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  • Island Life - the Isle of Wight

    written by janette on 2008-04-27 #places
    Island Life - the Isle of Wight

    Oh Wow! Island Theme - this is just perfect for me, because I LOVE Islands! I live on an island and all the best holidays I've ever had have been on Islands.

  • Baby-Plage

    written by libellule on 2008-04-27 #places
    Baby-Plage

    Baby-plage in les Eaux-Vives, Geneva, is a very nice spot to enjoy the sun in summer. But if you want to stay in a peaceful and more airy place instead of the small crowded beach, go a little further on the left where all the boats are parked, and climb on the flat rocks. From there you only hear the sound of the wind on the boats, and the ducks and swans on the water, and you smile looking at the huge crowd of sheeps stacked on the other side of the lake. One of the best spots to spend a sunny afternoon and get some tan in Geneva right in the middle of the city!

  • Street Musician Day

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Street Musician Day

    Music... it's all about some kind of sound which makes us happy, groovy or even moving and spinning, right? But what about the real music, the acoustic part of it? I find myself going crazy when I find the acoustic versions of my favorite POP, ROCK or even HOUSE songs. That is why I was the first to join Vilnius, Lithuanian capital, where there was the STREET MUSICIAN DAY festival. You will not hear the good known names of participants, as there were only some of them that day on the streets. Whatever, streets were filled up with people with guitars, drums and so on.

  • Praia Grande

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Praia Grande

    Praia Grande is one of the most popular Sao Paulo's beaches on the northern coast of Brazil. When you are in Ubatuba and looking for some crazy action, Praia Grande is the place for you. Waves, music, people, beer and Sun on almost 2 km long sandy beach by the South Atlantic Ocean.

  • Langkawi Island & Westin Resort Hotel

    written by weechonghooi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Langkawi Island & Westin Resort Hotel

    If you are to have a totally relaxing summer holiday, Langkawi Island is your choice. There're so many beautiful beaches on this island where you can't resist stopping by and giving a good Lomo shot. And if you are to wish to soak under the sun in Langkawi Island, or to get your body tanned while facing the pretty sea view.

  • Museum of Rare Stones

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Museum of Rare Stones

    Stones are cold and often not so interesting, but one man, named Vaclovas Intas, did get the feeling, that stones have a lot more to tell us than our drunk partners in local pubs on Friday nights. That's why he did collect stones from all over the world into one place in Lithuania's north side, the town, called Mosedis.

  • Ilustrado Restaurant

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places
    Ilustrado Restaurant

    This place is a nice restaurant with tasteful recipes for everyone. It has a nice ambiance and an elegant colour theme of black, red and white. Lots of mirrors make it good for mirror shots for your OSCM. The cosy and laid back atmosphere makes it a good place to relax while enjoying your tasteful retreat! Yummy Filipino dishes are served with some non traditional twists.

  • Liège

    written by lomokim on 2008-04-27 #places
    Liège

    My name is Kim and I've been living in Liège for a long time now. I don't want to worry about how many people are living in Liège or how many square meters Liège is. Liège is a nice city in Belgium and is a part of the Wallonia region (there is also a Flemish region and a German one! wonderful for one of the 3 smallest countries of the whole Universe!). Despite of the fact that it is a small city in a small country, Liège is always moving very fast! We love evolution, art and culture. I have several places where I love to go.

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  • Cathedral Notre Dame

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cathedral Notre Dame

    The cathedral of "Notre Dame" of Paris, in the real historical center of the city (Island of the city, on the Seine) is a world-known monument and for sure one of the most visited places by the tourists in Paris. Always a very crowded place and typical "postcard" of your stay in Paris... But to say truly, the religious gothic style of this building is really worth the visit, it's a beautiful cathedral.

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  • Skyline of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

    written by jeepeng on 2008-04-27 #places
    Skyline of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

    Want to be the King of the World? Forget about Titanic!!! What you need to do is take a 5 minute Peak Tram funicular railway from Central District of Hong Kong, go to The Peak Tower of Victoria Peak where you can see the greatest view of one of the best skylines in the world!

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  • Las Vegas

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Las Vegas

    Ever been to Vegas? This Gods forsaken oasis in the middle of the desert? You have to see it! It's like Disneyland on Mars. And I mean it not only literally! If you fly in you see nothing but red sand for a long time, but suddenly lights blink and the desert is illuminated. Have you seen "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"? Well, it's like it. When you arrive in the airport slot-machines already wait for you. If you are in the city there is no way around the roulette-table. What should you do anyway.

