Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Prague, Czech Republic
No travels for this airship
A giant zeppelin named Gulliver straddles the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague. Forty-two meters long and made of wood, it recalls the optimistic mood of the early 20th century. Gulliver’s interior serves the museum as event space.
A cheetah losing its spots in mid-sprint, surfers pulled along by sled dogs, an elephant in a crowded subway carriage: In his photos, Zulkarnain Ismail, a master of image editing from Malaysia, whips up a potent mix of reality and fiction.
The Gauthier used to serve 20 kilograms of controversial foie gras – every week. But now, restaurant owner Alexis Gauthier is planning to banish all animal products from his Michelin-listed restaurant by 2020.
What did the legendary L’Arpège have to lose when it switched to a mainly meat-free menu? Its three Michelin stars! Today, much of what it served here is entirely vegan – and Michelin is still awarding the restaurant top marks.
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During Songkran, Thailand’s New Year’s and biggest folk festival, people express the joys of spring by slinging bucketfuls of water at each other. These dousings symbolize purity and fertility. This year, the festival takes place April 13 to 15.