Last weekend saw the celebration of Chinese New Year (it is now the Year of the Snake for those who are interested) so me and my other half headed off to Manchester to spend some time in Chinatown there.
Chinatown in Manchester is definitely the best one I have been to in the UK. I think the layout of it really lends a sense of community, and it feels like you have left the city centre and wandered into a quieter and more secluded area. It is just a short walk from Piccadilly Gardens in the centre of the town, and can be found easily by following the information signs saying “Chinese Arch”. The arch itself is a great way to be welcomed to Chinatown, and is positioned in one of the corners of the square.
Chinatown in Manchester is not just about the restaurants that line all the streets in that area — though, of course, they are worth a number of visits and I will talk about my favourite one in a separate article — but I also think it presents a great photo opportunity due to the number of neon signs and beautiful lights that adorn many different parts of the area.
There are also a number of shops in Chinatown, selling all kinds of goods, some imported and some not. It;s good to visit and buy trinkets and take photos (most of the owners are OK with this, but I think it is polite to ask first).
So spend some time in Chinatown in Manchester and if you can be there for Chinese New Year — there is a really party atmosphere and I can’t rate it highly enough!
My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.
There is nothing more refreshing than escaping one's everyday life for to unpack a camping tent and spend a wonderful weekend with friends for a few days during summer. Some of the coolest festivals are calling and there's a special one in Germany that is a must-see in July: Melt! festival. Win two tickets for this spectacular event to be held from July 17 to 19. Show us your most beautiful festival moments.
With today's great Advent deal, you can get 20% off the Lomo LC-A+ and Lomo LC-Wide, along with all of our other premium Lomography cameras. Go above and beyond in your gift giving this year and head to the Online Shop or a Lomography Gallery Store near you!
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Though I am not a professional, photography is in my genes. My father was a photographer and technician in the Air Force and accumulated a number of cameras during his life. This is a story about one of those cameras, a Yashica 635 TLR. I brought the camera—after being in storage for about 55 years—back to life with a roll of Portra 160 during the golden hour at Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.