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  • Richmond Night Market

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 #places
    Richmond Night Market

    This night market has something for everyone. Open from 7 pm to midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from May to October. There are lots of stalls/vendors with gadgets, clothing, flowers, Korean stationary (my favorite is Afro Ken), cell phones & accessories, traditional Asian products, lucky bamboo... and on... and on... Bring plenty of cash!!! Stuff is cheap but most don't take credit cards.

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  • 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.

  • Gateway Of India

    written by ng1336 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gateway Of India

    Me and another gal pal decided to visit Churchgate apart from the normal shopping rout in Mumbai usually done by our colleagues. Taking the train (the busiest rail service in the world) was really surprising and was not what we had in mind. You must be thinking we are crazy not to take the taxi straight but it was a breeze apart from buying the ticket!! Although the cabin was old and packed with lots of people, it never got stinky and the ceiling was full of fans blowing. The ride was joyous and smooth. And so we

  • 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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  • Cappuccino

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

    There is absolutely nothing that can beat an authentic Italian cappuccino. I've always been a big fan of coffee and though many parts of the world are known for their different coffee varieties and beans...the cappuccino has always been a favourite of mine (and incidentally I discovered the cappuccino actually originated from Vienna!). When in Italy, it doesn't matter where you go, be it a fancy 100-year-old cafe or the little corner snack bar with two tables out front, the cappuccinos they serve are always top-knotch. I must've drunk about 42 cups in my 2 week stay and not once did it disappoint.

  • Taurage

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Taurage

    This is Taurage, this is the place where I was born and where I finished the school. This is the town where I grew up and kissed a girl for the first time :). So as you understand this is my hometown. Recently this little town in the west of Lithuania celebrated 500th birthday. If you will ever come to Taurage please tell me, cause I can show you such fantastic, romantic or crazy places that you will remember for the whole life.

  • history Kaunas Oval Office Park

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    history Kaunas Oval Office Park

    If you want to visit only the park just like me so you can come when ever you want, but if you want to enter the museum, come on Wednesday, because you won't need to pay for the ticket (it's the day when everyone can visit museum for free). Inside the museum you can find interesting stuff about Lithuania's history.

  • Giant Lantern Festival

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places
    Giant Lantern Festival

    Want a feast of colours for your Velvia, Provia, and Astia (Fuji should give me a discount for this one)? Then take your films and cameras and head to the majestic town of Pampanga in the Philippines!

  • Genova

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

    Genova is a beautiful city but don't try to visit it with six friends with different desires; one wants to have a walk on the harbor to see the boat where Roman Polanski shot Pirates, another wants to risk his life visiting little street where you can lose yourself among bad virtues girls, a dreamer wants to saunter on the Palazzi street dreaming about a rich destiny.

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  • Christchurch

    written by shi_mi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Christchurch

    Usually when I meet travelers who've been to Christchurch (New Zealand), they often didn't really like it. One person described it to me as a "horrible little town". And while it's not a town (it's a whole city, thank you very much), I can see what they mean. If you try and go out on Sunday - Wednesday nights, the city is pretty much deserted (except for backpacker & $1-drink bars, but the locals who hang out there aren't really the best ambassadors for the city) and for about half of the year it's cold, grey, and miserable.

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  • UK Carnival Fair

    written by ymmij on 2008-04-27 #places
    UK Carnival Fair

    h2. The UK Carnival Fair by Uncle Ringo

  • Cemetery of Cimiez Monastery

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cemetery of Cimiez Monastery

    The hill of Cimiez in Nice is well known for its old monastery founded in the 9th century and the actual Franciscan monastery is dated 1546. It was in the past times one of the main religious places of the whole area and the cemetery of this place is a very important one with some very old graves. You'll find in this cemetery most of all important families of Nice of the past centuries and some well known painters like Henri Matisse or Raoul Dufy who spent their last years in Nice. If you like angels and graveyard statues, come have a look at this place and you'll be surely fascinated by what you see. To go there, it's very easy: from the centre of the town go up north on the main hill of the city, the hill of Cimiez. It's indicated by street signs, and everyone in Nice knows where it is. Once at the gardens of Cimiez you'll see the monastery and its cemetery just behind. You can't miss it :)

  • Kendal Castle

    written by grimbyname on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kendal Castle

    Kendal Castle dates from the 1200s, but has been in disrepair since the 1600s. It stands atop a ridge to the east of Kendal town centre and can be seen from many places in and around the town. As a native of Kendal I spent many childhood days clambering around the walls and remnants of its former glory, keeping the Scots marauding the town at bay, although there's no record of the castle itself ever having to be defended against their assaults.

  • Narita

    written by ilovekotatsu on 2008-04-27 #places
    Narita

    The place that you must see when landing in Japan is not the hi-tech city of Hello Kitty, but instead the view of rice fields and the pace is slow. The location you should see is Narita, Japan. Narita city is located next to Tokyo's International Airport and is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. Narita is packed with temples and tradition. Sushi restaurants are plentiful and the locals are friendly.

  • Arles

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

    Arles is an ancient city in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône county. Arles was established by the Greeks as early as the 6th century BC. The Romans took the town in 123 BC and expanded it into an important city, with a canal link to the Mediterranean Sea being constructed in 104 BC. However, it struggled to escape the shadow of Massalia (Marseille) further along the coast.

  • Masai Market

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Masai Market

    Masai Market is also called 'Tuesday Market', which is in the capital city of Kenya - Nairobi. There are over fifty Masai women who sell traditional wares including beadwork and baskets. In Kenya's market, even in some stores, bargaining back and forth is very natural matter. Art of bargaining has a very deep foundation in Kenyan culture, and was considered as must-be commercial skill.

