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Mexico City|Art & Culture

Museo Soumaya by FREE...

Designed by FREE | Fernando Romero EnterprisE, Museo Soumaya opened to the public on March 29, 2011 after four years of development. The Museo Soumaya houses one of the most important art collections in Latin America

June 25, 2013 View...

Chennai|Art & Culture

Holi Spring Festival o...

This week Hindus around the world celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant p

March 29, 2013 View...
The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf

Paris|Art & Culture

Un Reve de Mode...

Focusing predominantly on six fashion houses, to whose archives she was granted unlimited access, Naundorf's large format photographs illustrate the stunning couture of Armani, Chanel, Dior, Lacroix, Elie Saab and Valent

July 11, 2012 View...
The Wild Wild Wall

Beijing|Art & Culture

The Wild Wild Wall...

t's a misty morning in Beijing when I head to the Peninsula Hotel lobby to meet my guide , Annie to the Great Wall. Adivised to wear shoes with traction , dress warmly and bring waterproofs and plenty of water, I am ra

July 1, 2012 View...

Beijing|Art & Culture

Calligraphy Class...

The shape, size, stretch and type of hair in the brush, the color and density of the ink, as well as the absorptive speed and surface texture of the paper are the main physical parameters influencing the final result. Th

June 27, 2012 View...
Chinese Tea Ceremony

Shanghai|Art & Culture

Chinese Tea Ceremony...

Brewing methods of Chinese tea are closely related to everyday life. On this huge piece of land called China, 1.3 billion people use more than a couple of brewing methods to get their teas done.

June 13, 2012 View...
Good Morning Tai Chi

Shanghai|Art & Culture

Morning T’ai Chi...

If you have the privilege to stay at the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai overlooking the magnificent Bund you will quite appreciate at a few steps close the millenary art of keeping healthy through the world's oldest soft

February 22, 2012 View...

|Art & Culture

Ride the Water Dragon...

hile some say 2012 will bring about the end of the world, others believe 2012 to be a year of great fortune and prosperity. I, tend to enjoy the cup half full theory, and thus am of the mentality that 2012 should be embr

January 25, 2012 View...

Naples|Art & Culture

The Neapolitan Crib...

The construction of a Neapolitan crib traditionally begins the on the eight of December from storage pulling out the "basis" of the previous year (a skeleton cork and cardboard resting on a wooden table, without pastors

December 21, 2011 View...

Mexico City|Art & Culture

Sant Angel Coyoacan Di...

South of the center of Mexico City are San Angel and Coyoacan, two cozy picturesque towns that still preserved their colonial-era charm with tree-lined cobblestone street, plazas, old churches and Spanish mansions. Ma

June 25, 2013 View...

London|Art & Culture

Victoria & Albert...

  The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A), is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named afterPrinc

January 8, 2013 View...
Wordly Stages

Beijing|Art & Culture

Wordly Stages...

The completion of the National Center for performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing marked not only a major architectural achievement , but was also a reflection of China 's enhanced strength in the cultural field.

July 4, 2012 View...

Beijing|Art & Culture

Forbidden City...

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as

July 1, 2012 View...
Temple of Heaven

Beijing|Art & Culture

Temple of Heaven...

Completed in 1420, this magnificent temple was considered the meeting point of Earth and Heaven. For 500 years it hosted the emperors' sacrifices and prayers for a good harvest at the winter solstice.

June 18, 2012 View...

Beijing|Art & Culture

Life in a Hutong...

Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing, China. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were for

May 30, 2012 View...

Henan|Art & Culture

Learning from Shaolin...

The spirit of nature and the martial arts have been linked since the ancient times. Wind, earth, water and fire have been fused into the philosophy of the masters for centuries. Use this connection as the power of natur

January 30, 2012 View...
Reaching for the Stars

Shanghai|Art & Culture

Reaching for the Stars...

One day Japanese real estate real mogul Minoru Mori was looking at the sky from his renowned Roppongi Hills complex over a cup of green tea. Among the crowded stars he reached out for God with the following plea: " D

January 11, 2012 View...
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