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  • Airport of Nice

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Airport of Nice

    If you come to Nice by plane, you'll be very quickly fascinated by what you see. Sure, whenever you arrive - during daytime or at night, the view of the Cote d'Azur by plane is always fascinating, but the airport to which you arrive is also a very interesting building! The T2 terminal is one of the recently constructed airports by a French architect Paul Andreu (see the links) who made a lot of great airport buildings around the world (and many other interesting constructions) and who designed this new building for Nice international airport who was inaugurated year 2002.

  • Kaziuko Muge

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kaziuko Muge

    Kaziuko Muge (English: Kaziukas Fair) - is a biggest annual Lithuanian folk crafts fair dating back to the beginning of the 17th century, held on the Sunday nearest to St. Casimir's Day, March 4, the day Saint Casimir Jagiellon died, and is referred to as Kaziukio mugė in Lithuanian, literary - Little Casimir's Fair. Kaziukas is a diminutive of Casimir in the Lithuanian language.

  • Lis Na Ree Resort

    written by iamwen on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lis Na Ree Resort

    I would like to introduce the Lis Na Ree resorts to the people who plan to overnight in Cherating, Kuantan. The reason why I like this resort so much is because it is very close to the beach. Besides that, it also has a goat farm right in front of the hotel, I feel like I'm back in the nature! Just love the feeling of this resort.

  • Englishman’s Promenade

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Englishman’s Promenade

    The Promenade des Anglais (literally the Englishman's promenade) is one of the main places to see if you stay in Nice. It's the whole coastal pedestrian walk along the seafront in Nice where you can admire the beautiful landscape of what is called the Baie des Anges, the Angel's bay.

  • Mamac

    written by stoonja on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mamac

    The MAMAC (Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art) was created by the architects Yves Bayard and Henri Vidal, and was inaugurated on June/ 21/ 1980. It is located at the centre of Nice, in the heart of Acropolis. It consists of four towers of 20 meters which are connected by glazed footbridges on a height of 30 metres. The buildings have 4000 m² for nine showrooms on three levels, plus a level terrace. It's a very nice building and I like to take pics of it.

  • Matala

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

    Have you ever been in Greece? No?! Then it's time to do that, because Greece has lots of good things for you... And if you choose to make a sightseeing-trip to Crete Island which is very friendly to the tourists from the whole world, do not hesitate to rent a car and take a little road to the south of the island. To be precise, go to Matala village, which is about 75 kilometers south-west of Heraklion (or Iraklion), the center (or capital) of Crete island.

  • Batad Rice Terraces

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Batad Rice Terraces

    Rice terraces are common in Asia, but in the Philippines, you can find rice terraces built by the Ifugao tribe over 2000 years ago on steep slopes and at altitudes reaching up to 1500 meters. One of the popular rice terraces that tourists visit is in Batad in Ifugao Province. The Batad rice terraces are beautifully formed in the shape of an ampitheater.

  • Hitchhikingrs' Heaven

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Hitchhikingrs' Heaven

    If you are a hitchhiker - read further. If you're not, so this place won't be interesting for you at all. Four roads, from Kaunas, Palanga, Silale and Klaipeda cross each other here, and I call this place a hitchhikers heaven because as many times as I have hitchhiked here I haven't waited for a car to stop for more than 10 minutes. In Lithuania there are two biggest main roads and these are ViaBaltica and Vilnius - Klaipeda.

  • 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.

  • Palanga Amber Park Museum

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Palanga Amber Park Museum

    Amber is Lithuania's gold and this museum holds every kind of amber. This time we visited this park early in the morning, so we where alone. It's a nice feeling when you can hear only the birds and how waves are breaking in to the beach. Amber Museum Park is huge - it starts from the main street of Palanga town and goes till the beach.

  • University of the Philippines

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    University of the Philippines

    Already nearing its 100th year, the University of the Philippines still holds the accolade of being the premier university of the country. Symbolized by the Oblation, UP is characterized by its freedom for its students, which are notoriously labelled as activists and radicals because of the freedom given.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SanXia Old City

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    SanXia Old City

    SanXia Old Street started becoming popular during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912). During the Japanese colonial era, MinQuan Old Street was completely destroyed, while SanXia district became prosperous through the production and sale of tea, camphor, timber and coal. Since then, MinQuan Old Street has been slowly reconstructed.

  • Funicular

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Funicular

    There is just something about riding a funicular that brings out the child in me. I get all giddy with excitement as the slanted tram travels up a very steep slope normally with fantastic views along the way. This particular funicular was in Barcelona and is one of the two ways you can get up to Mt. Tibidabo (aside from car/bus-boring!) and is over 100 years old and is the first of its kind in all of Spain!

