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Mini-Eiffel Tower


One last week of miniatures.

The real Eiffel Tower is 324 m tall with the TV antenna.
Here it's 13 m high (1/25 scale) at Mini-Europe in Brussels, Belgium.

(as seen last July, 2008)

For all our French friends!


Mini-Eiffel Tower


One last week of miniatures.

The real Eiffel Tower is 324 m tall with the TV antenna.
Here it's 13 m high (1/25 scale) at Mini-Europe in Brussels, Belgium.

(as seen last July, 2008)

For all our French friends!


comments (40)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jul 2009, 00:22
From the thumbnail, I was thinking 'who moved the Eiffel into the jungle?' lol. Should have guessed it was you! Nice work again...as always smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yup, that's me, SAVO! grin Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 15 Jul 2009, 01:36
This is nice. Do they have all of Europes must-sees in this park?
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Maria. That's why this place is so enchanting. You can see all the biggies of Europe in one day! smile
  • Kay
  • Portland OR
  • 15 Jul 2009, 02:40
Thank you for providing this shot. I always love looking at the world through your lens, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: And vice versa, Kay! We always learn from each other. I like that. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Jul 2009, 02:44
Great shot, Ginnie.

Poor old tower looks forlorn...not used to being upstaged by a row of bloody trees.
Ginnie Hart: For sure, Ray. And without millions of people milling around!
oh...it's so special!
Ginnie Hart: You would love this place, Heather, and I could see you doing your portrait shoots there with some of these miniatures as "props."
lovely tones Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Debola.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
  • 15 Jul 2009, 05:08
Very nice. The tones, the tones, the tones. Ginnie, you have quite an eye for blending colors.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri. It's become second nature to me nowadays, I guess?
Mini Eiffel or giant people?
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Michael. Take your pick. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Jul 2009, 05:44
tongue I remember that we had the overview of Mini-Europe, it was so much fun to see all the landmarks, so close by......
Prachtige tonen en leuk dat je de man en de vrouw ook in de foto hebt.....wie hoort er niet in het plaatje????
The French celebrated the 14th of Juli yesterday.
IHVJ
Ginnie Hart: We had so much fun there that day, MLMA! I found out from Richard Standley about Bastille Day yesterday. In Atlanta, this page tuned at 7p on the 14th, so for me, I feel I just made it in time to help with the celebration. smile Lucky me. Ontzettend bedankt. IHVJ.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jul 2009, 07:36
Bastille Day was yesterday - I think. One of these days I will start the onerous route to see how I can duplicate your conversions. I remain impressed.
Ginnie Hart: I found out from Richard Standley about Bastille Day yesterday, Louis. In Atlanta, this page tuned at 7p on the 14th, so for me, I feel I just made it in time to help with the celebration. smile Lucky me. And thank you for your very kind words! I mean that sincerely.
A good reason indeed to post this one Ginnie! Fine capture.
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad you told me about Bastille Day, Richard. Since this page turned for me at 7p here in Atlanta on the 14th, I feel like I made it in time! Merci.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jul 2009, 07:53
Those people are giants! Oh.. no.. the Eifel Tower is in miniature; phew, what a relief!
Ginnie Hart: Giants and miniatures make for a great combination, Alan. smile Thanks.
These two look lost Ginnie. I sympathise as I get lost often.
Ginnie Hart: But just think of all the things you see, Chad! grin Thanks.
The young girl is clearly lost, perhaps she is looking for the Champs-Elysses?
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like the way you think, Mike. smile
Just in case you didn't get the reference, Bastille Day festivities are held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris in front of the President of the Republic. The year after the storming of the Bastille the first event took place on the Champ de Mars, now the site of the Eiffel Tower. ;o)

