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September 17, 2006

Scale Model Archive – Cities

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Soviet Era Moscow, photo by Natalia Grishkina ©

Faithful readers of tinselman are fond of all things diminutive. And of course, nothing can be more impressive that a gigantic city, rendered in miniature form. This is why I have gone to incalculable trouble seeking out these scaled down wonders and bringing them together in this handy archive. For your tinselistic enjoyment!

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New York, photo by Hurricane Joost (cc)

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Edinburgh, photo by only alice ©

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Shanghai, photo by Simon & Andrew ©

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Shanghai, photo by Andrew Currie (cc)

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Nanjing, photo by paul_ark ©

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London detail, photo by HalderStream ©

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London, cityofsound.com

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Old Jerusalem, photo by MyNameIsOtto ©

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Sydney, photo by mpgilbert ©

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San Francisco, by Bechtel Engineering

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Rome – 4th Century, photo by D. Lauvernier ©

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Singapore, photo by mikeleecs ©

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Havana, photo by nfolkert ©

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Beijing, photo by Tom Vanderbilt ©

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Cincinnati, photo by srhbth ©

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Pompeii, photo by Chenzofilms ©

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Tobu World Square (thanks, Don Draper!)

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Legoland (thanks, Richard Ackerman)

Paris
Paris, under glass (thanks, malcolm)

If you know of other any other decent cities for our archives, let me know. I'll add it to the ever increasing list (as long as it's a half-decent photo).

More cities from past posts:
Hiroshima
22 Acres of Brooklyn
Futurama - City of the Future
Futurama Film (great!)
New York

Continued below are some photos that don't exactly count as "cities", but I couldn't bear to leave them out...

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Reykjivik, photo by The Morally Superior One ©

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San Francisco in Jell-O by Elizabeth Hickok ©

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Copenhagen Settlement, photo by Robert Ra ©

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Comments

These are great, but you might also like Tobu World Square: http://www.tobuws.co.jp/default_en.html . I think you might like it a great deal.

Posted by: Don Draper | Sep 17, 2006 2:57:55 PM

Wow... The Pompeii one is really amazing. Somehow seeing it in documentaries on TV just doesn't show you how really huge the site is...

-Bonnie

Posted by: Bonnie | Sep 17, 2006 8:56:29 PM

Awesome.

See where those people are standing high up back on the reykjavik one? I stood there and peered in as the light failed, and took a miserable attempt of a photograph.

Posted by: Foo | Sep 18, 2006 12:35:04 AM

A few more at blanketfort :)
http://www.blanketfort.com/v2/archives/2005_11.html#001643

Posted by: nick | Sep 18, 2006 1:02:33 PM

For the best minature city, go to ...

www.virtualtourist.com/.../Netherlands/Provincie_Zuid_Holland/Madurodam-459349/TravelGuide-Madurodam.html

Been there once and would like to go again...it is a tremendous modes

WGW

Posted by: wg.weatherford | Sep 21, 2006 12:03:00 PM

Nice subject. But your Bechtel model of San Francisco is shown backwards.

Posted by: Leo | Sep 23, 2006 8:04:04 AM

How about miniature Paris in the floor of the D'Orsay Museum, Paris? Tried to find a better photo but this will have to do - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/France/photo181062.htm

Posted by: les miserable, paris | Sep 25, 2006 1:01:07 AM

Here's my shot of the "Paris under glass" model

http://www.pbase.com/rakerman/image/28793186

Also, what about Legoland?

http://www.pbase.com/rakerman/legoland

Posted by: Richard Akerman | Sep 25, 2006 7:38:28 AM

Don't forget Roadside America!

http://www.cra.org/Activities/craw/dmp/awards/2002/hauman/pictures/trainset.html

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