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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.

  • Azores

    written by bergantim on 2008-04-27 #places

    Azores - so, this is heaven. In any map, you can see some needles heads lost in the Atlantic Ocean over the central rift. People used to say that Azores are the tops of some of the tallest mountains on the planet and what remains from Atlantica.

  • Tamraght

    2008-04-27 #places

    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.

  • Skate Park Piazza Zara

    written by champi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Skate Park Piazza Zara

    In Turin we have something like 4 or 5 skate parks, but all of them are really small and looking quite the same (I can't wait to go shoot and ride the brand new concrete bowl they have just built in the North of the city)... Not much stuff to ride on and not a great background, nevertheless they can be quite a cool spot to shoot skate or bmx riding, even more when the kids of the neighborhood organize a funny little Saturday contest with all the local buddies riding and chilling around!

  • Porto

    written by dudizm on 2008-04-27 #places

    Take the road which goes northwards along the West coast of Corsica and after passing the Calanches of Piana you arrive in Porto. Administratively, Porto is a simple hamlet which depends on the village of Ota, situated higher in the mountain. Nevertheless, if Ota is unknown, Porto, on the other hand, and its exceptional site transformed this small village into a highly visited place. Besides a factory of 'Nacre' jewelery, the small town offers numerous expeditions of diving and its colossal (very windy) beach of black pebbles offers an open view to the tower of Porto. It was probably built in the second half of the 16th century, before the appearance of the round Genoese towers. The tower of Porto is one of the only square fortifications built on the coast, the place of departure for the visit of the nature reserve of Scandola.

  • Silvretta-Bielerhoehe track

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 #places
    Silvretta-Bielerhoehe track

    Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse-Bielerhoehe. The Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse is one of the most favored and beautiful mountain roads of the Austrian Alps. It connects the Montafon in Vorarlberg with the Paznauntal in Tyrol. The highest pint is Bielerhoehe in 2030 m sea level. There you can find lots of possibilities to spend your time. The simplest one is to sit down in the restaurant Silvrettasee with its amazing view over the Silvretta Lake. A very special one is to make a boat tour on the Silvretta Lake with the motorboat. It is Europe's one and only motorboat traffic in over 2000m sea level.

  • The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Monastery

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Monastery

    Yes, of course - you will be asking why the hell did I shoot those nice flowers instead of the Church and monastery... You would be right, but I will tell you something, that will be useful if you will go there. Do not go there late in the evenings, cause the monks close the doors of the monastery, so you have to go round it and take the pictures only of the buildings. But, that's not bad, as I did find one of the back doors open, and while nobody did see me, I did one last shot for my film (damn, I could have taken more films...). So you can check the inside of it.

  • Flying boat

    written by dudizm on 2008-04-27 #places
    Flying boat

    Starting from the Eiffel tower, The Pont Neuf, Notre Dame or Le Louvre, day and night you can have a one hour trip to see Paris from a original point of view. The 'Bateau mouche' (fly boat), is a boat with large windows and big terrace on top of it. You can walk on the sides of the ship to shoot great pictures. A voice is telling you the stories of the monuments in 13 languages, sometimes with music. Some boats have a night restaurant and allow you a romantic longer journey. Also, the river 'La Seine' cross Paris by the middle and has many beautiful bridges. If you go to Paris don't miss this experience, your Lomo cameras will love it! 11 Euros for adults and 6 euros for the children.

  • Semana Santa sa Pampanga

    2008-04-27 #places
    Semana Santa sa Pampanga

    As a young "kapampangan" (the term used for people residing in Pampanga), I take pride in the richness of our culture and heritage.

  • Handicraft Ceramic Atelier

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Handicraft Ceramic Atelier

    In a place where culture, history, fire and tradition are moulding unique pieces made of clay and cooked in giant oven, you'll be able to be in touch with the rich Brazilian past. The ceramics handcraftsmanship is alive inside theses houses, old red brick ovens and mountains. A beautiful place surrounded by mountains (Serra do Mar, Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra da Quebra-Cangalha). The city starts where once was an old King's warehouse, in the middle of the Estrada Real (the road where gold was transported to the Port, in Paraty-RJ).

