Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Lens on life
Ed van der Elsken (1925–1990) is regarded as the most important Dutch photographer of the 20th century. Camera in Love, a retrospective of the philanthropist’s works, is on at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from February 4 to May 21.
No neon-lit tunnel, this, but a 40-meter-high bridge spanning the Des Moines River. Its web of blue lights has an almost mesmerizing effect on people crossing to get to the High Trestle Trail in the U.S. state of Iowa on the other side.
High-society wedding gowns and ballet stage sets are just two of the fields in which Jasper Conran has tirelessly demonstrated his talents – and now he’s opened a hotel. The aptly named L’Hôtel Marrakech in the medina has been extensively refurbished and boasts five exclusive suites. If you can’t stay there, you can at least enjoy the ambience of the adjoining restaurant (photo). Prior booking is a must!
You may find that you’ll need flippers and a mask if you want to post a letter in Susami, Japan. The fishing village’s mailbox is ten meters underwater – earning it a place in the Guinness Book of Records. Every year, around 1500 letters and cards are dropped off here.