May 22, 2019

97-Year-Old Grandpa Saves Village by Painting Buildings with Colorful Art

A little over 10 years ago, a then-86-year-old Huang Yung-fu faced a dilemma. The Taiwanese government was threatening to knock down his village, as he was the last remaining resident, in attempts to build a more modern apartment complex. He was offered money to pack up his home and move elsewhere, but couldn’t bear the thought of leaving the only home he’d ever known in Taiwan. That’s when he started painting.

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May 13, 2019

7 Famous Fountains Overflowing with Beauty Around the World

If you want to take in the art and culture of a city, you might make your way to its most popular museums. On top of these indoor institutions, exploring en plein air art is a great way way to experience a city’s creative side. Popular outdoor destinations include verdant gardens, historic squares, and spectacular fountains. Here, we take a tour of the most famous fountains in the world.

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May 4, 2019

Take a Sweet Peek Inside Paris’ Oldest Chocolate Shop

As the confectionery capital of the world, Paris has no shortage of candy shops. To succeed in a sea of macarons and madeleines, these confiseries must prove that they’re the cream of the crop—a feat that family-run chocolate shop À la Mère de Famille has continuously accomplished for two-and-a-half centuries. À la Mère de Famille was founded in 1761 by Pierre-Jean Bernard, a young grocer.

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May 1, 2019

Photographer Documents Wild Deer Freely Roaming the City Streets of Nara, Japan

It’s not every day you see wild deer roaming about on concrete pavements… unless you live in Nara, Japan, where these not-so-shy creatures venture into the city. Kanagawa-based photographer Yoko Ishii captures the curious lives of these Sika deer in her ongoing series titled Beyond the Border. The unrestricted deer population in Nara is sacred and protected by law, and Ishii’s photos show how at home they feel living in the ancient capital.

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