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  • Godzilla (Tokyo)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-13 #places
    Godzilla (Tokyo)

    One of the great heroes of mine surely is Godzilla. The big fellow from the seaside, who was created through atomic pollution by American evildoers in Japan. Hence Japan was bombed by A-bombs the whole multitude of nuclear pollution was a very relevant dramatic element. The character was created in 1950s and was instantly a major success in the Japanese Cinema. This is grand B-Movie-History. Up to date there have been 28 movies made and the next big thing lingers around the corner. Rumors say, that there will be another epic Japanese G-Film soon.

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  • Shibuya (Tokyo)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-13 #places
    Shibuya (Tokyo)

    Tokyo is one of the largest and biggest metropolis in the world. And within the twenty-something districts there is the whole multitude of cultures and characters, which you can imagine. The most modern and young ward of Tokyo is Shibuya. Everyone above 25 years old is quite a vintage machine, but don’t hesitate to go there anyway. The place is crowded all day long and consists of giant department stores and specialists.

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  • Ryokan

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-13 #places
    Ryokan

    When you are traveling o Japan you will have various options to take shelter. There might be hotels, hostels, temple-lodging, guesthouses, private lodging and there are ryokans. A ryokan is a very traditional way of sleeping in Japan and quite a must for the dedicated traveler.

  • Skiing on Lake Ilmen (Novgorod)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-13 #places
    Skiing on Lake Ilmen (Novgorod)

    The real Adventure starts on the ice. I got engaged in the scouting club of the lycey in Novgorod named “Utka”, the little duck. Every winter they planned a skiing-trip on the very beautiful lake Ilmen which could be reached by the river Volkhov, which passed by our lycey The Ilmen is surrounded by a dozen beautiful monasteries and is one of the prettiest hotspots I have seen so far.

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  • Club CCCP (Berlin)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-13 #places
    Club CCCP (Berlin)

    Berlin is one hot spot if it comes to Russian clubs. Squeezed between the best of the west and the crème de la crème de l’est it offers a strange Club-Crossover. As so, the Club CCCP in Berlin-Mitte is a Soviet Nightclub a go-go.

  • Lab Rats Special Deals

    written by pan_dre on 2008-08-12 #news
    Lab Rats Special Deals

    h2. Fuji Pro 400 expired

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  • Film Lab Rats - "Everything you wanted to do with film but were too afraid"

    written by d_i_d on 2008-08-12 #news
    Film Lab Rats - "Everything you wanted to do with film but were too afraid"

    Yes folks, today we bring you another edition of Film Lab Rats. This one is extra-special, because your aggressive ideas (you know, the ones you were too anxious to try yourself!) were tested by our fearless Lab Rat Superhero, Mandi. So get ready with your pens and paper, and prepare to take notes! Off to the Lab we go…

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  • Ribeira Sacra (Ourense)

    written by jaalvarez on 2008-08-12 #places
    Ribeira Sacra (Ourense)

    In the Northwest of Spain, there is a region called Galicia. There are a lot of places with shadows, mysteries and a lot of magic ...

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  • Novgorod Kremlin

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-12 #places
    Novgorod Kremlin

    It all started in Novgorod. It is the oldest Russian city founded in 859 A.D., at a time were Lithuanian tribes ruled the Slavic territories. There was no Russian Kingdom and no superpower in sight. It is situated 190 km south of St.Petersburg and as the base of the Russian nation it was given the title “Veliky”, which means “the great”. And this is how you can separate Veliky Novgorod from the South-Siberian Nischnji Novgorod!!

