If you have a look at my articles, photos and likes you can cleary see a tendency to fun fairs, amusement parks and especially the ferris wheels.
I simply love those colorful places and when I was told that there is an old and rotten amusement park out there in Berlin I had to visit it! What a great combination!
I was on a short Berlin trip, doing some lomo workshopping when a friend of mine told me about this old and rotten amusement park in Treptow.
Pretty cool, I thought. I love amesument parks and I love the flair and the mood of old places. This would be the perfect mix.
So we grabbed our stuff and took the next train to Plänterwald, cause we thought that there were daily guided tours at 2:00 pm. But we sadly had to learn the hard way that the owner prohibited those tours by now.
What a shame! How can someone not use such a lost beauty? At least for interested photographers, art- and photo projects or exibitions it should be allowed to visit this place. We thought about climbing over the fence but we were told that they have watchdogs…so we decided not to end as dog food and were wandering around the whole area.
It would have been more intense to be right in the middle of this lost world but even from outside you get a weird feeling while watching all this rotten and overgrown fun rides in the middle of the forrest. We only met a few people which it made a lot more unreal:
Some old Wagon, the rotten box office, graffitis, barbwire, a fallen T-Rex (can you spot him on photo 6?), the old administration and of course the ferris wheel.
A short history of the park:
Founded as an objects of prestige of the German Democratic Republic (DDR). After the German reunification the park fell in a big sleep cause they were searching for a new owner.
The park reopend till late 2001.
Since 2002 the park is closed till today.
At least you were able to visit the park from 2002-2010 on guided tours, but on 30th of May 2010 the owner prohibited everything.
You can reach the park by taking the train (e.g. S8 or S9) to the station Plänterwald or Treptower Park.
I have good memories of Tagaytay Highlands. There had been times when some of my friends and I would spend the weekend there, playing all sorts of sports and having our bodies healed in the warm and lapping jacuzzi pool. But those were distant memories. I was able to go back to this place, but only for an afternoon, and tried to remember the good old days.
Aside from the fact that Ubud is a must-visit tourist spot in Bali, it is also the perfect place to relax and get inspired. There, you’ll see and feel something different. Staying there for a month in 2012 made me discover good places to visit. If ever you'll be in Bali for a holiday, don't forget to visit Ubud. Now, I shall take you on a quick visit to this town!
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When I was a kid, one of my greatest joys was to go to the park. I especially loved playgrounds. It didn't matter how may other children there were, as long as I could have my turn to go on the slide and and sit on the swing. These days, enjoying one's childhood has become so different. Technology has stolen the interest of children in more physically demanding yet fun activities.
Lassi, one of our awesome Petzval Lens Kickstarter backers, came to visit us at Lomography HQ this week. We had a brilliant time introducing him to the Lomography team, showing him some of the Vienna sights and generally having fun. As part of the trip, we organized a special photo-shoot in which we took photos with a vintage Petzval lens on a Sinar P2 4x5 camera. Head past the jump to find out more about the great time we had with Lassi and to see some old-school Petzval shots!
Every year my city Como hosts, for the Easter period, a great fun fair. This is a great occasion to test a camera, to make experiments with films, to have fun and to photograph people while also having fun! This year, I used my gem, the wonderful Horizon Perfekt (that I bought from the Lomography Online Shop) loaded with a timeless film, a Kodak Tri-X 400 developed, as usually for b/w, by myself. Read more after the jump!
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.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand located at the Danish west coast with my brothers and my parents. However, I didn't anymore when I grew up. But in 2012, we hit the road again. It was my first visit there in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In this article, I'm going to present to you the photos I took with my Nikon F-501 SLR.
Going away for the weekend is always fun, especially if, like me, you live abroad and go back to visit your home city! For my walk through Milan, I decided to bring with me the Lomo’Instant because well, I just love it! Here are my thoughts after this special weekend!
Have you ventured into light painting before? It's so fun and there are so many ways for you to explore it, we promise you'll never get bored. The folks here at HQ had a blast playing around with the Lomo'Instant and the result was a bunch of adorable, colorful photos!
Have you all watched "Eat, Pray, Love"? I was inspired by Julia Roberts, who rode a bicycle in that movie, so I decided to rent one and try it myself! This happened two years ago but I still remember my biking route. To all of you who haven't been to Ubud, I think you should visit the place and try to go around in a bicycle!
For a small island, I find that there's actually so much to see and do in Penang. If you do decide to visit this quaint state and its eponymous island in Malaysia, I bet you'll want to stay for at least a week, so I decided to do a number of day trip installments. If you're ready, let's get started!