Tag: ancient

  • ORWO Color QRS 100

    written by wil6ka on 2010-08-06 in #reviews
    ORWO Color QRS 100

    There is a certain mystery lingering around films that are out of production. Double that aura of being uknown, when the place of its origin is already gone. The perfect example is ORWO, the film monopolist in the deceased GDR.

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  • Wuzhen, the Historic Scenic Town (China)

    written by eva_eva on 2010-04-08 in #world #locations
    Wuzhen, the Historic Scenic Town (China)

    Wuzhen, a town located within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai.

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  • The Other Peru

    written by troch on 2011-02-15 in #world #locations
    The Other Peru

    I know you are going to Peru to see Machu Picchu, as well you should, but just remember that the Incas were not the only people in pre-colonial Peru. The Nazca people pre-date the Incas by a thousand or more years.

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  • Expired Film: Developing Ancient Black and White Film

    written by simonh82 on 2012-04-06 in #gear #tipster
    Expired Film: Developing Ancient Black and White Film

    How do you develop a roll of black and white film which is 35 years old and has no information about ISO or film type? With a bit or research and a lot of luck!

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  • Bridport Sands of East Cliff, Dorset

    written by neja on 2011-09-01 in #world #locations
    Bridport Sands of East Cliff, Dorset

    Travel back in time at the Jurassic Coast of Dorset

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  • Real Gabinete Português de Leitura

    written by wil6ka on 2009-05-23 in #world #locations
    Real Gabinete Português de Leitura

    There are few places in the world, which I have visited because of one pictures I have seen of it. Such a place is the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura. A colonial library in the centre of Rio. A couple of years ago I was intrigued by a massive grand format picture from Andreas Gursky. He is one of the most famous photographers of our time, he surely is the most expensive one. His technique is to manipulate and enlarge pictures. His topic is the gathering of large groups and the enhancements of architectonic structures. He also chose the Gabinete as a sujet and that was, why I went there.

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  • Masada - The Ancient Palace with a Dramatic History

    written by jogintas on 2009-07-06 in #world #locations
    Masada - The Ancient Palace with a Dramatic History

    Masada is an ancient palace and fortification in the South District of Israel on top of an isolated rock plateau on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert, which has got a very dramatic history. During one siege of the Roman Empire everyone in this place led to suicide instead of slavery...

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  • Roma: Exploring the Beaten Path

    written by adrienne-is on 2011-02-27 in #world #locations
    Roma: Exploring the Beaten Path

    Perhaps I am a bit snobby in my selection of place. Too snobby for my own good. I desire off-beaten paths in less visited stretches of the planet with few conveniences. Urban madness, smog and city life are too familiar for me. I've lived in cities and in towns.

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  • Kota Tua (Old Town), Jakarta

    written by cinzinc on 2009-05-14 in #world #locations
    Kota Tua (Old Town), Jakarta

    Kota Tua or the Old Town of Jakarta is now a place of history and heritage. It was built up by the Dutch during their reign, and then of course the Indonesians finally reclaimed their place. The purpose of the Old Town was for commerce because it was a strategic location, and rich in resources.

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  • Ancient Ayutthaya

    written by vstephanie on 2009-03-21 in #world #locations
    Ancient Ayutthaya

    The morning after a heavy night in Khao San, we decided to hop on the local train, head pumping and all, but with one mission in mind – to go back to the old school: the ancient city of Ayutthaya!

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  • Ancient Photos, Past Lives

    written by natalieerachel on 2012-08-14 in #lifestyle
    Ancient Photos, Past Lives

    I was privileged to be asked to scan some negatives for my friend, and I agreed, however, these were negatives that belonged to her recently deceased grandmother. I was taken aback by the ancient memories, read on to find out more.

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  • Kasbah

    written by neja on 2011-02-28 in #world #locations
    Kasbah

    Kasbah district in Marrakech, a place which seemed to have resisted change that comes with time. However, the main reason why we went to this area was the Hammam. It was my birthday so I decided a visit to a spa would be nice.

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  • Current and Classic Architecture in London

    written by jaalvarez on 2010-02-25 in #world #locations
    Current and Classic Architecture in London

    Any city that has not remained paralyzed with the time, has an ancient part and a modern one.

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  • Ancient Ruins through the Lomo Lens: Pompeii

    written by myahcat on 2011-11-14 in #world #locations
    Ancient Ruins through the Lomo Lens: Pompeii

    How many times when you visit an archaeological site of some kind, do you see tourists weighed down by their heavy camera gear? Leave the digital grind behind, sling a Diana F+ around your shoulders, slip a couple of additional lenses into your pocket, and see those ancient monuments from a different perspective.

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  • Urban Adventures: The City Of Monkeys: Lopburi

    written by nurng2000 on 2012-11-15 in #world #locations
    Urban Adventures: The City Of Monkeys: Lopburi

    Definitely, the city usually full of the buildings, right? But today I proudly present my hometown, Lopburi, the city where you can live with monkeys and see them along the street surrounding that town. Enjoy!

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  • Berlin's Birthplace: The Nikolai Quarter

    written by ck_berlin on 2011-05-04 in #world #locations
    Berlin's Birthplace: The Nikolai Quarter

    The capital city from a different perspective - experience and feel the spirit of the past.

