When I told people that we were going to go to Rome and I asked them about things to see, what I didn't expect is that they'd recommend that we go and see a graveyard. I don't usually go to visit graveyards, but they told me so many good things about it, so we really wanted to see it.
Why is this cemetery special? The main and most important fact is that it is a protestant graveyard. Its name is “Cimitero acattolico”. It has a pyramid called Cayo Cestio’s Pyramide, dating from 30 years before Christ. The graveyard is surrounded by a wall. It’s located on a slope on the outskirts of Rome. There are even guided tours of the cemetery that tell you the story. Something that you can’t get in other cemeteries.
The day looked to be curious, different. It was our last day in Rome, and the morning was rainy, grey…melancholic. “What a better day to go to a graveyard?” Precisely, because it was perfect. The day gives the place a grim touch. You only had to go in to feel something special, something mystic. The graveyard was full of tombs, crosses, but they weren’t normal, they had something different, different to the shapes that we are accustomed to.
To see a pyramid inside a graveyard, it’s really spectacular. The tombs are between plants and trees, it makes you feel like you’re in a special place, and the rain made a really spectacular background.
I recommend this place to everybody who visits Rome, and feel its charm.
“Let me tell you about my life turning blue”. Those were the first words the guy on the bench said as he sat down beside me whilst I was eating my lunch. Usually, I prefer to eat alone but there was something about this opening sentence which really intrigued me; so I told him “Sure buddy, go ahead. Tell me about your life in blue”.
Everybody loves a cup of tea to start the day. Meanwhile, we lomographers love to do little photo sessions to start our day. Both are really fun, but a wise person once said that we should try to combine two of our favorite things sometimes and see how it comes out. So, here we go!
I was given a roll of LomoChrome Purple 120 by a friend who was keen for me to try it out since he didn't have a medium format camera. I really didn't expect the results I got when I took it out for a test run on a bright winter's day in London.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand located at the Danish west coast with my brothers and my parents. However, I didn't anymore when I grew up. But in 2012, we hit the road again. It was my first visit there in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In this article, I'm going to present to you the photos I took with my Nikon F-501 SLR.
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Just recently I asked myself why I would want to write about a film like the Fuji Instax Mini, because usually this film is the only one available for Fuji Instax cameras. But then it hit me! It can be an alternative to many other instant films, since I can load almost any film into my Diana F+, other medium and 135 format cameras, and of course the Fuji Instax Mini.
OK it may not feel like spring in Chicago, but it can if you believe! We're pretending the flowers are blooming, and going back to our regular hours (11am -7pm everyday). That's not all! We've got our usual slew of fun workshops planned out for all of you, and our second annual St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt! Can you believe it's been a year since the last one? Since this is round two, we expect everyone to bring their A-game!
When I was a kid, one of my greatest joys was to go to the park. I especially loved playgrounds. It didn't matter how may other children there were, as long as I could have my turn to go on the slide and and sit on the swing. These days, enjoying one's childhood has become so different. Technology has stolen the interest of children in more physically demanding yet fun activities.
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For a small island, I find that there's actually so much to see and do in Penang. If you do decide to visit this quaint state and its eponymous island in Malaysia, I bet you'll want to stay for at least a week, so I decided to do a number of day trip installments. If you're ready, let's get started!
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!