Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Wheels to worship
In Caracas at Christmas, city streets are blocked off so that people can safely inline skate to mass. How the tradition began is something of a mystery, but it has to be the most athletic way of getting to church.
Hidden away in the inner courtyard of the Tortue Hotel in Hamburg, Germany, you’ll find the Jin Gui restaurant. Here, guests indulge in pan-Asian delicacies in a space designed by the prize-winning London design studio Joyce Wang.
Whether its cinammon swirls, seafood or a bag of French fries, everything Kate Jenkins makes looks delicous but is actually made of wool. The British artist, who’s “addicted” to knitting and crocheting, as she says, combines skill and humor to put together her mouthwatering masterpieces. Jenkins shows her work in galleries but also takes orders for individual items.
Remember Tetris, the classic 1980s computer game? It inspired the Bulgarian photographer and graphic designer Mariyan Atanasov to create a photo series showing sections of buildings in Sofia, his country’s capital, floating in space as if they were about to fall into place like the pieces of an architectural puzzle.
In Phaya Thaen Public Park, about an hour’s flight from Bangkok, Phraya Khan Khak (The Toad King) towers above the Chi River. The statue represents the amphibian spirit that is said to forecast rain. Inside the giant toad there’s a museum on toads and Thai mythology.