Tag: historical

  • Holga and the American Civil War

    written by flashback on 2010-06-28
    Holga and the American Civil War

    Battle reenactments provide the Holga photographer a chance to capture a bit of history through the eye of a plastic lens. Flashback brings his trusty Holga to the field of battle and clicks through classic scenes from American history.

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  • Penang Heritage City Rumble

    written by eva_eva on 2011-07-07 #news
    Penang Heritage City Rumble

    In conjunction of Penang Heritage City Day, Lomography wants you to show us those spectacular heritage buildings in Penang City! I know that most of us associate Penang with the beaches, the iconic Penang Bridge and its glorious food but we are looking for those stunning shots on heritage buildings!

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  • Fatescapes: Influential Photographs Altered and Rendered

    written by basterda on 2012-01-06
    Fatescapes: Influential Photographs Altered and Rendered

    Ordinary settings become notable and striking backdrops to viral photographs which forever shape the world's history. What happens when these images are revisited and manipulated? Would their meanings change? Or would they remain the same? Find out more about this rendition (and a bonus game!) after the stop.

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  • A Small Piece of Forgotten History

    written by explorette on 2011-07-17
    A Small Piece of Forgotten History

    Lomography in History: Shots of Historical Moments

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  • Wuzhen, the Historic Scenic Town (China)

    written by eva_eva on 2010-04-08 #places
    Wuzhen, the Historic Scenic Town (China)

    Wuzhen, a town located within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai.

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  • Bandar Hilir, Melaka

    written by mimjamil on 2009-05-16 #places
    Bandar Hilir, Melaka

    One of the famous spots for tourists in Malaysia. Have a look. You will not regret.

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  • Roma: Exploring the Beaten Path

    written by adrienne-is on 2011-02-27 #places
    Roma: Exploring the Beaten Path

    Perhaps I am a bit snobby in my selection of place. Too snobby for my own good. I desire off-beaten paths in less visited stretches of the planet with few conveniences. Urban madness, smog and city life are too familiar for me. I've lived in cities and in towns.

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  • Too Many Walls in Intramuros

    written by basterda on 2010-07-08 #places
    Too Many Walls in Intramuros

    Who says that anything that's related to one's homeland's history is unendingly boring? Take a look around the Hispanic walls of Intramuros and see for yourself!

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  • The Historical City of Malacca

    written by eva_eva on 2012-04-15 #news
    The Historical City of Malacca

    Malacca (Melaka in Malay), or more popularly known as the "Historical City of Malaysia" is the third smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis and Penang. Although relatively small in size, Malacca is a truly fascinating place, with a long history and a rich culture.

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  • The Great Wall of China.

    written by eva_eva on 2009-04-10 #places
    The Great Wall of China.

    "Whoever never been to the great wall, is not a hero". A translation of the slogan craving on the big rock.

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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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  • Clever Collages by Jonathan Talbot

    written by andredimu on 2011-11-10
    Clever Collages by Jonathan Talbot

    Social, philosophical, psychological, spiritual, historical, and personal energy. All these elements contribute to the power of the works of Jonathan Talbot, an American collage artist, painter, and printmaker. One can find great depth in his collages or simple enjoy them for pure aesthetics. Talbot manages to create a balance between emotional charge and societal analysis.

  • Strolling the Streets of Centuries Past: Vigan's Calle Crisologo & Heritage Village

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-04-11 #places
    Strolling the Streets of Centuries Past: Vigan's Calle Crisologo & Heritage Village

    Vigan, one of the cradles of history in the Philippines, is home to the Heritage Village, the only village to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage in the country. Many centuries after the Spanish Colonial Era in the Philippines, Vigan's Heritage Village remarkably retained its charm, as if walking on its famous cobblestoned streets means stepping back in time. Every year, countless visitors, local and foreign, head to Vigan to marvel at the beauty of the town's historical jewels.

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  • Prospect Park: A Different Playground

    written by ceduxi0n on 2010-06-29 #places
    Prospect Park:  A Different Playground

    No see-saws and jungle gyms here. Located in Redlands, California, this botanical garden boasts rows and rows of orange trees and Victorian-style buildings.

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  • World Press Photo Winners From 1955-2011

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-02-23
    World Press Photo Winners From 1955-2011

    This is definitely one of those instances, and articles, where photos speak louder than words. It's taken me quite some time to muster up the courage to attempt to embed the following 'World Press Photo Winners', from 1955 onwards, in text of my own composing.

