Until recently, I had only heard about the wonder that is Leeds' first-and-only German themed night out – the Bierkellar. Now that I have experienced it for myself, I will be visiting it time and time again.
Leeds Bierkellar is situated in quite a nice part of Leeds city centre, at the top end of Park Row, opposite the Town Hall. It would be quite easy to miss it if you weren’t deliberately looking for it, as from the street, it is simply one single sign, pointing you down a long staircase into the “cellar” below some other bars and restaurants, hence putting the “kellar” in Bierkellar. It is set in the vaults of an old bank so this gives it huge archways, a lovely wooden floor, and authentic cellar feeling.
I have to say that although the drinks appear pricey (£7 for a stein of beer – approx 2 pints – and a £4 returnable deposit for the glass), I didn’t find it unreasonable and all my food and drinks cost under £25 for the entire evening. The best part of an evening at Leeds Bierkellar has to be the entertainment. For laughs alone this is well worth the money I spent. There is an Oompah band who play 2 sets around 8-11pm. They are awesome, although I am not 100% convinced they are German! They have you clinking your beer steins, singing along, and despite the signs telling you not to dance on the tables, they have you spending half your evening dancing on the benches instead!
All in all it was a great night out, and no matter how old you are or what music you are into, the Bierkellar is still for you. I went with a group of work colleagues who all appreciate different things and every single one of them had a super night at Leeds Bierkellar.
I’d only heard rumors of the Magic Tree. I had no idea if they were true and, honestly, I’m still half disbelieving of it despite the story I’m about to tell you. If you have faith in what I say, I’m grateful. If you don’t, I bear no ill will towards you. But either way, please shout out in the comments what secrets or sophistries you think I found through its twisting branches.
The Lomography Sprocket Rocket - my first analogue camera ever - and I have had some troubled times behind us. We have been involved in a stormy love-hate relationship for several years. But in the end, we luckily managed to get over ourselves and overcome our problems. Now he's my old time favorite. Old love never rusts, that is.
Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
The new year is still young, but it seems as if it'll be over quickly. My organizer is already filled with entries until June. 2015 will probably be worse than 2014 when it comes to having time off so I could take some analogue shots. Anyway, there are some photography-related things that I really want to get done. It is probably best to set some goals if I only have very limited time.
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.
Spring is always an exciting time! I love the way the air smells in the early morning, especially that first real spring day after a cold and rough winter. There's no denying it: spring is in the air! And that means flowers will start blooming!
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.
In December, two new cameras came into my possession: from the bag of Sinterklaas, the Dutch Santa Claus, came a classic Minolta SRT100 with two lenses and a flash, and I also picked up the Horizon Perfekt that I had won in the "Eliza was here" rumble. By now the first rolls have been shot and developed!
Have you all watched "Eat, Pray, Love"? I was inspired by Julia Roberts, who rode a bicycle in that movie, so I decided to rent one and try it myself! This happened two years ago but I still remember my biking route. To all of you who haven't been to Ubud, I think you should visit the place and try to go around in a bicycle!
Aside from the fact that Ubud is a must-visit tourist spot in Bali, it is also the perfect place to relax and get inspired. There, you’ll see and feel something different. Staying there for a month in 2012 made me discover good places to visit. If ever you'll be in Bali for a holiday, don't forget to visit Ubud. Now, I shall take you on a quick visit to this town!