Another medieval castle from the region of Trentino.
The large castle complex, situated 32 km south of Trento and 37 km north of Verona, is one of the most evocative in the Trentino region, stands on a calcareous height and overlooks Lagarina valley, one of the most important communication alleys between the Mediterranean Sea and Northern Europe. It seems to settle into the hill landscape and trace its undulating outlines with big walls, five towers, the baronial palace and the imposing keep. The guardhouse, set apart in a green area, is home to a cycle of 1300s frescoes with war scenes, knights and even dragons!. Also there’s the Hall of Love with elegant decorations in the “courtly” style. The view from the main tower is amazing, you can see the entire castle and the beautiful valley. Famous guests have stayed in this keep: Longobard King Autari, with his wife Teodolinda, Emperors Charles Carlo V and Maximillian Hapsburg.
Chateaux served as houses of powerful lords, often of nobility and royalty. Most French castles reek of relevant history and monarchical drama, which makes them more interesting. And though France has moved on from the monarchy with liberté, égalité, fraternité, they remain strong and solid as tourist attractions. Thankfully, Lomographers have been around France and regularly share images of these amazing castles.
It is maybe the closest you will come to the North Pole: the polar region around Ny Ålesund. It is on 79° degrees north, where polar bears play polo and I was farthest from civilization. A tale about 50 shades of ice.
Every month, our community continues to attract legions of kindred souls from all over the world. Let's welcome yet another batch of newcomers who impressed everyone with their dashing personalities and stunning photographs.
In 2015 we had been fortunate enough to talk with photographers, with practices and insights unique from one another, from all over the globe. And not only were we able to see their works; we were also able to dig a little deeper and find out what makes each one of them tick. In this special recap, we present a handpicked selection of insightful quotes from some of our most memorable interviews this year.
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the latest in photography, you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these Lomographers.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
Not all photographs are meant to be seen in vibrant, saturated colors, and neither are they always suitable for in black and white. Lomography welcomes yet another innovation from KONO! The Reanimated Film. Without diminishing the aesthetic value of images, KONO! Donau 35mm Film casts a distinct blue tone to photos. It is ultra-low ISO film that is best used for long exposure shots. Check out this fine selection of uniquely tinted images.