Cistern of Mazagan, located in El Jadida is one of the interesting places to visit inside the fortification built in the 16th century.
Mazagan (in Portuguese: Mazagão) has been the name of Portuguese fortification/city, located in Morocco. Nowadays it’s a part of the city of El Jadida, 90-km southwest of Casablanca, so it can be easily reached from there. The fortified colony was built on the Atlantic coast in the early 16th century.
The cistern has been finished in 1547 and it was built according to the Manueline style. It is located in the interior of the fortification and it is one of the most important buildings in Mazagan, It was built behind the main building of the Portuguese city, similar to a castle. It was a really important space, where drinkable water could be stored, a important aspect when you have to keep the fortification closed due to enemy attacks.
The most touristic place in the city, is a nice place to visit and to take some photos, even if can be an hard task due to the lack o light in the inside, thing that gives a special environment to that space.
In more ways than one, Lomography is an art form as much as it is an effective tool to communicate. This is proven in the politically-driven exhibition “Selfies from Oranienplatz," of which the opening event will be taking place on the 16th of October as part of the European Month of Photography in Berlin. Read further to learn more about the project and event.
The spying globes on Teufelsberg are the not-so-secret insider tip for Berlin’s urban ruins and interesting freak show architecture. Even if you’re reluctant, one thing's for sure: the “Devil’s Mountain” is just plain awesome. The torn-up globe structures of the former military territory are just waiting to be conquered by lomographers… so what are you waiting for?
In this very special feature, Bard Wong of Ubud, Indonesia ,shares the story of his grandmother, who he lovingly calls his "Por Por." To make his tale even more interesting, Brad offers an inside peak into his grandmother's past with spectacular vintage photos taken in Canton and Borneo during the 1940s and 1950s.
Here's the third and final part of my Lomography Day Trip features about Ubud. To be honest, there are a lot of places there that are worth visiting, but I just picked some of them to help you make the best of your trip. So prepare your notes or travel books and take note of the must-see places that I'll mention below. Maybe one day you'll visit Ubud.
As camera-toting, wanderlust-driven adventurers, we are always seeking for the most intriguing places to visit and immortalize in our travel snaps. One such spot, without a doubt, is the historic city of Cusco in Peru. If you haven't been to this fascinating historic town, we're sure you'd be making plans for a visit after browsing through the photos taken by our fellow lomographers!
Every year, just a few weeks before summer, I dedicate a series of photos to the joy of living outdoors in this good season. One of the most common pleasures is taking one's socks and shoes off to feel the first warm rays of sun on our pale feet, which were prisoners inside shoes throughout the long winter season. So, it's time to take off your socks and shoes and relax barefoot! Where? Of course, on the walls surrounding the beautiful lake! Take a look!
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I'd like to tell you about a very unusual place - the Helikon Art Center. This space was built by the hands of a single person, Turkish sculptor and philosopher named Orhan Özçalik, and is now open to artists from all over the world.
In commemoration of Bike Month, or Bike Week in certain places, design and technology blog Gizmodo has collated these wonderful advertisements for bicycles from the 19th century. Check some of them out after the jump!