Flying through Cologne's air – it's easy with the Rheinseilbahn, a cableway that rides from the Rheinpark to the Zoo. But no need to worry, despite its vertiginous height, it's still the safest means of transporation.
The cableway across the Rhine was build in 1957 for the National Garden Show and until recently it has been the only cableway in Germany which was built across a river. Actually the Zoo Bridge over which the cableway is now leading, was only built in 1966, so in the first couple of years you were hovering right over the water. Despite the bridge, the view from the enclosures over the Rhine, the Cathedral and the skyline of Cologne is still beautiful.
You best start your journey at the Rhine Park, the station is right next to the bus stop “Thermalbad” and you can take a bus from the main station and reach it in 10 minutes. The cableway, also called ‘Rheinbahn’ is always moving, so you need to be quick when entering the enclosures. You should also have your cameras ready! But don’t worry, all gondolas are completely closed and the door is locked well. Between 1957 and 2006, more than 14 million people were transported without any accident. So the cableway is not only the most unusual, but also the safest means of transportation in Cologne.
Even though the ascent looks pretty steep, you fortunately don’t notice a lot of swinging during the ride. Thanks to the large windows, you are able to snap away in all directions, no matter if you want to take a photo of the city or of the other gondolas which are passing by. You pay for your ticket after you exit at the Flora/Zoo. A single trip costs 4 Euros, but there are also round trips and other offers. Often times there is the possibility to use the cableway at night during the ‘Long Nights’ in Cologne.
In the hands of those capable wielding it, art can be a powerful weapon. With it, for one, creation of fantastical realms far removed from the one we live in is entirely possible. Through collage making, Eugenia Loli builds such worlds that invite the audience not only to marvel at them but also, and most importantly, to see through the hodgepodge of images to find meaning and formulate interpretations.
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Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
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Chris Pollard is a fashion photographer who, despite his exposure to the fast-paced world of runways and fashion, still has a passion for film photography. He expressed a keen interest in testing the New Petzval Lens, and we were more than glad to let him try it for himself. He shares photos ad answers a few questions in this exclusive feature.
We had a huge response from this competition and quite rightly so, I mean who wouldn't want the chance to win a copy of the new Flying Lotus album? Anyway, we've picked our way through them all and chosen the best three. Find out who has won here.
Seeing cool masked photos on the Lomography site made me want to experiment with the Lomo'Instant. Making masks for the Lomo'Instant is slightly different than that for other Lomo cameras, but the steps in this article should make it easy.
Daniela admits that she's still a newbie when it comes to photography but the positive feedback she's receiving from the community motivates her to push harder and shoot more. Let's get to know more about this dedicated lomographer from Stuttgart, Germany, fraumuellerdenktnach!