A church where you can observe the entire sprawling metropolis.
Monserrate is a church placed high on a mountain that juts imperiously into central Bogota. You can reach it by cable car, by funicular or by walking (or for the really devout crawling, throwing frijol beans in your path for extra pain and flagellation). Fortunately when i visited the path was closed for reforms so we took the cable car.
Bogota is your typical sprawling Latin American mega-city, boasting a population of 9 million people, extending to 11 million if you include the wider metropolitan area. These figures are big but seen on paper they are not that astounding. It was only once i had scaled the heights of Monserrate and could see the never-ending sprawl of Bogota that I could begin to conceive how colossal a city of 9 million inhabitants is. The city is nestled in the mountains, and you get a good conception of this looking from the majestic views from Monserrate…. what left the most impact was the way the city spread all the way to the mountains, and then in the mountains behind the first range of mountains you can see the city still sprawling, its vastness undiminished. This city is truly massive.
Aside from the pretty yet modest church there is all manner of tacky tourist boutiques and a rather swanky looking restaurant. The is also the famous ‘templo de colesterol’ of ‘temple of cholesterol’ where numerous smaller restaurants huddle together with their staff outside trying to entice people inside with ever more outlandish claims about the quality of their food….
All in all a great way to spend a morning, though a hat and scarf are recommended.
This month, a new Lomography Embassy Store can be found in the capital of Colombia. A new Embassy Store doesn't only mean more space for exhibitions, community get-togethers and other projects, but also a big opening party and photo exhibition!
Colombia is one of the most vibrant countries in Latin America. In the last years the country went from being one of the most dangerous in the region to one of the most interesting places to visit. One of the jewels of Colombia is a hotels in its capital, the Hotel de la Opera.
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The next time you find yourself wandering around town with your Lomo'Instant camera, here's a neat trick that you can do: choose a specific area and quickly snap an instant photo. Once it develops, hold it in the exact position or angle where you took the instant photo, and take a standard photo using your favorite camera. Does it sound confusing? Ah, well ... let's just show you how it's done! Check out the photos after the jump.
It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!
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Where do I begin? Believe me, I know many places in Bandung. From a cozy cafe to where the famous street food and maybe even drinks can be found, to places for lomowalks, it would be my pleasure to show you all around Bandung - the city I love and the city of love!
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With today's incredible Advent deal, you have the chance to make the Lomographers in your life very, very happy! Accessorize your gift-giving this year with a visit to our Online Shop where you can get a whopping 20% discount on Flashes, Lenses and other accessories. Feel free to grab something for yourself while you're at it!
Camo is one of the most popular fashion photographers from Colombia. His works have been published in many fashion magazines around the country, and last year he was in charge of shooting Colombia Moda, one of the biggest annual fashion shows in Latin America. But Camo has a very personal series of photos that were shot at his home in Bogotá.
I have to admit that I’ve never liked using flash in public places. In some situations it can be distracting. Like concerts, for example. Can you imagine a live music show where people decide all of a sudden to use it at the same time?