It is the second largest triumphal arch in the whole world: Arc de triomphe it’s a very beautiful monument located in a place called Place de L'Étoile, in the end of the Champs-Elysées.
Arc de triomphe it’s a very beautiful monument located in a place called Place de L’Étoile, in the end of the Champs-Elysées. The arch was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 and is engraved with names of generals who commanded the French troops during Napoleon’s regime. The triumphal arch is adorned with many reliefs, most of them commemorating the emperor’s battles.
Beneath the Arch is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the eternal flame commemorating the dead people of the two world wars. It’s the place where on the Armistice Day (11th November) the President of the Republic lays a wreath and on 14 July, the French National Day begins a military parade down the Champs Elysées. Inside the Arch there is a small museum documenting its history and construction. It is the second largest triumphal arch in the whole world.
The top of the arch features a viewing platform from where you have great views of La Defense, the Champs-Elysées and the Sacré-Coeur, beautiful important and very well-known places in Paris. In the opposite direction at distance, in a perpendicular line is located the new arc: La Grande Arche de la Défense. As there is no elevator in the arch, be prepared to climb 234 steps if you want to visit it.
Les Bleus may have been booted out of the World Cup by Germany, but for me France is always a winner. The number of places to go around Paris, especially, can never be exhausted: the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Cœur, the Seine, the Arc de Triomphe, and this time, I fell in love with the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise.
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. With its 3.5 million residents, it is also the second largest city in the European Union. Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to culture as there are so many people from many different countries living and working together. Of course, Berlin is also home of Lomography Germany!
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It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on June 6. It is a place full of history and is also the only football stadium with a blue track course. Some say it is the most beautiful stadium in the world, and I totally agree with them. But then agai,n I might be biased because it is the home court of my favorite team, Hertha BSC Berlin—my blue-white bloodline.
In 1951, the Festival of Britain was organized as a way of boosting the morale of its citizens just a few years after the Second World War ended. The festival opened on May 4 and was basically a celebration of the British arts, science, and history. One of its most popular attractions was the Telekinema, described as a "state-of-the-art" cinema operated by the British Film Institute and seated up to 400 viewers.
Weddings are special occasions, something that calls for a special place and a very special lens. German photographer Julia Vanessa Utsch had the opportunity to exchange her usual workplace for a beautiful weekend trip to the South of France to capture a wedding with the New Petval Lens 85 Lens.
The cold weather is steadily creeping in at Lomography HQ in Vienna. It filled us with nostalgic joy to discover a whole new selection of wonderful end-of-Summer photos taken with the LC-A 120 throughout the Austrian countryside by our colleague Dream. If you also have the early winter blues, this fantastic gallery should help soothe the pain!
If you take a left out of Regent St, down a windy lane, past a wise old man with long fingernails, over a wooden bridge and through a giant metal gate you'll find a very magical place. Yep, it's the Winter Wonderland Festival in Hyde Park! It's free to get in and it is the perfect place to get some awesome Petzval shots!
In this article, I'll show you the usual route I take whenever I walk through the streets of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, this time in preparation for making a puppet called Mr. Golden. Sham Shui Po is famous for its stores selling fabrics and other clothing supplies, as well as electronic accessories. It is also full of different places to explore.