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  • 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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  • 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!

  • The Old Oak

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Old Oak

    Okay, okay I think we've established that I have nothing better to do

  • Pride Vancouver

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pride Vancouver

    In August 2007 it was the 29th annual Pride festival in Vancouver. The festival runs for several weeks, but the highlight is always the Pride Parade, a great fun event for all. This year 385,000 people were there to watch the 2 hours of crazy creative floats, teams, music, costumes and dancing.

  • Kent Falls

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kent Falls

    Kent Falls is way on up in the corner of New England, basically there are a bunch of waterfalls there but also some picnicky fun. It originally was all set up for people when the new deal sent teenagers under the CCC program to fix it all up in the 30s. It kind of means a bunch to my family because my grandfather was in the CCC and my other grandfather went to the falls growing up, last time I went, I went with grandma and grandpa as well as my parents and nieces.

  • Speicherstadt

    written by graefin on 2008-04-27 #places
    Speicherstadt

    A typical tourist attraction but large enough to be discovered without meeting too many of them. Enter it at the "Kehrwiederspitze" (leave U3 underground line at "Baumwall") and then explore the old and the new part of this city within the city. Built in the 1880s the old ware- and storehouses were once used to store spices, coffee and other goods because it was too expensive to store those in the city centre. You had to pay taxes for that and the Speicherstadt was built to avoid high taxation. It was also built to get flammable goods out of the centre. Merchants could store their goods in the warehouses and they were either shipped further or sold directly to merchants in the city.

  • 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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  • Brentford

    written by kvboyle on 2008-04-27 #places
    Brentford

    Head west out of London and you get to Brentford - not a very glamorous sounding location, you might think. Until you realize that you're just step away from the Thames River, with the famous world heritage site Kew Gardens over the river, and with Water mans Park and its beautiful metal sculptures and the string of Thames houseboats at your feet.

  • 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).

  • St Benezet's Bridge

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    St Benezet's Bridge

    I don't know if foreigners have ever heard of it, but in France, everybody learns in primary school the song "Sous le Pont d"Avignon, on y danse, on y danse" (on the bridge of Avignon, one dances round and round...)

  • Mablethorpe

    written by kvboyle on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mablethorpe

    Long before the days of the package holiday and the budget airline, when British were more restricted in where they could spend their summer holiday, the east coast of England from the Wash up to Hull was a tourist Mecca of beach resorts and holiday camps. In the fifties, sixties and seventies many families chose to spend two weeks at one of the famous beach resorts on the Lincolnshire coast, one of the most popular being Mablethorpe.

  • Blue Ridge Mountains

    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.

  • Lyon Opera House

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Lyon Opera House

    The Opera House in Lyon is really a great architectural building from the end of the 20th century. The original opera house was built 1831 in a very classical style, but as time went by the building was in a bad state at the end of the 1980's and needed to be rebuilt. The famous French architect Jean Nouvel proposed a very revolutionary construction of the Opera house within the old walls of the building, to conserve the historical heritage of the place. The inside of the Opera was totally rebuilt, and the most important work was around the rooftop of the building: the old classical glass & iron construction of the 19th century couldn't be restored, and there was Jean Nouvel's most spectacular idea: a brand new rooftop, still constructed with darkened glass for the light but with an ultra modern design of an half-circle over the old walls! The project provoked a very big debate among the citizens of Lyon (like every revolutionary construction...), some of them adored this new roof, other hated it and said it was a scandal to make of the opera house such an ugly building.... Finally the project was accepted and was inaugurated 1993.

  • Calanches of Piana

    written by dudizm on 2008-04-27 #places
    Calanches of Piana

    On the west coast of Corsica, between Porto and Piana, a narrow and tortuous road hangs on the edge of magnificent walls of red granite which fall straight into the sea... the famous - Calanches of Piana. Ripped and engraved by the erosion, they give the impression of a fantastic sculpture also by its specific colour - ochre. According to the legend Satan tried to seduce a shepherdess of the region, but not reaching where she was hiding, he became terribly angry. He sculptured a fantastic city. We can see it today by crossing or by going through creeks: the shepherdess and her husband, the dog, the bishop, and many other creatures...

  • Genting Theme Park

    written by jhunnie on 2008-04-27 #places
    Genting Theme Park

    Genting Highland is a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. This article is not about Genting Highland, but it is a location for kiddos and adults, the Genting Theme Park. The fantasyland for you to have some great fun! It is divided into two categories, the outdoor Theme Park and indoor Theme Park. Outdoor Theme park is for adventure games, such as Roller coasters, Thrill rides, Children rides and water rides. Don't worry that kids can't enjoy themselves. The games provided at outdoor Theme Park include Spinner, Space shot, Cyclone etc.

  • Coatepec

    written by diablitomx on 2008-04-27 #places
    Coatepec

    Coatepec is a small town near Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz in México. It is famous because of its coffee plantations, which are a part of the coffee production process. There are places called "beneficios" that are: the places where the coffee is dried and processed.

  • 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!

  • Cable Cars

    written by lomowendy on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cable Cars

    Visiting Singapore is never complete without taking the cable car ride. Ride it from its two stations at Sentosa Island "www.sentosa.sg":www.sentosa.sg or from Mount Faber Jewel Box station "http:// www.mountfaber.com.sg/main-cablecar.htm":http:// www.mountfaber.com.sg/main-cablecar.htm The cable car provides a fantastic view of Singapore - the sweeping landscapes, the harbor, it's busy ports, cityscapes, Sentosa island - all very pretty and lomographic!

  • 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.

  • Batad Rice Terraces

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Batad Rice Terraces

    Rice terraces are common in Asia, but in the Philippines, you can find rice terraces built by the Ifugao tribe over 2000 years ago on steep slopes and at altitudes reaching up to 1500 meters. One of the popular rice terraces that tourists visit is in Batad in Ifugao Province. The Batad rice terraces are beautifully formed in the shape of an ampitheater.

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Downtown Vancouver and beyond

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 #places
    Downtown Vancouver and beyond

    From street level at the Harbor Centre building in Vancouver you can ride the elevator to The Lookout, a 360 degree observatory high above the city. It's open all day from about 9 am to 10 pm and your ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can go back for night shots. It costs about $13 per person. The elevator is on the outside of the building which is great for views too.

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  • Englishman’s Promenade

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Englishman’s Promenade

    The Promenade des Anglais (literally the Englishman's promenade) is one of the main places to see if you stay in Nice. It's the whole coastal pedestrian walk along the seafront in Nice where you can admire the beautiful landscape of what is called the Baie des Anges, the Angel's bay.

  • 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.

  • Matala

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

    Have you ever been in Greece? No?! Then it's time to do that, because Greece has lots of good things for you... And if you choose to make a sightseeing-trip to Crete Island which is very friendly to the tourists from the whole world, do not hesitate to rent a car and take a little road to the south of the island. To be precise, go to Matala village, which is about 75 kilometers south-west of Heraklion (or Iraklion), the center (or capital) of Crete island.

  • Mogwai

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mogwai

    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.

  • 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.