Tuesday, May 19, 2015


May 19, 2015

In the heart of Alpilles, near Baux en Provence,  the monumental "Carrières de Lumières" (light Quarry)  hosts extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the world.

New high-performance technological equipment is used for this outstanding audio visual show. Each area of the quarry invites visitors on an extraordinary audio visual journey with 70 video projectors, and 3D audio adapted to the specific characteristics of the site.

Spectators are totally immersed in the image projected onto all the surfaces of the quarry. Even the ground is completely covered, and becomes a vast carpet of images.

Before we entered the quarry to see the show, we first had a picnic !

I took these pictures just to show you the height of these enormous walls !

On the program were Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael, the giants of the Renaissance. I would have preferred to see the impressionists, but this show had just finished. I wasn't disappointed at all !

The pictures projected on the floor made us all dizzy. I thought I would faint and found a wall behind me to lean against, and had to rescue my friend's husband who was also walking like a drunken sailor. It also gives you an idea how huge these pictures were compared to the size of the spectators.

And then we stood there and were literally absorbed by these paintings. I never had such a feeling in my whole life.

This video is really worthwhile to see, just to let you know how we felt.


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Sandra Carlier said...

Merveilleux reportage, ingrid ! Les photos sont magnifiques !

Anonymous said...

WHat a fascinating place. Fabulous pictures!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Looks incredible - apart from the feeling dizzy bit! I would imagine being immersed in such huge painting would be an amazing experience. Great idea for a tourist attraction!
Wren x

Loree said...

It sounds like an awesome experience. The quarry itself is pretty amazing.


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