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  • Karaoke-Box in Roppongi

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-12 #places
    Karaoke-Box in Roppongi

    In my point of view Karaoke is such an important part of Japanese Popculture as Manga and Anime. Because the ambitious salary men of the island are working 24/7 they surely try to enjoy their free time at the max. Invented in the 70's the idea of making yourself a clown by singing your favourite songs in front of a large crowd. In Japan it is quite common to book entire karaoke boxes for some hours. Fixed by this idea we made this entertainment our program for new years eve. First we looked around Shinjuku, but nope. We found our spot in Roppongi, which is the new nightlife quarter of Tokyo. There are entire Karaoke-Buildings, that have boxes on several floors, which are decorated in movie- and music-themes. The rent of the box is paid per the amount of people singing. So this is reasonable, but cheap it isn’t. You also have to buy drinks, maybe you right away take the flatrate. In the box we needed 10 minutes to figure out the system to choose songs and we were anxious to get the action on like in “lost in translation”. Finally we figured out that there is a display which takes the orders and sends them to the prompter via Bluetooth. There is also a telephone-book-size instruction from which you can also choose songs.

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  • Da(o)wn on the Chinese wall (Beijing)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-12 #places
    Da(o)wn on the Chinese wall (Beijing)

    It is the one building, that is seen outside of the earth while cruising on a spaceship: The Chinese wall! But despite its extension of 6400 km it’s not, like many people thing one continuous building, it has never been.

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  • Capsule Inn Akihabara

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-12 #places
    Capsule Inn Akihabara

    Well, of course the king of all lodging possibilities is the capsule hotel. Something so unique it must be Japanese! The capsule hotel is the ultimate way to save room and money. As a guest you are leaving your belongings in a locker room and you will receive slipper and a bathrobe (yukata). In that sexy outfit you make your way up to your room, which is about 2m long and 1m wide.

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  • Mandore Monkey Park

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-12 #places
    Mandore Monkey Park

    India is exciting but it is wild, maybe because of its wilderness. In the Mandore Park it all comes together. The territory is huge and there are hundreds, maybe even thousands of people there. Not so many foreigners here, so you are watched like a monkey.

  • Éméi Shan, Holy Mountain (Chengdu)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-12 #places
    Éméi Shan, Holy Mountain (Chengdu)

    Likewise to the Moslems and the Christians there are certain tasks for Buddhists to do, on the way to enlightenment. It is hard to judge how long this tradition exists, but walking up the holy mountain of Emei Shan is such a cathartic move. This 3000 meter high rock is covered by clouds and a wild paradise for ugly monkeys and spiritual pilgrims. They take on the uncounted steep steps up to the peak.

  • Forbidden City (Beijing)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-12 #places
    Forbidden City (Beijing)

    I am not into being photographed. But there are some of these spots, where you want to be on the picture: Winning you first million with gambling in Vegas, taking your first spaceship-ride and standing in front of the forbidden city in Beijing. Especially with the massive Mao-Picture up front at the main gate.

  • Red Square (Moscow)

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-12 #places
    Red Square (Moscow)

    After the Russians have won the Eurovision song contest I have to bow and say, what they really want they will get eventually. Well, and the 10 million dollar oil-money, that was needed to pay the song, written by Timbaland was helpful as well. But the one place that displays the state of mind of the largest country in the world is truly the red square in Moscow.

  • Lomography X-Pro (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by adi_totp on 2008-08-12 #gear
    Lomography X-Pro (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Buy one, love one, use it and cross process it but before all of that always bring your Lomo anywhere with you and surely you'll get certain surprises. The traditional and basic thing about taking your Lomo with you is I think is the best way to capture those rare moments. And for me, using this film is a joy everytime.

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  • Round-the-Clock challenge: Room with a View

    written by shhquiet on 2008-08-12 #news
    Round-the-Clock challenge: Room with a View

    When you look out your bedroom window, what do you see? Your neighbour’s garden? A sea of rooftops? Your messy backyard? We hope you took pictures, because we want to see!

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  • Your Nomadic Adventure is Coming Soon...

    written by ouroborosx on 2008-08-11 #news
    Your Nomadic Adventure is Coming Soon...

    Where will you go and how will you get there?

