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Today, pictures from valued commenter Jerzy Russian.
I went of a trip through Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and The Netherlands last summer. In this contribution I wish to share some photographs taken at Madurodam, which is near Den Haag (The Hague). This park is named after George Maduro, who was a resistance fighter during World War II. He was captured and eventually died in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945. In 1951 his parents donated a large sum of money for the construction of this miniature city in his honor. The park contains very detailed models (1:25 scale) of various landmarks in The Netherlands.
This is a model of the Utrecht town center. The famous Dom Tower is on the left.
Unfortunately, I did not keep detailed notes, so I don’t know what this is a model of. Perhaps someone out there knows?
Again, I am not sure what this is a model of, but it is pretty cool nonetheless.
Here is a model of a canal, and the ducks (and the flowers) give you an idea of the scale.
Here is a model of Schipol Airport. The planes in the background move.
Here is a model of the Peace Palace in Den Haag. It (the real one, that is) hosts, among other things, the International Court of Justice.
On the left is the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. On the right you can see the New Church, which dates to around 1403.
Thank you so much Jerzy Russian, do send us more when you can.
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