Tag: art and culture

  • Space Invader in Paris

    written by mblair23 on 2011-08-02 #places
    Space Invader in Paris

    One of Paris's most prolific street artists is Space Invader.

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  • Lisbon Graffiti: Fado Tribute

    written by saidseni on 2012-12-03 #places
    Lisbon Graffiti: Fado Tribute

    Fado is a Portuguese traditional music genre, added in 2011 to the list of World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. It has always been present in Portuguese art, from past centuries paintings to today's modern graffiti walls.

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  • Analogue: A Photography Paradise finally opens in Prague!

    2013-09-12 #places
    Analogue: A Photography Paradise finally opens in Prague!

    Fans of film photography can rejoice! Now you can find a store for analogue photography situated in the city centre of Prague. This brand-new 'Analogue' store offers products you might have missed at the Czech photography market. Here you can find a wide selection of analogue cameras, accessories, films and enjoy various photography services. 'Analogue' is a film photography store that combines traditions, design, style, inspiration and loads of fun.

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  • Tow Moo Keong Temple, Kuantan: Nine Emperor Gods Festival

    written by guitarleo on 2011-12-26 #places
    Tow Moo Keong Temple, Kuantan: Nine Emperor Gods Festival

    The Nine Emperor Gods Festival is one of the big festivals for Taoists in Southeast Asia. This is a nine-day celebration beginning on the first day of the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

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  • Solo Photowalk Routes: The Old Kuantan

    written by guitarleo on 2013-04-26 #places
    Solo Photowalk Routes: The Old Kuantan

    Kuantan is the state capital of Pahang, Malaysia. For sure, this is a big city faced a lot of development over the years, but it also has the touch of history. Let’s go for a walk to see the new and old.

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  • Purify Yourself at Pura Tirta Empul, Bali

    written by yokekei on 2013-03-04 #places
    Purify Yourself at Pura Tirta Empul, Bali

    Pura Tirta Empul is a Hindu temple in Bali Island, Indonesia. The name of "Tirta Empul" means "crystal clear stream". It is famous for its holy water where people go for purification and various religious ceremonies.

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  • Lisbon Graffiti: Calçada da Glória

    written by saidseni on 2012-11-19 #places
    Lisbon Graffiti: Calçada da Glória

    When you visit Lisbon, you must ride the typical funicular, "Elevador da Glória". My suggestion, if you are a street art lover, is to go up in the funicular (Lisbon streets are very steep!) and come down walking to enjoy the art.

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  • The Forbidden City 北京故宫, Beijing

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-19 #places
    The Forbidden City 北京故宫, Beijing

    The Forbidden City is located in the heart of Beijing with Tiananmen Square on the south side. For nearly 500 years, the Forbidden City had housed the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties up until 1911.

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  • Visit the Lion Dance Shop

    written by ripsta on 2011-06-27 #places
    Visit the Lion Dance Shop

    I was lucky to be able to view the process of making this dragon statue for the traditional dance performance.

  • Exploring Malacca: A State Rich of Historical Background in Malaysia

    written by yokekei on 2013-03-28 #places
    Exploring Malacca: A State Rich of Historical Background in Malaysia

    If you travelling to Malaysia, I most recommend Malacca. This is because it is a great to visit, with its rich historical and cultural background from previous Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. The centre of city was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in year 2008.

  • Rome: the Eternal City in Monochrome

    written by guanatos on 2012-04-30 #places
    Rome: the Eternal City in Monochrome

    Rome is one of the most chaotic cities I've ever been to. What I find truly amazing is that amidst all that chaos, you can find these little spots where it seems that time has stopped, perfect for black-and-white photos.

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  • National Library of Belarus (Minsk, Republic of Belarus)

    written by plyshbel on 2011-08-31 #places
    National Library of Belarus (Minsk, Republic of Belarus)

    Not far from the metro station, you'll find the towering intellectual treasures of an unusual building; the National Library of Belarus designed by architects Mihail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko.

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  • Yama Memorial (Minsk, Republic of Belarus)

    written by plyshbel on 2011-11-02 #places
    Yama Memorial (Minsk, Republic of Belarus)

    Out of the 2.5 million Belarusian citizens who died during World War II, more than 800,000 were imprisoned in the ghetto. This should not be forgotten today especially in the city of Minsk at Yama Memorial.

  • Around Paris with My Instax Mini

    written by easilydistracted on 2011-09-15 #places
    Around Paris with My Instax Mini

    In August 2011, my boyfriend and I spent a week exploring Paris and everything it has to offer. I took 7 cameras in total and one was my favourite Fuji Instax Mini. It captured Paris beautifully.

