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.
Saguaro cactuses (Carnegiea gigantea) can grow 20 meters tall and are found in Arizona, southern California and Mexico’s Sonora Desert. The amateur naturalists of the online community Crested Saguaro Society document the rare species.
Mexican photographer Christian Vizl spends his life capturing the beauty of the planet’s oceans with his camera and has won dozens of awards for his work. New out: his black-and-white book of plates, Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves (published by Earth Aware Editions).
The colorful paintings typically found on the walls of Somalia’s grocer stores, doctor’s offices and electrical stores have a positive dual purpose: Everyone can see at a glance exactly what’s on offer, and the artists earn a living with their street art.