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007 Elements: New James Bond museum opens on top of Austrian mountain


(CNN) — James Bond movies are known for their incredible backdrops — from Canada‘s natural beauty in the spectacular opening sequence of 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me” to a colorful Mexico City in 2015’s “Spectre.”
Now a new museum in the Austrian Alps will showcase one of Bond’s recent, memorable destinations.
007 Elements is an immersive installation celebrating Bond’s cinematic outings past and present. The museum neighbors the glacial ice Q restaurant featured in “Spectre” — both buildings are on Gaislachkogl mountain in Sölden.
The museum, opening July 12, will be reached via the Gaislachkoglbahn cable car.
“It’s an authentic James Bond movie location, it’s inside the top of a mountain at 3,000 meters up in the air,” creative director and James Bond art director Neal Callow tells CNN Travel.
 
Callow worked as the art director on the past four Bond films: “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall” and “Spectre.”
His envy-inducing job has him traveling the world, following in the jet-setting footsteps of the world’s most famous spy. Callow reveals to CNN Travel why Sölden was chosen for some key scenes in “Spectre.”
“We were looking for a perfect environment for the character of Dr Madeleine Swann, who is a character in the Bond movie, she has this kind of frosty meeting with James Bond,” explains Callow. “And we were looking for somewhere high in the mountains with a unique, modern piece of architectural style.”…..Click Here To Keep Reading


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