  • Christ's Resurrection Church

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Christ's Resurrection Church

    Christ's Resurrection Church is a monumental Roman Catholic church in Kaunas, Lithuania which was consecrated three years ago and finally completed in 2005. This church stands atop Kauno Žaliakalnis (English: Kaunas's Green Hill) and has two towers: one is about 70 meters high and another arises from the main altar. Inside of the church there is an elevator which permits access to the church's roof (about 2 euros for one person), but you can take a cheaper way - stairs (less than 1 euro for one person). By the way, inside of cellarage house you can find a parish museum. During community events this church can accommodate more than 5000 people. Best time to access the church's roof is sunset or sundown or when someone is getting married. Of course don't forget to bring presents for the newlyweds!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kruonis Hidroaccumulation Power-Station

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kruonis Hidroaccumulation Power-Station

    Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant (the KPSP) is located near Kruonis town. This plant has got a very huge pool of water on the hill and you can get next to it and even throw a quarter into it just for luck. We like to go there and have a picnic, because it's not far away from Kaunas, only 25 kilometers. And the view is awesome. Can you imagine a pool bigger than football stadium? Oh yes, everything is possible.

  • From Sapa to Bac Ha

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-04-27 #places
    From Sapa to Bac Ha

    The train for Lao Cai starts at 10.00 p.m. and takes all the night to make 340 km. The rails follow the Red river and go up and down through beautiful valleys. The train go very slowly, maybe too slowly. This is the region of "montagnards", the name comes from the French domination but it is still in use for more than 50 ethnic groups living on the North Mountains close to China and Laos. Vietnamese people don't like montagnards for their old alliance with French and then Americans, that's why they are called "moi" which means savage. From Lao Cai we went to Sapa. This is the area where you can find the best markets all over Vietnam. The scene is really great, green mountains, and flowered among famous for its beautiful clothes. Women have clothes with vivid colors and silver rings and bracelets. Men and Women are very small. They are very hospitable and they will invite you to see their house maybe it's an excuse to sell you something but it's ok.

  • Day of the Dead

    written by diablitomx on 2008-04-27 #places
    Day of the Dead

    This is a location and at the same time an event, traditionally on November the second and it is meant for the people of México who are not anymore among us, The Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) represents a mixture of Christian devotion and Pre-Hispanic traditions and beliefs, altars are offered to the deceased. On these altars are representation of the four main elements of nature, water, fire, earth and wind.

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  • LomoShop

    written by chomdee on 2008-04-27 #places
    LomoShop

    I went to Hong Kong for a weekend holiday. In Hong Kong you can find a "LOMOGRAPHIC SHOP", it's easy to go, you can go get by the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) and get off in Central Station. During my first time here everything was so cool. I went into the shop, it only has one lady in the staff. She was very nice and friendly so I went there just to buy a book. So good lucky the shop still has 4 of one book. I'll buy one for myself, I think if you are a true LOMO fan you need to have one of these books called "Don't think just shoot" Do you have one already? If you don't, hurry up the LOMO shop in Hong Kong still has got 3 left. GOOD LUCK :) I bought "Don't think, just shoot" book because it has a story about what LOMO means and very good pictures.

  • Bauhaus

    written by minicooper on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bauhaus

    Dessau is a small city 100 km south of Berlin. It is pilgrimage town for all those architecture addicts (that in some cases coincide with lomo addicts, or lomographers).

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  • Vicentina Aranha Hospital

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Vicentina Aranha Hospital

    It used to be a geriatric hospital once, long-long-long time ago and was a place to treat breathing issues. By now it's closed and abandoned. A very impressive place, located on very rich neighborhood in São José dos Campos. The Vicentina Aranha hospital started its activities in 1914 and closed its doors in 2004, after 90 years saving peoples life.

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  • Coatepec

    written by diablitomx on 2008-04-27 #places
    Coatepec

    Coatepec is a small town near Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz in México. It is famous because of its coffee plantations, which are a part of the coffee production process. There are places called "beneficios" that are: the places where the coffee is dried and processed.

  • Genting Theme Park

    written by jhunnie on 2008-04-27 #places
    Genting Theme Park

    Genting Highland is a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. This article is not about Genting Highland, but it is a location for kiddos and adults, the Genting Theme Park. The fantasyland for you to have some great fun! It is divided into two categories, the outdoor Theme Park and indoor Theme Park. Outdoor Theme park is for adventure games, such as Roller coasters, Thrill rides, Children rides and water rides. Don't worry that kids can't enjoy themselves. The games provided at outdoor Theme Park include Spinner, Space shot, Cyclone etc.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anadolu Evleri

    written by emrahriver on 2008-04-27 #places
    Anadolu Evleri

    I was able to visit Gaziantep last month. The city has been named as the Paris of the Southeast recently. And of course with my LC-A it was fully a discovery. Old town, castle, incredible ‘zeugma’ the ancient city mosaics, excellent food and much more. On that trip my boss chose a little hotel called ‘Anatolian Houses’: the traditional old houses which are connected together with a common court yard, restored and furnished very stylishly.