  • Fun-o-rama

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fun-o-rama

    Fun-o-rama is like this old azz arcade place right on the Short Sands beach, it is up in Southern Maine, USA. This beach town originally became a vacation spot for the rich and famous or at least upper class during the gilded age, Mark Twain stayed a long weekend once, anyways there are all these old type buildings that used to be grand hotels surrounding Fun-o-rama but this building is just a kid. After World War II Americans started to have the money for vacation, like regular working class Americans... my grandpa went for the first time to Fun-O-rama in 1948, the building was new, Skee-ball was a penny and the whole vacation costed him 65 dollars for the week. The rich left when the regular working man came and so now it s a very wacky mix.

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  • Round square in Rennes

    written by louison on 2008-04-27 #places
    Round square in Rennes

    La Place de la Mairie à Rennes is a big circular square in the center of Rennes. You can see on it the town hall and in front of it the opera. Sometimes when you spend your week-end walking across Rennes, you can see on the square a bride with an ugly dress waiting her future husband at the door of the town hall... or some mad people who're singing louder than he could on the scales of the opera... or a mini-manifestation of students who claim the right to have party every Thursday night in Rennes. But someday like this day you can see a great exhibition of photography of Salgado and if you're hungry, don't worry the Quick® (a cheaper kind of Mc Donald's!!) is not so far...

  • Slussen in Sodermalm

    written by jazzgohan on 2008-04-27 #places
    Slussen in Sodermalm

    Slussen is a metro station and the north area of Sodermalm. Slussen offers you inspiring photo spots, nice galleries, creative shops and cosy places for food and drinks. When you get out from T-Bana (metro), First Use the Gondolen lift to discover a wonderful view over Stockholm, I think I have been there 4 times just for the pleasure to double and double again, enter Gondolen what is a panoramic bar restaurant and get a coffee in a very diplomatic and intellectual atmosphere!!! From the bar, you can see ferries and boats on departures to the archipelago islands and further to Finland, road - bridges to centre Stockholm but no high buildings the horizon is not broken by any bigger architecture, Stockholm is a good compromise between old and new, respectful, careful and useful spaces architecture.

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  • Kazakh Steppe

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kazakh Steppe

    The largest country of Central Asia is Kasakhstan. But that doesn't mean that it is densely populated. The opposite is the case. The former Soviet Republic is rich of oil-resources but otherwise the nature is very poor. The harsh and high temperatures make it a not very fruitful soil. But besides the steppe of wild grass the soviet leadership tried to implement monocultures such as wheat or cotton in a very big style. So eventually the people, who formerly lived as nomads and had huge herds of sheep and cattle, became a nation of peasants and filled the largest chamber of wheat in the union.

  • The Palace of Culture and Science

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Palace of Culture and Science

    While visiting Warsaw for my first time (I had been here maybe 40 times, but always just passing by, as Poland is the road from Lithuania to the Western Europe), I could have not unnoticed the super huge building... After some chatting with my polish friends, I got some information about this building. Well, this is the Dom or Palac Kultury y Nauky, which stands for "The Palace of Culture and Science". It was the tallest building in the whole Poland, but as my friends told me, there is another new building already taller than our subject of this topic. OK, so here we start - outside the building you can find an interesting sun-clock: you just stand on some place on the ground, and your shadow shows the time (it did not show the exact time, but maybe my friends just did not read the manual, how to use it).

  • Jema-el-Fna

    written by libellule on 2008-04-27 #places
    Jema-el-Fna

    The Jema-el-Fna place in the heart of Marrakech is certainly one of the most exotic change of scene I've never felt. It's a chock. You can't be indifferent to this spectacle. It's a symphony of sounds: the local musicians, the snake chambers, the orange juice sellers, the huge crowd moving constantly... The smells of the grilled meat, the constant smoke, the entrance of the medina and the souk behind, all these elements constitute the strongest atmosphere ever. Sit on one of these panoramic touristic terraces and let you invade by this extraordinary mood, let your senses absorb the local air and enjoy.

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  • Massena

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

    The area of Massena is the main center of new Nice. The new parts of the city, which developed in the beginning of the 20th century started from there, just next to the old historical city, both were separated only by the river called Paillon.

