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  • St. Cugat Hotel and Restaurant

    2008-04-27 #places
    St. Cugat Hotel and Restaurant

    I recently visited a beautiful old town called Sant Cugat, just 20 km outside Barcelona, Spain and I also had the pleasure of staying in one of its newest and most comfortable hotels, St. C H & R (the link is "http://www.hotel-santcugat.com/":http://www.hotel-santcugat.com/ ). It has all the facilities you can expect from a modern hotel: library, internet connection, bar and restaurant and air conditioning but it is the décor that is most appealing.

  • Market in Cahors

    written by jazzgohan on 2008-04-27 #places
    Market in Cahors

    Cahors (20.000 habitants) is situated in the south west of France about 100km north of Toulouse on the Paris - Toulouse Axis. About 20 years ago the market of Cahors used to take place every morning, but as the farmers are getting older and can't transmit their traditions. Nowadays, this market is just on Saturday morning from 6 am to 13 pm on the cathedral square.

  • Ravello

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Ravello

    Ravello has the most divine panoramic view of Italy! Ravello is situated near the Amalfi coast, in Italy, near Naples, on a splendid position, on a rocky spur astride the Dragon's and Reginna's Valleys. Ravello was an important town of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200. But when the people from Pisa attacked and sacked it, a slow decline began.

  • Emirates Towers Hotel

    written by hind on 2008-04-27 #places
    Emirates Towers Hotel

    Dubai, inside a hotel room in Emirates Towers Hotel overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road. Sheikh Zayed road is lined with high rise office and apartment buildings and quite a few five star hotels. The roads are always busy during rush hour. When it isn't rush hour, the road is like a race track with crazy speedy drivers scaring the normal drivers. Sometimes it's like a scene from Wacky Races.

  • 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.

  • Table Mountain

    written by ng1336 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Table Mountain

    This is the most famous and the highest table in the world, you can't dine on this table, instead you are the food for the GOD!!! I'm just making a joke here what I'm trying to tell you here is the mountain that has a flat plateau and it was named like that because of its form.

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  • Pulau Ketam

    written by iamwen on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pulau Ketam

    On 13th October this year (2007), a bunch of Lomographers from Malaysia went to a small island in Klang for a Lomo outing. We had 11 Lomographers which joined the outing activities and all were equipped with at least two Lomo cameras. We reached the port of Klang around 9.30 a.m and took a boat to our destination which was Pulau Ketam. We reached it around 12p.m. When I first reached there, what attracted me the most was the port of the Pulau Ketam. Besides that, the other thing that attracted me was the boat that was used by the fishermen. It was so colourful and it was absolutely perfect for Lomo shots. So I took out my cam and had non-stop picture shooting.

  • Bay of Ecalgrain

    written by louison on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bay of Ecalgrain

    A little bay next to La Hague in Normandy, a beach of shingle between the sea and the cliff: this is the bay of Ecalgrain... Maybe the more beautiful beach of the spot! In the sunny afternoons you can meet some tourists but from 6 p.m. it's a pleasure to be almost alone in front of the sunset. One day I was swimming underwater with my water-glasses and I've seen the shadow of a dolphin. Yes! I swear! Ok, it could have been my glasses which were dirty... But you can see some fish all the same! Just come and see! And bring with you a piece of bread, some cheese and a bottle of red wine, it will be a great French experience!

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  • Festival of Semana Santa

    written by fejao on 2008-04-27 #places
    Festival of Semana Santa

    The Semana Santa in Spain is a Christian celebration of the passion of Christ where and it's completely different from the rest of the world. They celebrate it by walking around the streets of the city with really big and heavy figures of the Christian saints carrying it on their own shoulders for hours, most of them make it the whole day, but many have to change because its about 40-80 kg for each person.

  • Bains des Pâquis

    written by libellule on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bains des Pâquis

    Les Bains de Pâquis, one of the most trendy place in Geneva. The incontrovertible place to see. In summer it's very crowded, everyone looks for a little corner to put his towel, it smells like tanning oil all over the place, and you have to watch your feet to avoid burned creatures on the floor.

  • Pigeons of Venice

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pigeons of Venice

    Okay, okay, so many people call pigeons "rats with wings". They're everywhere, invading our planet by the hoards. They nip at anything edible, poop on your head if you're not careful and basically make a mess. However annoying they are, we all have to admit that they're one of the best lomographic animals around. If you want to mix the photogenic ability of these birds with a stunning backdrop, than there is no better place to go than to Europe's grandest drawing room...the Piazza San Marco in Venice! There are literally hundreds of pigeons constantly fluttering about giving you numerous chances to snap them up with your lens.

  • Intramuros

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

    Formerly the infamous prison for rebels and dissidents during the old times, the walled city of Intramuros, the "city within a city", has withstood the test of time and still remains majestic as ever. Some of its splendor is lost due to urbanization not to mention the series of bombings experienced during the Second World War but it still retains its old worldly charm. Some of the moats and gates of old still stand while one of the many torture chambers has been converted to a coffee shop. How's that for ingenuity? For a tourist, a visit to Manila would be incomplete without at least a visit to the walled city. It is located near the Pasig River and most jeeps going to Quiapo will pass by there.

  • T Lor Su waterfall

    written by montw on 2008-04-27 #places
    T Lor Su waterfall

    You might wonder where might be the 6th of the most beautiful water-falls of the world. This is it. "T Lor Su" The amazing water-fall, no question about it. It's kind of tough to go up there from Bangkok. You need to take a bus from BKK to Tak and form Tak to "Umpang" and about 30 more kilo-meters to the T Lor Su.

  • Ilustrado Restaurant

    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.

