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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Swarovski Crystal World--Innsbruck, Austria

According to my husband, this is one of the strangest places we have ever visited. I was so excited to see this place...I am still not sure how I feel about it now. We waited at the train station for the shuttle that runs to Crystal World. It is about a 20 minute drive. While in the bus (with lots of other tourists), we listened to soothing music...almost like windchimes (or crystals!) clinking quietly together. When we arrived, we bought our tickets and headed into this strange place! We walked into the "giant's lair" and checked out all of the art. There is a whole room dedicated to the Giant (see below). It was a bizarre compilation of art pieces. After exploring the many rooms of art, we were able to wander the Swarovski Crystal store. There were pieces that ranged from just a few bucks to a few thousands. Check out other great photos at Delicious Baby, host of Photo Friday.

The giant's lair

Jewelry display

The "giant's" ring



Peace said...

I've always loved Swarovski Crystals, it must have been beautiful to see all the colours together.

Jessie V said...

how interesting!! why don't you like it so much now? i think i might like the sounds of the tinkling crystals...

Anonymous said...

i could see where you would be conflicted, was it the new age vibe of the crystals? some of the pictures are quite psychedelic, maybe that was it. either way, it made for interesting photos!

Jen said...

Peace--The colors of the crystals were amazing. There were huge pieces of jewelry created in an array of colors!

Jessie and kidsgowest--I think it just wasn't what I was expecting and there was a lot of new age vibe as you put it, kidsgowest! I was expecting more concentration on the crystal pieces...almost like a factory tour maybe...and instead it was more like an art gallery.

Soultravelers3 said...

Cool! We loved Austria! Such a great place for kid's isn't it?