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Mini-Quadriga


One last week of miniatures!

The Quadriga atop the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, at Mini-Europe in Brussels, Belgium.
(as seen last July, 2008)
In the background on the right is a man, which gives you scale.


Mini-Quadriga


One last week of miniatures!

The Quadriga atop the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, at Mini-Europe in Brussels, Belgium.
(as seen last July, 2008)
In the background on the right is a man, which gives you scale.


comments (42)

  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 13 Jul 2009, 00:23
Your usual fine work!... Irreverently, I wonder if the tiny horses leave little tiny stone poops. smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You have a good imagination, Larry! grin Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jul 2009, 01:00
You bring the little people to life so well. I like smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, SAVO. It's hard to resist these miniatures!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2009, 01:26
Wonderful tonality, Ginnie. What a lovely miniature. I would love to have artwork like this in my home!
Ginnie Hart: The entire place is charming, Kay. You'd love it. Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jul 2009, 02:38
I remember this very well from my time in Berlin: it's certainly an amazing model Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I've seen the real thing, too, Chris, which is probably why it mesmerized me! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Jul 2009, 02:54
Full-bodied angel, even in miniature...look at those impressive...eerrr...wings!

Lovely work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I know, Ray. Full-bodied and ready for the victory march! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jul 2009, 05:35
This close-up of that Quadriga is so beautiful, the pieces of art they have all over the MiniEurope are amazing.
Great DOF, great choice of background it enables to see he details of the miniature.
Een prachtige foto, een prachtige compositie.
Ginnie Hart: If we ever go back to Mini-Europe, just think of all the things we'll see that we missed! It really is a wonderful place. Ontzettend bedankt voor jouw woorden, altijd.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 13 Jul 2009, 07:36
Amazing detail Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tony. I love stuff like this.
Amazing detail, Ginnie; great skill of the modelmakers. Do you know what is the material that they have used?
Ginnie Hart: I don't have a clue, Alan, what materials they use for these models. I'd love to know all about them! Thanks.
The quality of these models is outstanding Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Bill. They mesmerize me! Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jul 2009, 08:17
Wonderful detail of this model Musketeersmile I think this is the best one IMHO. Have a good weeksmile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Tracy. You can have your favorite. smile You have a good week, too!
If it wasn't for the shadowy giant on the right, this one would have fooled me ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I coulda, woulda, shoulda taken him out just for you, Mike! smile Thanks.
  • Rolf
  • Germany
  • 13 Jul 2009, 09:39
Es lohnt sich auch die Quadriga im Original in Berlin anzusehen. Der Standort ist dann nur ein anderer!
Ginnie Hart: I have seen the real thing in Berlin, Rolf, and there is nothing quite like it. I still remember it clearly. Maybe that's why I wanted to take this shot of the miniature! Danke.
Another fine miniature Ginnie, I took a photograph of the original many years ago, maybe one day I'll get thte film developed.
Ginnie Hart: I did, too, Les, and will never forget the real thing. Maybe that's why I liked the miniature so much. Thanks.
The details are wonderful Ginnie! Fine capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
  • Mirco
  • Switzerland
  • 13 Jul 2009, 11:25
Great DOF and perspective
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mirco.
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 13 Jul 2009, 12:10
Me gusta mucho la nitidez que has logrado en esta carroza con ese angel de la guarda.
Saludos.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Alex. I really like miniatures like this that are so realistic.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 13 Jul 2009, 12:43
Wow this is wonderful
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Aussie. Today Vintage meets the Lady of the Polder. I am so excited for her. It's hard to believe I met him over a year ago! One day she will meet you as well...when we are together. I can feel it in my bones. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2009, 13:03
Am loving these miniatures. Such exquisite detail you've captured.
Larry's comment made me laugh...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Marcie. I laughed, too. grin Thanks.
The detasil is superb in these images Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's why I love these miniatures, Chad. Thank you kindly.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2009, 15:39
Lovely image again, Ginnie smile Very smooth background/dof. I'm lovin touring Europe just by visiting your SC site!
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely fun to see parts of the world through the eyes of other photographers, Mia, especially if they are parts we may never see with our own eyes. Thanks.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 13 Jul 2009, 16:03
Exquisite composition Ginnie, the only improvement I can think of is that person on the extreme right hand side wasn't there.
Ginnie Hart: And to think I only left him in for scale, Thomas! smile Next time I'll reconsider. Thanks for the suggestion.
My first thought was "did she stand on a ladder to take this?" then I caught on it was another shot of the miniatures. Excellent shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! The things we do to take our pictures, Brian, right?! smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Jul 2009, 16:58
Never I was so close to the Quadriga and could observe so many fine details - Oh yes, the Brandenburger Gate is a very important building/place for us Germans and for me personally- I know it since my childhood days- open, closedand bared by the high wall, then re-opened, surely a symbol - and each time if I 'm going through it, I feel deeply moved...
Ginnie Hart: I will never forget when I looked at the real gate with my own eyes, Philine, just 4 years ago...and then walked through it. I can only imagine what it must feel like for YOU! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
  • david
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2009, 17:58
another terrific miniature, shot beautifully!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, David. I had so much fun there that day!
Is she racing off to fight for love and peace. Beautifully shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope so, Michael. There's nothing better to do, IMHO! Thanks.
toujours la beauté avant tout!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, O-P. Merci!
U really make it look so easy, superb capture.

