Praça da Oliveira is an important and relevant square located in the historic center of Guimarães.
Guimarães is located in the north of Portugal, considered the city where Portugal has “born” at least is the place where the first Portuguese king has. So it’s an interesting place to visit and discover a lot of the Portuguese history and culture.
Now the city is preparing itself to be the European culture capital in 2012, so a lot of things are happening and changing nowadays.
The historic city center, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, and is where the Praça de Oliveira is located. It is one of the most important square in the city and the most emblematic one. It has this name due to the Olive tree (Oliveira) that is located there near of the important monument Padrão do Salado.
In the spring/Summer time it is an interesting place to have a drink or to eat something., specially if the weather is fine and the coffee tables are outside. A lot of time I had spent there. There is also a Hotel with room views for the square and it is also a nice place to live.
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.
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This article is dedicated to Bruce Davidson, one of the most important American documentary photographers and a leading figure of the Magnum agency. Recalling his photos of the Worcester Fire Department in 1999, I'll show you my coverage of Como Fire Department's public demonstration, an annual event commemorating St. Barbara.
This article is dedicated to Leonard Freed's important reportage of the difficult and dangerous daily work of New York policemen, published in his 1980 book. Here I'll show you photos of public games organized by the various police forces of my hometown Como during last year's Christmas festivities. Take a look!
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"Finding Katherine April" is an ongoing photographic installation project by Katherine April, which has her dispersing prints of her self-portraits across Cambridge City Center. With a couple of months already passing since the launch, Lomography speaks with the Cambridge and London-based visual artist and writer about the idea behind her project, as well as the public reception and her personal reflections towards it.
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.