Tag: history

  • Today in History (1982): Graceland opens to the Public

    written by jillytanrad on 2013-06-07
    Today in History (1982):  Graceland opens to the Public

    The King's former home is now a tourist attraction.

  • The Palio of Baradello Castle

    written by sirio174 on 2012-08-13 #places
    The Palio of Baradello Castle

    Every year at the end of August, there is in Como a historical celebration for the visit of Emperor Frederick I in 1159. Here you can see some photos of this event taken with some rangefinder cameras.

  • 1897 Chicago Street Corner Footage

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-05-04 #videos
    1897 Chicago Street Corner Footage

    If you're a fan of cinema history or simply read some of our articles on cinematography pioneers, you might already know that Thomas Edison was one of the very first to come up with a movie camera and shoot footages with it. Now, why don't we follow one of Edison's cameramen as he hits a street corner of 1897 Chicago with a movie camera?

  • Little Gidding, Cambridgeshire

    written by ellierose1989 on 2012-03-07 #places
    Little Gidding, Cambridgeshire

    Little Gidding is a tiny hamlet in the Cambridgeshire countryside. The idyllic setting and quaint little church make for some fabulous photo opportunities and the surrounding picture perfect fields and woodland give the setting an almost magical quality.

  • Introduction to Lomography @ Lomography Gallery Store NYC Greenwich Village

    2012-02-22 #news
    Introduction to Lomography @ Lomography Gallery Store NYC Greenwich Village

    Our Introduction to Lomography workshop is a great way to enter the world of analogue photography and learn what we are all about. We had a great group of newcomers this weekend. Take a look at all the fun we had in the park armed with a few film cameras!

  • Lomographing Potsdam, Berlin

    written by carlosbull on 2011-09-18 #places
    Lomographing Potsdam, Berlin

    Potsdam is a German city located near Berlin, famous because of Sanssouci Palace because it was the home of several sovereigns that established their big and luxurious palaces there. I invite you to discover Potsdam palaces, especially its great gardens trough the plastic lens of my Diana F+.

  • Let's go skating at Nathan Philips Square!

    written by ashleyaang on 2011-02-16 #places
    Let's go skating at Nathan Philips Square!

    Best known for its skating rink, Nathan Philips Square is the place for civic activities, special events, or just a place to hang out. Right in front of City Hall, there’s no other place to be than here when you want to feel what it’s like to be in Toronto.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 95: Credits and Contributors

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-01-28
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 95: Credits and Contributors

    A big THANK YOU to all the lovely lomographers who made the effort to participate in the making of the LC-A Big Book!

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 89: Standard Cable Release

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-04-19
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 89: Standard Cable Release

    Blurred, shaken and definitely stirred Lomographs are usually enough to satisfy your hunger, but sometimes even the most hardboiled Lomographers have the urgent need for a crisp and clear long-exposed shot. If this sounds like you, then there are two possible options.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 51: In the Name of LOMO PLC: the Corporation, Panfilov, and Social Life

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-02-15
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 51: In the Name of LOMO PLC: the Corporation, Panfilov, and Social Life

    It is quite a tall order to unite 3 companies that have been operating independently with their own set of rules and traditions. The task is made a whole lot worse when two of these companies are used to competing with one another.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 62: Interview with LOMO PLC General Director Aleksandr Mikhailovich Aronov

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-03-03
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 62: Interview with LOMO PLC General Director Aleksandr Mikhailovich Aronov

    Aleksandr Mikhailovich Aronov has been with LOMO PLC for more than 30 years. He has worked for the company as a manager and an expert in financial affairs before being elected as Chairman of the board of Directors. He is now the Director General of LOMO PLC, has written two doctoral thesis and when he finds the time, he likes collecting books.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 45: The Bloom of Photo Camera Production

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-02-08
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 45: The Bloom of Photo Camera Production

