Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
British Virgin Islands
What looks like a ship under attack is actually an old fuel barge with a 25-meter steel kraken on top. The pair were recently sunk in the Caribbean Sea to create an artificial base for a new coral reef.
The world is constantly changing and creative agency Les Créatonautes happily contributes to the process, mixing animals, foods and technology in its digital collages. They transform an onion into a hare’s head and a soft cheese into a crocodile’s jaws while their owl sees the world through accelerated eyes. Who knows? Perhaps “Night Owl” will make a vertical takeoff at the crack of dawn.
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.