  • Banteay Srei: A Pink Fairyland of a Temple

    written by wallflowersforjane on 2011-02-13 in #world #locations
    Banteay Srei: A Pink Fairyland of a Temple

    Anyone who has visited the Angkor region knows that Angkor Wat is a magnificent structure, deserving of all the accolades that have been heaped on it. But somewhere in the north, there is a small temple named Banteay Srei that will steal your heart.

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  • Harran - Arid Beauty Left Of The Ancient Lush Civilization

    written by chalchiuhtlicue on 2010-10-22 in #world #locations
    Harran - Arid Beauty Left Of The Ancient Lush Civilization

    The first university of the world? Check. These wastelands have actually hosted one of the first ancient civilizations in history. In fact, Harran means "green lands". Well, it was, long, long time ago. Let's take a trip through time, shall we?

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  • Pergamon

    written by nural on 2010-01-05 in #world #locations
    Pergamon

    Bergama the ancient Greek Ruins. It is one of the steepest theaters in the world.

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  • Mission San Gabriel Archangel Cemetery

    written by cheeso on 2009-11-25 in #world #locations
    Mission San Gabriel Archangel Cemetery

    A beautiful, haunting cemetery.

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  • Bukhara

    written by wil6ka on 2008-12-02 in #world #locations
    Bukhara

    Now we are talking the real old school: When you talk about the United States or even Germany, we are talking about countries, which are as young as a child, who is starting to speak its first words. If we want to talk about adults and grandfather we will have to talk about the fabulous Uzbekistan and the city of Bukhara.

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  • Seoul Palace: Royal Guard Changing Ceremony

    written by wil6ka on 2012-02-27 in #world #locations
    Seoul Palace: Royal Guard Changing Ceremony

    A palace is a spectacular sight in every corner of the world. But sometimes the events around the monument have that special edge, that make it a unique lomographic location.

  • Mellah - Jewish Marrakech

    written by neja on 2011-03-01 in #world #locations
    Mellah - Jewish Marrakech

    Catch the ghosts of the past on the streets of this former Jewish district of Marrakech. Mellah used to be Jewish, but not anymore. A lot has changed since the 16th century, the area is Muslim now, and all the Jewish people have moved to Casablanca, Israel or somewhere else. According to the reports, only 250 of them are left.

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  • Rollright Stones

    written by easilydistracted on 2011-08-20 in #world #locations
    Rollright Stones

    When you think of ancient stone monuments in England, you automatically think of Stone Henge. However, England has many other Stone Age sites and Rollright Stones on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border is one of them.

  • Tossa de Mar

    written by wil6ka on 2008-12-15 in #world #locations
    Tossa de Mar

    I like Spain. The people range from muy freaky to muy gentil and it is always a joy talking to them. Additionally they have rather my height than the ones from the Teutonian tribe, which makes it much easier to integrate for me, too. And the country has some exceptional beautiful spots offside the normal touristic routes - off the record. Quite a while ago I have been to Tossa de Mar, which lays a one and a half hour cardrive away from Barcelona.

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  • The Most Important Site Ever Found in China

    written by bluemie5 on 2012-11-08 in #world #locations
    The Most Important Site Ever Found in China

    When I found out we were going to China, I booked myself a flight to Xian and spent a day to visit Emperor Qin's Terracotta Army, one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of modern times.

  • Devín: A Surviving Beauty

    written by livi on 2012-07-24 in #world #locations
    Devín: A Surviving Beauty

    Only 15 minutes away from the busy capital of Slovakia, Bratislava lays Devin. Devin is a small village-looking suburb of Bratislava, famous for its ruined castle and old church. Since I've lived here, these two beautiful buildings became symbols for my home. Let me tell you more about Devin and it's beauties after the jump.

  • Ulupo Heiau: Ancient Hawaiian Temple

    written by i8pie2day on 2011-04-26 in #world #locations
    Ulupo Heiau: Ancient Hawaiian Temple

    Part of the state's extensive history, a "Heiau" is a temple built by the Hawaiians of old where various ceremonies were held. Ceremonies can range from asking the Hawaiian gods to bring rain to making human sacrifices. This particular Heiau is a popular tourist destination due to its easy access. If you come to Hawaii, this is one of the must-see locations.

  • Emporion: The Remains of a Greek and Roman City in the North of Catalonia

    written by rater on 2009-12-09 in #world #locations
    Emporion: The Remains of a Greek and Roman City in the North of Catalonia

    Founded in the VI century B.C. and starting its decay on the I century D.C., the excavation site of these ancient ruins offer a nice landscape to travel to the past with your mind.

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  • Spanish Wedding

    written by wil6ka on 2008-12-15 in #world #locations
    Spanish Wedding

    I haven't been to many weddings, yet. Still I have to say, that this is increasing lately, and that makes me worry;) One of the latest was an Andalucian wedding in Spain. Quite a bunch of people came from all over Spain and Europe to the tiny town of Tossa de Mar, which is perfecto for the romantic side of klife. The streets are narrow and as old as the eglisas.