  • Bandar Botanic Garden

    written by iamwen on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bandar Botanic Garden

    Bandar botanic is one of the housing areas in Klang, Malaysia. Bandar Botanic is a favourite place among homebuyers because it is built with nature in mind. It is not only to create a harmonious environment but also to ensure that nature as we see it today can be enjoyed by the community and would remain as it is for our future generations.

  • Da Vinci Café

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Da Vinci Café

    At the Davinci Cafe; situated in BeiTou's Taipei National University of the Arts, one can see the entire city of Taipei by night. Looking out the full-length windows, one can even see the Taipei 101. Davinci Cafe not only possesses great views, but their cuisine is also authentic Italian. Whether it is the Grilled Veal Tenderloin Fillet with Goose Liver Sauce, the mixed seafood Plate with Cream Lemon Sauce or other Italian pasta dishes, the food and the views are equally good. All the bread and desserts in the salad bar are prepared by chefs from Hong Kong. The food is so delicious!

  • Chuan Jia Hakka Restaurant

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Chuan Jia Hakka Restaurant

    Situated on busy Guang Fu Road. Chuan Jia Hakka Restaurant has a unique wooden shop front that makes it stand out from the rest of the buildings on either side. Inside, all three floors are decorated in what looks to be traditional Hakka style. The restaurant is traditional Taiwanese style.

  • Mt. Sinai

    written by ghostkamera on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mt. Sinai

    After all this divine inactivity we felt that at least one day should be spent on something strenuous, to appease the conscience more than anything. So, we booked a day trip to St. Katherine's monastery and Mt. Sinai.

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  • Carnival In The Mountains

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Carnival In The Mountains

    Everyone on this planet know the Brazilian carnivals. Everyone have heard about the Rio de Janeiro with that stuff like "the greatest show on Earth", and other bla bla bla. Well, guys, you need to know the Brazilian carnival like I know: diving into the countryside and discovering the real experience on these old and traditional streets in these traditional little Brazilian cities.

  • Bullerdeich In Hammerbrook

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bullerdeich In Hammerbrook

    The area I live in is basically not inhabited. Hammerbrook in Hamburg is an industrial- and business-territory. But there are lofts and there am I. I live in an Artists House where people live in lofts and start projects together, but this very spot will be explained in a few weeks. The main objective is the Bullerdeich: It is one fantastic secret wild park close to my flat.

  • Khoo Kongsi house

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places
    Khoo Kongsi house

    Khoo is the family name. Kongsi means clan (family) house. This clan house of the Khoo family reminds us of the very first period when the Chinese came to Penang. The Khoo family that built this Kongsi came originally from Sin Kang village in the Hokkien province of China. They actually began migrating overseas in the 16th century. They came to Penang sometime in the late 18th century. By 1835 the numbers was large enough that they formed a clan group and purchased the land and started building the first Kongsi.

  • Provo River

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Provo River

    The Provo River is not necessarily located in Provo, Utah. Though it runs through the city of Provo, the most visited areas of the river are long before the river reaches the city. This river is considered one of the best trout rivers in the US, for good reasons.

  • Louisiana Museum

    written by tveden on 2008-04-27 #places
    Louisiana Museum

    This one is for the art lovers. Louisiana museum for modern art is located north of Copenhagen and has a beautiful ocean view. All year it hosts exhibitions from both national and international artists. The place is peaceful and minimalists, and contains several buildings with many areas.

  • MACBA

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    MACBA

    Do you know the MACBA in Barcelona? What is it?? It's the famous "Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona", great place of contemporary art, great building, and great place where the daily part of the Sonar festival takes place. It's located near of the "Plaça Catlunya" and the "Ramblas" in the centre of the city (Pl. dels Angels, 1). Easy to find, just follow the signs... The building was inaugurated 1995 and is the work of the architect Richard Meier.

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  • Holiday Resort in San Jhih

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Holiday Resort in San Jhih

    It is an abandoned holiday resort in San Jhih, a mall town on the north coast of Taiwan. It has been abandoned for more then 20 years. People call it "UFO house". The man who supposedly designed the flying saucer room is an architect from Finland Matti Suuronen. He designed the flying saucer shape in 1968 (UFO). The glass fiber system house calls "Futuro". Bit later the same year, the production cost of Futuro became more expensive, as well as producer Polykem had not consummated the plan to develop Futuro, and sold the design idea right to many countries carelessly, therefore you can see Futuro in so many places around the world.

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  • Santorini

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

    If there's a place on Earth that I could really call "heaven", it's definitely Santorini Island. It is... There are no such words, that could describe the feeling, the views, the smell and of course the beauty of this island(s). Firstly, Santorini is the name of several islands in the Aegean Sea, 200 km from Greece (mainland).

  • Blue Ridge Mountains

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places
    Blue Ridge Mountains

    Right before school had resumed, my father and I took a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We went hiking every day in the mountains. These pictures are from when we reached the summit of Sugar Mountain. It was a gorgeous day as we ate wild blueberries and braced ourselves from the fierce winds against the sharp boulders.

  • Philippine Street Food

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Philippine Street Food

    Whether you're looking for cheap food, a culinary adventure or anything else in between look no further than your street corner! So are you hungry of thirsty? Want a snack or a full meal? Craving for something sweet or something tangy? Whatever it is you're looking for culinary wise, you could always get with Philippine street food.