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Mirror Room, Royal Palace, Belgium

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In
a room with plenty of dazzle, the Brussels ceiling captures your attention with
an iridescent emerald-green glow that comes from the shells of more than one
million Thai jewel beetles. Belgian contemporary artist Jan Fabre oversaw a
team of 29 who spent three months hand-gluing each shell into place. He
entitled it “Heaven of Delight,” perhaps a throwback to the traditional notion
of the ceiling as representing the heavens.

World's Coolest Ceilings

Mirror Room, Royal Palace, Belgium

In
a room with plenty of dazzle, the Brussels ceiling captures your attention with
an iridescent emerald-green glow that comes from the shells of more than one
million Thai jewel beetles. Belgian contemporary artist Jan Fabre oversaw a
team of 29 who spent three months hand-gluing each shell into place. He
entitled it “Heaven of Delight,” perhaps a throwback to the traditional notion
of the ceiling as representing the heavens.

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