Nestled in the heart of Utah, Mystic Hot Springs is a haven for nature lovers, hippies, and anyone who wants to experience breathtaking views and a re-emergence of their true selves. Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe is a unique type of paradise – beckoning visitors to come for a relaxing soak, stay a while in the quaint accommodations, and maybe even take in a concert.
Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, the creator of the 1740 French fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast,” actually drew her inspiration from real historical events. In the 1500s, a man named Petrus Gonsalvus was born in Tenerife, Spain, with a rare genetic condition called “hypertrichosis,” or “werewolf syndrome.”
In the anatomical theater of the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine, high on a shelf, sits the preserved head of Portugal’s first serial killer. Diogo Alves was a nefarious criminal, reputed to have killed countless citizens of Lisbon in the 1800s. He would wait for farmers to pass by, rob them, and push them to their deaths off of a 200-foot-tall aqueduct.
No one is certain when the Singaporean bird-keeping tradition began, but most people will tell that it started in the 1950s with the British Armed Forces’ formation of the Singapore Cage Bird Society. As bird-keeping grew in popularity, travel guidebooks began to feature Singapore’s bird-singing areas, quickly turning them into tourist attractions that piqued the curiosity of visitors from around the globe.
In the journey of life, the biggest giant any person will face is the manmade illusion of fear and failure. Photographer and filmmaker James Pereira (JMP) along with screenwriter, actor, and model Francesco Cuizza explore the concept of fear in their inaugural fashion film “Warrior with a Crown.” The co-directors use video to represent the subconscious, with a heavy focus on spirituality and its impact on the human psyche and ego.
Two hours east of San Diego, on the remote Southern California S-3 highway, you may find yourself in a strange new world. Two bucks rearing on their hind legs make a stunning sight across the flat landscape. Then a giant scorpion fighting with a beetle. The profile of a sand dragon breaks the desert skyline. Welcome to Borrego Springs, California.
Iconic British photographer Jimmy Nelson carries on his tradition of capturing brilliant images of the world’s many indigenous cultures through his latest book, “Homage To Humanity.” While his earlier work, “Before They Pass Away,” had a more cynical view of the fate of these cultures, his new book takes us on a journey through a new lens – one of celebration and honor.
Santa Fe has continually been voted Travel + Leisure magazine’s “Top Cultural Getaway.” New Mexico’s historic capital city boasts the appeal of Spanish Colonial charm without having to travel all the way to Europe. If you are planning a trip to Santa Fe, do not miss out on these ten unique attractions and experiences!
Looking down on the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu, and Qingyi rivers in the Sichuan Province of China, the “Leshan Giant Buddha” is the largest cliff rock carving Maitreya Buddha statue in the world. “Da Fo,” as this stone behemoth is also known, measures over 233 feet (71 meters) tall.
Designed by the theater scenographer Jan Versweyveld to focus on camp’s exuberant aesthetic, The Costume Institute’s new exhibition, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” will be on view from May 9 through September 8, 2019, at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 999.