Articles

  • The Soul of Lisbon in Alfama

    written by paper_doll on 2012-10-30 in #world #locations
    The Soul of Lisbon in Alfama

    Portas do Sol, meaning “doors of the sun” or “the sun’s gateway”, is a big balcony that opens onto the river Tejo, offering astonishing views over Lisboa.

  • Proper DIY Photography Exhibition by the We Love Film Project

    written by paper_doll on 2012-04-12 in #news
    Proper DIY Photography Exhibition by the We Love Film Project

    Is there a more appropriate title for a diy photography exhition showcasing amateur photographers than "these photographs deserve walls"? I don't think so either. Read more about this exhibit in Lisbon, Portugal after the jump.

  • Spotted: Analogue Cameras in Aloe Blacc’s Video

    written by paper_doll on 2012-03-29 in #news
    Spotted: Analogue Cameras in Aloe Blacc’s Video

    I just spotted several analogue cameras in Aloe Blacc’s “You Make Me Smile” music video. Can you guess the models?

  • A Christmas Experience at Winter Wonderland

    written by paper_doll on 2012-03-05 in #world #locations
    A Christmas Experience at Winter Wonderland

    Since 2008, Hyde Park (London) set up a Christmas fun fair attraction called Winter Wonderland, which turns Hyde Park into a fairytale wonderland!

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  • Spotted: Diana F+ Glow in the Dark

    written by paper_doll on 2012-02-20 in #news
    Spotted: Diana F+ Glow in the Dark

    I saw this some weeks ago while I was walking around in a shopping centre in Portugal and it made me smile!

  • LomoPeople: Barbara Azevedo

    written by paper_doll on 2011-05-19 in #lifestyle
    LomoPeople: Barbara Azevedo

    Barbara is a peculiar and interesting person. She's very intelligent, sensitive and girlie, likes flowers, ribbons, animals and everything lovely. She also enjoys music festivals, tattoos and has been a vegetarian for 9 years.

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  • Slavin, Bratislava

    written by paper_doll on 2011-03-10 in #world #locations
    Slavin, Bratislava

    Slavin, also designated by the National Cultural Monument, was erected in 1960 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the liberation of Bratislava in the Second World War.

  • Iceland Airwaves 2010

    written by paper_doll on 2011-02-10 in #world #locations
    Iceland Airwaves 2010

    A music festival in downtown Reykjavík where some of the world's most exciting bands play alongside Icelandic artists!

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  • Memento Park

    written by paper_doll on 2010-10-17 in #world #locations
    Memento Park

    Communism in Hungary may have ended in 1989, but on the outskirts of Budapest there is a park where you can still feel it. After the fall of communism, citizens of Eastern European cities understandably began destroying the buildings, statues and symbols of the era and regime that had oppressed them since 1949.

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  • Old Town Hall Tower - Prague

    written by paper_doll on 2010-09-25 in #world #locations
    Old Town Hall Tower - Prague

    The Old Town Hall Tower in Prague holds one of the the oldest and most elaborate clocks ever built – the Astronomical Clock or Orloj, which you have probably heard of, as it is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. I know the clock is amazing... but have you ever noticed the tower? Yes, today I’m not going to talk about the clock but rather the tower that hosts it and what you can do in there.

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  • Bradford Playhouse

    written by paper_doll on 2010-05-20 in #world #locations
    Bradford Playhouse

    Old eccentric little place, very unique... my favourite spot in Bradford!

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  • Lagarada Traditional

    written by paper_doll on 2010-05-10 in #world #locations
    Lagarada Traditional

    “Lagar” means winery. But here they don’t just put the grapes in a machine, they stomp on them with their bare feet! And being such a proud people, we have to tell the world about our traditions.

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  • Bradford Playhouse

    written by paper_doll on 2010-05-10 in #world #locations
    Bradford Playhouse

    Based in Little Germany in Bradford's city centre (West Yorkshire), the Bradford Playhouse has a proud heritage, as a unique building with many of its historic features intact.

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  • Liverpool Cathedral

    written by paper_doll on 2010-03-23 in #world #locations
    Liverpool Cathedral

    If you think you know cathedrals, think again.

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  • Summer Sundae Weekender (Leicester)

    written by paper_doll on 2010-01-17 in #world #locations
    Summer Sundae Weekender (Leicester)

    Such a musical treat!

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  • Airedale Greenway - Yorkshire

    written by paper_doll on 2009-12-03 in #world #locations
    Airedale Greenway - Yorkshire

    A well-kept secret for a fun day out!

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  • Lister Park - Bradford

    written by paper_doll on 2009-11-29 in #world #locations
    Lister Park - Bradford

    Lister Park was crowned Britain's Best Park in 2006 and nominated for the Best Park in Europe!

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  • Almeida - A Star Made of Stone!

    written by paper_doll on 2009-10-17 in #world #locations
    Almeida - A Star Made of Stone!

    Almeida, an extremely well preserved old village, is one of the best examples of a military bulwark in Portugal.

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  • My LomoStory by paper_doll

    written by paper_doll on 2009-05-18 in #news
    My LomoStory by paper_doll

    “No, it’s not like any other love. This one is different because it’s us.” - The Smiths

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  • Kodak bw400 CN (120, 400 iso) User-Review

    written by paper_doll on 2009-04-15 in #reviews
    Kodak bw400 CN (120, 400 iso) User-Review

    This is a medium format 400-speed B&W chromogenic film that produces amazing results!

