Crystal Cloud at Swarovski

Number 36 of the New York Times top 52 destinations of the year is Tyrol, Austria, home of Kristallwelten, a winter funland developed by Swarovski Crystal.  Watching the NYT video of Kristallwelten’s Crystal Cloud (an art installation of 800,000 hand-mounted crystals)  I was reminded of  Lighted Christmas Balls, much humbler sparkle clouds made of chicken wire and mini-lights.  We humans seem to have an innate attraction for things that sparkle.   Stars, moon glow on water, diamonds.  To capture that feeling of wonder, some of us just can’t help ourselves and build our own sparkly light balls out of wire mesh or plastic cups :)

New York Times 52 Places to Visit in 2016