Orenburg was founded in 1743 on the Siberian river Ural. The city played a role of a warrior who protected the south-western frontiers of the country. Historians say that Orenburg (was 3 times conceived and once born).
Orenburg was founded in 1743 on the Siberian river Ural. The city played a role of a warrior who protected the south-western frontiers of the country. Historians say that Orenburg «was 3 times conceived and once born». It explains by the fact that the foundation of the city was several times postponed and shifted. Until it was finally founded on April, 1743.
Orenburg has a complicated history and played a broad spectrum of roles beginning from the role of a strong warrior, then being a great Russian merchant-city and one of the most important strategical objects. Then it became a prison, a city where political convicts were exiled to.
Nowadays Orenburg is a developing city and is very interesting for tourists not only because of ifs great number of museums and several theaters, but also because of its location. On the beautiful foot-bridge over the river Ural there is the symbolical sign of the border between Europe and Asia so you can literally be with your one foot stepped in Europe and another one stepped in Asia.
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"!
Auckland-based photographer Richard Wong dabbles in everything from wedding photography to street photography, even Lego photography! In the midst of his busy schedule as photographer, camera reviewer and father, he sat down to speak with us about how he uses the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens in his diverse practice.
Born and raised in Montreal, Nathalie Daoust is a Canadian photographer who uses her camera to explore hidden realms around escapism and female sexuality. Her projects have taken her to obscure places all across the world, from the US to Brazil, from Japan to China and currently to North Korea.
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