An ancient shrine and sacred hot spring for the Celts, it was taken over by the Romans who built a temple and a complex that might just be the oldest spa in Britain! These days it has been turned into a museum and one of the main tourist attractions in the city of Bath. A beautifully preserved place that reminds us that a nice warm bath is a comfort that has been enjoyed for thousands of years.
The Roman Baths in the town of Bath are a popular tourist attraction. This ancient spa is now mainly a museum which displays many artifacts that were found on site and scale models of what the public baths and temple looked like in Roman times.
The Roman temple was dedicated to the goddess Minerva, whom they associated with the Celt goddess Sulis to whom this hot spring was originally dedicated to. The carving of a Gorgon’s head, which can still be seen in the museum, formed part of the pediment that stood as the entrance to the temple and it is of particular interest not only because it is a beautiful example of Roman and Celt art fused into one but also because Gorgons were usually depicted as women and yet this Gorgon head is clearly that of a man which leads some people to argue that perhaps it is the god Neptune or a Celtic god. Whichever it might be, God or Gorgon, one cannot help but be trapped by it’s gaze and wonder what it must have been like to walk under it’s stare and into the temple it guarded.
Looking over the big pool, it is also easy to let the mind slip back in time and imagine one’s self walking at the halls of the public bathhouse, enjoying the thermal waters, or perhaps having a massage in one of the many rooms of which the foundations and parts of some walls still remain. And if you feel so inclined to have a hot bath or relax in the pool there is some bad news: you cannot do it at the museum. The good news is that the city is true to it’s name and has other places where you can still enjoy a bath in the waters of the hot spring, it is a great experience and a sure way to let the waters wash away your worries and enjoy a nice warm bath – Mother Nature style.
Inspired by summertime in bloom, the new Lomo’Instant Kyoto Edition is the latest addition to our creative instant photography line-up! With its intricate floral and peach design, this special edition camera is reminiscent of beautiful summer sunsets in Kyoto, a city adored for its picturesque shrines, temples and nature scenery.
Stop bath is a type of chemical used in the darkroom for processing black and white film, aptly named as such because it halts the development of the images. In this case, stop bath is also part of the title that Korean analogue street photographer <b><a href="http://instagram.com/sooeatsyourstreetforbreakfast">Soomin Yim</a></b> has given her body of work, "Stop Bath the City," to represent the forgotten faces of people in the city amid rapid modernization, captured and immortalized on black and white film.
In 1951, the Festival of Britain was organized as a way of boosting the morale of its citizens just a few years after the Second World War ended. The festival opened on May 4 and was basically a celebration of the British arts, science, and history. One of its most popular attractions was the Telekinema, described as a "state-of-the-art" cinema operated by the British Film Institute and seated up to 400 viewers.
The founder of The Pop-Up Pinhole Co., Kelly Angood, has been handcrafting pinhole cameras from scratch since 2010. After developing a huge online following from one of her early pinhole designs, she embarked on a mission to design an affordable, functional pinhole camera that could be constructed all in the comfort of your own home — and it had to look great too! Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, her mission was realized. Read on to see how it happened and what's next for Kelly and The Pop-Up Pinhole Company!
Herbert Morris has been taking photographs for almost 60 years. From being his family's event photographer, he now acts as one of the community's resident guides who's always willing to give advice—photography related or otherwise—to fellow lomographers. In this interview, Herbert shares tidbits about his life as a war veteran and how being a sneaky photographer preserved the memories of his aunt.
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It's every aspiring photographer's dream: turn one's hobby into a career; quit the part-time job and instead get commissioned to work on your own photography projects. Kevin Biberbach, a student from Aachen in Germany, made it. As a result of EVRY DAY, a 365-day project that has attracted plenty of attention online, he has been working on a variety of assignments such as wedding shoots and family and couple pictorials. Learn more about Biberbach, his work, passion for photography and experience with the New Petzval 85 Lens in this Lomography Exclusive.
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.
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. It has been mentioned in a myriad of pop culture references in books, music, and film, and is also the home of the Lomography headquarters. The history of Vienna stretches back to a far 500 BC, which is why it’s no surprise that the city is steeped in rich, unique, and fascinating culture and history that has inspired artists of all generations.
There are a lot of talented people who work at Lomography Gallery Soho and Victoria Schofield is no exception to that rule. She is a student who has already built an extensive portfolio of photographs and is serious about music photography. We lent her a Petzval lens to test over the weekend and here are the results.
When a truly fascinating photograph hits you, it’s powerful enough to transport you to the story that is being told in that image. Such is what happens when one sees Suji Park's work for the first time. It’s as if you can actually hear and feel the details of each snapshot — the warmth of a late afternoon sun, the complex silence of nature or a dry and nostalgic solitude.
In photography, we notice the surface first. The color and texture of things help us imagine what’s beneath. Doors, part of a building’s skin, have this appeal. They suggest how long a structure has been around and what sort of fellows live inside. They are details that fascinate Lomographers, judging from the many LC-A 120 snaps of intriguing entrances.