The Giant Swarovski Fountain

A gentle green giant with crystals for eyes and a fountain for a mouth faces out from a hillside in the market town of Wattens, Austria. Beneath the curtain of water is Crystal Worlds, a slightly surreal and sparkling series of art installations created by artist André Heller in 1995 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Swarovski crystal. (Courtesy of Riccardo Spila/Grand Tour/Corbis)

In winter, the whole fountain freezes and its night lighting gives it a wonderfully ghostly effect. In summer, the whole hillside becomes a more welcoming green dotted with alpine flowers but those huge crystal eyes might still keep you a bit wary.

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