Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
There’s no danger of running out of books here. Tianjin Binhai Public Library boasts 33 700 square meters packed with some 1.2 million books. The new library, designed by Dutch architects firm MVRDV, is also used as a meeting place.
In their heyday in the late 1950s, some 4000 drive-in theater existed in the U.S. Only about 300 have survived, one of them being the Bengies in Middle River, Maryland. Sporting vintage design and the biggest screen in the country, it is trying hard to keep the tradition alive in its 64th year.
The Bawah Reserve in the Anambas Archipelago, Indonesia, is a desert island of luxury some 300 kilometers northeast of Singapore. Visitors stay in bungalows that appear to be suspended over the reefs, surrounded by exotic fish an turquoise waters of the lagoon.
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.