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Where stars are “set glowing”
There’s hardly anything that compares to bright-starred sky and silence. It is the stars that OUTLOOK want to tell you about or more precisely about the places with the best view on them. In Europe it is recommended to go stargazing not to some place but to… Slovenia. Point is, this small country is one of the cleanest in the world and consequently isn’t that polluted with smog.
30.10.2017 | science, rating, do you know
Critical temperature: don’t let yourself dry out
In the nooks of Earth we want to talk about people live according to very specific rules of nature. Here rains don’t start out of the blue and frosts don’t come unexpectedly. It’s much more serious. Should a good wind once bring you there, you’ll be prepared and may have a grateful memory of OUTLOOK.
13.10.2017 | nature, rating, do you know
A word spoken is past recalling
Words we vocalize every day seem ordinary and familiar to us. We even get the feeling that, for instance, the word “chauffeur” existed forever. There is only this slight nuance: cars themselves re a little over hundred years old… Hence, things aren’t that simple when it comes to our day-to-day vocabulary. Well then, why not recollect interesting stories of other words origin?
12.05.2017 | history, illustration
African beauty
Facet of Botswana diamonds shine brightly. But aside from gemstones every woman in the world dreams about, there are many other treasures in this African nook. Today let us have a look at this country for ourselves...
29.05.2016 | travel, Africa, nature, Botswana
Ghost cities: Detroit, Oradour-sur-Glane, Pripyat, Chenggong
American Detroit was until recently known as the automotive capital. But nowadays it is more often than not mentioned in the context of decline and population outflow. Outlook decided to figure out why ghost cities emerge.
26.04.2016 | architecture, society
Le Grand Louvre
First exhibition of paintings in the world’s most visited museum the Louvre was opened on 1793. But its building was well-known far beyond France, though the edifice was not used with such lofty cultural purposes.
09.02.2016 | architecture, history, France, places
Philippines: Climbing A Truffle
First thing that comes to mind on hearing a phrase ‘Chocolate Hills’ are cacao bean plantations, candy villages or some kind of sweets festival. However, we’ll have to disappoint sweet teeth and make happy those who appreciate unusual views – chocolate is nowhere near here, instead there’s a unique work of nature.
04.05.2015 | travel, nature, Philippines
"Movies from the station": the birth of cinema
Every year over 4 thousand movies are released. In India alone a couple of locally produced films come out daily. And as far back as some hundred years ago all of this didn’t exist. It was only in 1896 when viewers saw the famous “Train Pulling into a Station” by Lumière brothers for the first time.
13.02.2015 | cinema, history, personalities
regia di Federico Fellini
What is fine in the genius, is that he looks like everyone, and nobody at the same time... Today marks 95 years since the birth of Federico Fellini. And especially to this date, OUTLOOK has prepared a selection of reviews of other, not lesser known filmmakers, about the works of this outstanding Director!
20.01.2015 | cinema, personalities
It’s BBC speaking and showing
Mass media is often perceived as a weapon of politicians and moguls. People are accustomed not to trust anyone. Nevertheless, there is one company that in split 100 years of activity raised its authority very high. No doubt, we talk about BBC…
23.12.2014 | oddities, cinema, Great Britain
EASTERN HIGHTS
Stereotypes are terrible. They form a definite picture of the world in our heads, and it is not so easy to change. Take, for instance, the concept of skyscraper: imagination of 90% people immediately provoke skyline of American cities, familiar from movies and TV. It is quite logical, but nowadays panorama of the best luxury skyscrapers is in other direction – keep moving to the East. For Arab structures may outdo Western ones in all respects.
I dare: TOP of the most dangerous feats in the past century
Both now and always there were madcaps who lack adrenaline. OUTLOOK came up with the own selection of the most dangerous feats in the past century.
12.11.2014 | oddities, rating, do you know
Berliner Mauer: More Than Just a Wall
"Tear down this wall" - having said this phrase in already distant 1987 Ronal Reagan made it into history. In several years, on November, 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall was disassembled after all and till now enough reasons have accumulated to look at it in a different way...
