Sunday, May 5, 2013

52 Photos Project

52 Photos Project

This week's theme is MICROSCOPIC.

October 2012
When we were in Amsterdam we took a side tour which included a visit to Madurodam. We had never heard of this but were utterly charmed by the miniature displays and the amount of detail that went into every presentation.

Madurodam is a miniature park and tourist attraction in the Scheveningen district of The Hague, Netherlands, home to a range of perfect 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch castles, public buildings, and large industrial projects as found at various locations in the country.

Madurodam was named after George Maduro, a Jewish law student from Curaçao who fought the Nazi occupation forces as a member of the Dutch resistance and died at Dachau concentration camp in 1945. In 1946 Maduro was posthumously awarded the medal of Knight 4th-class of the Military Order of William, the highest and oldest military decoration in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for the valor he had demonstrated in the Battle of the Netherlands against German troops. His parents donated the funds necessary for the Madurodam project.

One of my favourites - luggage travelling from a plane to the terminal.

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