Even after his death, artist Christo's dream project of wrapping up Paris' Arc de Triomphe in silvery-blue recyclable fabric will go ahead next year in line with his wishes, organisers said on June 2.
From Paris's oldest bridge to Berlin's Reichstag, the Bulgarian-born artist spent decades wrapping landmarks and creating improbable structures around the world.
Hobbies are great ways to explore areas of ourselves; we do not get to engage at work. You do not have to be good at a hobby to enjoy it. You just need to enjoy it. Not every hobby you try will be something that you want to stick with, but that is no reason not to try. Now is the perfect time to try out and pick up new hobbies for yourself that you can do at home.
Influential contemporary artist Hristo Vladimirov Javacheff "Christo" passed away of natural causes at the age of 84 in New York, his representatives announced little before midnight on May 31. "Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it," his office said.
A man who earns a living by sewing quilts in the Mediterranean province of Antalya has been carrying out his profession for 45 years under redbud trees that have dotted the city for decades.
The 58-year-old Veli Yıldırım, who began working with a needle and thread for the first time at the age of 13, said that almost all his life was spent by sewing quilts.
After completing similar projects in other parts of the historic center of Athens, municipal crews this week began cleaning graffiti off street walls in the picturesque Anafiotika neighborhood of Plaka that flanks the northeast side of the Acropolis, which is popular with visitors during the summer months.
A historical fountain built in 1909 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet Reşad in the Marmara province of Yalova will be restored.
The fountain, which has a height of 3.65 meters and a width of 2.20 meters, is located in the village of Güneyköy, where the grandchildren of people who migrated from Dagestan in the 1880's live.