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  • The Epic Edits $50 Film Camera Competition

    written by ouroborosx on 2008-08-11 #news
    The Epic Edits $50 Film Camera Competition

    Our friends at the very cool photography blog "Epic Edits":http://blog.epicedits.com/ contacted us recently about a project/competition aimed to show how affordable and exciting film photography can be. Well, that's right up our alley, so we were happy to help out and sponsor the competition with some brand-spankin' new (and $50 and under) "Diana+":http://www.lomography.com/diana cameras. Our other friends at "Ilford":http://www.ilford.com/en/ have also decided to throw in some fresh 120 film to make the competition that much more enticing.

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  • Los Angeles Lomographers Unite!

    written by ouroborosx on 2008-08-11 #news
    Los Angeles Lomographers Unite!

    Los Angeles Lomographers Unite!!!

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  • Paging Beijing! ( for Lomolocations Submissions)

    written by shhquiet on 2008-08-11 #news
    Paging Beijing! ( for Lomolocations Submissions)

    Beijing Lomographers, what's up? ... oh yes, how can we forget? The 2008 Olympics is happening right there, right now!

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  • Hay Street, Perth

    written by syafeeq on 2008-08-11 #places
    Hay Street, Perth

    Hay Street is a major road through the CBD of Perth, Western Australia. The street was named after Robert William Hay, the Permanent Under Secretary for Colonies. Sections of the road were called Howick Street and Twiss Street until 1897. Orientated east-west, the road starts at the Causeway traveling west through the suburbs of East Perth, Perth, West Perth, and Subiaco, where the road originally terminated at the Subiaco.

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  • Lubitel 2

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2008-08-11 #gear
    Lubitel 2

    Often unappreciated and unfairly dismissed as lesser TLR, the Lubitel 2 is an underdog by reputation, but offers a great platform to get into the world of Twin Reflex Cameras.

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  • Kiev 4

    written by vicuna on 2008-08-11 #gear
    Kiev 4

    When I received my Kiev 4 camera, I was happy like a child to hold in my hands such a beautiful Russian camera. Well, Russian it is, even if it's well known that the Kiev cameras were copies of the German Contax cameras. Some like to say that these cameras are German Contax made in the USSR... But the Kiev 4 is much more than the "poor man's Contax" - it's a real stunning camera with the fantastic Jupiter 8 lens.

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  • Helgoland (The Red Island)

    written by graefin on 2008-08-11 #places
    Helgoland (The Red Island)

    Helgoland is known as Germany's only offshore-island situated somewhere in the North Sea. It belongs to Sleswig-Holstein although it is about 60km away from the coastline. The island is famous for its cliff line of red stone and especially for the only freestanding rock in Germany, the “Lange Anna”. Besides, there are millions of birds populating the island, most of them protected species which you can watch on guided tours exploring the island.

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  • Potomac Celtic Festival

    written by clairethomey on 2008-08-11 #places
    Potomac Celtic Festival

    It's been years since I frequented the Potomac Celtic Festival. It used to be a yearly event for my family - way back when it was held at Oatlands Plantation. It's since moved to the fields of Morvan Park. Still in Leesburg, but on the North side rather than the South.

  • Mirror in the Bathroom winners

    written by shhquiet on 2008-08-11 #news

    Here are the winners for probably the-most-difficult-to-judge Round the Clock challenge (so far!) -

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  • Fuji Superia (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by lomocore on 2008-08-11 #gear
    Fuji Superia (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Day or Night, This Film Has You Covered: Probably one of the most versatile of films that i have shot with. Great colors in both low light and daylight situations. Very interesting results when used for double exposures.

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  • Parc de la tête d’Or (Lyon)

    written by anglemort on 2008-08-11 #places
    Parc de la tête d’Or (Lyon)

    The Tête d’Or park is a place where many people go to run for loose weight and finally sleep on the grass. But it’s the perfect place for a birthday party with friends, or a romantic walk!