More Recent Articles

  • Fuendetodos

    written by jelga on 2008-04-27 #places

    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.

  • Seoul in Night

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Seoul in Night

    Seoul is maybe not such a giant city as Tokyo or Shanghai, but it is still an Asian metropolis of its own kind. This is best seen, when walking through the streets at night. It makes bling-bling and flashes everywhere, even in the remotest of the areas.

  • Mingė village

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mingė village

    Ok, this story is very funny. First of all, I am going to talk about a little village in south western part of Lithuania, near the Minija river, which flows through the Klaipeda town (third town in Lithuania, near the Baltic Sea). The village is really small, there are about 30 houses and the same amount of native families, living there... so where is the whole fun? First of all, there are no streets in this village.

  • 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.

  • Island of If

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Island of If

    One of the best known islands in the whole world - the island of If. I could not find the story about the island, why is it called like that - If. But one thing I know for sure is that this island is famous because of the Count of Monte Cristo. As you can remember the story of Alexandre Dumas, this Count was jailed there and the whole story is about how he tries to escape from this small island, where only the building of jail is located. I do not remember the exact amount of time, but I guess that he escaped only after several years (maybe 7 or 13) by digging the whole in the wall with the spoon.

  • Nou Camp Stadium

    written by gregmarshall on 2008-04-27 #places
    Nou Camp Stadium

    In the summer of 2005 we all went to the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona for a visit. It was truly impressive - it felt quite a small ground, due to the way it is constructed, but the capacity is huge - 112,000. Unfortunately we arrived 2 days after the last game of the season, so we couldn't see Barcelona play.

  • Södermalm

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places

    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.

  • Trains - “Die Bahn”

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Trains - “Die Bahn”

    What do we do when we have to get from point A to point B? We choose the vehicle... Options are endless, but we all know, that planes are fast, but expensive, and on the other hand - cars are cheap, but slow... What to do? Choose trains!!! There is a huge railway web all around Europe, and lots of companies offer different "good deals" for traveling at the very low cost. My favorite is the German Railway, or "Die Bahn" as it is called in German.

  • Dangerous Quicksands in Arnside

    written by grimbyname on 2008-04-27 #places
    Dangerous Quicksands in Arnside

    Arnside is a village on the River Kent estuary at the upstream end of Morecambe Bay. The bay is an expanse of dangerous shifting quick-sands filled twice daily by a rapidly moving tidal bore. It's a dangerous place for the unwary and does occasionally claim lives, none so tragic as the internationally reported loss of 23 Chinese cockle pickers in 2004 "":

  • Warsaw and Krakow

    2008-04-27 #places
    Warsaw and Krakow

    I had a lot of fun visiting Poland. I traveled through many small towns and a few big cities. I loved Krakow so very much because it was one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. Warsaw was much more modern looking, and its Soviet styled buildings imparted a taste of sadness to its atmosphere. I wandered down the streets of Krakow day and night. There was always something to do and so many friendly people to talk to. I enjoyed walking along the Vistula River at night in Krakow and Warsaw. I would eat at fine restaurants with my friends and drink carbonated mineral water and delectable beers. The food was delicious and incredibly affordable. I saw vast treasures owned by the Catholic Church in places of pilgrimage. I hope to go back to Poland one day.

  • 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.

  • Fashion By

    written by zorgzorg on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fashion By

    I found a cool place and I made pics there! This place is called "Fashion by", it is in Warsaw, Bracka Street 20. Cool place for all Lomographers. Loads of things are happening there, lots of exhibitions and other events. The name can bring us to the conclusion that this has something to do with fashion.

  • Kaliningrad

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places

    Have you been in Russia? If yes (the main part of it with St. Peter or Moscow), then try Kaliningrad Oblast, or Kaliningrad Area and especially the main town itself. It is situated near the Poland and Lithuania and still has got a pure sense of USSR. Imagine that there are still numbers on the shops, like magazine No.34 in one village and magazine No.35 in the next village just 3 kilometers away.

  • Walk around Hong Kong

    written by cyanwater on 2008-04-27 #places
    Walk around Hong Kong

    It's my first trip ever to Hong Kong! It was supposed to be sunny, hotter than Singapore I heard. But it was pouring throughout my 5 days stay. What's more, Cyclone No.8 was hoisted on the first day! All the shops were closed in the middle of the day and we were advised to stay indoors! It was really an experience of a lifetime. No sightseeing as the weather was a spoilsport. Nonetheless, I still managed to capture some pictures of the busy city amidst the rain for the next few days.

  • Downtown Area

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Downtown Area

    I visited my sister out in Washington DC for a week a while back and grew weary of the mall and all of the tourism that I'd been dealing with for the first few days. I decided to take my camera out for a stroll threw the city. No cabs, trains, metros, just feet.

  • Chinatown Kristintachibana

    written by kristintachibana on 2008-04-27 #places
    Chinatown Kristintachibana

    A small Chinatown in comparison to the other big cities in the nation, our little Chinatown in Honolulu is packed with shops, eateries, bars and other businesses (even the late night prostitute and/or ice addict...I'm sure those in Chinatown and the city of Honolulu will love the picture I just painted - but it is the truth)...I prefer to walk around during the day to capture the essence of the culture there.

  • 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.

  • Pushkar

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places

    Pushkar or "how Shiva became our family-priest", this could be the proper description for this story. Karma, our driver, warned us about this sacred place. There is a holy lake in the centre and basically the city was built around it.

  • Science Museum

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Science Museum

    The science museum in London is a great place because it's very interesting about many different things and because you can take pictures of almost everything you see! :) It's a way of learning many new things about science and what I prefer is the big room of planes, cars and space! Another very interesting part is about optics and history of photography and so many other different subjects.

  • Haunted Love Hotel

    written by slushy on 2008-04-27 #places
    Haunted Love Hotel

    Nestled in the drinking districts or on the outskirts of every city in Japan are the greatest hotels on Earth - Love Hotels. Cheaper than a business hotel and equipped with such amenities as karaoke machines, Play Station, disco balls, slot machines, sex toy vending machines (and one hotel in Nagano has a bed that will glide 15 feet back and forth across the mirrored room) they are a great places to spend an afternoon or a night.

  • Tractors

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places

    Alright, let's start! You fancy those sporty cars like Ferrari or Lamborghini? Forget them... You like retro style Jaguars or even Mustangs? Forget them too... Because now we are going to get where it all started - to our motherland NATURE! Yes, it's right, Nature is our second mother, so the best way to find the link with it is in the traditional exhibition of Agriculture and Forestry "What You Sow... 200X" (X depends on the year of the exhibition).

  • 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.

  • Lanzarote

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 #places

    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.

  • 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.

  • Corregidor

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places

    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.

  • Nan-chuo Old Street

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • Mogwai

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places

    Nestled at the center of Marikina Shoe Expo or what is more affectionately called "Cubao X", is Mogwai, a bar owned by one of the most acclaimed directors in Philippine cinema, Erik Matti. It is the ideal place to chill out or for a nightcap, with beers pegged at a dollar each. You can get dessert with their specialty the choco lava cake where you can see the sweet filling oozing before your eyes.

  • 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.