Switzerland: Gruyères, Giger & Fondue

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Argh, as I prepare this post I hear the news that H.R. Giger has died. How very sad! The lovely anomaly of this medieval town high in the mountains is that it is also home to the museum & museum bar of Giger. I couldn’t take photos in the museum, but it was quite a fascinating place, no less so on the top floor which not only offered an amazing view but also shared items from the artist’s personal collection.

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Chocolate chaud á la Giger avec Grand Gruyère eau de vie

Chocolate chaud á la Giger avec Grand Gruyère eau de vie

 

The rubber tiles were also the floor in the museum

The rubber tiles were also the floor in the museum

 

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The HR Giger Museum entrance: a lot of work packed into three floors, including an alien hanging over a door to freak out visitors as they walked through the galleries.

The clouds were so low you couldn't see the peaks.

The clouds were so low you couldn’t see the peaks.

 

I didn't take any pictures of us eating fondue, so here's more beautiful mountains.

I didn’t take any pictures of us eating fondue, so here’s more beautiful mountains. The fondue? Delicious.

7 thoughts on “Switzerland: Gruyères, Giger & Fondue

    • Not so much pedestrianised as preserved from the Middle Ages! Have you seen the Alien films? Giger designed the look of the aliens, ship and planet (along with other films like Species).

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    • Oh the fondue was magnificent! I should go on more about that and the restaurant that had a view off into the valley so it was just terrific all around. Well worth the visit.

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