Tag: history

  • Quiahuiztlan (Veracruz, Mexico)

    written by lomomanolo on 2008-05-09 #places
    Quiahuiztlan (Veracruz, Mexico)

    In Mexico`s history, this place was a city with 17,000 inhabitants before the Conquest, and it was in this place where the Spanish first set foot in Mexico more than 500 years ago. Today it is a small village, with fishermen, boats, a few houses, a good restaurant also called Quiahuiztlan and 2 or more miles of beach for yourself and some few more visitors. Even for winter days, it`s a good option for eating seafood, getting a tan (or becoming red if you`re too white), and swimming. Q: Why? A: Because it`s Mexico, and there the winter does not exist.

  • Rommaninat Park (Bangkok)

    written by littlebella on 2008-05-09 #places
    Rommaninat Park (Bangkok)

    My favorite park is called Rommaninat Park. The park is located in the inner part of Bangkok. It used to be a prison but now it is a park where Bangkokians can visit and relax. I like to see people relaxing in the park, some couples spending time together, some kids on the playground, some people jogging in the park and etc. I like to shoot fountains and buildings in the park. I like this park because it is located in the heart of the city, not far from my home and I can see people's lives in the park. But you know what ... I've found out that the favorite activity of mine is to sleep in the park.

  • Warehouse (Harpendem)

    written by jonheslop on 2008-05-09 #places
    Warehouse (Harpendem)

    There is this amazing place where my friend's band practices. It's in Harpenden (just outside London), just off High field Oval (that's a road name), thing is it's all private property I think, but if you really want to photograph there, contact them, they're nice people. Basically it's a warehouse on the YWAM base.

  • Island of If

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Island of If

    One of the best known islands in the whole world - the island of If. I could not find the story about the island, why is it called like that - If. But one thing I know for sure is that this island is famous because of the Count of Monte Cristo. As you can remember the story of Alexandre Dumas, this Count was jailed there and the whole story is about how he tries to escape from this small island, where only the building of jail is located. I do not remember the exact amount of time, but I guess that he escaped only after several years (maybe 7 or 13) by digging the whole in the wall with the spoon.

  • Saint Clair Convent Cemetery

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Saint Clair Convent Cemetery

    The Franciscans funded the Saint Clair Convent back in 1673 and their cemetery is on the right side of the convent complex. It's very peaceful place, where Taubaté's people commemorate their loved and missed ones. It's one of oldest cemeteries of the city. On that same cemetery were they buried lots of important Taubaté's historical characters, we can see many Christ's statues, cool stone tombstones and the richest families mausoleums that are very creepy at night (ok, I can walk inside the cemetery at night, but shhhhh, don't tell to anyone), but very cool to shot at daytime.

  • Khoo Kongsi house

    2008-04-27 #places
    Khoo Kongsi house

    Khoo is the family name. Kongsi means clan (family) house. This clan house of the Khoo family reminds us of the very first period when the Chinese came to Penang. The Khoo family that built this Kongsi came originally from Sin Kang village in the Hokkien province of China. They actually began migrating overseas in the 16th century. They came to Penang sometime in the late 18th century. By 1835 the numbers was large enough that they formed a clan group and purchased the land and started building the first Kongsi.

  • 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.

  • 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 :)