"we found ourselves standing before a strange artistic scene... a panorama of water and water lilies, light and sky. in this infinite view, the water and sky have no beginning and no end. we seem to be watching the first hours of the creation of the world. it is mysterious, poetic, deliciously unreal; it's a strange feeling, an unease and a pleasure to feel surrounded by water on all sides without being touched by it." -rene gimpel.