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Belgium’s fairytale bluebell forest, victim of own beauty

Belgium’s fairytale bluebell forest, victim of own beauty

A carpet of bluebells bursts into flower in Belgium in a wonder of the natural world - but one that is at risk of being trampled by tourists drawn to its beauty.

A decade into Record Store Day, shows a new world of vinyl

A decade into Record Store Day, shows a new world of vinyl

Ten years ago, most vinyl records sold for a few dollars - dusty old albums with dog-eared covers that had been thrown out as useless relics of an earlier age.

Fashion icons light up NY's Empire State Building

Fashion icons light up NY's Empire State Building

New York's famed Empire State Building lit up with sky-high iconic fashion photographs after nightfall on Wednesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of style magazine Harper's Bazaar.

The many shades of abstract

The many shades of abstract

As an artist, Tarini Agarwal looks beyond the superficial surface, into the depth of the matter which she then interprets with the colours on her palette. “Mostly in hues of blue”, she casually remarks somewhere in between the conversation. 

Polish pioneer pushes for freestyle indoor skydiving

Polish pioneer pushes for freestyle indoor skydiving

Dressed in a white skintight full body suit and helmet, Maja Kuczynska spins furiously before diving into a fast-moving sequence of airborne gymnastic moves with the elegance of a ballet dancer.

New York’s $40mn attraction puts world in miniature

New York’s $40mn attraction puts world in miniature

In troubling political times, New York’s latest tourist attraction offers visitors international escapism - a US$40mn installation of 50 nations in miniature: a kind of Gulliver’s Travels for the 21st century.

Musicians chase fame on West Africa’s musical islands

Musicians chase fame on West Africa’s musical islands

Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians of all stripes, trailing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums.

Songs from  the desert

Songs from the desert

Their voices narrate the unofficial soundtrack of life as an Arab today. But for the artists leading the Arab world's alternative music scene, their work is not revolutionary - it’s a legacy.