Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Stephen McMennamy felt that just being an advertising agency art director was not creative enough for him. So he started taking photos and combining them in crazy, often very funny ways (here, hotdog + telehandler). His Combophotos have many fans on
Rügen, Germany’s largest island, would be unthinkable without its famous chalk cliffs. Take the coastal route from Sassnitz to Königsstuhl for the very best views. After a bracing walk by the Baltic Sea, guests of the 5-star Grand Hotel Binz can treat themselves to a pampering session in the hotel’s own Ayurveda Center or order a warming beverage in the Shaker’s Bar (photo).
Anyone can spray walls, but Swiss graffiti artist Guillaume Legros aka Saype uses areas of turf the size of soccer fields as the canvas for his airbrush art, most of it human portraits. A pioneer of this genre between land and street art, Saype uses biodegradable paints he developed himself.
In northeastern Brazil, an estimated 200 million tightly packed earthen mounds cover an area about the size of Great Britain, with a vast tunnel system stretching beneath it. Here, generations of termites have labored for 4000 years – and their descendants are carrying on the good work.