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.
The Hamburger Kunsthalle art museum, which holds works from a good eight centuries (such as Caspar Friedrich’s “Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog”, pictured here) is celebrating its 150th birthday. A comprehensive program of events kicks off August 23.
Lauryn Hill, U.S. rapper and former frontwoman of the hip-hop group Fugees, only produced a single album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. That was 21 years ago, but it’s regarded as a milestone of neo-soul. This month, the singer is performing in Germany: August 27 in Cologne and August 29 in Berlin.
I took this on the waterfront in Vancouver, looking toward Vancouver Harbour and the North Shore Mountains. “Digital Orca, 2009” is a sculpture by Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland, and to me, it’s both wishful and optimistic.
According to Apulian legend, the venom from a tarantula bite makes you dance like crazy, which is where the festival La Notte della Taranta gets ist name. An array of concerts, folk dances and wild parties, it is held all over Apulia, southern Italy, every August.