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  • Fuji DL-10

    written by paper_doll on 2009-03-23 in #reviews
    Fuji DL-10

    I bought this camera last year because it was very cheap and also because it looked like the ones my parents used to give me when I was a little girl, back in the 80’s! Fuji DL-10 are compact 35mm cameras, sold around 1986 and this particular one was bought in 1987 (the previous owner wrote it on the box).

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  • Fraga do Puio (Portugal)

    written by paper_doll on 2009-02-23 in #world #locations
    Fraga do Puio (Portugal)

    This is a perfect place to relax, surrounded by an endless sky, rare birds and a breathtaking landscape.

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  • Avenida dos Aliados

    written by paper_doll on 2009-02-16 in #world #locations
    Avenida dos Aliados

    The imposing Avenida dos Aliados (Allies Avenue) is the heart of the city (Porto), a beautiful boulevard lined with grand buildings and a central promenade. It runs from the Town Hall on the north to the busy Praça da Liberdade (Liberty or Freedom Square) on the south.

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  • Douro River

    written by paper_doll on 2009-01-05 in #world #locations
    Douro River

    The Douro River is the third longest and largest river in the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de la Sierra across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto (on one side of the river) and Vila Nova de Gaia (on the other side).

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  • Aveiro - The Portuguese Venice!

    written by paper_doll on 2008-12-10 in #world #locations
    Aveiro - The Portuguese Venice!

    Last summer, I was bored out of my mind, so I called up a friend of mine and we decided to take a trip on the very next day. Destination? Aveiro! We were a little bit ashamed for not knowing this wonderful city very well, considering it’s just an hour away from Porto, by train. So off we go!Known as the "Portuguese Venice", the city of Aveiro is crossed by many canals, surrounded by salt-flats, lagoons and beaches and dominated by the Central Canal running through town.

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  • Rossio Square

    written by paper_doll on 2008-12-03 in #world #locations
    Rossio Square

    Rossio (or Praça do Rossio) is one of the most beautiful squares in Lisbon (Portugal) and my favorite one! Its real name is Dom Pedro IV Square, as an homage to Pedro IV, King of Portugal as well as first Emperor of Brazil.

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  • Be Lomo - Chaika II

    written by paper_doll on 2008-11-14 in #reviews
    Be Lomo - Chaika II

    Chaika II was produced by the Belomo factory in Belarus (then in the USSR) between 1967 and 1972. Chaika means “seagull”. It has the same camera body as the original, but with several minor changes.

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  • Palácio de Cristal’s gardens

    written by paper_doll on 2008-09-02 in #world #locations
    Palácio de Cristal’s gardens

    This beautiful landscaped park was dominated by the original Palácio de Cristal (Crystal Palace), which was an astonishing building, made of iron and glass, built in 1860 for the International Show of 1865 and having the Crystal Palace in London as a model. It was big enough to receive 10.000 people at a time!

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  • Guimarães

    written by paper_doll on 2008-08-04 in #world #locations
    Guimarães

    Guimarães is a city located in northwestern Portugal in the province of Minho and in the district of Braga. It is a municipality made up of 68 townships, occupying an area of 242.32 km2 and including more than 160,000 inhabitants.

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  • Ferreira River (Porto)

    written by paper_doll on 2008-07-28 in #world #locations
    Ferreira River (Porto)

    The Ferreira River (in Portuguese: Rio Ferreira) is a Portuguese river located in Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, flowing from its source near Paços de Ferreira into the Sousa River, in Lugar da Ribeira de Cima, Foz do Sousa. It runs for about 30 km by the parishes of Paços Ferreira, Valongo (where I live) and Gondomar.

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  • Tower of The Clérigos Church (Porto)

    written by paper_doll on 2008-07-28 in #world #locations
    Tower of The Clérigos Church (Porto)

    There is a Baroque church in the center of the city of Porto, in Portugal: the Clérigos Church. Its tall bell tower, the Tower of the Clérigos Church (in Portuguese: Torre dos Clérigos), can be seen from various points of the city and is one of my favorite buildings in Porto! The church was built for the Brotherhood of the Clérigos (Clergy) by Nicolau Nasoni, an Italian architect and painter who left an extense work in the north of Portugal during the 18th century.

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  • Sabrosa (Vila Real)

    written by paper_doll on 2008-07-10 in #world #locations
    Sabrosa (Vila Real)

    Sabrosa is a municipality in the district of Vila Real in northern Portugal, composed of 15 parishes, has a total area of 180 km² and a population of almost 7000 inhabitants. Sabrosa is the place where my mother was born, so we always spend our holidays there! It’s one of the 13 municipalities that belongs to “Alto Douro Vinhateiro” or “Alto Douro Wine Region”, recently classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  • Miranda do Douro

    written by paper_doll on 2008-05-14 in #world #locations
    Miranda do Douro

    Miranda do Douro is a beautiful and small city in the northeastern part of Portugal. It is located on the border with Spain, with the Douro River separating the two countries. Being a city situated on a high point, the first king of Portugal saw its military potential, so he built a castle. This castle and the fortifications were destroyed during the many wars fought against the Spanish and the French.

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