If you’ve ever looked at the Greek 2-euro coin, you’ve seen the image of Europa. You might be familiar with the picture of this famous character in Greek mythology. However, do you know her story?
The kimono is the national dress of Japan. It is a front-wrapped garment with a rectangular body and square sleeves, and it is tied with a sash known as an obi. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of this beautiful and significant piece of clothing, this guide is for you.
It’s not uncommon for museums to whitewash history. However, the Whitney Plantation Museum in Wallace, Louisiana, labeled by the New York Times as America’s first “slavery-focused museum,” is taking a different approach. Rather than closing over the plantation’s troubling past, the Whitney Plantation embraces it.
Current events have always influenced the way people dress, style their hair, and apply their makeup. The Victorian era (1837–1901) was unique, though, because one of the biggest fashion influences was a life-threatening illness: Tuberculosis.
Take a trip to the Danube River, specifically where it flows through Budapest, Hungary, and you’ll see 60 pairs of iron shoes on its banks. These iron shoes tell a fascinating and tragic story that dates back to the Second World War.
To many people, engagement rings have a deeper meaning than just jewelry. They are a sign of devotion, love, and commitment. They are an extensive symbol of faithfulness, perfection, and infinity. They are also a profound representation of two people uniting to embark on a beautiful journey of spending their entire life together.
Most people don’t think twice about where their trash goes. However, environmental activist Rob Greenfield is on a mission to change that with the campaign “30 Days of Wearing My Trash.”
These days, even people who have never seen a ballet performance are familiar with the tutu, the distinct skirt that ballerinas don before taking the stage. However, very few people know where this skirt came from or how it got its name.
These days, it’s not uncommon to see women wearing shoes with pointy toes. In the 14th and 15th centuries, though, men were much more likely to be seen in this intriguing footwear.
Airline amenities for World Business Class passengers have improved a great deal over the last several years. However, few can match what KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has to offer — The Delft Blue House.