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OUTLOOK Project will hold show of national costumes of the world with input from foreign embassies
OUTLOOK Project that operates in the sphere of culture diplomacy will hold a show of national costumes of peoples the world OUTLOOK SHOW. Fashion of the Nation. Over 20 embassies to Ukraine will present best looks from traditional costumes of their countries in the show.
15.02.2017 | traditions, diplomacy, OUTLOOK
VIDEO: Crafts of Uzbekistan. Amazing product pumpkin
When talking about bottle, they mean a pumpkin. When thinking about a musical instrument rubab, they recall a pumpkin. When buying a chandelier, they consider a pumpkin as an option. When looking at the cage for parrots, they again refer to a pumpkin. This field vegetable in Uzbekistan has different designations and not only in the form of porridge. Thanks to the Embassy of Uzbekistan OUTLOOK poschastlyvylos pobыvat radushnoy within this country and poznakomytsya with udyvytelnыmy mestnыmy crafts
15.02.2017 | traditions, Uzbekistan
Departure: Yemen
Many scientists and historians unanimously agree that Middle East, particularly, Arabian semi-island is the cradle of human civilization because almost every nation among those present there is one of the most ancient on our planet. In this list there are citizens of Yemen who created the interesting in a travelling way country bounded by two seas and Indian Ocean simultaneously.
13.02.2017 | departure
THE CARNIVAL OF VENICE: I KNOW YOU, MASK
During the days of the famous Carnival, romantic Venice gets rebirth. Its streets are shining with premonition of holiday, and all the eyes show a whole range of joyful emotions: from euphoria to the familiar thought "Is this happening to me?" Noteworthy, that according to estimates of very punctual travellers, more than half a million tourists come to event.
13.02.2017 | festival
Road to Asia is paved with carpets
Carpets hang on walls as a symbol of wealth, lay on floors to create coziness and are presented as expensive gifts. Studying fancy pictures in the shapes of diamonds and stars on them attempting to figure out their meaning is a fairly amusing thing to do. Globally spread carpeting traditions were borrowed from eastern peoples who were the first to learn how to make yarn and fabric out of fibrous materials. Specimens preserved in museums and private collections as well as researches of historians and archeologists testify to the existence of this craft in ages thousands years ago.
11.02.2017 | traditions, Asia, crafts
10 FACTS ABOUT EL SALVADOR
Searching for word Salvador with web search engine, most likely first you get links to the great artist Salvador Dali, and only after that, to the state which is, by the way, is the most densely populated country in Central America. OUTLOOK would like to fill in this gap in the global web with interesting information about this beautiful and unique country.
10.02.2017 | El Salvador
BRAND HISTORY. SUKHISHVILI GEORGIAN NATIONAL BALLET: CONQUERED SUMMITS OF SMALL GEORGIAN DREAM
Iliko, who devoted all his life to dancing, actually bequeathed to his descendants to do everything possible for his family name remained on posters forever. 70 years later, millions of people in hundreds of countries are buying tickets where in different languages, without translation one can easily read the name of Sukhishvili.
09.02.2017 | Georgia, art
Eilat: Oasis of Pleasures
Eilat springs on a guest suddenly, like a desert storm. Among sands and rocks, a garden of tellurian bliss blossoms; stones, melted with heat of fables, acquire gift of speech; and springs of King Solomon’s wisdom shoots through kaleidoscope of entertainments. With a sight wandering along placid mirror of waters by the shore of the Gulf of Eilat, everyone becomes a philosopher. And after a couple of sips of spicy cocktail – also a poet!
07.02.2017 | Israel
Unforgettable Tschäggättä: Horrors in Lötschental Valley
In February Switzerland changes beyond recognition: reckless power of pre-Lent carnivals, insatiable gluttony and cat’s choirs of Guggenmusik rush into the streets. Only evil spirits are kind of weak – same glamorous vampires and emaciated zombies. Want it to become really scary? Head to Lötschental Valley to celebrate Tschäggättä: infernal characters from Alpine folklore will haunt you in your dreams!
07.02.2017 | Switzerland
VISA IS USELESS: WHERE TOURISTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Summer is a perfect season for a long-awaited vacation and new experiences. Perhaps, everyone who is going to plunge into fun holiday has already planned spectacular routes and scenic spots. In order not to spoil your trip and not to see gates to the desired gateway closing right in front of your nose, we encourage you to read our selection of locations forbidden for visits.
04.02.2017 | places
Governors of Red Sea, South Sinai and Ambassador of Egypt joined in Presentation of Travel Concept "Egypt. New Opportunities"
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt to Ukraine Hossam Eldin Aly, Governors of Red Sea, South Sinai participated in the press conference ‘Egypt. New opportunities’ dedicated to the presentation of a new travel concept for 2017.
