Like I said - creepy. The gate guardian seemed quite pleasant, at least.
It was very apologetic about its petrifying gaze - the curious fellow just likes looking at things, apparently.
It also told us that there was another fairy gate in the 'dream chambers', but entering them is forbidden.
Those statues are probably worth looking at, they're weird.
The well in the middle of the room is also a bit odd.
To make progress you should proceed up the stairs on the left.
Whew, we've only been here for a few minutes and are already meeting the Queen!
The queen wants three things: 1 - An apple from the garden. 2 - A life-size statue of herself in all six colours of the rainbow. 3 - The statue of the blind bird man to look at her.
When you've completed all three tasks, she'll let you into the Dream Chambers.
I recommend that you complete the tasks in order, starting with the apple.