Ireland has many estates leftover from the days when the landed gentry were the prominent landowners of the time. It is strange that the history and genesis of the estate is not fully known. It is thought to have been the site of a convent, although there seems to be no existing records to back this up. The house that sits there today is thought to be built upon the remains of an earlier dwelling dating from at least the 16th century. The estate became known as Altamont around the late 18th century by a connection with the Marquis of Sligo. (Lord) Altamont was a title conferred then on to the eldest son.
There are remains of a chapel that can still be seen on the Dark Walk, which take the form of a windowed end wall. Strangely, the stained glass herein is believed to date from Victorian times. Fragments of the chapel have been built into sections of the house – beneath the library and above the front bedroom window of the south wing.
The grounds are bisected by yews that slope down to a picturesque lake surrounded by rare treesand shrubs. A walk through the Arboretum, Bog Garden, and Ice Age Glen with its ancient oaks leading to the River Slaney.
"Around the World in Analogue" is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, lomographer Dorine Damofli explores dreamy destinations around Ireland.
Stephen Dowling knows a hell of a lot about film photography, he recently released his own B&W film and runs various blogs which delve into the wonderful world of analogue photography. We couldn't let his expertise go unnoticed & have crowned him one of our TEN AND ONE AWARDS Judges for 2017
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The "Nouvelle Vague", or the French New Wave, was a revolutionary movement in French cinema, in which romance in socio-political issues of the 60's became the new mod of artistry. The photographer Raymond Cauchetier has captured all of its beginnings, as with the iconic film "Jules et Jim".
Love is in the air here at Lomography and in lieu of our 25th anniversary, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day by going back to the 101 and the Lomo basics? Here’s how Lomographers captured retro love, in the soulful beat of the 90’s.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary, we asked Lomographers to share their favorite places in Israel by submitting Lomographs. The collective effort pays off, and Lomography continues to go global as the erected LomoWall in Tel Aviv caught the attention of the Israeli press and media.
What separates Ed van der Elsken from the objective photographer is that he partakes in the scenes he framed. Known for his works in the 1970's and its subcultures, Elsken was the photographer of the bohemians, the ruffians, the artists, the culturally marginalized.
"Around the World in Analogue" is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, lomographer Peter Stadler (@evilpete) treks the Dolomites in northern Italy.