Here's the second installment of my Memories of Japan: an invitation to the Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion Temple, also located Kyoto.
Located in Kyoto’s outskirts, surrounded by a charming japanese garden and almost floating on a lake like a lily, we find this gem: Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion Temple. It’s a simple and relatively small temple,but its sublime beauty leaves you speechless.
It was built in 1397 as a retirement villa of the powerful shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, as part of his Kitayama property. His son converted it into a Zen temple for the Rinzai sect. It was burned down several times during Onin War, but we can enjoy it today with no traces left from such events.
It’s not possible to get inside the temple, but watching its lightness and majesty is an amazing experience. Each bridge, patch or plant surrounding this temple makes the place such a wonderful experience in Japan.
As a curiosity, here is a Lego playback pop-up on this gem:
I hope to come back soon with another memory from Japan that will take you to another magical corner of this incredible country.
A trip to Japan with his sister last year marked the fulfillment of a dream that meitads had held ever since he was a kid growing up in Indonesia in the '90s. Armed with various film cameras, he tells the story of his journey.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the second part of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
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I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum's Friday Late, an event that takes place every last Friday evening of the month. For March 2014, the London borough of Tottenham was invited to curate an evening of creativity. There were a number of events that went on ranging from music and art to fashion and film. Accompanied by my LC-A+ and Fisheye No. 2, here are my highlights of that evening in photographs.
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Last week, Lomography Gallery Store Sheung Wan threw a launch party for the new Petzval Lens. Delicious refreshments and wine were served to guests who were also invited to experience the magical capabilities of the Petzval lens.
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I have good memories of Tagaytay Highlands. There had been times when some of my friends and I would spend the weekend there, playing all sorts of sports and having our bodies healed in the warm and lapping jacuzzi pool. But those were distant memories. I was able to go back to this place, but only for an afternoon, and tried to remember the good old days.
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