Switzerland

Giger’s Otherworldly Bar

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H.R. Giger, who died four years ago, was a Swiss painter known for his otherworldly, airbrushed images fusing humans and machines. Giger was a key part of the visual effects team that won an Oscar for Alien. The picturesque Alpine town of Chur, Switzerland, is the unlikely home to a bar-cum-museum in Giger’s honor, which one writer described as a “cavernous, skeletal structure covered by double arches of vertebrae that crisscross the vaulted ceiling of an ancient castle.”

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