  • Let's Go Visit the Leaning Tower of Malaysia!

    written by yokekei on 2012-08-30 #places
    Let's Go Visit the Leaning Tower of Malaysia!

    Let's go visit the Leaning Tower of Malaysia! The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan is one of the famous landmarks in Perak, and I would like to say that, in the whole of Malaysia as well. It is well known in Malaysia because of its leaning character, which is similar to the world famous Tower of Pisa in Italy. It takes about a 2.5 - 3 hour drive from Selangor.

  • Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

    written by coolsigg on 2010-12-03 #places
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

    Situated near the mouth of the Singapore River is a historical building known as the Fullerton Hotel. Before its current incarnation, it was known as the Fullerton Building, taking its name after Robert Fullerton, the first Governor of the Straits Settlements (1826–1829). Most Singaporeans would know that the Fullerton Building housed the General Post Office from 1928 (the year it was built) 'til 1996. In 1997, the Fullerton Building was gazetted as a conservation building by the Singapore Government.

  • 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.

  • Kanchanaburi, Whisper of the War

    written by nicknopporn on 2010-09-23 #places
    Kanchanaburi, Whisper of the War

    1957, David Lean directed a movie that won 7 Oscars. "The Bridge on the River Kwai" - The real suffocation and sorrow is further beyond the movie. Back in WW II, when The Indian Ocean was too dangerous for Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) to transfer their war supplies, making the railway through Thai-Burmese Jungle was the only option left.

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  • The Notre Dame, Paris

    written by janidays on 2009-10-19 #places
    The Notre Dame, Paris

    Notre Dame de Paris was one of the first Gothic cathedrals, and its construction spanned the Gothic period.

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  • Cebu Tripping, Philippines

    written by cinzinc on 2009-05-31 #places
    Cebu Tripping, Philippines

    Cebu city has a lot to offer to tourists. Everything from cultural, historical and relaxation! You could almost visit their tourist spots in a single day!

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  • Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Bangkok)

    written by vstephanie on 2009-03-18 #places
    Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Bangkok)

    The name says it all. Behold the most revered Buddha in Thailand. It is truly magnificent. He even owns three fly outfits to match the season which was specifically made on the King's request. Too bad he doesn't like having His picture taken, but here's where He lives...

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  • A UNESCO's Historic City - Penang

    written by jingseng on 2009-03-09 #places
    A UNESCO's Historic City - Penang

    a Heritages City Penang!

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  • The Qutab Minar and Complex

    written by lislisdotnet on 2011-05-12 #places
    The Qutab Minar and Complex

    When in Delhi, India, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Qutab Minar, India's tallest tower and prominent landmark, as well as its surrounding complex. It will provide you with a rare view of Indian history and architecture.

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  • Kensal Green Cemetery

    written by natchan on 2011-05-15 #places
    Kensal Green Cemetery

    The first of London's 'Magnificent Seven', what you'll find in the Kensal Green Cemetary are pieces reminiscent of London's glorious gothic history.

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  • The Haunted Castle:Kellie's Castle

    written by eva_eva on 2011-03-16 #places
    The Haunted Castle:Kellie's Castle

    Want to have an adventure-filled outing? Plan a trip to this castle…at night. No. I will not pay a visit to this castle at night. I'm afraid of the dark. But based on the rumors I've heard, this castle is really haunted, especially during night time.

  • Stars of the North: Lighthouse, Windmill, Sand

    written by stuckintraffic on 2011-12-06 #places
    Stars of the North: Lighthouse, Windmill, Sand

    Find out what makes an 8- or 10-hour drive worth it.

  • Hoi An

    written by nicx on 2011-09-13 #places
    Hoi An

    A Vietnamese gem, this little town houses some of the country’s greatest cuisine, culture, beauty, tailors, shopping, sites, and coffee. There is so much to do in this little town and for almost no cost at all.

  • Charminar:The Icon of Hyderabad

    written by lislisdotnet on 2011-06-24 #places
    Charminar:The Icon of Hyderabad

    If you're traveling through Hyderabad, India don't forget to visit the most iconic structure of the city. Located in the older section of the city, you'll both get great architecture and people watching.

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  • Lick Your Fingertips and Flick Through BibliOdyssey!

    written by soundfoodaround on 2011-11-08
    Lick Your Fingertips and Flick Through BibliOdyssey!

    The blog BibliOdyssey, run by creator and site curator "Peacay", is an encyclopedia of scans from books on History, Science, you name it, as well as from illustrations and artwork from all over the world!