Chain Bridge (Lánc Híd) crossing the Danube River is the oldest and most beautiful bridge that connects Buda and Pest. It is a suspension bridge and was opened in 1849.
At night, together with the Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Chain Bridge offers a stunning view when it is fully lit up if you’re at the Pest side. On the other hand, if you’re at the Buda side, you could see that the bridge blends in perfectly with the Hungarian Parliament building. Their glittering night illumination with other city lights are being reflected astoundingly on the dark and glowing surfaces of the Danube River. This is a wonderful fairytale scene!
The suspension bridge uses the basic theory of structural engineering, where tension forces in the cables and compression forces in the pillars counteract on each other. The cables suspended via towers hold up the road deck. The weight is transferred by the cables to the towers, which then transfers the weight to the ground.
The iron chains are held by two 48 meters river piers in classicist style on its both sides. From here, it gives the name “Chain Bridge”. The chain-links are made of iron plates with a length of several meters, its parts are connected by large rivets making the “chain” a real chain. The whole length of the bridge amounts to 380 meters.
On clear days, walking along the beautiful Chain Bridge of Budapest can be an unforgettable experience.
The stone lions situated at both abutments have been carved by sculptor János Marschalkó.
Need a break from a hot day walking around the city in Budapest? Why don't you visit the Széchenyi baths situated at the City Park and enjoy the warm thermal waters in beautiful surroundings? If you are up for it, you can play a game of chess, too, while enjoying yourself at one of the outdoor pools.
Thirty-five degrees. Summer. Lisbon. Seven hills. Worst combination ever! What better to do than to escape the horrible heat of a tropical summer day in Lisbon with its too many hills to a fabulous beach that is just one bridge away? It's enough to just cross the stunning 25th of April Bridge to arrive in an exotic paradise, with great waves and even better people.
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.
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!
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
If you take a left out of Regent St, down a windy lane, past a wise old man with long fingernails, over a wooden bridge and through a giant metal gate you'll find a very magical place. Yep, it's the Winter Wonderland Festival in Hyde Park! It's free to get in and it is the perfect place to get some awesome Petzval shots!
We are always hunting for creative ideas on how to open up new shooting possibilities and it doesn’t get any better than when we discover something simple which works like a charm right away. Recently, the idea was raised that perhaps the Diana+ Splitzer would be compatible with the Lomo’Instant – Lo and behold, it is!
As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 brought kleinerkaries closer not only to the most picturesque places in the world but to its beautiful people as well. A good conversation piece, it helped her discover hidden tourist spots and even restaurants that serve the best local food. Find out more about kleinerkaries and her Weapon of Choice after the jump!
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!
Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!
The Lomo'Instant camera is the most playful camera ever! It gives you so much freedom to create that we decided a single shot was not enough to show our frolicking scenes. So we went for collages instead! We moved the photos, juxtaposed and linked them to create our own instant puzzle! Take a glimpse at the results!
Opening today, "The Way We Live" features a selection of images by photographer and LomoAmigo Kate Bellm and site-specific work by artist Edgar Lopez Arrelano. Please note that one of the images in this post is NSFW.