A history of a large docks in Europe and its restoration of it.
This district of the port dates from the beginning of the 19th century, a period of great economic expansion for Marseille and of major urban development. The old-port had reached saturation point, due in particular to the arrival of steamship. In 1858 the city set up its docks which were operated under concession by a private company, on a plot of 10 hectares.
Building of the docks, which are more than 400 meters longs, was directed by Gustave Desplace from 1858 to 1863.
The docks include four groups of warehouse building that are connected to each other and end with the magnificent administration building. Each warehouse has six level storage. They were the largest docks in Europe at the end of the 19th century. They can be compared to London’s docks.
After a period of almost total neglect, the Docks have been completely restored to their former splendor by the architect Eric Castaldi. You can find there offices but also cafes and restaurants. The whole area is under reconstruction : not so far from here, the new corporate tower of CMACGM, a French shipping-container company, designed by famous architect Zaha Hadid, is rising.
How to go there : take the metro, stop to Joliette.
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. It has been mentioned in a myriad of pop culture references in books, music, and film, and is also the home of the Lomography headquarters. The history of Vienna stretches back to a far 500 BC, which is why it’s no surprise that the city is steeped in rich, unique, and fascinating culture and history that has inspired artists of all generations.
Did you catch the solar eclipse that happened recently? Word on the street is that it even resulted in a total eclipse in some areas of Europe, making it a pretty rare occasion for the folks that got to see it! We're guessing that some of you even had your cameras to catch the whole shebang on film — which is why we're throwing a competition for the best eclipse and sun inspired shots out there. Come on in and check out the details!
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.
"Brownie in Motion," a roving large-scale art installation, darkroom, and actual functioning camera all rolled into one, is a project by artist Stephen Takacs. Get to know more about it after the jump!
Not too long ago, if you will recall, we featured a series of photographs featuring classic album covers superimposed on their respective modern-day Google Street Views by The Guardian. Now, it appears that the folks at the British daily is at it again, with artist Halley Docherty making mash-ups of classic paintings depicting cities in Europe, North America, and Asia and their Google Street View screenshots!
Travel back in time and see places around Europe, Middle East, and North America as they were more than a century ago through these photochroms from the Photochrom Prints Collection of the Library of Congress.
We recently had the opportunity to chat with founder and editor of AlternativePhotography.com, Malin Fabbri, and we are pleased to now share it with you! Our goal was to better understand the inner workings of the Alternative Photography community and its formation, as well as get a sneak peek into the life of its founder. Malin was generous in sharing her knowledge, wisdom and history and we are grateful for it, as we're certain you will be also!
The skies were busy with magic today — or maybe it was just the solar eclipse that caused all that ruckus? Decked out in space-age goggles and other various sun viewing paraphernalia, groups of people gathered as the moon moved between the sun and the earth this morning across Europe. Only a few lucky folks witnessed the total eclipse, and here at Vienna HQ, the greatest moment of the partial eclipse happened at 10:45 A.M. and lasted only a few minutes. We stopped everything we were doing to join the sky watchers crew and share in this astonishing moment. Check out these brilliant solar-inspired shots to celebrate the occasion!
July 1906 saw a landmark event in the history of the National Geographic Society when its magazine published a special issue containing just one article with over 70 wildlife photographs - the first of its kind to appear on the magazine - taken by politician and wildlife photographer George Shiras, III.