What better way to start an Analogue Day than having a Lomo Walk? On this fine Easter weekend, I planned to go on a Lomo Walk to the Bay area and leave the digital grind behind.
To me, a Lomo Walk is not only about taking lomographs, it also provides me with some “ME” time. It is therapeutic as it allows me time to destress and reflect on life. In today’s fast paced society, we should all slow down at times and smell the roses.
One of my favourite route for Lomo Walk is from Marina Barrage to Gardens by The Bay.
Marina Barrage is built across the mouth of the Marina Channel and it is Singapore’s 15th reservoir. It is also the first reservoir in the heart of the city.
Some of my favourite subjects at Marina Barrage are the cute water droplet icon and the various sculptures spotted around the area.
A short walk along the Bay will take me to Gardens by the Bay. The iconic landmarks of Gardens by the Bay are the Supertrees and the 2 climate controlled conservatories, the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome. One key reason I like the conservatories is that I can take photos of the beautiful flowers in a cool airconditioned environment. And gave me time to stop and pause for thoughts if need be.
The man made mountain inside the Cloud Forest attempts to simulate the flora and climate of high altitude. This is a very nice experience for a hot tropical country like Singapore. Inside the Cloud Forest, I can take flower macro shots in comfort.
Another favourite place is the Flower Dome. Inside this large location are flowers from various temperate countries. One thing that attracts me back to this location time and again are that the decorations will change with the season and festival. For this weekend, it is decked out in Easter theme complete with plenty of Easter bunnies and eggs.
One outdoor landmark that I also like is the OCBC Skywalk. From the Skywalk, I can have a panoramic view of the Marina Bay Central Business District skyline and the imposing Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resorts. I like the feeling of being up in the air and able to look far ahead.
Well, this is one route of my Lomo Walk during my Analogue Day. What’s yours?