Real Miniatures

A few days ago I posted some links to really cool examples of tilt-shift photography, a style which allows photographers to transform regular scenes into miniature reenactments. Well as we all know the french are crazy, and rather than using cool photography techniques they just build real miniatures.

Some crazy Frenchies in Elancourt France have built a 12 acre park in the shape of France itself containing 160 scale (about 1/30 scale) models of major French attractions. Naturally the group that owns the park is wild because they also on Parc Asterix, a theme park in France based off the popular Asterix and Obelix stories (which are a must read).

You can check out the virtual tour of the park here, and learn more about Asterix and Obelix here.