While in Berlin, there is the sea and beaches, and there are green lawns and ponds, numerous parks, this city is a place of pilgrimage Bohemian audience. And teenagers, and veterans hangouts 25 years, and honored “pensioners”-Beatles fans 35 years – all can be found here. Fashion freaks (types, prone to shocking), transvestites, radicals, clubbers (regulars clubs), fans now popular “green” travelers are flocking to Berlin by the beginning of July to get on the famous Love Parade, which seems to have become a national treasure on a par with Ramesteine and Wagner. Love Parade – a giant techno festival, held each year on the first Saturday of July. From the Brandenburg gate through the city streets moving europlatform. On each of the DJs who play hard German techno. And next to the cars crawling crowd: tattooed people, ladies in lingerie “pulled away” beer and something stronger.
In February – March in the German cities located on the banks of the Rhine, carnival season begins. A few weeks phlegmatic Germans, and with them the tourists who come to the carnival, have fun with might and main.
Carnivals are held in Mainz (Federal land Palatinate), düsseldorf and Cologne (North Continue reading
the Kingdom of light — the festival “White autumn” from the first to the last day
Last year in the net I came across photos of the event, which attracted my attention. The photos were beautiful objects of unusual shapes and sizes, various forms of light bulbs in high-tech style. But most importantly, in these pictures literally felt the warm atmosphere of the event. These were photos from the festival of industrial design “White autumn”. I decided to visit it this year and in the end was not disappointed.
To start with, as a background to the events I would like to show you some photos of how it looked before the start of preparations for the exhibition. Blank concrete walls, beams, construction dust, wire sticking out of the debris and devastation. You will then be able to compare how it has changed over a few days. (images courtesy of the organizer “White autumn” Nurlan Turehanova)
Format Design Weekend suggests that he will be held for a few days. This year, “White autumn” lasted four days. I decided to visit the first day – the opening and the last to compare them. On the first day at the door of an unfinished residential complex – the venue of the festival gathered a large crowd of people. At the appointed time all literally burst into the hall apparently burning with curiosity.
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Continuing the section “Tourism ” subsection “India “, and remembering the article “a Celebration of elephants in India and ” and “Festival of lights in India “, we can assume that in this country there are other unusual for Europeans the holidays. And we are not mistaken. Today, on the eve of the Hindu New Year, we’ll be talking about this holiday as the Festival of colors in India . He noted, perhaps a bit smaller scale than the Fire festival, but nevertheless, he was very popular both in India and abroad. By the way, this holiday — and even the Bengali New Year .
Festival of colors in India occurs approximately six months after the feast of fire. That is, we can assume that the basis of these holidays are some natural regularities (European type Halloween and Beltane). However, now to find the roots of these two almost symmetrical holidays. Although since that time the festival of colors there are a lot of elements of primitive orgies in honour of the deities and forces of fertility, elements that are close to the holidays of various cultures. Continue reading