09.11.2014 | Germany, history, do you know
From mightiness to nonentity: Incas
Today people of Peru celebrate Day of Puno – informal cultural capital of the country. The city now parties and feasts. Splendid celebrations are held in honor of the foundation of Empire of Inca. According to local legend, their arch fathers, Manco Capac as well as his sister and wife Mama Uqllu, came out of the waters of Lake Titicaca and founded Puno nearby.
05.11.2014 | traditions, history, Peru
INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY: ANIMATED SHORTS FROM OUTLOOK
International Animation Day is observed today commemorating the first public performance of Paris native artist and inventor Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique on October 28, 1892. On this occasion, OUTLOOK selected stunning animated shorts of recent years, which will cheer you up and make you wonder.
28.10.2014 | cinema, animation, videos
BACK SIDE OF SWEDISH SOLEMNITY
October is a season not only for scarves, mulled wine and mellow autumn, but for announcement of Nobel laureates. The world usually keeps a close watch on this event, yet often public sees only the "glossy" side of the coin. Outlook dived deeper and found out about curiosities and scandals that have escorted the prestigious award for more than a hundred years.
23.10.2014 | science, history, personalities
CANCAN: A WAY FROM WORKING-CLASS BACKSTREETS TO OPERA HOUSE
Today is the "official" birthday of cancan, on October 21, 1858 it was first performed in Paris. However it had been danced "unofficially" since the beginning of the 19th century. OUTLOOK wishes our readers to feel party and festive atmosphere and join the dance! Thus, today we would like to share unknown facts about movements inseparable from the French culture.
21.10.2014 | art, history, France
History of brand: Cadillac for president
The car that can be without a doubt called an American dream is “Cadillac”. It is distinguished by its considerable dimensions and luxurious appearance. It was this brand that became the first registered automobile trade mark in the United States and it is the one that remains the most prestigious on the territory of the New Word through present. Suffice to say that for over 80 years presidents of the USA opt exceptionally for “Cadillac”.
Thus Zarathustra Goes on
Exactly 170 years ago, not far from Leipzig, Germany, in town of Röcken Friedrich Nietzsche was born - a man who made a revolution in philosophy and, as many believe, he "wrote" the twentieth century. His unusual vision of essence of things cannot be separated from his own personality which became a cult long ago.
15.10.2014 | literature, personalities
Italy a la New York
When moving to a new country, more often than not people tend to get settled nearby emigrants like themselves. It is pretty convenient: accommodation isn’t expensive, job can be found right on the location and there is no need to study a new language – everyone around understands you. This is how national ghettos appear. First one in our sequence will be The Little Italy – one of the most picturesque neighborhoods of New York.
Some Like It… Vinyl
Today, on International Music Day, editorial staff of OUTLOOK is telling you about old faithful jazz. Its devote followers keep holding the line till now: while using advantages of the digital era, they remain vinyl enthusiasts and they have their reasons for that…
01.10.2014 | music, do you know
Lantern craftsmen - Festa della Rificolona
Italy’s Florence is a place where it is a must that one walk with the head thrown back. And it isn’t just about architecture – for the sake of cosmic violet sunset it is worth to see skies of Tuscany at least once in a lifetime. But that’s not all. Annually on September 6-7 fabulous Paper Lantern Festival or Festa della Rificolona takes place there.
07.09.2014 | Italy, festival
Have flag, will travel!
National flag is a kind of business card, after having a glimpse at it one gets an idea, at least roughly, concerning what to expect from this or another country. OUTLOOK is going to tell you about the most outstanding of them.
Ukrainian blood on the world's strings
At school in classes of Ukrainian we all have been told about how melodic our mother tongue is. We must have been proud of the fact although failing to fully realize its meaning. Now finding out about one or another performer of our heritage I don't get surprised because Ukrainian language is incredibly musical and it is transferred genetically from generation to generation even on different continents. Outlook came up with the own list of "voices" that "language of a nightingale's song" can peep from.
