Tag: culture

  • Discovering the Marquesas archipelago (part 4): Ua Huka

    written by vicuna on 2010-04-22 #places
    Discovering the Marquesas archipelago (part 4): Ua Huka

    After visiting Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa, we finally landed on the last island of our Marquesas trip, Ua Huka. We decided to spend 3 days on this very small island as everybody told us that it was the most magic and wild one, absolutely different from all the other islands. And indeed, we really made a trip "into the wild".....

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  • Discovering The Marquesas Archipelago (part 2): Nuku Hiva

    written by vicuna on 2010-04-11 #places
    Discovering The Marquesas Archipelago (part 2): Nuku Hiva

    After the short transit on Rangiroa (see previous location) we finally arrive on Nuku Hiva, the main island of the Marquesas archipelago. The exploration of this magic and beautiful part of the world called "Henua Enana" (that means "the land of men" in marquesian) can now begin!

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  • My Day in Analogue: Showing a Friend Around London

    written by neja on 2014-07-17
    My Day in Analogue: Showing a Friend Around London

    There is always something new to see in London.

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  • The Minimalist Analogue Photographer with Simeon Smith and the LC-A+

    2016-07-13 #gear
    The Minimalist Analogue Photographer with Simeon Smith and the LC-A+

    In this new series photographer and analogue enthusiast Simeon Smith talks about the use of minimalism in photography and how he applied this method to his own work using the LC-A+ camera.

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  • Olympic Village of Munich

    written by vicuna on 2009-06-01 #places
    Olympic Village of Munich

    The "Olympiadorf" (or "Olydorf" like the people living there like to call it) is the Olympic village built for the Olympic games 1972 in Munich.

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  • Wellington, Capital of New Zealand

    written by vicuna on 2011-01-23 #places
    Wellington, Capital of New Zealand

    Finally, here we are at Wellington! This was our last stop in New Zealand, and is the capital of this country. Even if it's not the biggest city of the country, it's the political capital and also known as the heart of the cultural and artistic life of New Zealand

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  • Santa Maria del Flore, The "Duomo" of Firenze

    written by vicuna on 2009-06-08 #places
    Santa Maria del Flore, The "Duomo" of Firenze

    It's perhaps the most know building of Firenze all around the world and every tourist wants to stay in front of it... and it's a real architectural masterpiece: the "Duomo"!

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  • Lisbon Graffiti: Fado Tribute

    written by saidseni on 2012-12-03 #places
    Lisbon Graffiti: Fado Tribute

    Fado is a Portuguese traditional music genre, added in 2011 to the list of World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. It has always been present in Portuguese art, from past centuries paintings to today's modern graffiti walls.

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  • The Wapping Project

    written by neja on 2012-06-25 #places
    The Wapping Project

    One of the best galleries in London, for real. My love affair with this gallery started through a lucky accident. I was flat hunting at that time when I saw a poster of a Guy Bourdin exhibition on the wall of some old building, which appeared to be a former Hydraulic Power Station, now the home of The Wapping Project Gallery.

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  • Paris Photo

    written by neja on 2011-12-12 #places
    Paris Photo

    Paris Photo was arguably the most important photography event in the entire world. I have always been eager to go, so this year I decide to visit the photography festival which took place in the Grand Palais.

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  • Shantytown: Back in the Goldmining Past of New Zealand

    written by vicuna on 2011-01-14 #places
    Shantytown: Back in the Goldmining Past of New Zealand

    The Greymouth area on the west coast of New Zealand doesn't have a lot to offer but there's one spot that's worth a visit. It's called Shantytown, and is the reconstitution of a XIX century goldmining village. Come and have a little travel back in time!

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  • Discovering the Marquesas archipelago (part 3): Hiva Oa

    written by vicuna on 2010-04-16 #places
    Discovering the Marquesas archipelago (part 3): Hiva Oa

    Hiva Oa is another stunning island of the Marquesas archipelago and has something very special: 2 worldwide known european artists decided to live their last years on this island and today they're buried side by side in the cemetary of Atuona. I'm talking about the famous painter Paul Gauguin and the fascinating poet and singer Jacques Brel...

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  • Tower of London and Bridge

    written by vicuna on 2011-03-13 #places
    Tower of London and Bridge

    Tower Bridge is perhaps on of the world's most famous icons of London, but besides the bridge, you also have a beautiful old castle to visit and can learn a lot of things about English history.

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  • Papeete, the Big City of French Polynesia

    written by vicuna on 2009-10-23 #places
    Papeete, the Big City of French Polynesia

    If you have the chance one day to visit French Polynesia, the city of Papeete will be the first place you'll see and visit. If you expect the mythical image of Tahiti, you'll be disappointed, because it's not the right place for this! But there are other things to see...

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  • Sagrada Familia

    written by wil6ka on 2008-05-09 #places
    Sagrada Familia

    I haven't had so much experience with South-Europe so far. I was always more attached to the east and far-east. But Barcelona certainly changed my mind about what there is to expect from the south. I mean we don't even have to mention the food! I live with a Spanish girl and she constantly gets the finest oil and ham from her parents. And we don't have to mention the weather, I rather not, I live in Hamburg!

