The Annual World Events Around the Globe
Take a look at contents of the book:
- Gold foil wrapped cover
- 240 pages, over 100 Events with spectacular double-page pictures
- App. 100 cities in 50 countries
- Annual events around the world: Europe, America, Asia, Australia, Africa
- Additional 150 events in the world’s main cities
- Large format (25 x 35 cm. / 9.5 x 13.4 in.)
- Price: € 150.00 | ∼ US$ 195.00
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Globetrotters in a hurry fly in via Manaus in just over an hour, but with time to spare you can rent a hammock aboard one of the riverboats and marvel at the mangrove swamps and jungle of the world’s largest tropical rainforest as you cruise down the Amazon. It will take 20 – 30 hours to reach the town of Parintins on Tupinambarana Island, depending on the speed of the current. More wonders await you at the end of your magical mystery tour. For three days at the end of June, the town takes sides with the local citizens showing their true colours in the Festival do Boi-Bumbá, as the Parintins Folklore Festival is also called. Only the Carnivals in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia attract more spectators. Colourful, often conflicting legends surround the origins of the event. Ranging from the fulfilment of a vow to Saint John the Baptist to the symbolic protest of the poor and underprivileged to sheer plagiarism, they indicate that the celebration developed – initially on a much smaller scale – around the turn of the last century. Today’s epic performances, held in the Bumbódromo arena, are a more recent development and centre on a contest between the red-clad supporters of Boi Garantido and the blue-clad Boi Caprichoso fans, each representing a different district of town.....Read the complete chapter in the book
When my father told me I live in a fantasy land,
I nearly fell off the Little Prince’s planet.
ALBUQUERQUE, United States
International Balloon Fiesta
“Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away; / Come fly with me, let’s take off in the blue/ Once I get you up there where the air is rarified/ We’ll just glide, starry-eyed”… Frank Sinatra was not the first to recognise the seductive charms of taking off into the blue empyrean. Ever since the Montgolfier brothers launched the first hot-air balloon near Lyon in 1793, the sport has attracted amateurs and adventurers. Observation balloons were introduced during the American Civil War and World War I; Swedish engineer S.A. Andrée had to abandon an attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon in 1897; and in 1999, Brian Jones and Jacques Piccard, grandson of a famous Swiss balloon pioneer, made the first non-stop circumnavigation of the globe in a balloon. For holidaymakers, a dawn flight floating soundlessly above the vineyards of Napa Valley or across the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps remains a truly romantic way to start the day....Read the complete chapter in the book
Bring the balloon of the mind
That bellies and drags in the wind
Into its narrow shed.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Festival & World Cup
The tango is to Buenos Aires what the waltz is to Vienna: the rhythmical expression of the city’s soul. Today both dances conjure up visions of glamour and elegance, as men in tailcoats and women in sleek ball gowns glide across the dance floor. And yet, like the waltz a generation previously, the tango provoked a scandal amongst the Upper Crust when it made its appearance at fashionable soirées in the mansions of Recoleta during the early years of the twentieth century. Blending elements from the West African candomble and the Creole milonga with the tristesa of Spanish flamenco, the tango’s thinly-disguised sexual choreography had developed in the brothels patronised by the city’s lonely foreign immigrants. Early versions had no lyrics, but were accompanied by a small band consisting of guitar, flute and violin. The bandoneon, imported to Argentina from Germany in 1886, added the characteristic plangent melancholy....Read the complete chapter in the book
“Por una cabeza todas las locuras
su boca que besa borra la tristeza,
calma la amargura...
AYERS ROCK, Australia
Sunset at Uluru
“In all directions stretched the great Australian Emptiness, in which the mind is the least of possessions.” Nobel Laureate Patrick White poignantly summed up the archaic loneliness which characterises the heart and soul of the vast continent. The Red Centre of Australia is the largest sandstone monolith in the world, formed almost 600 million years ago on the ocean floor and now rising above the sandy desert plains some 450 km (280 miles) to the southwest of Alice Springs. Across the millennia the extremes of wind and rain have weathered its feldspar-rich surface, rusting the iron oxides and creating the famous reddish hue. In the harsh glare of the sunlight the colour changes throughout the day, culminating at sunset in glowing shades of scarlet which gradually darken as night falls. Nearby lie the evocative Olgas, the ‘many heads’ collection of rocks also known as Kata Tjuta....Read the complete chapter in the book
In the beginning the Earth was an infinite and murky plain,
separated from the sky and from the grey salt sea
and smothered in a shadowy twilight.
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