Oh Wow: There is an H.R. Giger Bar in Switzerland
How did we not know about this place before now? OMGthere is a bar in Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland, that is officially modeled after the style of H.R. Giger, aka he of the sexual-skeletal-alien-futuristic illustrations. Apparently the H.R. Giger bar is next to the H.R. Giger Museum, which only makes sense. As if the photos weren't enough to whet our appetite for another trip to Switzerland, there's this description of the place:
It 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
You can view more amazing photos of the structure here and of course on Flickr.
Just thinkthere's maybe little Swiss schoolkids out there who go on field trips to attractions like this, instead of to the local Wonder Bread factory and outlet store.
So...who's game for a grown-up field trip?
[Photo: Amy Dianna, cobaK]