September 18, 2018

Instagrammer Travels the World Sharing Local Tasty Treats She Enjoys Along the Way

One of the best ways to experience a new culture is to try its food. Doing so affords you the valuable opportunity to enjoy the flavors of a particular place as well as the history that surrounds their dishes. For years, Melissa Hie of Girl Eat World has done just this. As she traverses locales across the globe, she pairs tasty treats with compelling landscape photography—from bustling markets to desolate mountains.

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September 12, 2018

This Beautiful Forest in the Sky Inspired the “Floating Mountains” in Avatar

Located in China's northern Hunan province, the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a unique landscape stretching over nearly 12,000 acres. Fittingly, it was named China's first national park in 1982 and is particularly known for the thousands of foliage covered vertical stone columns that rise up into the sky. It's this unique feature that helped inspire the floating Hallelujah Mountains of Pandora in the film Avatar.

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August 29, 2018

20,000-Square-Foot Chicago Architecture Center Opens Its Doors to the Public

The day has finally arrived. On August 31, 2018, the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) opens to the public as the new gateway for docent-led tours, educational activities, and interactive exhibits. Demonstrating just why Chicago is an architecture hub, the 20,000-square-foot center has views of city gems like the Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building. CAC is located at 111 East Wacker in a building designed by Mid-Century Modern pioneer Mies van der Rohe.

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August 22, 2018

Interview: Photographer Explores the Elusive Beauty of Nomadic Life in Mongolia

Over the past 10 years, Belgian travel photographer Pascal Mannaerts has been sharing his passion for other cultures with the world. His curiosity and openness to portraying humanity has led him to travel throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America, North Africa, and the Middle East. Through his photography, Mannaerts is able to peel back the layers of society, portraying the cultures he visits with honesty and sensitivity.

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