  • Moviepark

    written by camerao on 2008-04-27 #places

    Holga, Diana, SX 70 and Horizon entering Hollywood. If you want to make pics like in the glorious old times of Hollywood-Movies... you could do it without spending a lot of time and money. In Warner Brothers Movie parks you'll find back stages, facades and streets where you could imagine that gangsters, Bonny&Clyde or John Wayne have passed. And if you don't go there on holidays or on Sunday, take your time, until people have left the place you want to make your pic - you can make photos like in the 60s or 70s there. And if you take a portrait-film, and the good old SX 70 for your Polaroid-camera, you'll get the sweet colors which fit perfectly to your motives.

  • Victorian Era Buildings

    written by trabantdeluxe on 2008-04-27 #places
    Victorian Era Buildings

    Troy, New York is 15 minutes north of Albany, the capital of New York State. During the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, Troy was one of the most prosperous cities in the United States due mainly to the iron works and textile factories that lined the riverfront.

  • Skogskyrkogården: The Woodland Cemetery

    written by minicooper on 2008-04-27 #places
    Skogskyrkogården: The Woodland Cemetery

    Two young architects: Erik Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz converted in 1917 a forest on the outskirts of Stockholm in a place really sacred. You don't need to be a believer. You just have to walk around the cemetery to feel the magic of the place.

  • Birmingham Airport

    written by jamesfrew6 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Birmingham Airport

    Birmingham airport or any airport for that matter is a great place for

  • Aran Islands

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Aran Islands

    A fortune teller in India read my hand recently and told me that I am loving nature. I thought this is quite rhetorical, because I don't know anyone, who doesn't love nature?!? And I am not very fond of going out into the nature, but there are a few places that just impress you to the bone. One of those places are the Aran Islands west of the grand mother island Ireland. It is one of the remains of Gaelic culture and the Celts.

  • El Sub

    written by marcela_cuartas on 2008-04-27 #places
    El Sub

    El Sub is a kind of art gallery at the core of Cali, (my dear beloved hometown). In fact El Sub is a collective of young designers who has created this place as a showcase of their own work and of the other ones who want to join them or just share the same passion. You can find amongst this group graffiti artist, fashion designers, illustrators and many more manifestations of the artistic underground scene from Cali.

  • Bolinao

    2008-04-27 #places

    Bolinao is on the north eastern portion of the Philippines' biggest island Luzon. A 6 hour bus ride takes one to this beach paradise which thank goodness has not yet been fully discovered by humanity though it seems to be on the verge. I love that it has generally remained quiet and clean. Hopefully it will never be turned into a beach that is invaded by commercialization.

  • Medieval village of Sainte Agnes

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Medieval village of Sainte Agnes

    This little village is a rare photographic, historic and romantic spot on the Cote d'Azur. Sainte Agnes has the official title of the "highest coastal village of Europe"!! Indeed, it's only 3 km far from the sea and 800m high, so you got a great point of view about the whole coast of Menton (also very nice little old town...) and the beginning of Italy, and the pre-alps mountains (Mercantour parc, great place too...) behind you. An old castle (mostly in ruins) is on the top of the mountain and was built at the beginning of the 14th century with the village just below. It was a main place to control the coast and to see quickly the enemies approaching from all around. Between 1932 and 1938 a military base of the "ligne Maginot" was built inside the mountain (it was part of the defensive line between France and Germany and Italy) with big artillery towards the sea and Italy!! Nowadays it's empty and you can visit it without problems, very interesting :)

  • Around Torrey

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Around Torrey

    Check out the URL here because it describes the town far better than I ever could. I drove down to Torrey from Salt Lake City, Apx. 3 1/2 hours and stopped to get these landscape photos on the way. My sister got married in Torrey and I essentially drove down that day and back that night. Torrey is gorgeous as is the drive down there. Not a whole lot of towns and action on the way, but the vast landscapes make the drive worth while. Once in Torrey there is plenty to do from scenic drives, world class fly-fishing, a few

  • Phnom Penh

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-04-27 #places
    Phnom Penh

    I was fascinated by this city with temples and houses in Indochina style. It's a little pearl in Southeast Asia and its tragic recent past seems to undermine, but not destroy its beauty and life. You can be attacked by tuk tuk drivers and people but you can also see young Buddhist monk with in their orange, yellow and brown color clothing walking in silence. I believe it was the hottest time of the year, and walking around, even for just 5 mins, in 40C heat is a tough task! Even though parts of the city were messy a lot of it was beautiful, including areas by the lake and by the river. The people were great too!

