Underwater sculpture world Atlantic Museum set open

Март 8, 2016    
Underwater sculpture world Atlantic Museum set open

Europe is set to open it's first underwater museum and it looks as magical as it sounds.

Work has begun on Musoe Atlantico, also known as Atlantic Museum, just off the coast of Lanzarote, Spain.

The museum will be home to around 400 sculptures, created by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, who designed similar creations in Cancun, Mexico and Grenada.

The sculptures — created using high-density, PH neutral concrete — look eerily beautiful as they lie in state at the bottom of the crystal clear waters of Atlantic Ocean.


The works are in human form, and are said to have been modelled on the Guanches, members of the ancient aboriginal cave-dwellers, who inhabited the Canary Islands before the Spanish conquest.

The thought-provoking sculptures also include The Raft of Lampedusa, a portrayal of the refugee crisis, in reference to the Italian Island of Lampedusa.

Another is called Content, which shows a faceless couple taking a selfie.

The works are created to attract plant and wildlife, so the museum will also provide a marine haven.

Opening on February 25, 2016, the museum will be able to be explored by divers or on glass bottom boats


Sunken car near Chepstow, Wales.


Sunken tugboat "Saba", the island of Curacao.


Part of the sculpture underwater museum MUSA, Cancun, Mexico.


Another part of the same museum.


Park Green Lake, which is held annually after the snowmelt in the mountains Krastovyh, plunges into the water, tragöß, Austria.

Photo © 2013 Solnet/The Grosby Group - Sept 10, 2013 - These photographs appear to show a spectacular underwater world making it ideal for scuba divers - in central Europe. Twelve metres of water covers trees, footpaths, benches and bridges that are usually accessible throughout the year. Visitors to the Green Lake in Tragoess, Austria, that is normally only one metre deep, can leisurely stroll around the picturesque lagoon. Pictured: A diver in the flood water. (SOL)


The ship USS Kittiwake, especially for divers submerged at a shallow depth, Cayman Islands.


Sunken plane at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, Aruba.


The original statue of "Christ of the Abyss", located on the bottom of the sea, the San Fruttuoso bay, not far from Genoa.


And it is one of the few copies of the statue, situated in the area of the underwater reef Dry Rocks, Florida, USA.


Truck on board the sunken ship "Thistlegorm", the Red Sea, the Strait of Gubal.

MANDATORY BYLINE: Alexander Mustard / Solent An intrepid British photographer has travelled the world snapping pictures of the bizarre things lying on the sea bed. Diving enthusiast Alex Mustard, 36, has made several strange discoveries while exploring 40 feet beneath the water's surface. His pictures, taken while investigating the insides of eerie ship wrecks, include barnacle-covered motorbikes, once meant for British troops fighting during World War Two. Rusty British trucks also lie forgotten in their watery graves along with rifles that have never been used. And one extraordinary photo even shows the shell of the iconic VW Beetle car, now abandoned in the gloom of the murky water. Alex is from Southampton, Hants. This pic: World War II bedford truck inside the hold of the Thistlegorm. Sha'ab Ali, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea. © Alexander Mustard / Solent News & Photo Agency UK +44 (0) 2380 458800
Motorcycle on the same ship


The remains of the sunken aircraft shot down during Operation Heylstoun, Weno Island, Chuuk Atoll, Pacific Ocean.


Near Chuuk Atoll is the largest underwater graveyard of military equipment. All of it was destroyed in February 1944, during Heylstoun operation.


Titanic, Atlantic Ocean.


Antennas US military transport USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, which flooded on purpose, to make the coral reef, Key West, Florida, USA.

150113-N-YD328-095 KEY WEST, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2015) Construction Mechanic 1st Class Brandon Burrow, assigned to Underwater Construction Team One (UCT ONE), surveys the wreckage of USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10) during diver training aboard the U.S. Army large landing craft USAV Matamoros (LCU-2026). Diver training is a two-week, joint training evolution designed to reinforce standard operating procedures, qualify personnel, maintain proficiency, and evaluate dive protocol during scuba, surface supplied and recompression chamber operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas S. Tenorio/Released)
The driver on the background of the Greek merchant vessel GIANNIS D, which sank in the Red Sea.   


Part of an underwater sculpture Jason Taylor off the coast of Grenada, Caribbean.1457242457-1ca925f5e1bfaeb75814558ee807c9a5

Seal in this underwater forest that algae form long stems.1457242467-d9ef23df6fb5261d9419db7626adb28f

Sunken ship Hai Xiang, near the island of Reunion.1457242477-ce0b02b51ff0a44d16c1a4308679544c



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