A park overlooking the whole town and the great Abra mountains
We started our hike at the main road of after a police check point. I was exhausted from my trip but my uncle had a mischievous grin and wanted me to chuck some poundage while on my trip. Half cursing, I pushed on the trek alone, taking notice of the thick foliage of the hill where my destination waited for me. I wasn’t exactly in the mood to take photos of plants and this guy who looked like a marine was passing me by and literally running circles around me.
This just upset me more. So I ignored the sights till I reached the top of the winding road and made my way to the viewing deck. I imagined the hill would make a great venue for long boards. It was my first time to visit Victoria park but I instantly recognized it from the pictures of my cousins who used to frequent the place with their parents when we were still kids. There was a strange domelike structure in the middle of the park, apparently this was the water tank that supplied the whole valley.
It was a pretty nice sight that could have been better had it not been raining heavily all afternoon. I imagined the place and how it would look like at night with the lights of the houses and buildings all switched on. Near the edge of the park were octagon shaped tables used for picnics and such. I noticed there were quite a few couples in the park. This probably has reputation of being the make-out place of the youngins’ in this side of the valley. I went back to the viewing deck and took notice of the enormous Virgin Mary Statue that seemed to be watching over the whole of town which was visible from her perch that was about three storeys high.
A few weeks ago Como hosted a festival called La Notte Bianca dello Sport from afternoon until midnight. In the late evening I documented some of the activities which were held simultaneously throughout the whole town. Take a look!
It is with great pride that we introduce you to our newest instant camera — the Lomo’Instant Montenegro Edition! Inspired by the splendid charm of Montenegro — an enchanting Balkan country known for its rugged mountain ranges, medieval villages and magnificent Adriatic coastline — the Lomo’Instant Montenegro Edition is a crown jewel of the Lomo’Instant Family.
Climbing a mountain is always fun. Climbing a volcano is even better. And climbing the highest mountain in a country, well, that tops it all. So you can just imagine how much I enjoyed climbing Mount Hallasan, the highest mountain in South Korea.
A jump shot is like raising a toast, but with the body. Friends leap for hard-to-contain joy, daredevils for stimulus, athletes for triumph. And because the shot is jovial, its challenging aspects are overlooked. This post is a chance to study the exceptional timing of analog photographers from 1916 to 1960.
Snow-capped or covered in lush greenery, monumental or of smaller proportions, mountains create the most picturesque natural landscapes. The folks at The Gap Magazine are no stranger to their beauty and will showcase such visual splendor in their next issue. Do you have a scenic photo of mountains? Share your pictures with us and get featured in the December issue of The Gap.
The young artist and Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson published on his agency's website an awesome photo series, one of the images in it a great symbol of freedom, joy of living outdoors, purity, innocence, candor, and girlhood: the bare sole of a female lifted up, taken at the Central Park in New York. Like many other great Magnum photographers, Anderson explored this interesting body part through photographs. For this tribute, I chose a series of bare foot images I took along the promenade of the lake Como. Take a look!
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This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!