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  • Callot frescos

    written by milkie on 2008-04-27 #places
    Callot frescos

    When Remy Callot died in 2001, his house was intended for destruction to build a traffic circle. But Remy Callot had spent his retirement to decorate his garden's walls with mosaic. So, in 2006, "the house of the fool" as it was called, was finally destroyed but walls were preserved and now, instead of a roundabout, it is question to build a museum of Art Brut. I truly hope it will!

  • Hong Kong on Fuji Velvia

    written by ghostkamera on 2008-04-27 #places
    Hong Kong on Fuji Velvia

    The day before yesterday I had lunch in Tsim Sha Tsui, wonderful lamb curry, chicken karahi and chappatis, then (energy boosted) walked to the star ferry, sat on the waves, took a rusty old tram to western market, stood and walked admiring Sheung Wan and all the small alleys with dried fish stalls, barbers, fruit and vegetables, meat laid out in fresh reds, spices and nuts in huge baskets... and I emptied my roll of film, loaded another, walked high up to the mid levels, then down through Soho...sat for an hour at pacific coffee drinking a reasonable latte and reading my Elliott Smith book.

  • 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".

  • La plaza de Caicedo

    written by marcela_cuartas on 2008-04-27 #places
    La plaza de Caicedo

    This place has been very important along the Cali's timeline; full of history, bloody baths, treats of peace, new born laws and others nostalgic details.

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  • Japaratinga Beach

    written by satie on 2008-04-27 #places
    Japaratinga Beach

    Japaratinga is one of the most beautiful beaches on the northeast coast of Brazil. If you want to spend some time with friends in peace, this is the place. Streams, reefs, really white sand and an amazing sea just waiting for you to take your Lomo pics. It's almost a wild beach, so it will be only you and your friends and lots of coconuts. Enjoy!s

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  • City Festival

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    City Festival

    In July, every year, São José dos Campos has a great outdoor festival for celebrating the city's birthday. This great festivity takes place in the best park of the city: Roberto Burle Marx Park. With lots of people coming from every corner of São José dos Campos, the big park becomes crowded from the morning till the end of afternoon on the weekend. People come because of big concerts and the amazing threes that surround the entire park.

  • Vacation in Berlin

    written by agrimony on 2008-04-27 #places
    Vacation in Berlin

    If you live in a little village like me where nothing happens at all vacation means travelling to a big city like Berlin where you can feel life pulsating! It's a really great city with lots of different faces and places, and the people I met were very friendly and open-minded.

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market

    written by syahrulfikri on 2008-04-27 #places
    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    Though there are many markets throughout Bangkok, Chatuchak Weekend Market is still pretty much the undisputed king of them all. Chatuchak is pronounced as Jatujak and simply known by the local people as JJ. This weekend market is a-must-place to visit (or to shop) if you visiting Bangkok simply because it is the biggest open air market in the world. It covers over 35 acres and contains more than 10,000 stalls selling practically everything under the sun. Such as the smallest nails, to foods, trendy fashions, antiques intricate wooden carvings, masks from far-off lands, adorable fluffy dogs, colorful fish of every hue and singing birds. Once inside the market, you will be catch up in a world of bursting crowds and stalls stretching as far as the eyes can see.

  • Vatican Museums

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Vatican Museums

    I've never been a huge fan of museums because frankly while traveling, I'd rather see the beautiful cityscape and enjoy mingling with the locals while sampling the country's speciality dishes however the Vatican museums are definitely an exception.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fully Booked

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fully Booked

    Sporting five levels of bibliophile friendly fare, Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street is every book lover's heaven. Each turn of the page transports you to another realm of fun and excitement. Books of every genre and every generation are scattered for your reading pleasure. Touch up on some techniques with photography books available; though don't let the rules cramp your lomographic style. Just to cater to everyone, a respectable selection of LPs, CDs and DVDs are also available. With all these choices, there is no reason to go Fully Booked.