My two girls are both at an age where sitting at home all summer ain't an option any more. Hopefully once the credit crunch eases a bit, wifey and I will take them on a trip to some of these lovely places chronicled in ur blog smile
Ginnie Hart: That would be just wonderful, Fotografa. Start saving your pennies now. Anything is possible when you put your mind to it! Thank you.
Another fine miniature Ginnie. Set off nicely against the dark foliage.
Ginnie Hart: That you kindly, Ron.
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2009, 20:45
Almost thought it was life sized! Really cool.
Ginnie Hart: It's fun to have to take a second look, Andy. smile Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2009, 21:10
a nice closeup shot. great clarity!
Ginnie Hart: Thank, Liang. This was so fun.
Your photographers eye at work. Great shot
Ginnie Hart: I like thinking so, Albert. smile Thank you.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2009, 21:14
"You bring the little people to life so well" ---- I second that smile

Have a great week Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Maria. Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 13 Jul 2009, 21:50
Beautiful miniature statue, well captured!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Frida.
Wonderful work on it : Thumbs up !!
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Zeb. My next post (Wednesday) is for you! smile Merci.
  • kiji
  • France
  • 14 Jul 2009, 07:47
Hi
Great view indeed!
I feel like a Berliner wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! You'll really feel like a Frenchie on Wednesday, Kiji. grin Merci.
I like the shot, too bad for that one man in the back...
Ginnie Hart: And to think I left him in for scale, Chantal. You can win some of the time but not all of the time! smile Bedankt.
Love the DOF and the sharpness of the subject - awesome shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Thomas. This is really a fun place to visit, if you ever have the chance.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 14 Jul 2009, 21:26
Wow .. this miniatures works so well .. great job Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I love this place, Klaus. So fun. Danke.
  • navin
  • india
  • 17 Jul 2009, 12:05
That is a lot of horse power for such a tiny chariot
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so right, Navin. grin
  • Marie
  • France
  • 20 Jul 2009, 20:01
superbe rendu, j'aime !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie.
A quadriga is a car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast. It was raced in the Olympic Games and other games. It is represented in profile as the chariot of gods and heroes on Greek vases and in bas-relief. The quadriga was adopted in ancient Roman chariot racing. Quadrigas were emblems of triumph; Victory and Fame often are depicted as the triumphant woman driving it. In classical mythology, the quadriga is the chariot of the gods; Apollo was depicted driving his quadriga across the heavens, delivering daylight and dispersing the night. Amazing miniature.
Ginnie Hart: You have said it perfectly, Bram! Thanks.
  • Cliff
  • Germany
  • 23 Jul 2009, 16:18
I love your miniature shots. Great focus here!
Ginnie Hart: So glad you liked them, Cliff, because they were so fun. Thanks.

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