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!
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!
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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.
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!
Like a quick-changing siren, a sunset has fantastic showmanship. It may come in a costume of luminous yellow one day, and a daring paint canvas the next. And of its various looks, five have been getting the loudest applause from all over the community.
Mysterious apparitions and other inexplicable phenomena on film, or generally speaking, for that matter, are as highly debated topics today as they were many decades ago. In 1934, a certain Mr. C.P. MacCarthy of 15 Wilkinson Street, Sheffield held a lecture at 76 Clarkehouse Road located in the same city to "demonstrate under test conditions Fake Psychic Photography" before an invited committee. MacCarthy's demonstration was accompanied by a series of photographs titled "Psychic Photography From a New Angle."
Over two decades ago, hervinsyah and his family went on a trip to Tana Toraja. There, they were able to see firsthand how the people of the Tator tribe lived and witness one of their important rituals.
With your overwhelming support, we have run out of Belair Instant Backs! We'll restock it in April, but don't worry because the Belair Instant Camera is readily available to satisfy your instant cravings!
Hot off an online collaboration with acclaimed rock band R.E.M., (now extendend) Lomography NYC is excited to host a screening of 'R.E.M. by MTV.' Celebrating 35 years of music greatness, we'll be spinning REM classics on vinyl before screening the much anticipated film. Join us on July 28th for an evening of sweet tunes and summer refreshments. Come in at 6 p.m. for refreshments, and screening begins at 7 p.m. FREE!