Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
British Virgin Islands
What looks like a ship under attack is actually an old fuel barge with a 25-meter steel kraken on top. The pair were recently sunk in the Caribbean Sea to create an artificial base for a new coral reef.
Silvio Pfeufer wants to create culinary works of art typical of Berlin. Last March, he succeeded the adventurous but controversial Michelin-starred Andreas Rieger as chef of the einsunternull restaurant in Berlin’s Mitte district. At Pfeufer’s restaurant, guests are served a seven-course meal consisting of his interpretations of traditional German dishes. The restaurant’s own pastry shop delivers the fitting desert.
Rob Woodcoy, an American fine artist and photographer, is also a man on a mission. His montages, centered on the human figure, tell stories and convey how diverse we are as individuals. He runs photography workshops, too – including one in northern California this month.
On Scheelhoek Island in The Netherlands, you can observe sandwich terns, an endangered species of bird, at the egg-shaped TIJ Observatory jointly designed by RAU Architects and Ro&Ad Architects – composed entirely of natural materials.
The Kakku pagodas – of which there are over 2000 – have bells in their dainty towers that tinkle in the wind. The 16th-century temple complex is sacred to the Pa-O people, but visitors are now allowed to enjoy the magic, too.