I Dream of Paris: A Cityguide Callout


Romantic city lights matched with dreamy scenery, Paris is a historical city with a lush cultural background that makes it a dream destination for many. The iconic Eiffel Tower may be plastered on practically every form of novelty item by now but it never fails to conjure up wonderful thoughts of Paris and all the lovely things that it is best known for. From the Laduree to the Louvre, what’s your favorite thing about Paris?

Photo by: inthesky

With its endless stream of tourists, there’s definitely something special about Paris, that you simply cannot resist. It’s silent charm resonates through its quaint street shops and lovely cafes through it’s world-famous museums and tourist destinations.

Of course, Paris is also the location of not one, but two Lomography Gallery Stores making it a destination that’s extra dear to our hearts. If you’ve been to Paris or are living in Paris, help us introduce it to your fellow lomographers by contributing to our upcoming Paris City Guide!

Start looking back on your favorite memories of Paris and try to see which ones fall under these categories:

Urban Adventures
Take your camera and dig deep into the city: this is as lomographic as it gets. Get electric, feel the beat and shoot from the hip as you explore the highs and lows of the metropolis.

  • Jump over the fence
  • Hidden place
  • Above the clouds
  • Shots from the hip
  • The Best View: scenic images that takes your breath away
  • Speed challenge
  • Public transport
  • Sports & Action
  • Parks & Chill out
  • Flea markets & Second Hand
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Graveyards
  • Modern Marvels: skyscrapers, modern sculptures etc.

Food and Drink
Where’s the most mouthwatering macaroons, most succulent foie gras or your favorite cafe in Paris? From traditional eateries to avant garde fusion joints, this is about the best and most secret places to satisfy your hunger.

  • Best coffee in town
  • Best ice-cream in town
  • Best burger in town
  • Best pizza in town
  • Best sushi in town
  • Best breakfast in town
  • Food for thought
  • Local delights
  • Sweet explosion
  • Cheap but good
  • Hangover therapy
  • Worth the Splurge
  • Mouthwatering Exotica

Escape from the City
Sometimes you need to flee from the buzz of the city. Where do you go to relax and recharge your batteries?

  • Best beach
  • Top of the mountain
  • By the lake
  • Romantic hideaway
  • Into the wild
  • Village wonders & Satellite cities
  • Wood & fields
  • Nature’s finest
  • Tales from the Backpacker (your favorite hostel to your el-cheopo travel destinations)

Night on the Town
When it gets wild on the weekend…

  • Barhopping
  • Hardcore clubbing
  • Music & Concerts
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Arty party
  • Best cocktails in town
  • Dirtiest pub in the world
  • Raw & sexy
  • Glam & Glitter
  • House Parties (sometimes, it’s the private parties that lead to the most memorable weekends)

Art & Culture
There’s art in every corner of the city: sometimes it’s quite obvious, sometimes you got to look twice. What’s your source of inspiration?

  • Amazing Museums
  • Photography
  • Street Art
  • Art Galleries
  • Must see exhibitions
  • Happenings (book signings, movie premieres, store openings)
  • Mind-blowing Architecture
  • Design & Fashion (fashion shows, fashion exhibits, fashion shoots, fashion/design competitions)
  • Old-school Opera
  • Avantgarde Theatre
  • Hipster Happenings (events, concerts – featuring artists and topics considered to be hipster-ish)

Local flavor
There are things that define the character of each city in the world. What are the vibes that define your place?

  • Events & Festivals (also includes national holidays)
  • People & Characters (everyday folks, local personalities)
  • Retail Therapy (local brands, local malls, fleamarkets, weekend markets, bazaars)
  • Traditional clothing
  • Rituals
  • Urban Myths
  • Local Lifestyle
  • Do’s and Don’ts (cultural quirks and practices)
  • Local Landmarks

Once you’ve figured that out, then start writing your Paris stories and submit them as Locations articles. Aside from sharing your Locations stories and of course, analogue pictures too, make sure to tag your each entry with “cityguide” and “Paris” to make it eligible for the extra 5 piggies that we’ll be giving to those who will participate in our city guide callouts. As these are requested posts for the month, you’ll already get 10 piggies for each approved article and a bonus 5 by simply tagging it with “cityguide” and “Paris”. That’s a total of 15 piggies for each approved city guide article!

written by ungrumpy on 2011-06-01 #news #lomography #paris #callout #city-guide #contributions


  1. isabelbatteria
    isabelbatteria ·

    Is there a deadline for this? What a great idea!!

  2. ungrumpy
    ungrumpy ·

    hi this is a requested post for june so it's best to send in your paris city guide articles within the month to receive the 15 piggies.:D

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