Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Indien, Sri Lanka, Nepal
Festival of lights
Diwali, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil, starts on November 6 and is celebrated in Hindu countries with fireworks, oil lamps and candles. Depending on the region, the festival can last up to five days.
Saguaro cactuses (Carnegiea gigantea) can grow 20 meters tall and are found in Arizona, southern California and Mexico’s Sonora Desert. The amateur naturalists of the online community Crested Saguaro Society document the rare species.
Mexican photographer Christian Vizl spends his life capturing the beauty of the planet’s oceans with his camera and has won dozens of awards for his work. New out: his black-and-white book of plates, Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves (published by Earth Aware Editions).
The colorful paintings typically found on the walls of Somalia’s grocer stores, doctor’s offices and electrical stores have a positive dual purpose: Everyone can see at a glance exactly what’s on offer, and the artists earn a living with their street art.