When most people think of The Netherlands, they think of the partying associated with Amsterdam or the political centre that is The Hague. Directly between the two on the map you will find Leiden, known for it's student vibe, it's many canals, and the beautiful Dutch Architecture.
Leiden not only has a younger university feel to it that makes it fun for a younger crowd, but it also has tons of great historical sights : The Sint Pieterskerk (Saint Peter’s Church) a little out from the centre is where the Mayflower pilgrims went before heading to America, or the Leiden Burcht, the hill fortification where all the city stayed during the siege. No matter where you go there’s something interesting to look at – whether it be the windmills, the Flemish buildings, or one of the over a hundred poems painted on the walls all over the city.
"You put your camera around your neck in the morning along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you," said Dorothea Lange, the icon whose birthdate we celebrate today, May 26.
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow Lomographers, the time is ripe for us to present you with a new mystery product. But we're not giving anything much away this time, just a few hints and clues to keep you on your toes.
As the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster approaches, photographer Alina Rudya hopes to revisit the lives of people who, like her, were driven out of Prypyat, Ukraine following that fateful day in 1986.
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