Tag: ancient

  • ORWO Color QRS 100

    written by wil6ka on 2010-08-06 #gear
    ORWO Color QRS 100

    There is a certain mystery lingering around films that are out of production. Double that aura of being uknown, when the place of its origin is already gone. The perfect example is ORWO, the film monopolist in the deceased GDR.

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  • Expired Film: Developing Ancient Black and White Film

    written by simonh82 on 2012-04-06 #gear #tutorials
    Expired Film: Developing Ancient Black and White Film

    How do you develop a roll of black and white film which is 35 years old and has no information about ISO or film type? With a bit or research and a lot of luck!

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  • Real Gabinete Português de Leitura

    written by wil6ka on 2009-05-23 #places
    Real Gabinete Português de Leitura

    There are few places in the world, which I have visited because of one pictures I have seen of it. Such a place is the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura. A colonial library in the centre of Rio. A couple of years ago I was intrigued by a massive grand format picture from Andreas Gursky. He is one of the most famous photographers of our time, he surely is the most expensive one. His technique is to manipulate and enlarge pictures. His topic is the gathering of large groups and the enhancements of architectonic structures. He also chose the Gabinete as a sujet and that was, why I went there.

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  • Kota Tua (Old Town), Jakarta

    written by cinzinc on 2009-05-14 #places
    Kota Tua (Old Town), Jakarta

    Kota Tua or the Old Town of Jakarta is now a place of history and heritage. It was built up by the Dutch during their reign, and then of course the Indonesians finally reclaimed their place. The purpose of the Old Town was for commerce because it was a strategic location, and rich in resources.

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  • Mission San Gabriel Archangel Cemetery

    written by cheeso on 2009-11-25 #places
    Mission San Gabriel Archangel Cemetery

    A beautiful, haunting cemetery.

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  • Bukhara

    written by wil6ka on 2008-12-02 #places
    Bukhara

    Now we are talking the real old school: When you talk about the United States or even Germany, we are talking about countries, which are as young as a child, who is starting to speak its first words. If we want to talk about adults and grandfather we will have to talk about the fabulous Uzbekistan and the city of Bukhara.

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  • Seoul Palace: Royal Guard Changing Ceremony

    written by wil6ka on 2012-02-27 #places
    Seoul Palace: Royal Guard Changing Ceremony

    A palace is a spectacular sight in every corner of the world. But sometimes the events around the monument have that special edge, that make it a unique lomographic location.

  • Tossa de Mar

    written by wil6ka on 2008-12-15 #places
    Tossa de Mar

    I like Spain. The people range from muy freaky to muy gentil and it is always a joy talking to them. Additionally they have rather my height than the ones from the Teutonian tribe, which makes it much easier to integrate for me, too. And the country has some exceptional beautiful spots offside the normal touristic routes - off the record. Quite a while ago I have been to Tossa de Mar, which lays a one and a half hour cardrive away from Barcelona.

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  • Ulupo Heiau: Ancient Hawaiian Temple

    written by i8pie2day on 2011-04-26 #places
    Ulupo Heiau: Ancient Hawaiian Temple

    Part of the state's extensive history, a "Heiau" is a temple built by the Hawaiians of old where various ceremonies were held. Ceremonies can range from asking the Hawaiian gods to bring rain to making human sacrifices. This particular Heiau is a popular tourist destination due to its easy access. If you come to Hawaii, this is one of the must-see locations.

  • Emporion: The Remains of a Greek and Roman City in the North of Catalonia

    written by rater on 2009-12-09 #places
    Emporion: The Remains of a Greek and Roman City in the North of Catalonia

    Founded in the VI century B.C. and starting its decay on the I century D.C., the excavation site of these ancient ruins offer a nice landscape to travel to the past with your mind.

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  • Spanish Wedding

    written by wil6ka on 2008-12-15 #places
    Spanish Wedding

    I haven't been to many weddings, yet. Still I have to say, that this is increasing lately, and that makes me worry;) One of the latest was an Andalucian wedding in Spain. Quite a bunch of people came from all over Spain and Europe to the tiny town of Tossa de Mar, which is perfecto for the romantic side of klife. The streets are narrow and as old as the eglisas.

  • Geghard Monastery

    written by wil6ka on 2009-01-22 #places
    Geghard Monastery

    If you aim high you have to take steep steps. That would be the perfect description for the Geghard Monastery in Armenia. This outstanding example for religious architecture is not short of awkward atributes, which made it a UNESCO world heritage. Geghard was originally named Ayrivank, which means "monastery of the cave" and that surely is the allegory that fits this monument best because it is assembled in the natural landscape of the mountains and becomes a part of the stones. It was built in 1215 at site of a sacred cave-spring.

  • Elliott Bay Book Store

    written by wil6ka on 2008-09-06 #places
    Elliott Bay Book Store

    This is the most interesting bookstore i have ever been to, full stop! I have been to many booksellers, but they are mostly very specified. Good in one thing, but lacking in many other things.