|Jules Vernes Museum and Art City (Nantes)
||[Sep. 16th, 2015|05:54 pm]
Saturday 12 September: Market, Jules Verne, Floating Nymph and illuminated city.
There was a cool artists market at L'iles des Machines...loved especially the reworked photos from Les Monstrueux Ancetres and the lamps from Lampamax (but then i love the chapman brothers which do similar stuffs) . Actually the whole market had some very good stalls and the surrealness of having a giant mechanical elephant walking past too.
Afterward to continue the steampunk theme we went to visit the Jules Verne Museum (he was born in Nantes). Small but reminding us how many books he wrote and how so few i have read :)
Starving as we had been just too busy playing with machines to stop , back into town for more yummy galettes and crepes , once finally dark enough we returned towards canal to see the Nymphea Installation
"A young woman, nymph or mermaid, glides peacefully and quietly in an aquatic environnement. The fact that the water is both the image and the visual support of the projection creates a confusing and ethereal feeling: the creature seems imprisoned in this tunnel, her body taking the shape of this inhospitable back alley. The reflections play with the ever-moving surface of the water, a tribute to Claude Monet's visual experiments. The undine is played by Laetitia Casta, a worshipped icon of our society, becoming through this artwork a contempory mythical nymph."
Also discover the city has a lot of cool lights and show...moving scenes on the castle wall, colours show on fountain and water features... :)
Jules vernes statue
more crepes :)
castle by night
more cool light show