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Discover Hong Kong with Vivienne Tam

US designer Vivienne Tam talks about her native Hong Kong's influence and inspiration of her East-West designs.

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Yangtze River cruise part 1 Shanghai

Yangtze River cruise part 1 Shanghai

One of the oldest and most cosmopolitan city in China with relics like the Jade…moreOne of the oldest and most cosmopolitan city in China with relics like the Jade Buddha temple and the Yuyan gardens. less

Yangtze River cruise part 2 Yangzhou,  a World Heritage Site

Yangtze River cruise part 2 Yangzhou, a World Heritage Site

SThe West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou is an implementation of the class…moreSThe West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou is an implementation of the classical Chinese landscape ideal by improving the natural landscape with bridges, causeways, pavillions etc. The ‘improved’ landscape had a profound impact on the design of gardens not only in China but also further afield. Unesco declared West Lake a Worls heritage Site less

Yangtze River cruise part 3 Huangshan, a World Heritage Site

Yangtze River cruise part 3 Huangshan, a World Heritage Site

Set in the midst of the most rural China is the dramatic Yellow Mountain, the s…moreSet in the midst of the most rural China is the dramatic Yellow Mountain, the subject of chinese paintings for two thousand years. Huang Shan (meaning Yellow Mountain) is a mountain range that has played a leading role in the cultural, literary and artistic history of China because of its scenic beauty. It has attracted a large number of poets, painters and other artists. Its attraction lies in the peculiar shapes of the granite peaks, in the weather-shaped Huangshan Pine trees, and in views of the clouds from above. The area also has hot springs and natural pools. The Huang Shan are located in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The mountain range comprises of 77 larger peaks. The mountains were formed in the Mesozoic, about 100 million years ago, when an ancient sea disappeared. Unesco declared Huan Shan a World Heritage Site less

Yangtze cruise part 4 Lushan, a World heritage Site

Yangtze cruise part 4 Lushan, a World heritage Site

Lushan National Park is a cultural landscape known for its natural beauty. It h…moreLushan National Park is a cultural landscape known for its natural beauty. It has inspired many Chinese artists, writers, philosophers and scientists. Lushan is famous for its ‘Lushan Conference’ in 1959, when Mao Zedong asserted his power and led him to proceed with the Great Leap Forward. Mao had a house here too which was previously occupied by Chank Kai Chek, which now holds the Lushan Museum where Mao's period furniture has been preserved. This is a site of pilgrimage for millions of chinese less

Yangtze River cruise part 5 Wuhan

Yangtze River cruise part 5 Wuhan

Bronze bells excavated from 2000 year old tomb still play beautifully today

Yangtze River cruise part 6 Yueyang

Yangtze River cruise part 6 Yueyang

A 3000 year old city with lots of history and the ancient Yueyang tower.

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The ceramics of Nicola Fasano

The ceramics of Nicola Fasano

We are in Puglia at the heel of Italy. This is a land rich with tradition, his…moreWe are in Puglia at the heel of Italy. This is a land rich with tradition, history and art. In the town of Grottaglie we find that the ceramic tradition brought to this area by the Greeks in the second century BC is still alive today. In fact Grottaglie, because of its large clay deposits, has been an uninterrupted center of ceramic production until today. And the contemporary master ceramist is Nicola Fasano. An ancestor of his, Francesco Nicola opened a ceramic store in Grottagle in 1623. These figures are inspired by the baroque ceramics of that period. But there is more. The Fasano workshop has been using an ancient oven but no one knew how old until an archeologists did some research. VO: The analysis done with carbon 14 has revealed that this oven dates back to 2,400 years ago. Generations of Fasanos have passed on their knowledge to their descendants. Today they have 30 ceramists, designers, modelers and enamelers , among the most talented in the field producing. ceramics known for their high quality and stylish design. Their work is now seen in the most prestigious stores and museums around the world. 18 generations of Fasanos have proven that by sticking passionately to their craft they can survive and thrive for centuries in an uncertain world of short lived fads. www.fasanocnf.it less

Langhe:corkscrew obssessed

Langhe:corkscrew obssessed

The Barolo area in Langhe, Italy boasts some of the most prestigious wines and …moreThe Barolo area in Langhe, Italy boasts some of the most prestigious wines and wineries in the world. It also counts among its many reason to visit the area the existence of the "Museum of corkscrews". Paolo Annoni was once a pharmacist but abandoned his old profession to dedicate himself to his passion for corkscrews. Over the years he has travelled the world and auction houses searching for the most unusual corkscrews, collecting 1,300 rare ones and exhibiting them in the town of Barolo. Christie's in London devotes 2 sales a year to corkscrews. If you attend you'll be sure to find Paolo there. less

Tuscany Luxury Wine Tour Part 1

Tuscany Luxury Wine Tour Part 1

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Bahia nights

Bahia nights

Bahia was a major nexus of slave trade in Brazil. In this video an old plantati…moreBahia was a major nexus of slave trade in Brazil. In this video an old plantation dance is performed. In the tradition young slave girls performed the dance topless as part of the mating ritual. less

Where He Walked

Where He Walked

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