03.02.2017 | Egypt, diplomacy, turism
NATIONAL WINGED SYMBOLS
Each state has its own official symbols: flag, coat of arms and anthem. But in addition to the traditional "identification mark" there are symbols chosen by people, for instance, a favourite bird. It is about them OUTLOOK expands below.
03.02.2017 | nature
The Cup of diplomatic missions on cross-country skis happened
In Kyiv park named after Sikorski there were the third annual competitions on the cross-country skis for diplomats and everybody who wanted to participate in this event. The competitions were intended both for teams and individuals with different distances for amateurs and professional sportsmen.
31.01.2017 | diplomacy
LIMA IS THE CAPITAL OF PERU
Experienced travellers say that when you travel a lot around the world, you begin to understand how megacities are arranged. And while experience and ingenuity for orientation are enough in Europe, Asia or the US, in the South American cities experience betrays even a knowledgeable traveller. Today we tell about one of such cities, Lima, Peru's capital.
31.01.2017 | we were there, Peru
Embassy of Cuba celebrated in Kiev the anniversary of victory of Cuban revolution
The Embassy of Cuba to Ukraine and personally Charge d’Affaires of Cuba to Ukraine Oscar Santana Leon organized an official celebration of the Day of release – anniversary of victory of Cuban revolution of 1959.
30.01.2017 | diplomacy, Cuba
Start-ups from Israel: the best resource is brain
There are legends touching the ground of the fantastic fleet-footedness of Jewish nation and ability to make money on completely everything. Our twenty-first century when more and more people are creating business all over the world is not the exception if one says about the success of the citizens of Israel as it is enough to look only at their profitable and incredibly creative start-ups.
30.01.2017 | Israel, tecnologies
TRUTH IN GRAIN OR POLISH STYLE COFFEE
France, Italy and Venice - these names were chosen by foreigners for their restaurants, which gave a grounding for coffee biography of Poland. Residents of the country became one of the first in Eastern Europe gourmets who appreciated taste and flavor of the unusual drink. Only a few were aware of the fact that a new source of pleasure was produced from fruit of the tree once grown in Ethiopia in the wild.
28.01.2017 | Poland
Artaud theatre: life is imitation of art
The power of gestures burns the text to ashes, sound deafens and takes to the abyss from which all of us come and where we return upon the accomplishment of a short time period called as the life. Attending the Theatre of Cruelty, a human appears in the centre of performance as there are everything we are hiding from in the everyday routine, particularly, freedom and isolation, life on the border, merging with the crows till self is lost and lonely residing at the top. The drama of being involves in its mineral resources, the echo of tragedy overwhelms publics and spectator without noticing it appears in the trap of the own perception. That is about the so-called ‘Theatre of Cruelty’ (theatre de cruaute), the child of French playwright and director, eccentric and shocking Antonen Artaud.
27.01.2017 | art
The Ambassador of India arranged diplomatic reception in honor of National Day
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Ukraine Manoj Kumar Bharti arranged an official reception in honor of National Day. The heads of diplomatic missions of Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Moldova, Palestine, Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Great Britain, Canada, Morocco, Kuwait, Belarus, Sudan, Republic of South Africa, Argentina, Japan, and Turkmenistan as well as representatives of community and mass media came to express their honor and congratulate the colleague with the national holiday.
26.01.2017 | India, diplomacy
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, AN EXHIBITION OF AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART OPENED IN KIEV
The Australian Embassy in Ukraine and personally Australian Chargé d'Affaires Bruce Edwards presented in Kiev gallery Triptych: Global Arts Workshop, an exhibition featuring outstanding artworks from some of the finest Australian Indigenous artists of the twentieth century Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists
26.01.2017 | art, diplomacy, Australia
Sri Lankan Masks: Guides to the Kingdom of Spirits
Traditional carved mask is a desired souvenir for a tourist fascinated by distinctive bright tropical color of a wonderful island of Sri Lanka. Painted faces of monsters from fairy tales win hearts with liveliness and straightforwardness of emotions that our rational world so desperately lacks – and your hand surrenders to an impulse to reach for the wallet, owner of a shop is lavish in his praise of your taste… Congratulations: you’ve invited a demon into your house.
26.01.2017 | Sri Lanka
SOUTH AFRICA AMBASSADOR PRESENTED THE UNIQUE EXHIBITION THAT DEPICTS A REPLICA OF NELSON MANDELA PRISON CELL
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of South Africa in Ukraine H.E. Christiaan Basson held the opening ceremony at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine with the thematic exhibition ‘Mandela – the Legacy of Freedom" dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries. As a part of exhibition, there was presented the unique replica of the prison cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
25.01.2017 | diplomacy, SAR
SACHSENHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP: THOUSANDS OF LIVES TRAMPLED TO DEATH MARCH
To the north of Berlin, near the German city of Oranienburg there is a concentration camp that for many years was deceitfully silent concealing secrets of death. Sachsenhausen became a place of tortures for the representatives of different nationalities, and in some periods the number of prisoners reached 60 thousand people.
