[June 5 2018] : Travel

A visit to Vanuatu
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A visit to Vanuatu

For six months Ramin Aryaie travelled around the islands of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. He found enchanted forests, lonely beaches, and ancient traditions, patiently telling the story of people living in the bushes and villages. This story observes what is behind the smiles of the Ni’van people, offering a peek behind a culture richer and more diverse than ever imagined.

Ramin is a nomadic photographer, experimental filmmaker, designer, and multimedia storyteller. He travels around the globe, sleeping in hammocks and following the flow of life to forgotten places, meeting and learning from the people on the road.

Discover the full story coming soon on eldorado.

Text and photo Ramin Aryaie and eldorado

[May 24 2018] : Architecture

A view of the Yad Kennedy
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A view of the Yad Kennedy

Completed in 1966, the Yad Kennedy (John F. Kennedy Memorial) is the work of Brazilian-Israeli architect, David Resnik and engineer, Oscar Sirkovich. The monument was dedicated as an eternal expression of American-Israel friendship and features 51 concrete columns that rise to the sky and mark each state of the United States of America and its capital, Washington, D.C. A protégé of the legendary Oscar Niemeyer, Resnik‘s monument infused 20th century modernist design into the local Israeli tradition of 1960s Brutalism. The Yad Kennedy shares similar traits with Niemeyer‘s Cathedral of Brasília (1970), one of the most iconic Brazilian buildings. Inside the monument, sculptor Dov Feigin’s intricate carved handrail and Kennedy portrait frame the... Read More

Text and photo Andrew Wasserstein

[May 17 2018] : Travel

A roadtrip across Romania
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A roadtrip across Romania

These photos were taken on a road-trip through Romania in a friend’s old converted campervan with Romanian friends. We travelled from Bucharest, through Transylvania and Crisana and along the way got to see all the Romanian landscape, from the cities with their communist era apartment blocks and friendly poker nights at Casa Lupu to the countryside in Transylvania with lakes and silver-roofed pastel-coloured Romani mansions.

Text and photo Julia Laird

[May 16 2018] : Travel

God’s Own Country
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God’s Own Country

Sleepy and on the train I can hear the sound of children laughing as they summersaulted and clambered over the antiquated metal sleeper supports, not much else to do when your on a 16 hour train to Kerala.

Like anywhere, when you walk out your front door you are met with faces, faces mapped by experience, smooth or grooved. I am attracted by this and stay a moment to to try and talk, this was not always possible and sometimes the moment was marked by indifference or annoyance at this interruption.

Everywhere the busy energy of people trying to make enough money to get by, the boy who gave me the best hair cut I have had... Read More

Text and photo Kes Glozier

[May 15 2018] : Travel

A trip to Cape Town
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A trip to Cape Town

Photo Maxime Ballesteros

[April 16 2018] : Travel

A stay in Menorca
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A stay in Menorca

Photo Patricia Ruiz del Portal

[April 5 2018] : Travel

A tour of Japan
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A tour of Japan

“Strangers again”
Japan, November 2017. Last time I saw you.

Text and photo Paola Vivas

[March 28 2018] : Travel

A visit to Harlington Hotel Ashkelon
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A visit to Harlington Hotel Ashkelon

Built by the prolific Rechter Architects, the Harlington Hotel (previously Holiday Inn Ashkelon) is perhaps one of the most underrated buildings from the firm’s oeuvre. Appearing at the end of the boardwalk of the coastal city of Ashkelon, the futuristic domed edifice stands in sharp contrast to the generic buildings that typify the surrounding urban landscape. The budget hotel makes up for its lack of stars in ingenious creation, from its rounded half-moon exteriors to its curving ramps and internal courtyards. The decaying relic of late-90s Israeli modernism is situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking the beach and Mediterranean Sea.

Text and photo Andrew Wasserstein

[March 9 2018] : Architecture

A view of the 8 House designed by architect Bjarke Ingels in Ørestad, Copenhagen
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A view of the 8 House designed by architect Bjarke Ingels in Ørestad, Copenhagen

The 8 House is located all the way south, at the last stop of M1 metro line in Ørestad, a suburb of Copenhagen. Beyond, nothing but high grass and cloudy skies, moving slightly in the wind, cinemagraph like.

The playful residential buildings’ individual units are connected by a long, external figure 8 shaped access ramp, resembling a slot car race track. It might as well be a setting for a futuristic sci-fi movie, with its occupants portraying members of a stranded Hygge tribe.

Ørestad is a planned city area which until today has still not reached even half of its’ capacity. The emptiness is clearly present. It seems like a very serene, calm dwelling environment. Maybe that is exactly what its creator,... Read More

Text and photo Ada Hamza

[February 27 2018] : Travel

An escape to Mexico
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An escape to Mexico

“My trip to Mexico was a hurricane of emotions, I went during not a very good time, running away from a big change. I took my bags and spent Christmas in the Riviera Maya. While I was there I didn’t enjoy myself: I was traveling away from my problems but instead I took them with me. I found the excitement when developing my photos; I saw a turn of heart without it being premeditated: everything was happiness and color, everything was based on light. Even though I neither wanted or felt it,  I ended up capturing in these photos my essence, there is always light that asks to come out screaming. This project is not... Read More

Photo Laia Benavides

[February 26 2018] : Travel

A few days in Hong Kong
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A few days in Hong Kong

“Upon arriving in Hong Kong I was shocked by how much nature there is in this densely populated urban territory.  I tried to spend a lot of time in these nature spots and the photos I have taken show these areas while contrasting them with the skyscraper studded skyline,” remarked photographer Julia Laird. Photos taken in Lamma Island, the dragon’s back, Sham Shui Po and Central Hong Kong.

Photo Julia Laird

[January 31 2018] : Travel

A few days in Bangkok
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A few days in Bangkok

Photo Maxime Ballesteros

[January 25 2018] : Travel

A trip to The Balkans
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A trip to The Balkans

“I had come to Yugoslavia because I knew that the past has made the present, and I wanted to see how the process works.” Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1940).

Historically, the Balkan peninsula has been a hotbed of political upheaval. It has been traditionally seen as the buffer between the East and the West, and, as a result, it has been conquered, re-conquered and influenced by the Ottomans, the Hapsburgs, and the Russians. (To date, Serbian municipalities in Kosovo sport banners of President Vladamir Putin.) The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo jump-started WWI. Following WWII, communist leader Josip Broz Tito united the countries of the former Yugoslavia until his... Read More

Text and photo Brigitte Hamadey

[January 5 2018] : Travel

A trip to Morocco
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A trip to Morocco

It’s was a four hour hike through the Rif Mountains before we met with the unfamiliar pitter-patter, a drumming vibration. Our hash-trail tour guide, who was well ahead, waved his hand to signal us to his families hash-making facility, a humble home-workspace built into the landscape. His mother takes a break from filtering kif (a process that involves beating a mesh-wrapped bundle of marijuana) to greet us. Her son quickly fills her position while she hosts. Joints are rolled for sampling and lunch is served. Hash tourism is one of the many hustles in Morocco. On a slow trip through the country, I documented the spirit of the every day hustle in Morocco, a theme that... Read More

Text Amira Asad and photo Prod Antzoulis

[December 28 2017] : Travel

A trip to Japan
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A trip to Japan

Photo Julia Laird

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