    Nevertheless, no honest communist wanted to miss the opportunity to document his surroundings with a big camera in his hands and so the number of amateur photographers in the 1930's was quite large. These photographers were mostly developing their images themselves in their own home bathroom laboratory, as public services that offered photographic treatment such as development and printing simply did not exist.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 44: 1930: Fotokor, LOMO PLC’s First Mass Produced Photo Camera

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 44: 1930: Fotokor, LOMO PLC’s First Mass Produced Photo Camera

    So it came to be that in 1929 the Director General himself, L.G. Titov, brought home a Zeiss Icon Maximar folding camera, showed it to his astounded wife and told her in firm belief: “We Russians need similar photographic equipment to document our lives, and it will be GOZ who will make the very first Russian camera for the masses!”

  • Republic of Kugelmugel

    written by cruzron on 2009-11-01 #places
    Republic of Kugelmugel

    Controversial but extremely photogenic, the Republic of Kugelmugel is a must for Lomographic sightseeing!

  • Spittelberg: Hills of History

    written by fookshit on 2009-11-11 #places
    Spittelberg: Hills of History

    You can revisit Vienna 100 years ago and see how the city looks like in the early days. Experience it for yourself by visiting this lovely location!

  • Natural History Museum

    written by cruzron on 2009-11-01 #places
    Natural History Museum

    Dinosaurs, fossils and other curious artifacts all over are yours to ogle at in Vienna's Natural History Museum

  • Cemitério do Convento Santa Clara

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cemitério do Convento Santa Clara

    Franciscanos fundaram o Convento Santa Clara em 1673 e seu cemitério fica do lado direto do prédio principal. Como todo cemitério é um lugar muito calmo e sereno, onde o povo de Taubaté relembra seus entes queridos. É, talvez, o mais antigo da cidade ainda em funcionamento.

  • Schloss Benrath (Düsseldorf)

    written by scorpie on 2008-12-13 #places
    Schloss Benrath (Düsseldorf)

    Schloss Benrath is a palace with a huge park and garden areal. It's in the south of Düsseldorf, near the Rhine. Built in the second half of the 18th century as a summer and hunting residence for the Elector Palatine Carl Theodor von der Pfalz, it replaced an old moated castle.

  • Mining Museum of Lewarde, Northern France.

    written by reflections on 2008-11-24 #places
    Mining Museum of Lewarde, Northern France.

    On the site of a former pit, France's biggest mining museum offers a descent into the coal stoves and an introduction to daily life in the coalfield. The Delloye Colliery produced up to 1 000t of coal per day between 1930 and 1971.

  • The Mystery of Silay City

    written by ethermoon on 2008-10-18 #places
    The Mystery of Silay City

    We were in a strange, dizzying effect, like we just got drugged or something. That happened a few hours after me and my friends visited Silay City, an old town-turned-city because of its flourishing sugar-cane production. Most of us love the old horror ghost towns - not to mention the creepy abandoned houses. Well, here in Silay City you can just be one to have one. Every corner of the streets is filled with old and pretty houses, here and there, people laughing and enjoying a good sunny day, horses traveling to and fro - a perfect time for LOMOGRAPHY!!!

  • Hong Kong Heritage Museum

    written by reinertlee on 2008-10-13 #places
    Hong Kong Heritage Museum

    Hong Kong, one of the most beautiful skyline in this planet! I, together with my fellow Lomographers had visited to this country last few months. And I still never forget their daily walk-of-life and cultures.

  • Genoese Fortress

    written by louvetau on 2008-09-26 #places
    Genoese Fortress

    You want everybody to see it, to come close to their walls of rough gray lime-stone, to go through the gates protected by two powerful towers, to see the empty hill which hides the ruins of beautiful trade and handicraft city, to come up to the Consul Castle and than by steep path go up to the Krepostnaya Mountain to the lonely Dozornaya tower (it is also called Devichya covered with romantic legends).

  • The Belgian Pier

    written by stephaniededeyne on 2008-09-07 #places
    The Belgian Pier

    There is a little piece of history in my town and it's called 'de pier.'