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  • Park Lagrange

    written by libellule on 2008-04-27 #places
    Park Lagrange

    The Park Lagrange in Geneva is THE SPOT to see the best free concerts in summer! Amazing beautiful huge park in les Eaux-Vives, with a gorgeous view on the lake; with the most beautiful rose garden in the city, and great place just to lay down and chill in the grass during the day. In July and August, around 7 p.m., people start to walk to the "Ella Fitzgerald" scene. At this time it's too early to hear or see anything, but people come here to make a big picnic in the grass and everyone has his favorite spot to find the members of their tribe. At 8:30 p.m. the music starts. Always great musicians, very good sound, I've never been disappointed. On Wednesdays and Fridays, two months a year.

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  • Galerija Tornis

    written by puly on 2008-04-27 #places
    Galerija Tornis

    I and my friends found this horse accidentally. We were visiting the old town streets of Riga when suddenly we saw a wooden horse. It belongs to Galerija Tonris shop owners and they don't mind if you want to ride on the back of the horse. Inside the shop you can find and buy ancient Baltic and Scandinavian jewelry reproductions and original designs, amber (Baltic States gold), textile, hand-crafted metal-work, pottery, kitchen utensils made of juniper and CDs of Latvian music.

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

    written by minicooper on 2008-04-27 #places
    Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

    The fish out of the sea. As you reach the Bilbao Guggenheim, your heart goes faster and you get a shiver down your spine. You are just in front of the biggest fish out of the sea! The building was finished 10 years ago, designed by Frank O. Gehry. People from Bilbao, at first, felt strange with its presence, but easily get used to it.

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  • Mount Pinatubo

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

    The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo is known as the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century. The explosion came after almost 500 years of slumber and dumped billions of tones of volcanic debris that buried entire farm communities, killed hundreds of people, and changed the world's climate.

  • Barcelona Vacation

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Barcelona Vacation

    Barcelona really has a special place in my heart. The architecture of

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  • St. Kilda Beach

    written by ng1336 on 2008-04-27 #places
    St. Kilda Beach

    Look, who doesn't like the sun the beaches and the sand? Maybe the white loving look freaks like most of the East-Asians will definitely melt under the sun. LOL!

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  • Trail Dust Town

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Trail Dust Town

    Here are few photos from Trail Dust Town in Tucson Arizona. A cheesy little relic of the old west. Of course they have a little troth for gold panning, an old photo studio (the kind where you dress up and hold fake guns and they print them sepia toned), gift shops, a live stunt show, and an arcade. As fun as this all is, a majority of the time I was pointing my Lubitel around with a bit of 70mm magic inside. You be the judge of the results. Take the afternoon, evening or what ever and have a hootin and hollerin good time. They have two restaurants there that aren't bad and plenty to see and do. I wouldn't plan on a full day as it's pretty small and there is a lot of other things to see and do in Tucson.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Royal Selangor Yacht Club

    written by iamwen on 2008-04-27 #places
    Royal Selangor Yacht Club

    I've been to the Royal Selangor Yacht Club for my friend's birthday party. The party started at 7.30 p.m., I reached there earlier with my Color splash and prepared to shoot some nice picture of the scenery at the yacht club. I reached there around 6.30 and the sky seemed a bit dark. This is why I got my picture mostly underexposed.

  • False Creek Ferries

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places
    False Creek Ferries

    I love the ferries that operate on False Creek in the heart of Vancouver. Looking down on False Creek from one of the 3 bridges that connect Downtown Vancouver to Vancouver West they dart about the inlet like water boatmen skating on a pond. False Creek not only attracts the tourists and day-trippers that come to town for an amusing diversion on the water but it also is much loved by the local residents of this fabulous and unique city. False Creek is surrounded by some of the city's most enticing attractions.

  • Luneta Park

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Luneta Park

    Unfairly labelled as a make out haven for lovers, Luneta is one of the most important places in Philippine history. One can't help but feel a sense of nationalism as you step into the park. The Rizal Monument signifies the exact location where the national hero was shot on the road to the country's independence. On a more positive note, it is a photographic haven with its harmonious mix of playgrounds, orchidariums and picnic areas. Wait for dusk and see the most magnificent sunset you'll see by the bay. All you need to do is to ride a Jeepney or a bus going to Quiapo and go down there itself.