queen's Island

    written by starsky on 2008-04-27 #places
    Queen's Island

    Queen's Island on the River Lagan is home to the Harland and Wolff ship-yards, birthplace of the Titanic, probably Belfast's most famous export. The Belfast shipbuilding industry can be dated back to the mid-1600s, and the banks of the Lagan became devoted to the H+W shipyards in the late eighteenth century. From Queen's Island came some of the most famous ships in modern history, such as the Olympic and the Britannia. Despite its sticky end, the Titanic is still celebrated as one of the most notable triumphs of modern industry, and its history is celebrated each year during the Belfast "Titanic Festival".

  • Grouse Mountain

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 #places
    Grouse Mountain

    A trip up to Grouse Mountain is a must for visitors, the scenery is amazing and there's so much to do all year round. In winter it's a snow-sports playground, with skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, snowshoeing and ice-skating. You can rent the equipment here if you need to and there are lessons too. While you're sliding around you'll be enjoying views of the city below, and the other north shore mountains. Grouse is one of 3 local ski areas, but only Grouse has the Sky ride, a big red gondola which operates year round.

  • Hong Kong on Fuji Velvia

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

    The day before yesterday I had lunch in Tsim Sha Tsui, wonderful lamb curry, chicken karahi and chappatis, then (energy boosted) walked to the star ferry, sat on the waves, took a rusty old tram to western market, stood and walked admiring Sheung Wan and all the small alleys with dried fish stalls, barbers, fruit and vegetables, meat laid out in fresh reds, spices and nuts in huge baskets... and I emptied my roll of film, loaded another, walked high up to the mid levels, then down through Soho...sat for an hour at pacific coffee drinking a reasonable latte and reading my Elliott Smith book.

  • Punta Fuego

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places
    Punta Fuego

    Looking for a place to relax and unwind? Get out of the city and rest somewhere in Batangas, Philippines! Batangas is the HUB for those who want to beat the heat of the sun during summer. Hence, go there during the summer days or when you just feel the need to. Or a Lomo shoot perhaps. I stayed there a couple of times and I always enjoy taking memories with me through my Holga. I give the sceneries and the amenities 5 out of 5. The best shots I had with my Holga were captured at Punta Fuego, Batangas. It is located at the tip most part of Batangas and it is around 3 to 4 hours travel by land from the metro.

  • Santuario Fatima

    written by reyes on 2008-04-27 #places
    Santuario Fatima

    It was May 13th 1917 when the Virgin Mary appeared for the first time to three shepherd children at Cova da Iria, a few kilometers from Fátima. It certainly was a turning point for the small village that nowadays receives more than 7 million visitors every year and it is one the most important religious tourism destinations in the world.

  • World Pyroolympics

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places
    World Pyroolympics

    Having a successful first last year in the Philippines, the World Pyro Olympics has promised to make it even better with more countries from different continents. The 2nd World Pyro Olympics donned in the country last January created an event for every Filipinos, foreigners, photographers, fireworks enthusiasts, and Lomographers like I do, an event something to look forward to every year.

  • Tournai

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

    h2. An express city tour explained by a grumpy tourist guide.

  • 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.

  • Market in Udine

    written by ferro_ud on 2008-04-27 #places
    Market in Udine

    This is a market in Udine, Italy. It takes place every week on Monday. It was the first time I went there and wow, I found lots of people and lots of objects to be shot from the hip. Voices everywhere, Chinese everywhere with their "out of market" prices. I found a beggar seated down on the ground and I gave him 20 cents then I took a shot of him. This is a type of life I like to shoot with my Lomo, the simple life of simple people rushing between the stands.

  • Market of La Libé

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

    It's the old market of the "Place de la Libération" named after the allied Victory in World War II and the liberation of the city of Nice in 1944. Since then, the place changed name into "Place Charles de Gaulle" but all the people still name it "la Libération", or best, "la Libé". The market takes place every day of the year, whatever the weather is. You can find all kinds of fruits and vegetables, great quality of fish, spices, flowers and very good Olive oil too... The whole market is very mixed in a very popular mood.

  • Market in Cahors

    written by jazzgohan on 2008-04-27 #places
    Market in Cahors

    Cahors (20.000 habitants) is situated in the south west of France about 100km north of Toulouse on the Paris - Toulouse Axis. About 20 years ago the market of Cahors used to take place every morning, but as the farmers are getting older and can't transmit their traditions. Nowadays, this market is just on Saturday morning from 6 am to 13 pm on the cathedral square.

