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.
Festival of lights Diwali, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil, starts on November 6 and is celebrated in Hindu countries with fireworks, oil lamps and candles. Depending on the region, the festival can last up to five days.
A girl on a swing above an abyss; penguins on a snowy pedestrian crossing in Manhattan; a blue whale in Venice’s Canal Grande, and thousands of balloons. In his new book Traumwelten (Dreamworlds), German photo artist Robert Jahns deftly treads the line between kitsch and surrealism.
Origami cranes? Easy peasy – Robby Kraft was making them as a child. Since then, the multi-talent has progressed to ele-phants, weird skulls and abstract origami figures. How does he do it? With exceptionally fine motor skills and a computer algorithm that designs instructions for fascinating new shapes.
Days on the slopes, nights on the dance floor: From December 15 to 22, the winter sports and electro scenes come together at Les Deux Alpes in France. The lineup includes DJs Annie Mac, David Rodigan, Richy Ahmed and Jasper James.