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 #game #explore #walk #map #google #analogue-lifestyle #lomowalk #lomography #city #discover #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:…

More Interesting Articles

  • My Lomo’Instant Quick Tips

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-11-12 in #gear #tipster
    My Lomo’Instant Quick Tips

    I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!

  • Shooting Squares with the LC-A 120

    written by pripri2000 on 2015-04-22 in #gear #news
    Shooting Squares with the LC-A 120

    Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.

  • Painting Delights: Going Wild with the Pixelstick

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-03-17 in #gear #news #lifestyle #tipster
    Painting Delights: Going Wild with the Pixelstick

    Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind. Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!

  • Shop News

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Snap dazzling 35mm fisheye shots at the push of a button with this shimmery blue lightweight beauty.

  • Share the Love for Analogue: Great Deals for Great Days!

    written by jacobs on 2015-04-04 in #gear #news
    Share the Love for Analogue: Great Deals for Great Days!

    Film Photography Day is fast approaching – are you and your pals ready for the celebration? If you’re looking for new analogue goodies to play with, you’re just in time for a sweet treat!

  • The Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens at le jardin des Tuileries in Paris

    written by mpflawer on 2015-08-14 in #world
    The Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens at le jardin des Tuileries in Paris

    Paris is an amazing city full of beautiful, scenic locations. From the jardin des Tuileries to the iconic colonnes de Buren, take a walk through Paris with photos taken using the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens.

  • Registering Moments With the Lomo'Instant

    written by bgaluppo on 2015-05-02 in #gear #lifestyle
    Registering Moments With the Lomo'Instant

    Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.

  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • Light Painting Bash with the Lomo'Instant

    written by bgaluppo on 2015-03-02 in #gear #lifestyle
    Light Painting Bash with the Lomo'Instant

    Have you ventured into light painting before? It's so fun and there are so many ways for you to explore it, we promise you'll never get bored. The folks here at HQ had a blast playing around with the Lomo'Instant and the result was a bunch of adorable, colorful photos!

  • When Two Legends Meet: User Review of Leica M3 Camera with Petzval Art Lens

    written by candilsw on 2015-05-21 in #gear #lifestyle #reviews
    When Two Legends Meet: User Review of Leica M3 Camera with Petzval Art Lens

    With a love of antique cameras and analogue photography, Shawn Lin has long been an active member of the Lomography Community with dozens of his shots being featured. Shawn likes to explore the effects of double exposure on different themes and objects, with an emphasis on the presentation of colours. Come take a look of his work of using Petzval Art Lens on his antique camera and his thoughts about the two!

  • Object of My Affection: Subbuteo

    written by sirio174 on 2015-03-30 in #world #lifestyle
    Object of My Affection: Subbuteo

    In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.

  • Shop News

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras! Don't miss the 20% discount!

  • The Lomo LC-A Goes to Berlin

    written by petit_loir on 2015-03-10 in #world #locations
    The Lomo LC-A Goes to Berlin

    Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. With its 3.5 million residents, it is also the second largest city in the European Union. Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to culture as there are so many people from many different countries living and working together. Of course, Berlin is also home of Lomography Germany!

  • So here’s what we’ve been working on: an all new

    written by recurving on 2015-02-03 in #world #news
    So here’s what we’ve been working on: an all new

    For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on won't be reflected on and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.

  • 'Aniki-Bòbò': A Tribute to Manoel De Oliveira

    written by sirio174 on 2015-04-08 in #world #lifestyle
    'Aniki-Bòbò': A Tribute to Manoel De Oliveira

    This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!