Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Las Vegas, USA
Casino city Las Vegas is not into sentimentalism and tears down legendary hotels to make way for new ones. Happily, many of their huge neon signs have been rescued and 30 are now on show in the recently opened extension of the Neon Museum.
Silvio Pfeufer wants to create culinary works of art typical of Berlin. Last March, he succeeded the adventurous but controversial Michelin-starred Andreas Rieger as chef of the einsunternull restaurant in Berlin’s Mitte district. At Pfeufer’s restaurant, guests are served a seven-course meal consisting of his interpretations of traditional German dishes. The restaurant’s own pastry shop delivers the fitting desert.
Rob Woodcoy, an American fine artist and photographer, is also a man on a mission. His montages, centered on the human figure, tell stories and convey how diverse we are as individuals. He runs photography workshops, too – including one in northern California this month.
On Scheelhoek Island in The Netherlands, you can observe sandwich terns, an endangered species of bird, at the egg-shaped TIJ Observatory jointly designed by RAU Architects and Ro&Ad Architects – composed entirely of natural materials.
The Kakku pagodas – of which there are over 2000 – have bells in their dainty towers that tinkle in the wind. The 16th-century temple complex is sacred to the Pa-O people, but visitors are now allowed to enjoy the magic, too.