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Travel Spotting: The Hill Giant, Austria

hill giant, austria
Written by Gary

hill giant, austria

Gorgeous alpine scenery? Check. Access to beautiful jewelry? Check. A giant head built into the hill-side that spews water and has crystal eyes?

The Hill Giant in Wattens, Austria is not only an awesome monument (and a weird monument, if we are being honest) but its also the entrance to the world famous Swarovski Crystal Factory. It was created in 1983 (my birth-year) by Andre Heller as part of the World of Crystals exhibition. The Hill Giant comes complete with cavern trails and a crystal shop. Does all this make sense? Not really, but I often struggle to understand what is going on in the heads of some Europeans. I guess if I want to find out, all I have to do is walk around inside the head of The Hill Giant.

Maybe I’ll emerge iced up like Nicole Kidman’s heart.

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Gary is the gay guy that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with (Mostly because he can't get pregnant). He is based in Manhattan, but loves traveling to exotic new people, and sleeping with interesting new places. He is an adventurous writer, digital artist, and game designer that will try almost anything if it makes a good story.
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