The city of Pompeii is certainly a sight to behold. My sole reason of staying in the Campania region was to visit this infamous site. Having been buried in meters and meters of volcanic ash and pumice way back in 24 August 79, the city was recently discovered sometime in the 1700's and since then massive excavation work has ensued to bring forth this lost civilization still preserved and fresh as the day it was built.
The city of Pompeii is certainly a sight to behold. My sole reason of staying in the Campania region was to visit this infamous site. Having been buried in meters and meters of volcanic ash and pumice way back in 24 August 79, the city was recently discovered sometime in the 1700’s and since then massive excavation work has ensued to bring forth this lost civilization still preserved and fresh as the day it was built.
As you walk the wide cobbled stone streets, you can only imagine how life was back then and exclaim in delight to see that so much has survived the tragic eruption of Mt Vesuvius. The mosaic tiling is intact, many of the hand-painted murals are still visible and fountain fixtures gleam in the sunshine while temples and private residences stand tall. Most curious is the display of two original bodies as they were found and excavated from the spot they lay in their last moments of life on earth. Amazing!
There are two ampi-theaters still standing tall which tells us that even back in 79 people already treasured the arts and live performances. Looks like nothing has changed over the centuries! Though ridden with many tourists who want to explore the same thing, the city is surprisingly huge and there is space for everyone. No queuing up or having to elbow people out of the way to get a good view. And as if Mt. Vesuvius isn’t ashamed by the destruction it caused, it watches over the city to remind everyone of the consequences of an eruption so massive.
A truly beautiful place to spend an afternoon armed with all your lomographic cameras. Entrance to the city is 11 euros for the day and is easily accessible from both Naples or Sorrento by train (costs only 5 euros
Antwerp. To hear this name is enough for fashionistas from around the world to make them weak with excitement. Home to a gazillion bloggers, fancy and less fancy boutiques, and of course, the only Belgian Lomography Headquarters, Antwerp's definitely worth the visit. But behold: you will find much more than you expect in this vibrant city!
The Iraq War is one of the saddest frames in the storyboard of humanity in recent times. A massive amount of weapons and soldiers was to be shipped from the U.S. bases in Northern Italy, but a bunch of people tried to stop it.
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
Her LomoHome was first created for the sole purpose of purchasing cameras and films in the Online Shop. Two and a half years later, she went up to be one of best Lomographers in the Community. Aren't we glad our LomoGuru of the Week Paola Cognigni or puppettina chose to stay and share her fantastic film photographs with us?
August 24, 2014 was a great day because of the We The Fest 2014! Maybe it's too early to call it the biggest summer music festival in Jakarta because this has just been its first edition. Nevertheless, my girl and I enjoyed every moment of it!
New York City has long been synonymous to skyscrapers, throngs of people both locals and tourists, neon lights, entertainment, and all things loud and hip. It is, after all, a metropolis, a melting pot of cultures - the city that never sleeps. However, back in the 1960s, Duane Michals was able to capture these photographs of a New York that many people has rarely seen.
Before moving to New York City, I was told that people keep to themselves. Thus, I set forth to put myself out there and create connections with the people in my community, using the Lomo'Instant as an icebreaker! I was proven wrong—if you show an ounce of kindness to anyone, they will overflow in return.
New York City celebrated the bees that pollinate the world and we got to participate in the family-friendly extravaganza on Beach 97 Boardwalk, Rockaway, Boardwalk. There was art, food, music, crafts, a Bee Marketplace, and lots of sweet sweet honey. Check out the highlights of Honey Week, Honey Fest and all that we learned about the great bees that pollinate our world!
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.
Self-taught photographer Zoë Noble who also runs überlin, a platform for Berlin’s creative professionals,grabbed the opportunity to test the New Petzval Lens last month. The city was full of colorful and shiny Christmas lights, and Zoë couldn't resist the urge to capture the visual spectacle with the Petzval Lens. She speaks of her experience in this exclusive interview.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
Last Sunday, a great yoga event was held in Cernobbio, a small tourist town near the city of Como. Local association Breathe Como made a performance of power yoga exercises to raise funds for Africa. I developed the film a few days ago, and today I'll show the photos to you! I call this "Fresh From My Darkroom" because I developed the black and white films by myself! Take a look!