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Flashback Friday: analog Disneyland Paris [Aug. 14th, 2015|08:14 pm]
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view on Discoveryland

Last year when Bert and I went to Disneyland Paris on October 3rd, I took my old analog camera with me because I wanted to shoot a roll of panorama photos. Of course, I didn't feel like shelling out €20+ for the development at the time, so basically the roll was lying around my desk 'till the last week of July. I'm more financially sound at the moment then I was back then, so I decided to finally have the pictures sorted out :)

Of course, having them developed wasn't as easy as it seemed. I didn't really feel like going to Grobet, because it would mean having to go to Antwerp to drop them off, which I could combine with my monthly comics haul, but it would also mean that I'd have to go back and thus buy another train ticket, just to pick them up the next week. So I went to Kruidvat, which advertised in their stores it does panorama. Of course, in reality, it turns out that they don't do panorama. It's to say, they will sort out your negatives, but they will NOT print your photos. They'll just make you pay much more than a photographer would to get the negatives. So in the process they are not only falsely advertising a service they don't actually offer, they also hold your stuff ransom.
I did contact the ombudsman for customer rights about this, and they did look into the matter, but in the end they allowed Kruidvat to placate them with blatant lies. I wonder what use an ombuds service is when it's not actually protecting the customer but hey, it's all about the coorporation these days (won't stop me from standing up for my rights though).

A lot of googling later I found a forum that hailed HEMA for their Lomography and panorama services. Insert me being surprised, because the last time I checked (which was admittedly quite some time ago and not this year) HEMA didn't offer panorama at all. But now they do!
So I brought the roll there beginning of the month, and today I picked up the photos. Which were actual PHOTOS!
No muss, no fuss, no bullshit :)
So next time I need analog developing, I'm going straight there!
Apparently they will even do negative (not prints but they're at least clear about it) of 120mm.

I'm now looking into a negative scanner, because it would mean I could significally cut down the cost of an analog roll, which means I could do it more than less than a handful of times a year :)

Anyway: picture time!

Halloween at Main Street Station

Halloween at Main Street Station

Front and back of the Main Street Station, right at the entrance to Town Square in the Disneyland Park. It's pretty much the first thing you'll see when you enter the park :)

Halloween at City Hall

City Hall.

Halloween at Town SquareHalloween at Town Square

Decorations around the gazebo.

musical ghostsmusical ghosts

Musical ghosts on the gazebo.

Halloween at Casey's Corner

Halloween at Casey's Corner. I don't like the restaurant at all when it comes to eating there, but I do look the entire design and look of the place :)
And the aviator Jack o' Lantern on top of it is my fave of all the Halloween decor :)

Halloween in Frontierland

Lanterns at the entrance to Frontierland.

Halloween in Frontierland

Decorations outside Tobias Norton & Sons (one of the shops).

Lucky Nugget Saloon is ready for Halloween

Halloween outside the Lucky Nugget Saloon. The area is called the Popcorn Stage, but I'm not sure how many people actually use that name. Probably very few.

Big Thunder Mountain

Big Thunder Mountain, for reasons.

Phantom ManorPhantom Manor

Phantom Manor.

Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Sleeping Beauty's Castle could have done with much better framing on my part, oops!

Alice's Curious Labyrinth - the Cheshire Cat

Alice's Curious Labyrinth. Note to self, when the sun is that bright, don't use an analog camera.

view on Discoveryland

View on Orbitron, Machines Volantes and Café Hyperion.


Front and back of the Hyperion.


And another one of my favourite things in Discoveryland: the Natilus from Les Mystères du Nautilus. Straight from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!

All my photos from this trip, including 2 more analog panorama shots, are here :)

[User Picture]From: carreaux_u
2015-08-16 06:50 pm (UTC)
Awww, this looks like my family's trip photos from the 90's! <3
Makes for twice as much Nostalgia or something! ^^
Can't wait to go back in two months...
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[User Picture]From: kittensandsteam
2015-08-16 08:39 pm (UTC)
I love analog photos, I really do. And now that Bert has bought me a negatives scanner I can shoot a roll a month (because the costs will be less than 1/3rd of what they are now per roll!) ^^

Of course now I have to decide which of my three analog cameras to take to DLP with me, oops. Well 4 if I count the instant camera I suppose.
I will probably take the Lomography cameras because they are so light weight :)
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