Bar Italia is a really cool little cafe in Soho with a vintage Italian feel…this is provably due to the fact that it was opened in the 40s by Italian immigrants, and has been in the same family ever since. I went on a very busy day – all the busier as it was gorgeously sunny and there were many people at their outside tables enjoying the nice weather. I like little places like Bar Italia – they definitely have a nice feel to them – not the cookie-cutter sterility of a chain cafe. I think that it is a great place to sit and enjoy vibrant Soho. Another cool thing is that in that same building, albeit in 1926 – slightly before Bar Italia’s time, was the first public demonstration of television in what was then John Logie Baird’s laboratory.
Once upon a time, Vancouver was an unknown port town, its downtown and east side streets ending at the waterfront, filled with commercial fish docks, cargo terminals, bars and cafes for waterfront workers and sailors. Flashback to a bygone point of this city's history.
We asked Lomographers from across the world to show us their "Stop the World" moments and tell us the stories behind them in our collaborative competition with smash-hit broadway musical Come From Away. Here are the winners!