  • Tube - London Underground

    written by gyllzd on 2008-04-27 #places
    Tube - London Underground

    The tube is one of the best ways to travel around London. Although you don't get to see the landmarks you pass by like you do on the bus, the tube has a beauty all of its own. And the tube map alone is a landmark in its own right, so the underground is as much a must see as anything else in London. And there's so much to see and shoot as you travel around. The recently refurbished Jubilee Line is probably my favourite: standing on the long escalators taking you down through enormous steel tubes, it feels like you're in a seventies sci-fi movie. But the older lines are great too. Some look like they haven't changed since the Victorian times (and some almost certainly haven't). Any time of day is great: pictures of grumpy commuters packed like sardines into a train carriage at rush hour are always funny, but late at night when it's almost deserted, the lighting gives the whole place a creepy, dead atmosphere that's great for lonely portraits. The one downside is the extortionate cost of tube travel (a single journey is nearly a fiver nowadays!), but if you get yourself an Oyster card it's a lot less, and you get the added bonus of looking super cool swiping your wallet to get in rather than faffing about with tickets. It's the easiest mode of transport to find (walk in a straight line anywhere in London and you'll stumble across a tube station sooner or later) and the easiest to navigate your way around. It's the only way to travel.

  • World Light Expo 2007

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    World Light Expo 2007

    At the corner of the barren highway that is Coastal Road you would see some odd looking shapes peeking over the hastily constructed fences. But by the night fall these shapes come to life in a spectacular display of lomographic glory. Lights of different hues light up Chinese structures made from everyday trinkets like plates, spoons, cd's, what ever you have. Just don't forget to bring films at least at ISO 400. Or a gigantic flash. If it gets too hot, you can also visit the ice light show, where it is minus 18 degrees. Just don't bring your gear inside.

  • Siam Center

    written by ng1336 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Siam Center

    For the urban cool trendy forward thinking followers, a visit to Siam

  • Pedra do Baú - Chest Rock

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pedra do Baú - Chest Rock

    "Above the clouds I see my shadow fly"... with this song inside my head, and wind on my face, climbing the Pedra do Baú is easy as the breeze. Leave all these bricks and walls behind you in the city and come here, at Vale do Paraíba almost the highest point of Brazil and feel the freedom, the pure air and a sort of nirvana state. People go up theses iron stairs fixed on the stone, step by step, to see the nature's beauty above an altitude of 1.700 meters, where you can see the entire valley between Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira. The big granite rock known as Pedra do Baú was a real challenge for those in search for some hardcore climbing "without stairs" (only professional people allowed, ok?!) or for normal people like you and me, who only want good moments in nature (use those stairs, of course). But be prepared to walk a lot: hiking one or two hours into the forest before you get the iron stairway to heaven. But the view…oh the view. That's magnificent view the only thing that really matters here. Don't miss this place.

  • The Grand Place

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Grand Place

    Belgium is a tiny country with Brussels as its capital. I find that many people bypass it on their fact a lot of people don't even know where on the map it is! Sad! I'm sure the only thing they can relate to it is probably the actor Van Damme or Brussels sprouts.

  • Wallern im Burgenland

    2008-04-27 #places
    Wallern im Burgenland

    My five brothers and I have grown up in Wallern im Burgenland. My youngest brother and my parents live still there and I spend often my holidays there. Wallern im Burgenland lie in protected area near the lake Neusiedler See. The market municipality of Wallern im Burgenland lies in the Hansag, between Tadtenand Pamhagen.

  • Museum Ludwig

    written by katykate on 2008-04-27 #places
    Museum Ludwig

    I have been living and working in Cologne the past three months. During that time I walked around to discover the city, but the place I fell in love with first became my favorite spot of all. Therefore I recommend to every Cologne-visitor who loves modern and contemporary art: The Museum Ludwig is a must-see!

  • Honeymoon Bay

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Honeymoon Bay

    Mounting the waves becomes more challenging and exciting as the cold winter months creep in. All around Taiwan, swells from September to October are 3-5 feet (one to nearly two meters). The largest waves, 5-6 feet (two meters), are found from November to February. So seriously, if you want to catch the best waves, it's time to boogie.

  • Gallocanta Lagoon

    written by jelga on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gallocanta Lagoon

    If you like birds and amazing empty landscapes, then you really have to go to Gallocanta, one of the most important marshlands in the world and meeting point of many bird species, both steppary and migrating. It is recommended to visit the lagoon at the end of October-beginning of November, high point of the migrating season.

  • 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.