Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Big is beautiful
Painter, illustrator, sculptor, ceramicist: Catalan artist Joan Miró (1893–1983) loved large formats. The Schirn in Frankfurt is showing his murals in “Painting Walls, Painting Worlds” (until June 12).
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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.
Smells amazing! You don’t just need to see these places with your own eyes, you need to follow your nose and inhale them.
Grasse smells of roses in May and jasmine in August. Each of these blossoms, cherished by many perfumers, has its own festival in the southeastern French town and world capital of perfume, where famous factories offer guided tours.
You land in Oman, step into a taxi and the heady fragrance of frankincense greets you – as its does later in your hotel, in cafés and in shopping malls… The aromatic resin once brought the sultanate fabulous wealth, and it is still tapped from some 60 000 frankincense trees in the Dhofar region today.
Not for sensitive noses: Delhis’s Khari Baoli spice market, the largest of its kind in Asia, is enveloped in veritable clouds of aromatic clove, cinnamon and cardamom.