Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
British artist Damien Hirst opened his own museum, the Newport Street Gallery, in South London last October. Now visitors can enjoy a meal there, too, at the Pharmacy 2 – a restaurant with the appropriate decor to justify its name.
All are equal before the law – but not all laws are the same. Globetrotters are well advised to familiarize themselves with some of the more arcane rules:
Check your phone to see that you’re on the right road? Not in Honolulu: Anyone caught looking down at a cell phone while crossing the street in the capital of Hawaii faces a fine of 100 dollars.
It’s common knowledge that Singapore imposes tough penalties on gum chewers, but hygiene and cleanliness are otherwise writ large in the city state, too. Failing to flush a public toilet will earn you a minimum fine of 1000 dollars.
Leaving a mark
Sightseeing in high heels? Not only are stilettoes uncomfortable and inconvenient, they’re also prohibited in Greece because the heels can damage ancient monuments.
The photographer’s eye Stephen Shore is one of the most significant photographers of our time and a pioneer of American New Color Photography: MoMA in New York is showing his work from November 19, 2017 through May 28, 2018 (photo: “Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, June 21, 1975”).
Anyone who has seen Little Dragon play live will probably have fallen for the Swedish synth band’s catchy yet heartfelt tunes. In November, the band – singer Yukimi Nagano – will be performing their new album, “Season High,” in Hamburg, Berlin and other German cities.