Using Google Maps for an Analogue Lifestyle


Who wants to play a game? Exploring different cities with Google maps is so yesterday; now, its time for an analogue lomo-walk game!

Do you want to try a different way of a lomo-walk? Do you want to explore a different city in an analogue way?


My idea of this analogue-Google-Maps-lomo-walk is like this:

- You can announce your interest down at the comments
- It is open in both ways: you can send the directions of the walk and you can receive them if you like, you are even able to do both!
- You are free to send the directions for the other people who are interested in doing this analogue game by sending a private message.
- You are free to create your own directions for exploring other cities. This could be an example:

Leave your house in the right direction!

Take the 3rd street left and walk on for 5 minutes.

After a 5-minute walk, take the nearest public transport for 3 stops.

Leave the stop in the direction of south.

Shoot the biggest building you’ll find, and head on the same street till the next crossing.

Look left, look right…go in the direction which is most green.

When the song on your music player ends, take the next possibility of turning left.

Go along the street till you come across the first bike.

And now, search for the next possibility of getting high up, climb the stairs and go on top.

Take your final photo with the sun in your back!

This could be just one example for a walk, but feel free to be creative! Leave the the results of your walk on the comments section below. Provide a link to your album or your blog entry!

Let’s all go out!

written by t82 on 2011-09-21 in #lifestyle #lomography #map #google #city #analogue-lifestyle #game #walk #lomowalk #discover #explore #google-maps


  1. t82
    t82 ·

    I will participate !! feel free to send me some walks !!

  2. tomkiddo
    tomkiddo ·

    awesome!! this sounds really interesting :) send me some walks too!

  3. hairil
    hairil ·

    count me in! seems like an extremely fun & random way of getting your shots! props to @t82 for coming up with this idea!

  4. photomood
    photomood ·

    What a great idea! I want to join too! :D

  5. ehmahh
    ehmahh ·

    count me in!

  6. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    very nice idea! we did something even more analogue... we wrote directions down (left, right, straight), packed a picknick basket, took the car (boooo, today i'd take the bike) and followed our own instructions to end up somewhere to have picknick - very nice ;)

  7. thelonghaulproject
    thelonghaulproject ·

    Love this idea. Every time I go to NYC I do a lomo walk around Greenwich Village that always seems to end at the Lomography Gallery store and result in some new purchase of gear.

  8. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    I love this idea! :D

  9. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    I'm totally in....this looks like so much fun. My lomo walk will have to be at the beach and there's no public transport :)

  10. tyron_lannister
    tyron_lannister ·

    Very great idea... Not immidiatly but count me in!

  11. nobodyowens
    nobodyowens ·

    Awesome idea, count me in! (:

  12. nadinadu
    nadinadu ·

    i love it!!! feel free to send me a lomo walk! anyone!! would be so much fun :)

  13. freyaramoana
    freyaramoana ·

    I will try it! NOW xD

  14. robotmonkey1996
    robotmonkey1996 ·

    Oog... i tried this and got hopelessly lost because i just moved here and left at 5:30 and just came home. now its 8:15. and i forgot my lomo.

  15. brilliantgreen
    brilliantgreen ·


  16. t82
    t82 ·

    WOW... i am so happy about this big and nice response!!!
    the second lomo-walk is out - others will follow - i don't wanna send one to all.
    if you have some spare time, please send some walks out as well and explore different cities!
    LOMO ON!

  17. jourdanlynch
    jourdanlynch ·

    This looks fun... I wish I wasn't sick... :'(

  18. yumepony
    yumepony ·

    This is one of the best ideas ever! I'm totally in! I want to get some directions, but if someone else needs them, just message me!

  19. dh
    dh ·

    Sounds awesome. Count me in!

  20. micheal
    micheal ·

    I'd love to do this! It would be a great photo journalling opportunity!

  21. emperornorton
    emperornorton ·

    It would be nice if someone could come up with a wilderness version of this. I get to feeling lonely because I seem to be one of the rare Nature/Landscape photographers here.

  22. edwardpiper
    edwardpiper ·

    This is such a good idea! Count me in guys!

  23. karazorel
    karazorel ·

    I wanna have a walk too :))) Great idea!

  24. sofiarod
    sofiarod ·

    loved the idea, im part of the project!

  25. mrsweirdyetcool
    mrsweirdyetcool ·

    Yay, I want in! Someone, directions, plz :)

  26. tmcizek
    tmcizek ·

    im down! sounds super creative and chill!

  27. t82
    t82 ·

    another 3 lomo-walks are out!!!
    please be creative too and send out some walks for those who are interested!
    i am so excited about your results!!!

  28. atria007
    atria007 ·

    very great ideaaa friend!!!! ^_^

  29. t82
    t82 ·

    ...and another 3 walks are out!!!
    till now i haven't received a walk, i wanna go out!!!
    would anybody be so kind and send me some directions?!

  30. michaelrpdx
    michaelrpdx ·

    Great idea. I'll do a walk - especially if someone wants a walk around Portland, Oregon...

  31. naxee
    naxee ·

    Hey I did the walk above, here are my results:…

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