Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Palace of the windows
The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India, was built in 1799 for the sole purpose of allowing the ladies of the royal household to watch processions unobserved. Hence the 953 intricately screened windows in its facade.
Red and white are Santa’s colors, but also those of the Night of the Radishes celebrated every December 23 since 1897 in Oaxaca, Mexico. That’s when specially grown, often oddly shaped radishes as big as potatoes are carved into animals and monsters, crib figures and saints.
Bangladesh is not exactly a classic tourist destination, but photographer Ashraful Arefin’s images of everyday life on the streets in the capital, Dhaka, in Delhi, India, and in Bhaktapur, Nepal (photo) cast ordinary people in a special, warm light, arousing interest in his homeland.