Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lomo Love: Paris

Paris x Seine x Notre Dame
(Image shot by me)

Another Lomo Love post. Paris at sunset; Notre Dame x Seine goodness. I am absolutely in love Paris, everything about it is wonderful.

Paris is on my mind, due to last night's visit to the Art Gallery of NSW, for the Eugene Atget Old Paris exhibition. He had such beautiful sepia photographs of the streets of Paris from the late 1800 and early 1900s. The image sharpness blows my mind away, considering the camera that he used. A lot of my favourite photographs were ones that contained old advertising signs plastered on walls, yep I'm a typography type of girl. It was very interesting to see the architecture of that time, and also a small glimpse of the past.

Please visit this lovely exhibition, Click here for details.

Also, Art Gallery of NSW is holding an instagram x Atget competition. Where you photograph the streets of Sydney and could potentially win a exhibition prize pack. Click here for details.

Cool no?

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Travel Photo Diary: New Orleans

Oceana oceana french crepe oceana cajun omlette Pralines! French Quarter Maison The Praline Connection Jester's Acme Barg'sParkway Bakery
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Yep, about time hey? New Orleans, the big easy- anything goes. Sunny and hot, a tad ghetto, the best food I've eaten, the birth of jazz type of place. We slammed so many grilled oyster at Acme, I didn't want it to end, hands down the best meal of the trip. Jazz fest was kicking off, as we were leaving, however so many off shoot events were happening around town which was lovely. We took the tram through the suburbs and were treated to an eye feast of old southern homes, the architecture was beautiful. I felt like I was on the set of 'My Girl'. We were told that the original street cart from 'A Street Cart Named Desire' still does the rounds. We took a stroll through the old cemetery where voodoo queen, Marie Laveau, lays. One place I definitely recommended eating is Parkway Bakery for their Po' Boy sandwiches. Try the Parkway Surf and Turf- slow cooked roast beef with golden fried shrimp, and roast beef gravy. Southern hospitality is alive and well, so if you ever get lost or want tips on good local places to eat, the N.O natives are happy to help.