This New James Bond Museum in Austria Looks Fit for a Villain

first_img Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites This New James Bond Museum in Austria Looks Fit for a Villain Close Virgin Voyages Sea-ks Name For New Cruise-Ship-Exclusive Beer Editors’ Recommendations The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabin center_img The Ötztal Valley is among the most stunning and picturesque in all of Europe. Large swaths of the Austrian Alps are inaccessible to all but the most adventurous travelers, however the Alpine resort of Sölden offers skiers and day-trippers a glimpse of the valley from atop the summit of Gaislachkogl Mountain. Now, the ski-centric resort is looking to give fans — Bond fans — another reason to visit with a one-of-a-kind museum to honor the decades-long franchise.The aptly named 007 Elements is part museum and part interactive installation. The location — 10,000 feet above sea level atop Gaislachkogl Mountain — is dramatic enough, and the building that will house the exhibit is just as stunning. The stark, Brutalist-inspired glass and concrete structure could well have been the headquarters of any number of Bond villains. The 4,300-square-foot museum is spread across two levels with tunnel-like floor plans and floor-to-ceiling windows that afford breathtaking views of the Tyrolean valley. It’s all set to an intense, cinematic soundtrack designed to intensify the experience. The interior is equally as modern. The sleek, cavernous spaces are dotted with state-of-the-art installations that carefully spell out the essential “elements” (get it?) of a proper Bond film. The museum’s exhibits lean heavily on the exotic and one-of-a-kind cars found in the franchise’s 26 films. In particular, it focuses on 2015’s Spectre, which was filmed largely in Austria. Beyond the array of iconic Aston Martin rides, Jaguar Land Rover was featured heavily in the latest flicks — nine in total. The collection will include the Range Rover Sport SVR, the Land Rover Defender, and the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV. Most notable, however, is a wireframe model of the Jaguar C-X75 concept ], a $1.5 million stunner featured in the high-speed Rome chase scenes in Spectre.The world-class museum brings together Neal Callow (who served as art director during the Daniel Craig era of Spectre, Skyfall, Casino Royale, and Quantum of Solace) as the project’s creative director and Tino Schaedler (head of design for Optimist Inc.,an ultra-progressive creative agency). Describing the first-of-its-kind installation, Callow notes: “Our aim with 007 Element is to tell the story of the making of 007 films in an ultra-modern, emotive, and engaging way. We want to use this incredible location to place our guests into Bond’s environment, and bring the stories to life in a unique and unforgettable way.” Judging by the architecture alone, it seems likely they’ll succeed in doing just that.The 007 ELEMENTS installation is scheduled to open summer 2018 with advanced tickets available for purchase via the Sölden website. ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:33Loaded: 0%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Highland Park Releases 2 New Limited-Release Bottles last_img read more

UN marks day of solidarity with Palestinian people

“Today, throughout the world, people hope that a new chance for peace may be around the corner,” said Mr. Annan in remarks to a solemn meeting of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. “That opportunity must not be let pass.” Noting that over the past four years, bloodshed and chaos in the Middle East continued without respite, the Secretary-General said the Palestinians have endured a “dismal existence of grinding poverty and dispossession.” “But they have not been good years for Israelis either. They too have borne great loss. They too need security,” he added. Voicing his belief that the Road Map “still embodies a path to peace,” Mr. Annan said he was hopeful that Israel’s disengagement plan would help renew peace efforts leading to the end of the occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as the Gaza Strip, and paving the way for “a sovereign, democratic and contiguous Palestinian state, living side by side in peace with Israel.” He said the memory of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, who died earlier this month, should serve as an inspiration to unite and strengthen the Palestinian people in their efforts to realize their national aspirations to statehood and self-determination through peaceful means. Nasser Al-Kidwa, the Permanent Observer for Palestine, read a message from Mahmoud Abbas, newly-appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which stated that while the Palestinian people had experienced widespread sadness at the passing of Mr. Arafat, they and their leadership had responded to their tragic loss in a civilized, orderly manner with a smooth and peaceful transition of power. The Committee’s Chairman, Ambassador Paul Badji of Senegal, noted that although the State of Israel had been proclaimed without delay following the termination of the mandate for Palestine, the Arab State meant for the Palestinians had yet to come into existence. The Palestinian people had endured long years of warfare, expulsion and occupation, and it was President Arafat who had given them an identity that the world could no longer ignore. The Committee also heard from General Assembly President Jean Ping of Gabon and the Security Council President for November, Ambassador John Danforth of the United States. As part of the Day’s activities, the Committee, in cooperation with the Palestinian Mission to the UN, organized a cultural exhibit entitled “Steadfast in Palestine.” It also arranged for the screening of two films entitled “In the Name of Security” and “The Wall.” read more