A monolith that once was the tallest structure in the Western United States, the Space Needle is now one of the most recognizable landmarks in the country.
The 1962 World’s Fair saw the rise of the Space Needle, an observation tower in the middle of Seattle Center, minutes from Downtown. It is 605 feet tall (about 184 meters) and has 25 lightning rods to prevent damage during thunderstorms.
There’s an observation room at the very top of the tower, as well as a restaurant that rotates to give you a full view of Puget Sound. Beware of long lines, though; tourists are given time slots as to when they can go up the tower when they buy tickets.
Interestingly the Needle is one of a few pieces of architecture called Googie, a very futurist and Space Age-influenced style emphasizing soft lines and a very pop sensibility that was popular in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Googie or not, the Space Needle is a really neat thing to see, apart from the television screen whenever it’s in the background for Frasier, Grey’s Anatomy, or Sleepless in Seattle. Touristy or not, the Space Needle is a sight to see.
Virginia City is a state-maintained historic site in the western part of the United States. In the 1860s, mining drew in investors and businessmen to the area. They built saloons, inns and a variety of stores in Gothic and Greek Revival styles. Many of these buildings have been preserved in vivid detail. Western fonts welcome tourists, and some modern-day merchants even operate within these photogenic, pilaster-lined shops.
Lomographer stripedbeatle is a child of art. He started using a camera in his teens and went on to document his life though videos and music. Let's get to know this community newcomer and film student from the United States.
Burkina Faso is a country that has three different climatic areas. It's mostly a land of the Sahel, very dry but with some vegetation and a short rainy season. The very south of the country is already in the tropical zone but the north still belongs to the Sahara desert. I had the opportunity to visit this area and witness a magical moment: a sunrise in the desert.
Last year, my wife and I visited the Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais close to Lisbon. It was a gorgeous hike from some beautiful ruins to the most western point of the European mainland, Cabo da Roca.
This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
January is finally over! Come and celebrate with some Lomography workshops and events. We've got a new Jupiter 3+ Art Lens exhibition, a Lomo'instant Mini workshop at Borough Market and a Lomo'instant Wide workshop at a new neon cafe in the heart of Soho! Book your space now!
It is the marvel of Java, the cultural center of Indonesia: Yogyakarta, or, as we assimilated locals call it, Jogja! Jogja is full of historic sites and exudes a very adventurous yet welcoming spirit. It is a true multireligious melting pot that has seen kings and sultans come and go, and religions introduced and either went or stayed. Time has been gentle on Jogja. It's one of my most favorite cities in Asia.