Northern lights, crater lakes, lava fields: Head to Iceland for a surreal vacation

‘It’s the elemental childhood fantasy, isn’t it, to see space in some way,” says photographer Robert Ormerod. “I think I wanted to be an astronaut, and then that enthusiasm got replaced by other things. But there are those people who never lose it, and I’m interested in what they do with that passion. Such a small fraction of the population will ever go to space – how do those people live their dream?” It’s a question that in recent years has led Ormerod all over the world in pursuit of…

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Aarhus, Denmark: a northern star

Denmark’s second city will officially step out of Copenhagen’s shadow to become joint European capital of culture next year. But the student city already has a world-class food, arts and nightlife scene Doing the rounds: the colourful Aarhus Kunstmuseum Icould be a better person. A better partner, a better son. I could be nicer to cats and small children. But probably only if I moved to Aarhus. The citizens of Denmark’s second city respect each other – grannies hold shop doors open for gangs of teenagers; cyclists indicate with hand…

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