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Giants and Liliputs inspired monuments and parks

Giants and Liliputs inspired monuments. Monument to the hero of the novel by Jonathan Swift 'Gulliver's Travels' in the courtyard of the Philological Faculty of St. Petersburg State University

Monument to the hero of the novel by Jonathan Swift ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ in the courtyard of the Philological Faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Sculptor Timur Yusufov, 2007. Giants and Liliputs inspired monuments

Giants and Liliputs inspired monuments and parks
Monument to the hero of the novel by Jonathan Swift ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ appeared in the courtyard of the Philological Faculty of St. Petersburg State University in November 2007. Monument to literary character – a kind of embodiment of infinity and relativity. A succession of bronze Gullivers, decreasing in size – the creation of the sculptor Timur Yusufov.
However, if you want to feel like a Gulliver, you may do it in opened in Manhattan park of miniature world attractions called “Gulliver’s Gate.” With the main monuments of mankind from now on you can get acquainted without leaving New York. Located in the vicinity of the Times Square layout, the park features all the iconic architectural structures of the world. In particular, there are more than 300 attractions – from the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Wall to the Coliseum and the Dome of the Rock. Visitors will also be able to see the lost heritage of ancient civilizations such as, for example, the Colossus of Rhodes. Visitors will enjoy the miniature architecture of the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, Great Wall of China, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and other world architectural monuments

Moscow corner represents St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin

Moscow corner represents St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin

On the miniature land, trains and cars run, figures of people perform traditional for their regions work … In short, this is a real living world, interesting to tourists of all ages. Guests of Gulliver’s Gate will be able to add their micro-image printed on a 3D printer to anywhere in the world.

Meanwhile, the scale of the mock-up of the world is 1:87. Located on 44th Street, next to Times Square in Manhattan, on the territory of the park you can see the airport, French, British, Italian, and Chinese quarters. Thousands of trains run around the miniature world. Besides, in the mini-world there is a place for fantasy land, where literary and film characters live. The project cost was 40 million dollars.

Giants and Liliputs inspired monuments. Gulliver’s Gate in Manhatten:

Swiss park of miniatures

Swiss park of miniatures

However, the Swiss park of miniatures, called “Miniatur Swiss park”, differs from many similar projects in other countries. Firstly, by its “liveliness”: there are a lot of operating models. And secondly, it’s a family business with a relevant attitude. Gardeners of the park are father and son, Arkangelo and Federico Vigner. The chief engineer of Swiss Miniatur is Renato, and his brother Gianni is the master of the models. Together they create a friendly and cozy atmosphere. Something new is constantly being built here. The whole park is full of flower beds and bushes, about 1,5 thousand species of shrubby plants and more than 15 thousand flowers. In addition, all this beauty encircles the railway with the train.

Giants and Liliputs inspired monuments and parks, Swiss park of miniatures

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