Apr 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Swarovski Giant

 

THE SWAROVSKI GIANT

 

Giant fountain waterspout entrance to the Swarovski Kristallwelten Crystal Worlds in Wattens Austria

Photograph by Gegengoliath

 

Wattens is a market town of 7,689 people, located in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is best known as the home of the Swarovski crystal glass company, the town’s main employer. In 1995, Swarovski celebrated its one-hundred-years jubilee by the establishment of the Swarovski Kristallwelten Museum (Crystal Worlds). Today it is one of the major tourist destinations in Austria, attracting visitors from all over the world. [Source]

Located at the museum’s entrance is this fascinating waterspout and fountain known as ‘The Giant‘. Inside, multimedia artist André Heller designed 14 underground ‘Chambers of Wonder’, dedicated to the versatile artistic interpretation of crystal. For complete visitor information and details, be sure to check out the official site.

 

 

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