Two young architects: Erik Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz converted in 1917 a forest on the outskirts of Stockholm in a place really sacred. You don't need to be a believer. You just have to walk around the cemetery to feel the magic of the place.
Two young architects: Erik Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz converted in 1917 a forest on the outskirts of Stockholm in a place really sacred. You don’t need to be a believer. You just have to walk around the cemetery to feel the magic of the place.
As soon as you reach the entrance you will notice that this is not one more scary cemetery. It looks like more a park to go for a walk rather that a place to rest eternally. Once inside you will feel the Meditation Groove at your feet: you can choose to walk through the path that leads you to black granite cross or walk between the graves on the left. Under the big granite cross you will realize it wasn’t as big as you imagined when first saw it from the entrance: it welcomes you. The Crematorium and some chapels are the first buildings you will see. On the top of the hill there is the Chapel of Resurrection, were a bronze sculpture is standing under an opening in the roof. Take your time to watch the pond. Now is time to look for the Woodland Chapel. Although you have seen it before on pictures you will probably feel a shiver down your back. White columns in its front, white-washed walls and black roof is what you expect less in a wood. Look above to contemplate the golden ‘Angel of Death’. Behind the chapel lots and lots of graves rest forever, in the middle of nature. More than 50.000 souls will come with you during your stay. Even Asplund rests there, under a simple epitaph: “his work lives”.
We visited The Woodland Cemetery on January 1st. We almost met nobody there. Some people say that the best day to visit the site is on November 1st, All Saints Day, when most graves are lit up by a candle. For us, going to Skogskyrkogården when you visit Stockholm is a must. To go there, just take the underground, green line towards Farsta strand and leave it on Skogskyrkogården. Get out of the station and turn right.
Need a break from a hot day walking around the city in Budapest? Why don't you visit the Széchenyi baths situated at the City Park and enjoy the warm thermal waters in beautiful surroundings? If you are up for it, you can play a game of chess, too, while enjoying yourself at one of the outdoor pools.
Previously, I suggested that you walk around Ubud. For he second part of my Lomography Day Trip piece on Ubud, allow me to show you places that are worth visiting. Don't worry, you won't get lost! If you do want to get lost, just rent a bicycle and ride around!
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!
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!
In the third and final installment of his Russian love story, Herr Willie recalls some of the most memorable experiences from his trips to post-Soviet Russia, including traveling aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway and shooting with the La Sardina for Lomography on assignment, and waxes nostalgic about all the amazing people he had met.
We are very excited to introduce the latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family, the Lomo’Instant Boston Edition. The Boston only made it to first base when it appeared in our Kickstarter campaign but by the raucous applause we got from you guys, it’s in it for the homerun!
What comes to your mind when you think of Boston? Maybe it's the Red Sox, or maybe it's Baked Beans? In this latest competition to celebrate the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition, we want to know what Boston means to you! Maybe you've been there, maybe not — it doesn't matter! Show us your favorite photos that represent Boston in your mind!
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Those long, frosty, dark nights are finally behind us. It's time to dust of your Diana F+; wipe down your LC-A Wide and get shooting again! Join us for some fabulous workshops and events in Soho and come and visit us in March at the Birmingham NEC as part of The Photography Show 2015. Read on for the full line up.