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Astonishing Miniature Cities

The artists worldwide have a dream to create the miniatures of some of the world’s most famous cities. The reason is very simple as you can see the whole city alike and that’s too at one place through your eyes, so artists take the job and created the excellent miniatures. You can’t find a difference between the real one and the miniature except of the size.

1) France Miniature -

France Miniature is a 5-hectare (12-acre) outdoor park in the shape of France that contains about 160 outdoor 1/30-scale models of major French monuments and landmarks. Monuments are placed in the park to correlate approximately with their real-world locations in France. Many of the models are animated, and all of the country’s best known landmarks are represented (the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Lourdes, etc.). A system of model trains runs through the park, and animated boats ply the “Atlantic Ocean” and the “Mediterranean Sea” (lagoons positioned appropriately around the perimeter of the park). Visitors walk along paved paths to visit the various models. An indoor exhibition features extremely detailed models of several indoor scenes. The park is closed during the winter. France Miniature is owned by the same group (Grévin & Cie.) that operates the Parc Astérix amusement park north of Paris.

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2) Madurodam -

The Netherlands – Madurodam is a miniature city located in Scheveningen, The Hague, in the Netherlands. It is a model of a Dutch town on a 1:25 scale, composed of typical Dutch buildings and landmarks, as are found at various locations in the country. This major Dutch tourist attraction was built in 1952 and has been visited by tens of millions of visitors ever since. The miniature city was named after George Maduro, a Jewish law student from Curaçao who fought the Nazi occupation forces as a member of the Dutch resistance and died at Dachau concentration camp in 1945. In 1946 Maduro was posthumously awarded the medal of Knight 4th-class of the Military Order of William, the highest and oldest military decoration in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for the valor he had demonstrated in the Battle of the Netherlands against German troops. His parents donated the capital to start the Madurodam project.

Madurodam - The Netherlands3) Moscow –

This is made on the 60th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution I nthe year 1977 by 300 artists. This is spread in an area of 400 sq. ft.

Moscow 4) Sugar City –

This city is all made of sugar and covers almost all the famous buildings of the world. It was presented into an exhibition of Port City, Liverpool.

Sugar City5) Biscuit City –

This Chinese creation is all made of biscuits and includes all the major buildings like church,  stadium, etc.

 City of Biscuits 6) Origami City –

A Japanese artist Wataru Ito created this origami city from paper and besides paper it has only glue, an art knife and a hole puncher.

Origami City7) Toothpick City –

It took more than 6 years to construct this beautiful toothpick city by Stan Munro. 6 million toothpicks and 170 litre of glue is used.

Toothpick City8) Minato-ku, Tokyo –

It took over 14 months to complete this Miniato-Ku, Tokyo miniature and is located in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower.

Minato-ku, Tokyo9) Chongqing City Model –

This miniature shows the southern Chinese city of ChongQing. The scale used is 1:750 and is 892 sq. mt. wide.

Chongqing City Model 10) New York City made from staples –

It took almost 40 hours by the artist Peter Root to create the whole New York from staples.

New York City made from staples

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