  • Pingyao, City Wall

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-07 #places
    Pingyao, City Wall

    After looking in the large pile of pictures, which I have made during a trip of three months in China, I surely discovered location-treasures. I have been first to China in 1999 and I spent about three months traveling around. Quite soon I bought a bike to take some tours with it. I soon understood, that this is stupid in such a massive country. But I had to learn. I bought the vehicle with the help of some students in Xian. From there I went south with my bike and I wanted to see how far it takes me. The ride itself was the adventure all ready, hence traffic is meanwhile quite wild in china. But at the same time you have your own speed and you don’t have to talk to anybody. Well not everybody. But it´s amazing as soon as you are on the streets cars and motos drive pass you in a slow gear and are amazed by seeing a laowai (long nose, foreigner) on their street. It is a bit like being Brangelina. I remember stopping at a melon-vendor aside the highway and soon after the place was crowded, because the wanted to be part of the gossip. I slept in the cornfield and with some repairs I reached Pingyao and I was done. But the sight on the UNESCO world heritage built me up again. The centre of the city of 400.000 is one of the few remaining city walls of the past Chinese empire. Most of them have been torn down over the years and used for other buildings. But this wall reminds you so much of martial art movies set in ancient times. I wonder if Pingyao is the true Hong Kong Movie-Mekka.

  • The "Villa Arson" International Art School of Nice

    written by vicuna on 2008-07-14 #places
    The "Villa Arson" International Art School of Nice

    The "Villa Arson" in Nice is a famous modern art school of the city. The place is a mixture of modern architecture mixed with an old 18th century building and a beautiful Mediterranean garden.

  • Teotihuacán (Estado De México)

    written by lomollete on 2008-07-14 #places
    Teotihuacán (Estado De México)

    Teotihuacan, meaning “city of gods” was one of the first (and biggest) cities of America, it was mysteriously abandoned by its inhabitants, there are many possible reasons for the desertion of Teotihuacan but they are still theories.

  • Xochimilco (Mexico City)

    written by lomollete on 2008-07-11 #places
    Xochimilco (Mexico City)

    Xochimilco is one of the many neighborhoods in Mexico City, but it isn’t just any neighborhood, it’s one of the most fantastic places in Mexico City. It's a zone that maintains a lot of colorful, fantastic, and fun traditions. The most interesting thing about Xochimilco probably is the many water channels with houses, “chinampas” (chinampas are pieces of land that are put into a lake to get some more place to live in or plant crops.

  • Sabrosa (Vila Real)

    written by paper_doll on 2008-07-10 #places
    Sabrosa (Vila Real)

    Sabrosa is a municipality in the district of Vila Real in northern Portugal, composed of 15 parishes, has a total area of 180 km² and a population of almost 7000 inhabitants. Sabrosa is the place where my mother was born, so we always spend our holidays there! It’s one of the 13 municipalities that belongs to “Alto Douro Vinhateiro” or “Alto Douro Wine Region”, recently classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  • Luang Prabang

    written by lomodirk on 2008-07-11 #places
    Luang Prabang

    Luang Prabang is a small town at the River Mekong in North of Laos. Among the Laos mountains this little unique town hosts about 30000 inhabitants and because of its state of being UNESCO world heritage you`ll get the feeling there are twenty times more tourists. The state of World heritage was given to Luang Prabang because of its mass of Buddhist temples and the colonial architecture the French left there in 1995. But architecture is not the only left over, you`ll get there really fresh made, superb tasting chicken baguette right at the market.

  • Island of Serifos

    2008-05-09 #places
    Island of Serifos

    A small island hardly anyone has heard of, and the locals like it that way. It's mountainous, with rough roads, but heavenly hidden beaches, and villages spreading down Cliffside like medieval or fairy tale towns. Perseus is said to have beheaded the Medusa there, so she no longer has the power to turn you to stone, but too much sea, sand and ouzo could do the trick.