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  • Vancouver Special, Vancouver, Canada

    written by roxyvalerie on 2014-02-21 #places
    Vancouver Special, Vancouver, Canada

    Vancouver Special is a retail store offering a carefully curated selection of contemporary furniture, sofas, design objects, household accessories, and art and architecture books. Vancover Special also hosts various events, lectures, parties and sales at the store.

  • A Trip to Carpenter Street: One of the Oldest Streets in Kuching

    written by cutebun on 2012-03-17 #places
    A Trip to Carpenter Street: One of the Oldest Streets in Kuching

    Carpenter Street - one of the earliest streets in Kuching that is rich in history and is well preserved up to this day. I went and explore the street like a tourist and the result are amazing! This street is located in the city center and filled with old and new shop lots.

  • Lisbon Graffiti: Av. Infante D. Henrique

    written by saidseni on 2014-03-30 #places
    Lisbon Graffiti: Av. Infante D. Henrique

    Come on, street art lovers! Grab your lomo cameras, it's time for another graffiti tour in my beautiful city, Lisbon. This time, lets walk along the Tejo river and discover some fine masterpieces.

  • Lisbon Graffiti: Amoreiras Wall of Fame

    written by saidseni on 2013-02-25 #places
    Lisbon Graffiti: Amoreiras Wall of Fame

    Someone said to me, or maybe I read it that this is the biggest graffiti wall in the Iberian Peninsula. I can't be sure of that, neither the length of it, but it is huge!

  • Kasturi Walk Central Market

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-10 #places
    Kasturi Walk Central Market

    The Kasturi Walk was officially launched in February 2011. It is a lane (now a covered walkway) right next to the Kuala Lumpur Central Market. Kasturi Walk features three pewter-coated polycarbonate giant wau bulan (The Malay kite) stand as a symbol of Malay heritage, in order to retain and promote culture in this area.

  • The Ruins of Bacolod City

    written by bluemie5 on 2011-08-17 #places
    The Ruins of Bacolod City

    The famous ruins is a must-visit whenever you go to Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines. It showcases what is left of the Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson Ancestral Home, a rich sugar baron. The mansion was the largest residential structure ever built there. Sometimes considered as the city's Taj Mahal because it was said to be built for his beloved wife, Maria Braga, a Portuguese from Macau whom he met during one of his vacations in Hong Kong.

  • The “Jaleo”, or the Menorca Horse Festivals

    written by linuxbcn on 2013-09-19 #places
    The “Jaleo”, or the Menorca Horse Festivals

    This summer I have been to Menorca, my favorite island, for the zillionth time. Not only am I really curious about its beautiful and idyllic coves, but also about the way every village on this super Mediterranean island celebrates its fiestas. First celebrated in the 14th century, the Jaleo consists of making horses dance among the crowd while an orchestra plays the same song over and over again.

  • Rantau Panjang: An Exotic Duty-Free Shopping Destination

    written by syira690 on 2012-06-21 #places
    Rantau Panjang: An Exotic Duty-Free Shopping Destination

    A shopping destination worth visiting for shopping-addicts of all kinds! A few days ago, my cousins and I went to visit Rantau Panjang. Sounds unfamiliar? That's because Rantau Panjang is a small district located at the Malaysian-Thailand border, near Sungai Golok (pronounced as "Su-ngai Kolok"). This place is famous among shopaholics for duty-free shopping.

  • Let's Take a Stroll at the Manila Chinese Garden

    written by kathleenmendoza on 2012-02-01 #places
    Let's Take a Stroll at the Manila Chinese Garden

    Do you want to see what the Chinese people have to offer in terms of architecture without having to literally fly all the way to China? If so, then visit the Chinese Garden located in Manila, right beside Luneta Park. But in the meantime, go through this post to see a sneak peek of it.

  • Malaysia-China Friendship Park

    written by 86john on 2011-08-16 #places
    Malaysia-China Friendship Park

    The Malaysia-China Friendship Park was built in 2005 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Malaysia-China diplomatic relations.

  • Dutch Record Stores - #4 Flesch Records, Amsterdam

    written by heinisfein on 2011-07-22 #places
    Dutch Record Stores - #4 Flesch Records, Amsterdam

    Flesch Records is the fourth store I’ve covered for my Lomography record store series. As the owner Harry didn’t have time to discuss his shop, I had to draw mostly from my own experiences.