25.01.2017 | Germany
ON CATWALK: HAITI
When Hawaii folk costume is mentioned, imagination immediately pictures a hula skirt with lei flower necklace and coconuts; the same immediate association is gorgeous sari embracing India; while Japan is tightly folded into silk kimono.
25.01.2017 | Haiti, on catwalk
ALFAMA: MOORISH HERITAGE OF LISBON
Today we are inviting you for a walk in the oldest neighbourhood in the city of Lisbon, the famous Alfama, an emblematic quarter we often see in the movies and works of popular culture when it comes to the Portuguese capital.
24.01.2017 | Portugal
MENTALITY BANK. EGYPTIANS
Egyptians form an opinion about the person exactly after the greeting which, in general represents hand-shaking. However, one should remember that it should obviously be bone-crushing otherwise it could be estimated as the reflection of the lack of sincerity… Thus, exchange greetings and continue getting familiar with the peculiarities of the mindset of this nation!
23.01.2017 | MENTALITY BANK
What They Eat: Latvia
It is commonly believed that Latvia is all about Riga’s seashore, ancient cozy cities and perfect climate. All of it is true, but somehow many forget local cuisine. Having visited the country, Outlook cannot but share a story of delicious and sometimes very unusual dishes.
21.01.2017 | What They Eat, Latvia
SHRIMP FISHING AT OOSTDUINKERKE: HORSES FOR COURSES
If early morning you walk along sandy beaches of Oostduinkerke, located in one of Belgium western provinces, you can see several suns. One, of course, is in the sky, and others are bright yellow spots riding horses carrying heavy wicker baskets, while plying the shallows along the North Sea coast for shrimps. Oostduinkerke and shrimps are hand and glove, so horseback shrimping is still practiced here.
19.01.2017 | Belgium
ASTANA: HOME OF PERFECT SOUND
Theatre shows with visual effects that take audience to the beginning of world creation, and then return to our days. The music that fills in your heart and raises above the earth's vanity. Touring music celebrities from La Scala, San Carlo, the Mariinsky Theatre... We invite you to the left bank of the Ishim River, to the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Astana.
18.01.2017 | Kazahstan
Cabo Polonio. Special Town of Uruguay
Candles substitute lamps there, white sand whispers beneath your threads and from small coffee houses hidden in thick spinney songs about love, freedom and ocean sound till morning. Ocean is main and essential there. Life of Cabo Polonio whirls around it. Or, more precisely, rolls over lazily because in this tiny Uruguayan town nobody observes time or follows recent news.
17.01.2017 | Uruguay
THE KINGDOM OF ICE AND SNOW IN THE NORTH-EASTERN CHINA
For not to have among our readers too many sad and whiny people counting days till summer or even warm spring days, the OUTLOOK would like to share at least one reason to love the cold season with all heart. The opportunity is to go to the Chinese city of Harbin and eyewitness fantastic and cool festival of ice and snow.
16.01.2017 | China
Departure: TRIESTE
Try to guess name of this city and its location: the Croats and the Slovenes are scurrying here and there, they drink beer no worse than regular customers of the best Austrian breweries and combine it with snack of pasta and local seafood. You are unlikely to grasp immediately what it is all about, but we unveil it for you as our today story is about the Italian city of Trieste.
15.01.2017 | Italy, departure
BOAT INSTEAD OF SHOPPING BASKET: FAMOUS FLOATING MARKETS
Stores, shopping malls, markets - all these places are an integral part of daily goings-on of almost every person on our planet. It would seem there is nothing special about them: they are all alike, just goods and prices vary depending on country or city. In fact, it is not quite true since some markets are only accessible via waterways. Our today’s story is about them.
14.01.2017 | tradition
THE MINISTRY OF THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UKRAINE HOSTED A PHOTO EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN UKRAINE AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
On January 12, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine took place the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the People's Republic of China.
13.01.2017 | art, diplomacy, China
We were there: Israel
When unpacking suitcases upon arrival home from a trip you discover there not souvenirs, not memorable postcards, not a pair of trodden down sneakers that bear an imprint of a foreign land but something that has changed you by making you have a wider look at this world from a new angle. I am Alexandra Portyanko, production editor of theoutlook.com.ua, and this is my story of a trip to Israel.
12.01.2017 | Israel, we were there
Cambodia Should Be Inside
In the very heart of jungles, surrounded by a stripe of water around the perimeter, a huge regular-shaped rectangle that seems like it is giving geometry classes to the starts overlooking it is situated. Silent skies saw times of shiny glory and painful descent of this amazing object. Over five centuries it had been the prime pearl of the mysterious Khmer Empire, its crowning glory and its enemies’ envy. World’s larges religious complex – Angkor Wat – effortlessly sets records and boggles its guests’ imagination just as easily.
