Friday, August 14, 2009

hr giger bar museum


i stumbled upon the vena cava blog the other day, which led me to among other wonderful things, the hr giger bar museum in switzerland.
i think it is one of those places that needs to be seen in person to be believed -
shall we go...?
the interior of the otherworldly environment that is the hr giger museum bar is a cavernous, skeletal structure covered by double arches of vertebrae that crisscross the vaulted ceiling of an ancient castle. the sensation of being in this extraordinary setting recalls the tale of jonah and the whale, lending the feel of being literally in the belly of a fossilized, prehistoric beast, or that
you have been transported into the remains of a mutated future civilization.
text excerpt from secret magazine no. 23, by javier de pison


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