With the passing (or should I say decaying) of Surrealist artist H.R. Giger let me bring back an old post from a year and a half ago:
Follower tonyrios87 informed me about the existence of the HR Giger Museum in Gruyères, Switzerland. As you guessed by the name of the town, this is the home of the famous cheese, but it’s also where artist Hans Rudolph Giger permanently houses his surreal, nightmarish work. In case you didn’t already know, Giger is a well-known Swiss painter and sculptor, who won an Oscar for his designs on the film Alien. Opened fifteen years ago inside the Château St. Germain, the museum displays the largest collection of Giger’s works from the early 1960s through the present day, including ‘The Spell’ and the ‘Passages’ series, as well as his designs from the Alien and Dune movies. Directly across the street, the Skeleton Bar (furnished by Giger of course), is an otherworldly, cavernous structure crisscrossed with vertebrae arches and decorated with skulls and what appear to be dead babies. Not sure if this thing pops out and sings for the patrons, but it should. So basically this sounds like a lovely outing with the wife and kids. Eat some cheese, look at disturbing art and drink a pint in a skeleton bar. It sounds exactly like my last family vacation.