One of the memories I look back from Kuwait is seeing the House of Mirrors.I find this so interesting because it was a pure labor of an amazing Italian woman I have ever known in my life, Ms. Lydia Al-Qattan. Meeting her in person is really a great experience. Her house is mainly full of detailed mirrors and glass pieces embedded in each parts of the house. So much talent, creativity and hard work shown in each mosaic.The patterns engraved in each room shows her surreal and almost unreal world of imagination & talent. My photos can’t even do justice on her work.
The house itself is one of the reasons why it pays to explore and find beautiful details like this in Kuwait.I am so glad I have seen it. Quite a rarity, an ideal example of genuine creativity out of termite crisis! Just look at the entrance door?
Isn’t this so inviting?
Now If you will be in this bathroom, would you immediately do your “business “and ignore how beautiful these intricate patterns done?
Or how about washing your hands in this sink? I could stay in this bathroom for hours.
Would you climb the stairs without first admiring this wall full of intricate writings and calligraphy?
An experience like this is so cool and unique. I can tell you that no one goes out from this house not feeling inspired, bewildered and amazed.I was .
I would definitely recommend this to any of my friends who would visit Kuwait. For anyone who would spend their days living there or just relocated for a new job or assignment, then this is one cool places you must not miss!Here’s my practical tips for you to keep in mind in your visit.
- Always make sure to go with a bunch of friends to ‘House of Mirrors’ since it’s an experience that should be shared.The more, the merrier!
- The cost of the tour is KD3 on weekends and KD2 per person on weekdays.Better call first ahead of time so you can arrange an appointment for a special tour if necessary.
- There is a gallery of Mrs. Lidia art on sale, and those who are impressed by her work are free to make a purchase, towards the end of the tour.She is playing a game and the one who wins gets one of her artworks! I got one for myself.
- Be prepared to sit for tea and treats and spend a good bit of time with delicious homemade apple cake in her living room with a discussion about Kuwait history, Lidia’s history and the methods she used for her creation.the house itself smelled of cinnamon ginger tea. Amazingly homely!
Contact Details of House of Mirrors :
Address: House 17, Street 94, Block 9, Qadisiya, Kuwait
Telephone: +965 2251 8522 or check out HERE for any updates.
My awesome friends in AWARE Center also regularly conducting arranged tours in this place. You can check out their upcoming events and schedule Here.
You need to see this place for yourself for you to appreciate the whole thing.
I am posting this post is in response to WP photo challenge :Details