PS also gave me chance to correct my spelling ;o)
Ginnie Hart: I DIDN'T get the connection, Mike, but I love it. Thanks for educating me. This is so fun...to learn so many things after posting an image! smile I found out from Richard Standley about Bastille Day yesterday. In Atlanta, this page tuned at 7p on the 14th, so for me, I feel I just made it in time to help with the celebration. Lucky me.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 15 Jul 2009, 09:09
beautiful tones in this Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
great sepia tone, with a little green left...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chantal. The B&W/sepia through the Multiply layer leaves just a smidge of color, which I quite like. Bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jul 2009, 10:19
14th July 1789 "Sturm auf die Bastille"- yes, this historical date I learnt at school and I never forgot- but in opposite to the dramatic scenes in our history book this is a peaceful pic (thanks to blackdog's information!)and the Eiffel-tower looks slimming and quite tamer than in reality! Lol at Chad and blackdog's 'lost'- thoughts! Fine reference to our French bloggers and their fans!
Ginnie Hart: I found out from Richard Standley about Bastille Day yesterday, Philine. In Atlanta, this page tuned at 7p on the 14th, so for me, I feel I just made it in time to help with the celebration. Lucky me. As always, thanks for your added thoughts!
  • Rolf
  • Germany
  • 15 Jul 2009, 11:09
Great shot and wonderful after work!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Rolf. Danke.
This looks like a fascinating place to visit Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it, Brian. I highly recommend it.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Jul 2009, 13:00
that's one cool miniature right there.. awesome capture, love the toning.. smile
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it there, Rian. I hope you can go some day! Thanks. smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 15 Jul 2009, 13:02
i still wouldn't queue to see it! smile
Ginnie Hart: Lucky us, there was no queue that day, David! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 15 Jul 2009, 13:24
So great! For a moment I thought the people were the giants..and the eiffel tower is what it is. Maybe I'm not quite awake yet!!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You gave me a smile, Marcie. smile
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 15 Jul 2009, 15:22
Okay... 1) The Eiffel Tower has an antenna on it? That's just plain cheating for gain a few inches wink and 2) I need to go to Brussels now, there would be no need to tour the rest of Europe grin
Ginnie Hart: I agree on the cheating part, Mia. smile And I also agree on going to Brussels to see all of Europe in "one swell foop" if that's all you can manage! grin
It sure was a place for a camera Ginnie. Nice one.
Ginnie Hart: You got that right, Ron! Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 15 Jul 2009, 16:20
haha brilliant shot of the mini! great for a postcard and nice framing.
Ginnie Hart: It was such a fun place, Liang. If I ever go back, I hope I can find some new shots. smile
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 15 Jul 2009, 19:35
Wow its still pretty big! Its cool that they have so many landmarks in this place. I like the processing work here too.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it, Andy. It's childlike delightful! Thanks.
lol smile I thought It was a rellay huge giant smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, the tower certainly is, in real life and in "play."
This Eiffel is a mere trifle tongue
Ginnie Hart: That is the truth, by comparison, Bill! smile
The Eiffel Tower is impressive whatever way it is.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Albert. It just occurred to me that the real Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition/World's Fair in Paris...and this one was built for the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels! Cool, huh?! smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Jul 2009, 22:35
Love your processing Ginnie, they look like two tourists lost in Europe smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tony. It was fun to get lost in "this" Europe. smile
I say giant people smile Went up the tower a few years ago at night, and the view from the top was absolutely breath taking. Nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I did, too, Fotografa, but it was so crowded, I hardly remember it. I was also with relatives and remember them more than the view. sad
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 16 Jul 2009, 04:57
elle est superbe cette tour Eiffel miniature !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rem. It's your most famous icon, right?! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jul 2009, 06:53
Just like the real thing!
Ginnie Hart: BIG! You're right, Chris. Thanks.
  • martial
  • France
  • 16 Jul 2009, 14:34
Thanks a lot Ginnie, from a french guy who has never been ... in the restaurant at the second floor of the Eiffel tower ;-)
Finally, this park in Brussels has a lot to see ... but we can through your lens.
Ginnie Hart: It's always fun to honor a country/people like this, Martial. I'm guessing this is your most famous icon! Merci.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 16 Jul 2009, 18:23
Ginnie, the format is well choosen, works great with the long tower
Ginnie Hart: I guess we just go with the flow, right, Klaus?! smile Danke.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 16 Jul 2009, 19:33
Well I HAVE to go there instead of travelling around the world to see all the sights.
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely one way to do it, Frida, if you can't do anything else. smile Thanks.
Nice one. Love the tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sujit.
  • navin
  • india
  • 17 Jul 2009, 12:04
The attack of the giants!!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly! smile
antenna TV full of creativity. Nice composition //
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Bram. Thanks.

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