Mark Abouzeid

568 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Following | 122 Followers | @mabouzeid | For over 15 years, Mark Abouzeid has been supporting NGOs, public institutions and international media channels deliver their messages through images, words and video. Combining years of experience in the field as an award winning professional, he specializes in promoting “that which binds us as human beings and how we express this through our own culture”.

8 Dreamy towns in Europe that look like they’re made from chocolate

Planning a DIY Europe tour? Picture this: you walk down a veered path full of chrysanthemums, begonias and geraniums. The weather is lovely and the …

Regarded by Horses

Wild mustangs, the Black Hills, desire lines, Nietzsche, The Sons of Katie Elder, tree-huggers, breakfast chili, Winter Storm Europa, environmental …

Organic waste portrait.Can you guess what I had for breakfast? #breakfastlover #creativecooking #inspirationineverything #inspirationinnature #beautifulcolours #sfumaturenaturali #dubistwasduisst

The Dutch job of miller is now a protected Unesco craft

Sunset at Kinderdijk. Photo: Chahida Benkoula, Instagram nmkp62<p>The craft of being a Dutch miller has been added to a Unesco cultural heritage list …

When you give kids your camera! https://t.co/aCNpFAX8mV

The Shepherd: Goat Herders of the Lebanese Mountains

The Fromager | The last cheesemakers of Ehden

Culture Nomad | Perchtenlauf: The monsters walk tonight. (Austria)

Iran Travel: The Fiery Terraces of Badab-e Surt Will Blow You Away

Kaleidoscopic collections of water fold into cribs of rust-colored travertine. The colorful puddles flow atop each layer of rock at Iran’s Badab-e …

Best Parks for Cycling for your London trip

Even though cars, concrete and endless paved roads seem to be the norm in most big cities, there is still hope for those who prefer riding on two …

Hyde Park

Want to feel better about yourself? Get outdoors

New research shows that the natural environment has a powerful effect on promoting positive body image — so get outdoors! Even when you can’t set …

Body Image

From the Editor, Real Lives

The culture of living<p>On the media and TV you learn about all the horrible things in the world, things that I cannot even imagine people would do to …

Sustainability

Nigel Slater’s desert island dishes

To celebrate 200 issues of Observer Food Monthly, Nigel Slater revisits and updates 10 of his all-time favourite dishes, including roast lamb and couscous, scallops with yuzu and apple bread and butter pudding<p>The recipes that appear in my column in OFM have always mirrored what I eat at home. They …

Lord of the ring road: see Iceland through the windscreen

We find ourselves outside at 1am in pyjamas and snowsuits with other guests staring up hopefully into the darkness<p>We’ve only been on the road for 20 minutes and already the cinematic comparisons are flowing like lava. Game of Thrones. Lord of the Rings. Spaghetti western? “No, Narnia.” Frozen! It …

Micro chips: Brussels' friteries get stylish redesign as mirrored shacks

No trip to Brussels is complete without a stop at a <i>friterie</i>, the simple kiosks serving the classic Belgian snack – crunchy fries served with a choice of condiments, from the national favourite, mayonnaise, to spicy samurai sauce.<p>Now, thanks to an architecture competition run by the city in …

ARCHES Project

ARCHES is a European project involving people with differences and difficulties associated with perception, memory, cognition and communication. …

Chasing the Northern Lights from Above and Below

Seal River Heritage Lodge under the glow of the Aurora borealis<i>On a recent trip to Manitoba and the Yukon in Canada, I saw the Aurora borealis, also</i> …

Northern Lights

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Norway

Organic or starve: can Cuba's new farming model provide food security?

Once it grew only sugar and was heavy handed with fertilizers and pesticides, now Cuba is in the grip of a small-scale organic farming revolution<p>In the town of Hershey, 40 miles east of Havana, you can see the past and the future of Cuban farming, side by side.<p>The abandoned hulk of the Camilo …

Cuba

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London, England. Photo by Mark Abouzeid.<p>“Never offer an apology when none has been requested, or<br>invariably you will apologise for the wrong …

London

Chimpanzees among 33 species selected for special protection

<b>A UN-backed wildlife conference held in the Philippines has voted for additional protections for a list of 33 endangered species including chimpanzees, leopards and giraffes.</b><p>Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, were also included on the list.<p>The six-day long Convention of Migratory Species (CMS) …

Endangered Species

Culture Nomad | Florence Jewellery Week with Gio Carbone (Italy)

Culture Nomad | A day in the life (Lebanon)

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Morocco

9 Top Travel Movies That’ll Inspire You to Get on a Plane

I love movies. Ever since I was a kid and my mom and I stayed up late to watch old films during summer vacation, I’ve loved the escape. The fantasy. …

Jurassic Park

Four top tips for high contrast street photography

<b>The high contrast lighting of the midday summer sun can terrible for many subjects. However, street photography can look fantastic when photographers</b> …

Human-ity: Lessons from War, Episode 1 Trailer