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  • Alun-Alun Bandung, Indonesia: A Favorite Place for Street Photography

    written by ekeupratama on 2013-10-19 #places
    Alun-Alun Bandung, Indonesia: A Favorite Place for Street Photography

    For everybody who loves to walk around and snap a picture, this is the right place for you!

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  • Olympiapark, Munich

    written by vicuna on 2009-05-29 #places
    Olympiapark, Munich

    Just on the other side of the Olympic Village you'll find the "Olympia park" a very inspiring place to take pictures.

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  • "Square Head" Building by Sosno (Nice)

    written by vicuna on 2009-03-12 #places
    "Square Head" Building by Sosno (Nice)

    The "Square Head" is a sculpture by the french artist Sacha Sosno, and it is also the very first giant sculpture to have been transformed in a habitable building.

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  • Visit the Lion Dance Shop

    written by ripsta on 2011-06-27 #places
    Visit the Lion Dance Shop

    I was lucky to be able to view the process of making this dragon statue for the traditional dance performance.

  • The Golden Heart Pub

    written by neja on 2011-03-13 #places
    The Golden Heart Pub

    The Golden Heart pub - where the East London hipsters gather for some people watching and basically just to chill out and relax.

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  • Walhalla, The Temple of Heroes

    written by vicuna on 2009-06-24 #places
    Walhalla, The Temple of Heroes

    Come with us, we're going to visit the "Walhalla"! The walala? What's that??? That's the question I asked when I was taken to visit this monument near Regensburg, in Bavaria. And I was really impressed, so I'll share with you what I learned there....

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  • Holiday Tales: Krampus

    written by cheeo on 2016-12-25 #culture #places
    Holiday Tales: Krampus

    Christmas isn’t always merry, especially for those who’ve been naughty all year!

  • Shibuya (Tokyo)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-13 #places
    Shibuya (Tokyo)

    Tokyo is one of the largest and biggest metropolis in the world. And within the twenty-something districts there is the whole multitude of cultures and characters, which you can imagine. The most modern and young ward of Tokyo is Shibuya. Everyone above 25 years old is quite a vintage machine, but don’t hesitate to go there anyway. The place is crowded all day long and consists of giant department stores and specialists.

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  • Mosaic Park

    written by neja on 2008-05-09 #places
    Mosaic Park

    Not far away from my house, on Tchaikovskogo street near Fotanka river, just accross the bridge from Summer garden, is a hidden yard where a small academy of arts for children is based, everything is covered with mosaics there. Everything! Children`s playground, house walls, benches, etc....

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  • Queen Elizabeth Hall

    written by neja on 2011-04-15 #places
    Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Perfect place for a romantic date or taking your mom out.

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  • Nice (Charms of The Old City)

    written by vicuna on 2008-07-14 #places
    Nice (Charms of The Old City)

    One of the main charms of Nice (besides the sea, of course) is the old city, "la vielle ville" or "vieux Nice" like the people here call it. It's a typical old Mediterranean city from the middle ages which has supported very few modifications since the 15th century (at least). As it is a main tourist attraction, there's a regular effort of the city to maintain in good state the architectural heritage of this old city and the whole area is really in a very good conservation state.

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  • Sant Miquel (Barcelona)

    written by vicuna on 2008-05-09 #places
    Sant Miquel (Barcelona)

    The beach of Sant Miquel just at the end of the area of Barceloneta (and often called Barceloneta Beach), is one of the famous beaches of Barcelona. Sure, many tourists are going to this beach in the summer, and in the middle of the afternoon it's really full and difficult to find a place... But if you go there early in the morning (8.00 am or after 7.00 pm) or in the late afternoon, you'll have the beach almost for you alone :).

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  • Yerebatan Saray Cistern

    written by wil6ka on 2008-05-09 #places
    Yerebatan Saray Cistern

    One of the most amazing things about Istanbul is that it collects so many architectural styles and historic moments. Well, you can say this about Berlin, too, but in Istanbul you go way back. Before the Arabian influence took over it was a merely Christian area and during the Byzantium the architecture was very roman.

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  • Cathedral Notre Dame

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cathedral Notre Dame

    The cathedral of "Notre Dame" of Paris, in the real historical center of the city (Island of the city, on the Seine) is a world-known monument and for sure one of the most visited places by the tourists in Paris. Always a very crowded place and typical "postcard" of your stay in Paris... But to say truly, the religious gothic style of this building is really worth the visit, it's a beautiful cathedral.

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  • Lisbon Graffiti: Av. Infante D. Henrique

    written by saidseni on 2014-03-30 #places
    Lisbon Graffiti: Av. Infante D. Henrique

    Come on, street art lovers! Grab your lomo cameras, it's time for another graffiti tour in my beautiful city, Lisbon. This time, lets walk along the Tejo river and discover some fine masterpieces.