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  • Alor Setar

    written by reinertlee on 2008-04-27 #places
    Alor Setar

    Alor Setar, the place surrounded by huge rice fields. Travelling by car from Kuala Lumpur (Capital of Malaysia) will take you about 5 hours instead of 12 hours with a journey by train. But as a Lomographer, I prefer using train. Don't you? I went there once really early in the morning, just after the sunrise. You will see designed lamp posts along the street. These design represent the flag & history of Alor Setar. The air was so fresh, the sky was so gorgeous and the sun was so hot! I took my brunch at an old, clean and cheap "kopitiam" (coffee shop in Chinese). The food is just delicious. Don't forget to eat and shoot there! The ambience is just good for shooting. Few miles away, you will see some historical buildings. Muslim is the main religion in our country. Of course, mosque is the place for muslims to pray everyday. From city to town, from town to village. Here we go, the rice fields. I love huge, spacious and green scenery, because I cannot see this in my city anymore. My camera just couldn't stop shooting. Not many cars, little noise, just only green and blue colours in my sight. The "kampung" (village in Malaysian) is just in peace every day. Local people used to call the hill near their houses as The Elephant Hill. It just looks like a giant elephant lying on the ground. According to the local history, that hill was in the past a living-place for elephants. The Elephant Hill really looks good and is well-known. Besides just "green and blue", you can also find combination of "blue & blue" which means "sea & sky".

  • Downtown Chicago

    written by ibiza_hippie on 2008-04-27 #places
    Downtown Chicago

    I had never stepped foot in Chicago until June 2006. I lived and worked there for four months. It was love at first sight. From the moment I stepped off the plane the people, the architecture, the lake, the views, the history enchanted me. It was pure unadulterated magic. I lived in Wrigleyville but a girl needs her space from time to time and the best place for me to be alone was the busiest place in Chicago: Downtown. Bustling streets filled with people and noise was the perfect place for me to lose myself.

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  • Tower of London

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Tower of London

    The Tower of London is a great place, because it's full of history and it's a great place to take pictures. You have a castle and different sections to visit, from medieval arms to the jewels of the crown, and many other things. In the main building you can take pictures, even if there is not so much light... Outside, you got the guards of the Tower with their old- fashioned uniforms.

  • 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 "http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4238209.stm":http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4238209.stm

  • 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.

  • World Cyber Games

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    World Cyber Games

    Gaming is such an interesting and modern field. There will be much to come and the worldwide network is already astonishing. In most of the industrial Asian countries eSport is an official Sport with stadiums solely for witnessing competitive gaming and there are people who earn a fortune playing in a league and doing promotion for sponsors.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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

  • Kaunas Days Festival

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kaunas Days Festival

    Kaunas - is the second largest city in Lithuania, which was even the capital of Lithuania lots of years ago. Today this is a city, known for its basketball club "Žalgiris", basketball player Arvydas Sabonis and so on. So it is so natural, that the city with such history has got its own festival, which is called the "Kaunas' Days" festival (sometimes it is called only the "Day", not "Days").

  • Saen Saeb Canal

    written by syahrulfikri on 2008-04-27 #places
    Saen Saeb Canal

    The Saen Saeb Canal was built by the order of King Rama III during the conflict between Annam about Cambodia to establish a water transport for soldiers and weapons to Cambodia. The construction started in 1837 and was finished three years after.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Goblin Valley State Park

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Goblin Valley State Park

    Goblin valley is known for its creature like rock formations that formed in a valley. One is invited to stroll around climb on these formations. Inside the park however there are a number of campgrounds and slot canyons and neat alcoves. You can drive to the campgrounds and many are furnished with water and public restrooms for the ultimate camping convenience. Be careful with the lighting, the desert sun will have all your colours washed out early in the morning, and just until before sunrise. Pack up a roll of nice slide film and set your phone alarm and go get some pictures of the rising sun. Then get a water bottle and go find some caves and canyons and pick up some real nice reflected red light in the shade. This location is about 4 hours drive from any major airport, but there are also dozens of other national parks really close by. Worth the trouble to get there.

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  • Parc de la Ciutadella

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Parc de la Ciutadella

    The "Parc de la Ciutadella" in Barcelona is cool, green and quiet place in the centre of the city and not so far away from the beach. It's located near to the "Estacio de França" (see other location) and there are plenty of things to make there. You can visit a zoo, make a little boat tour on a little lake, visit the geological and zoological museum and admire the great building of the Parliament of Catalunya in the centre of the park. A very "family friendly" park with a lot of things to do for the kids, great green space to make picnics, play, sunbathe and sleep away from the noises of the city. The place was constructed as a park when used for the 1888 Universal Exhibition in Barcelona. You can spend a whole day in this park by visiting the 2 museums, have a little rest and time for taking pictures, and after that make a little visit to the zoo! :) Have a nice day!

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