Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Art for the emirate
This year will see the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, to be followed (probably in 2017) by the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (here, an installation by Yayoi Kusama). Abu Dhabi hopes the museums will help to establish it as a culture capital.
Potholes are a nuisance and sometimes dangerous, so Chicago is lucky to have Jim Bachor to fill them with mosaics of stone and colored glass set in cement. Bachor decided to use the ancient craft after working on excavations at the ancient site of Pompei.
A cheetah losing its spots in mid-sprint, surfers pulled along by sled dogs, an elephant in a crowded subway carriage: In his photos, Zulkarnain Ismail, a master of image editing from Malaysia, whips up a potent mix of reality and fiction.
The Gauthier used to serve 20 kilograms of controversial foie gras – every week. But now, restaurant owner Alexis Gauthier is planning to banish all animal products from his Michelin-listed restaurant by 2020.
What did the legendary L’Arpège have to lose when it switched to a mainly meat-free menu? Its three Michelin stars! Today, much of what it served here is entirely vegan – and Michelin is still awarding the restaurant top marks.