Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Death by calories
Whether at Foodcraft in Sydney, Pâtissez in Canberra or Johnny Pump in Melbourne: Extreme milkshakes are all the rage in Australia. “Sweet, sweeter, sweetest” is the motto, and the aim? To shock diet gurus and celebrate indulgence.
Tibetan monks use butter made from the milk of yaks, a type of log-haired cattle, to create intricate works of art. The thick, pasty mass is colored with mineral pigments an kneaded into Buddha, flowers and animals – a feast for the eyes, even for people with no religious belief.
A sauna island, a floating mussel farm or the perfect spot for stargaze? With Copenhagen Islands, architects Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg want to revive the Danish capital’s old harbor. The first prototype, a wooden platform with a young linden tree, is already afloat.
Pedro Estrellas and Filthy Luker need little more than ideas, fabric and air for the fantastical sculptures earning them international acclaim at clubs, corporate events and festivals, and as street art (here in Philadelphia, USA).
Millions of Hindus, mainly Tamils, celebrate the Thaipusam Festival in honor of the god Murugan and his victory over three evil demons at the tenth full moon in their calendar ( in 2019, it’s January 21). The colorful procession is also an amazing spectacle for tourists.