Scotland's "city of the dead", full of Victorian-era elegance and beauty.
Probably one of the most interesting sites in Glasgow is the Victorian-era cemetery referred to simply as the Necropolis. Located close to the Glasgow Cathedral, it is literally a “city of the dead”, a sprawling collection of tombs, mausoleums, and monument size gravestones. To enter, you take a short walk across the Bridge of Sighs (named so because the bridge was part of any funeral procession to the Necropolis) and start walking up the hill on any number of diverging paths that criss-cross the hillside. There are mausoleums built into the hill as you walk to the top, where the majority of the most impressive monuments are.
Despite the sinister implication of the name, the Necropolis itself is a very serene place that possesses the elegance and beauty that typifies Victorian-era stone work.
Get a glimpse of the haunting practice that dates back to the Victorian era through the haunting post-mortem and mourning photographs, as well as other related ephemera, documented in this upcoming book.
A simple yet elegant looking camera, the Dacora Digna was a medium format camera from the 1950s that was offered with various lenses and leaf shutters. Find out more about this vintage beauty in this installment of Lomopedia!
Abandoned Scotland is an amazing group based in... you guessed it, Scotland! They stealthily get into little-known locations to photograph amazing but forgotten and empty spaces. We spoke with Alistair, the head of the group, and provided him with a Sprocket Rocket to see how the panoramic wonder would capture some of Scotland's urban landscapes.
Venice is a beautiful city full of romantic spots and picturesque corners, and I am not the only one who thinks so. The city suffers from the masses of tourists walking and floating around every day. Look further and enjoy my photos and memories!
If you are in search of a lesser known European city full of nice examples of art and architecture, I would recommend that you visit Palermo, the capital of the region of Sicily in the South of Italy. This city is rich with wonderful churches, squares, fountains, and other important monuments and buildings! Take a look after the jump!
The fashion industry mourns the loss of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta, who died on October 20 at 82 years old from complications due to cancer. From being an art student in Madrid, an apprentice for renowned Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga to designing for Lanvin and Balmain, eventually launching his own fashion label and dressing up some of the world's most famous and beautiful women, de la Renta's legacy echoes through his timeless, feminine, and elegant designs.