Incredibly Elaborate Miniature Fairy Castle
This elaborate miniature house was created in the 1930s by silent film star Colleen Moore. The Fairy Castle is filled with remarkable miniatures and artifacts and is a timeless reminder of the imagination, ingenuity and craftsmanship of cultures and artisans all over the world. It became a permanent exhibit when it was donated to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago in 1949. The 9-square-foot castle features about 1,500 miniatures and cost nearly $500,000 at the time it was created. The tiny treasures, include:
- A painting done by Walt Disney himself, along with a dozen other pieces of original artwork from various artists
- The tiniest Bible ever to be written, dating back to 1840
- The dining room contains a replica of King Arthur’s round table
- Three statues of the Goddess Isis, more than 4,000 years old, in the Great HallI went and saw this when I was Chicago this summer and it was amazing!
Life is too short to play it safe.
Detail from Bernini’s “Beata Ludovica Albertoni”. (via)
how the fuck could you do that without getting caught
Russians: Taking awesome photographs from the tops of illicitly climbed buildings since 1945
I know where I want my next photoshoot to be.