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“A Lost Art” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bourbaki Panorama

Bourbaki Panorama
Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #24 of 57 things to do in Lucerne
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South Kent, Connecticut
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“A Lost Art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is a wonderful example of a long-lost phenomenon--360 degree panaromic art, complete with objects in the foreground that make it all seem 3D. It also tells an interesting story from Swiss history.

Visited September 2012
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Castle Cary
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“A history lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

You can learn a lot of history in a short time here but it might help to swat up on the Franco-Prussian war in advance. The way they have incorporated real objects into the painted scene is incredible. The painting itself is wonderful and heart rending. You get a good commentary in English while you walk round. Worth every penny

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“360 painting?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The Bourbaki Panorama is quite the sight. Its this huge panorama painting that spans 360 degrees and depicts the war between the French and the Prussians. The French arrive in Switzerland and must surrender all their weapons before being granted shelter and safety. Edouard Castres, the artist, captures this scenes fabulously. This is enhanced by the 3-D imagery set up by the museum.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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“Great artsy kind of place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I love this place. They have a small theatre in the basement. The ground floor has ping pong tables and a rotating floor. Cozy at night. The top is a library and has panoramic views of the lake. Nice to spend rainy days there.

Visited May 2012
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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“Big painting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

It was a nice big painting, with some illustrations that extended out from the painting. Was nice to watch, the film as well.

Visited August 2012
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