Tag: Folklore

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Are There Elves in Iceland? Half of the Country Thinks So!

Do you believe in elves? According to a report published by National Geographic in 2017, over 50 percent of Icelanders do! Considering the country’s mystical landscape, with its lava fields and mist-covered peaks, not to mention the Northern Lights, it’s not hard to understand why the Icelandic people would assume creatures like elves are present. What many visitors are surprised to see, though, is the extent of Icelanders’ beliefs.

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The Last Sentinels: Jimmy Nelson’s Thrilling Exhibit in Paris

It started with a camera. By the age of 17, Jimmy Nelson had left his British boarding school and set out on a walking tour of Tibet, capturing shots of the landscape along his way. Eventually, this trek became fuel for his passion for discovery and thoughtful commemoration, specifically for indigenous cultures all over the globe. Today, the world-renowned photographer has a new exhibit highlighting the pinnacles of his decades-long career at Atelier des Lumières in Paris.