10.01.2017 | Cambodia
ESKIMO IGLOO: IT IS AS EASY AS PIE TO BUILD CASTLES IN... SNOW
A little son came to his father and suggested to run away from mom and granny to the North Pole? Now, do not indulge into tragic speeches of severe frosts, pitch darkness of the polar night and hungry polar bears! Give a conspiracy wink to a little brave one, and give him a real man's job for his school winter holidays that is to learn how to build an igloo, night shelter in ever-frost lands.
09.01.2017 | traditions, Finland, Canada
ART OF TOPIARY
When I, as a little girl, for the first time passed my hand over trimmed bush, my palm got scratched with sharp edges of twigs and lasting arborvitae fragrance hit my nose. Mesmerized, I was not able to take my eyes away from the cones, balls and squares that surrounded me in the park of a small resort town. I felt like being inside a fairy tale, where behind the leaves I could notice a smile of the Cheshire Cat.
09.01.2017 | art, nature
On catwalk: Norway
Full set of Norwegian national outfit can be traded for a pretty immodest car. Offspring of Vikings habitually create their bunads, decorated with elaborate embroideries, only manually thus investing a lost of effort and patience in it. Sure enough, they don’t wear helmets with horns anymore, but their folk dress still doesn’t lack splendor.
08.01.2017 | Norway, on catwalk
EVERYTHING ON SALE: THE WORLD'S BEST MARKETS AND BAZAARS
In this day and age, it is difficult to surprise anyone, especially an urban resident, with some large department store or market, since nowadays one can buy everything from a humble convenience store next door. However, the iconic bazaars and flea markets are still operating across the globe, they are famous in legends and described with delight. Well-known is that they turn shopping into a cultural exchange and are much more than just a commercial place for the sale of goods.
08.01.2017
Christmas Eve and What’s to Follow
Christmas arrives with a warm overjacket on its shoulders. At night it brings warm light of the first evening star and in the morning it wakes you up with shine of white but warm sun. If my great-grandmonther’s grandmother had been asked about her Christmas feelings, I believe, her words would have been identical to mine. Because together with a bowl of kutia, generations of Ukrainians transfer their traditions from hand to hand.
06.01.2017 | holiday, traditions, Ukraine
If You Have $10 And You Are In… Sydney
We launch a new column with an aim to explore the way of spending ten US Dollars – nice crisp banknote – in this or that city on our planet. We’ll “blow it off” on edibles, transportation and entertainment. Let’s start in Sydney and figure out together if we should tighten our belts.
05.01.2017 | 10 dollars
Handicraft: persian rugs
In those days when the Persian soldiers were second to none, and both the Roman Empire and the Arabian Peninsula were conquered by their power, skilful fingers of winner nation craftswomen created their first masterpiece. The carpet called The Springtime passed into history as the most precious of all time. It symbolized powerful rule of the Persians, and its beauty told about the divine origin of the king Khosrow I.
05.01.2017 | tradition, art, Iran
STEP OVER THRESHOLD: THE MAGICAL ART OF THE HUICHOL PEOPLE
Dazzling flashes of ancient knowledge manifested in colourful shimmering beads and in elaborated yarn mosaics by Huichol Indians, captivate the imagination calling for an endless journey through branches of the world tree. Spiritual images take on flesh in intricate ornaments that accompany a Mexican peasant throughout his life. Twilight land of legends always have a shelter for a weary traveller: no one is alone on the paths of spirits.
04.01.2017 | art, Mexican
VIDEO: Conquer nature. The most impressive viaducts
Very often nature tests people. From time to time we have to conquer and subjugate the elements. When men mastered construction of bridges, water obstacles have ceased to be a problem for humanity. However, what to do if a town is behind a pit, flatland or gorge? All-too-common "bridge" on pillars cannot be constructed everywhere. In such cases people resort to erecting viaducts, some of which are true works of art.
03.01.2017 | nature, arhitecture
Bregenz. To the Theatre in a Tuxedo And on a Catamaran
Especially for those who believe theatre and opera music to be vestige of the past, we tell about an amazing Austrian theatre where traditional art meets technical and engineering novelties and also a great view of the Alps.
02.01.2017 | Austrian
SLIPPERY FUN: WORLD ICE RINKS
They build ice hotels and carve ice fountains pouring white wine, make samovars and even kerosene lamps. Photographers went even far and got the hand to use dry ice to create the effect of smoke and fog in picture. In search of more and more sophisticated ways to use frozen water, humanity almost forgot about another fascinating feature it suggests. So, dig into your wardrobes and find lovely hats with pompoms, fluffy "ears", scarves, mittens, sweaters and... skates. In the spirit of holidays, OUTLOOK prepared for you a selection of the world most popular ice arenas.
02.01.2017 | places
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