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An equally impressive display of realistic miniatures is on display at Cockington Green Gardens, in Canberra, ACT Australia
Mesa Verde, which is Spanish for green table, is in southwest Colorado in the USA. Mesa Verde, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings.
CATALUNYA EN MINIATURA is the biggest touristic and cultural complex in miniature in the world, and the only one in Spain. lts purpose is to let the visitors know the monuments, buildings and the most representative achievements of the Princedom. http://www.catalunyaenminiatura.com/indexn?iweb=18&lg=3
..La Sagrada Familia is in the background, but the foreground shot is La Pedrera. Same architect (Gaud?)
Last July I was able to visit the World Park in Beijing, China. They also have famous places / buildings miniatures from all over the world in there. The scale is bigger though... If anyone's interested, you can see some photos from the Beijing World Park in my private online photo album: http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b383/Ola74/ - go to "(NOWY) 2007 07 Monika w Chinach" album and then choose "4_Beijing" album. The World Park photos start at the bottom of page 15 with the "DZIEN 8 / DAY 8 World Park" photo. Enjoy! :)
MORE PHOTOS AND INFO You will find an index for nine extra-large (1400 x 1050 and 1024 x 768) images of various model buildings at minimundus at the following URL: http://www.hatterkep-ingyen.hu/utazas/ausztria/ausztria3.html In the left hand column on that page, some of you may want to check out Veter?n aut?k which has nine photos of a classic car show (including three nice Rolls Royces) The 1400 x 1050 size images have jaggies (on the spokes, for example), so you may want to download the 1024 x 768s instead. There is more information about the Minimundus operation at the park?s own Web site at: http://www.minimundus.at/ Click on the appropriate button for your choice of English, German, or Italian text. Click on the ?Interaktive? button for more pictures of models, 360? panoramas, and an interesting description of ?Building a Model.?
Both 57 and 58 are pictures of the same building - the Borobudor Bhuddist monument in Java, Indonesia. The "prickly" building is the monument with the main bell-like 'stupa' crowning it. The large bell-like structure in 58 is, I believe, a life-sized recreation of one of the myriad smaller perforated 'stupas' that adorn the top layer of the monument.
More likely the grosers exchange. I live nearby ant nowerdays it is meting place and recidens for the chamber og comerce. /Stig