Yesterday, I promised I would share photos of some of the exhibits. First, let me quote the pamphlet that is handed out with the tickets:
"Here a subterranean landscape made of thousands of crystals awaits you. Be prepared to embark on a journey that drifts between dreams and reality, where you will encounter fairy tale characters and mystical creatures. These underground Chambers of Wonder, built unter the aegis of multi-media artist André Heller in 1995, house a collection of fantastic installations and glittering works by great artists..."
This is the famous giant face that guards the entrance to these "crystal caves".
I can only really convey a facet of the installations, as they also consist of ever changing light installations, so that the colours you see in the photos are only a moment of the whole.
Inside the Crystal Dome.
Within the Crystal Forest, a huge jellyfish, an installation called Leviathan, by Thomas Feuerstein.
This installation totally blew me away. I could have spent hours in here. This is a spiral consisting of 48 large polygon structures; documenting the fascination and scientific importance of crystals through graphics, pictures and illustrations.
And again, constantly changing colours...
Then, on the way out, you enter the Crystal Stage - the largest Swarovski retail space worldwide (this place is not only brimming with crystals, it is overflowing with superlatives...).
Love these marketing slogans - so poetic.
Talk about artful packaging.
Like a miniature showcase. Reminds me a bit of slides - acrylic frame with a flexible membrane to hold the beads in place.
Eye candy with bling.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of the Crystal Worlds. I think we were lucky to go there at this time of the year. From the look of the parking lots, it must be jammed during the summer months (The pamphlet is available in 19 languages!).