Best Ambiance Lighting – The Beer Chandelier, at Planet Baobab, Botswana

Best Ambiance Lighting Ever! I love The Beer Chandelier!

There’s all sorts of lighting we’ve used during our lifetimes to create that special atmosphere.

That could range from a candle lit dinner, using dimmer lights in our home, or possibly the extreme glare from fluorescent lighting in the average 7/11 store, where you need sunglasses as soon as one walks in the front door.

But I found the Best Ambiance Lighting EVER! The Beer Chandelier.

This photo was taken at the Planet Baobab Camp near the Okavango Delta in Botswana.  If you’re around that part of the world, drop in and have a drink at the bar there.  Actually, their accommodation is also surreal, and it’s worth spending a night or two there on the way to/from the Okavango Delta.

Just think of the huge amount of work that went into this amazing piece of lighting.  And that’s just drinking the beer!

However, there was an unexpected bonus from taking this shot.  At the end of 2008, I entered the Wanderlust Magazine Offbeat Travel Photo Competition with this photo.

They emailed me recently to say that this photo will be appearing in their publication of Weird World.

So that means even my dodgy travel photography is strangely being noticed!

Best Ambiance Lighting – Or Should That Be Amber Lighting?

Here is the Beer Chandelier at Planet Baobab!


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Other things to do in Botswana after visiting the Beer Chandelier at Planet Baobabgo to the toilet.

If you’re intereted in more stuff about lighting, check out Interior Lighting, Fourth Edition and Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

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  1. Sean Sean
    January 11, 2010    

    That’s really inspiring!

  2. January 24, 2010    

    That’s a really awesome concept and idea. Love it 🙂 I should suggest this to my husband. Especially to make use of all those beer bottles he has got lying around

  3. April 7, 2010    

    That might be the coolest thing I have ever seen!

  4. May 27, 2010    

    It looks very interesting. I have to say, though, that the green will great some very unattractive effects on people’s faces. People’s skin just looks terrible under green light. It would be interesting to try with brown bottles, though.
    .-= Contemporary Lighting Design´s last blog ..Fiber-Optic Lighting =-.

  5. shower light shower light
    October 28, 2010    

    Wow, that beer chandelier is the most impressive I’ve seen in a while. I think I’ve seen a gummi bear one too and that looked delicious but the beer one looks a little more interesting. Could be vintage in a few years too!

  6. March 10, 2011    

    Such a unusual chandelier but I still like it.

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