  • Cruise Ship

    written by vtayeh on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cruise Ship

    The views from a cruise ship are just amazing, so why not capture it with a Fisheye? The ship is enormous, so to capture that, I took pictures of the "tail" or the red exhaust pipes from the top deck. The red glass is actually the ceiling of the atrium below, so don't forget to take a shot from inside the ship looking out (that's the shot that looks like I used a red filter but it's actually the sun shinning through the red glass that made this effect.)

  • Clark Field

    2008-04-27 #places
    Clark Field

    Last weekend, I had a chance to take some time to shoot at the open exhibit located at Clark Airbase. This place played a vital role during the world war. It is an airbase of the Filipino and American soldiers who sacrificed their lives for my country, the Philippines. Too bad it was raining when I had the shoot. I really wasn't able to capture all the things I wanted to.

  • University of the Philippines

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    University of the Philippines

    Already nearing its 100th year, the University of the Philippines still holds the accolade of being the premier university of the country. Symbolized by the Oblation, UP is characterized by its freedom for its students, which are notoriously labelled as activists and radicals because of the freedom given.

  • Brighton Town

    written by awhisker on 2008-04-27 #places
    Brighton Town

    I live in Brighton and I have lived here for just under 1 year. I moved from London to live in Brighton because I wanted to live in a house close to the sea. Brighton is an amazing little City on the South Coast of England. In fact, they call it London by the sea. I love Brighton because it has so much to offer. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. There is also the added attraction of being on the coast. Generally, coastal areas in the UK tend to be a bit dated and scummy but not Brighton. The beach at Brighton changes every different day you visit. In the winter the waves crash against the coast and in the summer it is like a still swimming pool.

  • La Mallorquina

    written by jelga on 2008-04-27 #places
    La Mallorquina

    La Mallorquina is one of the oldest cafés and bakeries in Madrid. It was founded in 1894 and has only changed owners once ever since, when the founder´s family sold it during the Spanish Civil War. It is located at the very heart of Madrid: between la Calle Mayor and la Puerta del Sol and it’s been the meeting point of the Madrileños for more than a century.

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  • Weird Easter Tradition

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Weird Easter Tradition

    It is a little bit weird so don't laugh, please. Well, my family had this old tradition: hiding a lot of eggs over the house for the kids for searching and then later seeking them. The kids work the whole morning till they find the eggs and eat them. But you ask, "Ok, but everybody does it". The difference here is, the Easter character isn't the rabbit (here you can see our rabbit that loves another holiday, the rabbit thinks he is Santa, but well, he had his own problems, ok?). So, back to my history, our Easter character is that little dwarf like creature from "Snow White movie". Do you know him? That very little and very old person who saved the Snow White from a terrible fate: the wedding with that boring prince from a sort of kingdom about what you never heard before. Anyway, they are the little guys who deliver theses delicious chocolate eggs and stuff to the kids of my family. It's weird, but it's true. They live in our garden working on some stuff around the year, but during the Easter they prepare and hide the eggs for us. You can search for those little guys right here, near my house in Taubaté, Sao Paulo: the Taubaté's Horto Municipal (city garden), a beautiful garden and rain forest animals' sanctuary, with little lakes and a lot of bushes and small trees, a perfect place to hide some chocolate eggs for your children or spend your time with Lomography.

  • Portofino

    written by azurblue on 2008-04-27 #places
    Portofino

    Do you want to discover a symbol of the Dolce Vita? Go to Portofino, on Tigullio's gulf, 36 km from Genova, in Liguria, Italy.

  • Philippine Tricycle

    written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places
    Philippine Tricycle

    We all know (well most people) that the quintessential Philippine way of getting around is with the legendary Jeepney. However it is unavoidable that in some cases that we would need to go someplace that won't have the luxury of space. We would require something a little more compact which is what the Philippine tricycle is all about. It is basically a cheap motorcycle (in same cases just a bicycle) welded with an aluminium sidecar.

  • Desert Sunset of USJ3A

    written by weechonghooi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Desert Sunset of USJ3A

    There was one day when I was on my way to pick my girlfriend up from work around evening time 6 p.m., but I was too early for that. So, I drove myself nearby the area by heading to random direction, where I turned as I saw a corner; and I turned as I saw a junction. Then finally decided to check out a quite new housing area nearby there as well.

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  • Frankfurt Eastend

    written by gemma81de on 2008-04-27 #places
    Frankfurt Eastend

    If you are in Frankfurt and don't want to see the typical tourist spots you could check out the eastern part instead. There you can find the industrial port, built in 1908 (which you can only see from the outside unfortunately since the entry is forbidden) as well as ancient rail tracks that aren't used anymore, old cranes and the old Grossmarkthalle, one of the most famous market halls in Germany, built in the 1920s.

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  • Views from Tibidabo

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Views from Tibidabo

    Tibidabo is one of the highest hills surrounding the city of Barcelona (512 m) and is still very close to it to have one of the greatest views over the whole city. There is also a little attraction park, but more meant for children than to adults. You have also the great church of "Sagrat Chor" dominating the hill and not far from there the Colserrola Tower and the different tv and radio networks antennas.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hersonissos

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

    I have written so many Lomolocation stories about Crete island, that I can feel like living there - it clearly became my second home after only a 7-days relaxing holidays. But wait - I have told you so many interesting places to see, but forgot to mention the best possible place to live in this island. That's why I have prepared this story about a little town of Hersonissos.

  • Abandoned Trains

    written by trabantdeluxe on 2008-04-27 #places
    Abandoned Trains

    Route 32 in Watervliet, NY (about 12 miles from Albany) passes over the mainline of the Delaware & Hudson Railway, much like the other highway overpasses in the area. The casual observer may miss the Lomographer's treasure trove which lies beneath the bridge, along side the tracks.

  • 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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