Before I traveled to New York City, a lot of people told me about the wonderful service provided by the hop-on hop-off bus companies that are in operation. These are not only great value, but also super fun, making them the only way to travel around this amazing city.
On practically every street corner in New York there are men trying to show you maps and sell you tickets for their open-top bus companies which operate on a hop-on hop-off system. The main 2 seemed to be Gray Line (who ironically have red buses) and the one we chose, City Sights (blue and yellow buses).
They are a reasonable price anyway, but my advice would be, once you have decided who to go with (I highly recommend City Sights) walk away from the salespeople and they will chase you and throw in a load of extras. We paid $54 and got 3 days worth of hopping on and off, free entry to several museums, a night tour including Brooklyn (which is epic because you go over the bridge in the dark and get to see Manhattan all lit up) and boat trip. There are 3 main bus loops which you can hop on and off as many times as you need to over the set time. There is the downtown one covering Manhattan, where the buses are super regular, the uptown one round Central Park and visiting Harlem and the Brooklyn one. The things I liked the most about these buses were how easy they were to navigate (compared to the complex tube system!) and the excellent tour guide provided on all services. Obviously it is a bit of a bummer if you end up doing the same section of the downtown tour 6 or 7 times but the range of tour guides all add their own slant and I swear on the last trip there were things I had missed on the previous 5! I loved being on the bus, taking photos of the buildings and learning about the city and I know that in NYC, this is the best way to travel.
Bonus – when it rains you get a free yellow poncho so you don’t have to go indoors!
In many of the places I've travelled, I've seen small, yellow amphibious tour buses -- the ubiquitous 'Ducks.' In some places the pleasure cruisers are encouraged to blow duck whistles, but everywhere they tour on land before descending into the city's waterway. I decided to become a tourist in my own town and ride the London duck.
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!
Oh no, we are terribly sorry! Alas, our amazing Lomography Super Photo Spray is only a pipe-dream invented by us cheeky chaps for April Fool’s Day! Whilst this Super Spray would be pretty awesome (if the photos didn’t take quite so long to develop!), there are still all kinds of ways you can enjoy analogue photography this very minute...
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Weeks have passed and yet Germans are still celebrating the victory of their heroic football team. Shortly before the World Cup started, we took notice of an interesting photography project on Kickstarter. Berlin-based sports photographer Ryu Voelkel called for help to create a football photography book like no other. The campaign was successfully funded. Ryu made his way to Brazil and came back with amazing shots including some very special Kodak Aerochrome photographs. Meet Ryu and learn more about him and his special moments at the WC 2014.
The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.
Fancy building a camera museum or, well, simply have hundreds of cameras at your disposal? You might want to take a look at this newest camera lot to show up on eBay, which includes 600 cameras by various makers and carries a "Buy It Now" price tag of $34,900.00.
In the third and final installment of his Russian love story, Herr Willie recalls some of the most memorable experiences from his trips to post-Soviet Russia, including traveling aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway and shooting with the La Sardina for Lomography on assignment, and waxes nostalgic about all the amazing people he had met.
We are very excited to introduce the latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family, the Lomo’Instant Boston Edition. The Boston only made it to first base when it appeared in our Kickstarter campaign but by the raucous applause we got from you guys, it’s in it for the homerun!
What comes to mind when you think of Boston? Maybe it's the Red Sox, or maybe it's Baked Beans? With our newest competition to celebrate the release of the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition, we want to know what Boston means to you. Even if you've never been to Boston — no problem! We want to see your best shots that represent Boston to you!