  • Washington D.C. Zoo

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Washington D.C. Zoo

    Washington DC can be a fantastic vacation getaway spot. Watch out because there are a lot of people that think the exact same thing. I found that when you get away from the mall and take a nice stroll through the city there are many nice things to point your camera at. The city is very clean (at least parts are) and there are a ton of clubs and things to do that don't involve US history, if one is trying to get away from all that. Of course all the stuff that is part of the mall and US history is really nice too.

  • T Lor Su waterfall

    written by montw on 2008-04-27 #places
    T Lor Su waterfall

    You might wonder where might be the 6th of the most beautiful water-falls of the world. This is it. "T Lor Su" The amazing water-fall, no question about it. It's kind of tough to go up there from Bangkok. You need to take a bus from BKK to Tak and form Tak to "Umpang" and about 30 more kilo-meters to the T Lor Su.

  • Zoo Hundshaupten

    written by lomodirk on 2008-04-27 #places
    Zoo Hundshaupten

    The Zoo Hundshaupten is a neat little park located in the heart of Franconian Swiss near Nuremberg, Germany. It is embedded in a small valley where you can walk up and down and all around to see the typical animals which belong to the nature surrounding you.

  • Museum Piaggio

    written by minicooper on 2008-04-27 #places
    Museum Piaggio

    If every time you see a Vespa you can't avoid looking at it and enjoy its wonderful curves. Then, if you ever happen to be in Tuscany, you should go to Museo Piaggio in Pontedera, a small town near Pisa, where most of the Vespas you have seen where made.

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  • Torino Olympic Village

    written by champi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Torino Olympic Village

    The Olympic village is built around the former general markets (Mercati Generali), which date back to 1934. It was designed to house up to 2500 athletes during the 2006 winter Olympics, providing also all kind of services to the athletes.

  • 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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  • Makati Central Business District

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Makati Central Business District

    I have been working in the Makati central business district (CBD) for many years. It is known as a major financial and commercial area in Metro Manila. Many international companies have offices there. There are also many hotels, serviced apartments, inns, condominiums, restaurants, and shopping centers.

  • Fuendetodos

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

    Many of you will undoubtedly know Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, one of the greatest and more interesting Spanish painters. Goya was born in a tiny village near the city of Saragosse (Zaragoza), called Fuendetodos. This region is great for a roadtrip combining nature, culture and, of course, gastronomy.

  • 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.

  • Ajaccio

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

    Ajaccio is situated on the west coast of Corsica, on the bottom of gulf of Ajaccio, between Gravona and the Sanguinaires Islands. This city was occupied for a very long time by people from Genoa and Corsica had no rights from citizenship there. They settled in the east of the city on the other side of Piazza of Olmo which is now the FESCH Street named after the famous cardinal Fesch, uncle of Napoleon and big art collector. Besides the Art Museum, Fesch gave his name to a lot of places, monuments and shops.

  • 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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  • Södermalm

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Södermalm

    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.

  • Keelung City

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Keelung City

    Keelung is a port city in the north of Taiwan, near the capital, Taipei. Probably the easiest way to get to Keelung from Taipei is by commuter train, which ply the route every 15 to 20 minutes. It is a good place to play on weekends. You can visit Taiwan's scenic northeast coast. The sea is so blue and clean. I enjoy the moment sitting on beach and talking with good friends. You can also see some small islands in the ocean. Keelung is near the sea, so there are many fish.

  • Lanzarote

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

    Lanzarote is one of seven Canary Islands and it is situated north-east of the island group. The island is also one of 17 autonomous regions in the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 140 km away from Morocco and about 1000 km from the Spanish mainland. The climate is very mild all around the year, like everlasting spring. It is mild in winter and not too hot in summer because Lanzarote is situated in the Passat zone, which means that there are fresh winds from the North which make the high temperatures bearable. Lanzarote is a volcanic island that's why (what a surprise!) you can find some volcanoes on it. To see them visit the Timanfaya National Park where you can see the Montanas del Fuego. It is very impressive to drive through the black fields of lava (only possible with a bus tour). All over the island you can find artworks of Cesar Manrique, the islands figurehead artist. To get some impressions of Manrique's sense of art you can visit his very exceptionally designed house where you can see artworks of Manrique and other artists.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Gulugod Baboy

    written by shutteraddict on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gulugod Baboy

    Gulugod Baboy (translates to Pig Spine) is a local term for the mountain located in Anilao, Batangas. Locals said that it is called this way because of its contour shape. I already climbed this mountain 3 times with different sets of people. Every climb offers a different experience. It is a relatively easy climb taking just almost 2 hours to reach its peak. The view from the top is great - you have a 360 degree view of Anilao, Batangas Pier, Maricaban Island and other mountains.

  • 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.