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!
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
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!
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
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!
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Most, if not all, of the photographs in Keis Iguchi's LomoHome were printed using traditional darkroom processes. He likens film photography to using cassette tape and relies on his favorite combination of LC-A and Ferrania Solaris 800 in creating evocative images. In this interview, our Newcomer of the Week from Tokyo Japan shares more about his affinity for analog photography.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
From the simple Vivitar 110 camera he received from his grandmother, Brett Wolff already accumulated close to almost a hundred cameras and accessories in his analog arsenal. Some of the cameras he treasured were even handed down by relatives and friends, making these more precious to him. Let's take a closer look at his camera collection.