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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K447: About Switzerland - 零星級飯店與瑞士地景藝術家 Swiss ’zero star hotel’ offers sleepless nights to ponder world’s crises

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K447: About Switzerland - Swiss ’zero star hotel’ offers sleepless nights to ponder world’s crises

"I couldn’t sleep," and "my room was too noisy," may be complaints hoteliers dread from guests, but for the Riklin brothers that is the entire point of their latest ’zero star hotel’ art installation.


The Swiss concept artists’ hotel room is essentially a double bed on a platform, with two bedside tables and lamps. There are no walls, ceiling or doors to provide any privacy or shelter.


The project to set up the zero star suite on a roadside next to a petrol station in the village of Saillon in the southern Swiss has been developed with hotelier Daniel Charbonnier


The intention is to make guests think about the problems in the world, like climate change and war, the twin brothers said, and inspire them to act differently.


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Swiss artist Francois Monthoux’s annual project to build clay sculptures on the banks of Switzerland’s Toleure river has sprawled into a captivating castle complex this year as the drought afflicting Europe allows him to extend his dream world.


Monthoux began this year’s project with modest ambitions six weeks ago but the drought allowed him to build an entire city of spires.


Now he has mixed feelings: he wants it to rain, but is sad at the thought of his dream world disappearing when it does.


"I imagine the life of the people walking under the arches, under the bridge, looking at the monuments, looking at the city, so I enter a bubble, and I become a dreamer ... I see their world being created under my fingers " said Monthoux.


Visitors to the sculpture are enjoying it while it lasts.


"I don’t have words to say what I feel, because it’s ... it’s just sublime," said Heidi Butty, a Vaud resident.

一位沃州居民海蒂.巴提說,她的感受難以言喻,因為它是…它是極美的。 Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1542772 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1535534