22.08.2014 | music, personalities
In between the banks. Part 1
As practice proves, even the most utilitarian items can be made a work of art. Using some imagination and without “killing” creativity, everything becomes extraordinary: bridges, for instance. Logically, principal purpose of such constructions is to connect two banks therefore main thing about them is security. Yet sometimes people follow other criteria.
15.08.2014 | oddities, rating
No Palmistry - Just Sleight of Hand
On August, 5, 1926 illusionist Harry Houdini made the whole world talk about him yet again. He spent as long as an hour in a closed coffin under water and managed to successfully surface. Today on this sultry summer day OUTLOOK recalls great magicians and their crazy stunts - we hope that chills that some of them give will help you deal with heat.
05.08.2014 | personalities
Hero of the Day from Champagne Province
Monks know a thing or two about alcohol - no joke here. A Frenh Benedictine Pierre Perignon from Abbey of Hautvillers on August, 4, 1668 thought of adding carbon doxixe to grape juice. This was how a drink known to us as champagne emerged.
«Let’s have a cozy sit»: leisure areas
OUTLOOK “grubbed” around the world to come up with the own top of the most interesting and comfortable leisure. Most important is to have a cozy sit.
24.07.2014 | travel, rating
Wimbledon: the origins of British traditions
After thousands of sets a lot of water has gone under the bridge (in the literal sense, as rains are their imminent attribute). Please, find below the most interesting facts from the history of the tournament especially from OUTLOOK.
Viktor Vatsko at the Microphone
On the eve of International Sports Journalist Day Ukrainian commentator Viktor Vatsko told OUTLOOK about his profession, football behind-the-scenes games and reasons why after some coverages he cannot fall asleep as late as till 5 a.m.
Bridge to kingdome come
Just imagine that bridges were old friends gathering on Sunday evenings over a cup of hot chocolate and spinning a yarn on how they were built, what they saw and heard, who stepped on them to reach some destination, and if it was reached. Then, the Brooklyn Bridge could have been a heart and soul of the company and also a swellhead. It seems that once the Bridge has been visited by everyone: from gloomy suicides to a bit more joyful newlyweds, and a dozen of elephants - just for the sake of peace.
18.06.2014 | USA, architecture, do you know
Rembrandt for damage
It was exactly 29 years ago, on June, 15, 1985, when a citizen of Lithuania Bruce Maygis forever made it into history of pictural art. Yet his accomplishment has a minus in front of it – he got notorious for vandalism not creativity: in Hermitage of Saint Petersburg the man threw sulfuric acid at Rembrandt’s Danae and cut it with a knife twice. Fortunately, they managed to save the canvas and today it is still exhibited in the gallery although now behind armored glass. Who, where and when spoiled masterpieces – next at OUTLOOK.
15.06.2014 | art, personalities
Burned out? No big deal!
All too often when bulbs in our apartments get burned out, we throw them away without a second thought: what’s the use of it now? But add a dab of imagination – and “properly made” hands can work miracles.
10.06.2014 | oddities, advice
Gate to Ages Past and Gone
On June, 3, 1954 in the Sahara was discovered tomb of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh Sanheta (2570 BC). But today it would be nice to recall the other significant findings, which are now undeservedly forgotten.
Ignition takes it all!
13 years ago, on May, 25, 2001 it smelled like fresh fruits – not petrol – on several gas stations in San Francisco. And berries transported by local farmers weren’t the reason for it. The thing is that biodiesel fuel, that in fact contained gifts of nature, hit the market. Aside from a mix of bananas, oranges and kiwi, what else can one fill a tank with – read further at OUTLOOK.
25.05.2014 | science, technology, society
Space as a syndrome
“I’ve been in heaven and I was floating like an angel, overlooking the Earth. I knew it was going to be a risky adventure so I prepared myself for the worst. But the whole six day I was experiencing nothing but euphoria”, said Dennis Tito, an American millionaire and the first space tourist, when back on Earth. But is everything really that wonderful?
21.05.2014 | science, medicine, illustration
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