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Amazingly realistic models of the space shuttle, Eiffel Tower, and more from MINIMUNDUS

US Space shuttle and launch pad located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA

Based in Klagenfurt Austria, MINIMUNDUS creates amazingly realistic models of famous buildings and structures--like the US space shuttle, Sydney Opera House and Eiffel Tower. Guests to the MINIMUNDUS park can visit 150 famous buildings from five continents. I've tried to identify as many buildings as possible, but I couldn't get them all. Share your favorite by posting a comment to this gallery's discussion.

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glacken45
glacken45

Great idea. It looks like quite a few of the pictures are tilted, especially to the left.

andrewmillen
andrewmillen

An equally impressive display of realistic miniatures is on display at Cockington Green Gardens, in Canberra, ACT Australia

Rod.Wright
Rod.Wright

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.

XTapia
XTapia

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

hwga9
hwga9

What is image 18?

jim_rennie
jim_rennie

..La Sagrada Familia is in the background, but the foreground shot is La Pedrera. Same architect (Gaud?)

dziedzicmj
dziedzicmj

It looks like the Ferris wheel at the Prater park in Vienna

dziedzicmj
dziedzicmj

I am pretty sure that this is the St. Mark's Square in Venice

o_linka
o_linka

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! :)

msaradhi
msaradhi

Hi, Nice pictures. Is there a way to simple download multiple pictures at one go?

rwennis
rwennis

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.?

Scholia
Scholia

plus some of the trains ;-)

gchernev
gchernev

image 38: The Marble Palace in Tehran, Iran

gchernev
gchernev

one of the palaces/castles in Warsaw

gchernev
gchernev

english.wiesbaden.de/touristik/kurhaus/index.php

gchernev
gchernev

Image 67: St. Sofia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine

gchernev
gchernev

Torenkot Mill (Belgium), Post Mill (the Netherlands), Tower Windmill in Retz (Austria)

gchernev
gchernev

Image 63: Arges Abbey Cathedral, Pitesti, Romania

gchernev
gchernev

Image 46: Churburg Castle in South Tyrol, Italy

gchernev
gchernev

Image 44: National and University Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia

gchernev
gchernev

Image 42: Fishermen's Bastion in Budapest (in Buda actually), Hungary

gchernev
gchernev

Image 41: Dar al-Hajar Summer Palace, Wadi Dhahr, Yemen

gchernev
gchernev

Image 36: Yellow Church at San Andres Xecul, Guatemala

agcook
agcook

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.

sro
sro

More likely the grosers exchange. I live nearby ant nowerdays it is meting place and recidens for the chamber og comerce. /Stig