Spiral Jetty – Robert Smithson’s Quintessential And Weird Land Art Piece

On the shores of the Great Salt Lake in Utah is one of the most famous and important pieces of land art in the world. Spiral Jetty, created by American artist Robert Smithson, is a 460 metre (1,500 feet) long jetty that spirals out counterclockwise into the striking pink waters of the lake. While it … More Spiral Jetty – Robert Smithson’s Quintessential And Weird Land Art Piece

Kapishya Hot Springs – The Secluded Oasis Lodge in Zambia

Spitting gravel, our 4×4 raced down the dirt road. Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge was nearby. Well, we hoped so, anyway – the blood orange Zambian sun was setting quickly, we had already lost our map, and we did not fancy driving at night. A branch smashed off the windshield as the forest leaned across the … More Kapishya Hot Springs – The Secluded Oasis Lodge in Zambia

Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels – Land Art in the Middle of Nowhere

In 1976, sculptor and filmmaker Nancy Holt (1938-2014) completed her most iconic work. Sun Tunnels, an arrangement of 4 huge concrete tunnels positioned in the middle of Utah’s Great Basin Desert, was ready for display. This amazing artwork is considered to be one of the best and most famous examples of land art. About Nancy … More Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels – Land Art in the Middle of Nowhere

Le Passe Muraille – The Parisian Statue That Walks Through Walls

Place Aymé, an open space in the backstreets of Montmartre, is home to Le Passe Muraille (The Walker-Through-Walls), one of Paris’ most interesting statues. Frozen in the middle of passing through a wall, this public artwork is based on a character with a tragic tale. The square is named after Marcel Aymé (1902-67), the author … More Le Passe Muraille – The Parisian Statue That Walks Through Walls

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo – Discovering Tokyo’s Puppets On A Cart

One of Tokyo’s most unique art forms is the puppetry performance at Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theatre. The style is characterised by a puppeteer on a small wooden cart (rokuro kuruma) controlling a single large puppet. Controlling the individual arms, legs and head with their own limbs, whilst moving around the stage on the cart … More Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo – Discovering Tokyo’s Puppets On A Cart

Everything Squid In Hakodate, Japan’s Squid Capital!

Hakodate is a port city in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. Because of its history as a squid fishing port, the city has embraced the humble cephalopod as the official mascot. Squids appear everywhere in Hakodate – live squids in marketplaces, cartoon squids on manhole covers, squid ink ice cream, even dancing squids on your … More Everything Squid In Hakodate, Japan’s Squid Capital!

The Colourful History of Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral, the landmark centrepiece of Spain’s Andalusian capital, is a building with a long and very interesting past. The Spanish masterpiece has undergone numerous transformations and reconstructions since it was first built, leaving a fascinating multicultural monument. Today, it’s a wonderful building to admire for tourists and locals alike. Seville Cathedral is officially known … More The Colourful History of Seville Cathedral

Norway’s Epic Sword Monuments – Sverd i fjell

On the edge of Møllebukta Bay in southern Norway is a statue of three gigantic bronze swords, standing 10 metres tall. Sverd i fjell (swords in a rock) is an impressive sight as it overlooks the Hafrsfjord, and commemorates a critical historical moment in the unification of Norway. History of Sverd i fjell The statues … More Norway’s Epic Sword Monuments – Sverd i fjell

Hokkaido Milk – Inside The World Of Japan’s Dairy Industry

Hokkaido milk is known across Japan for its excellent quality and delicious flavour, often considered the country’s best milk. Known for its smooth, creamy, slightly vanilla taste, Hokkaido milk is probably most known for Hokkaido 3.6 milk, a full-fat milk product. Milk from Japan’s northernmost home island is also used to make some special treats, … More Hokkaido Milk – Inside The World Of Japan’s Dairy Industry