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Old October 11th, 2010, 03:19 PM   #601
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Nice pictures of flowers!


This place looks exactly like suburban Stockholm!
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Lol, cool to see how nature is flourishing in Australia while everything is dying over here.
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It's spring time here that's why, and I believe it's autumn where you're at.
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Canberra'S COCKINGTON GREEN GARDENS... Revisited


Cockington Green Gardens offers Canberra visitors an experience of seeing a delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens.

Created by doug and Brenda Sarah, Cockington Green Gardens is a family owned and operated attraction, with four generations involved in it's operation over the past 30 years.

The English Village is the original section of the gardens.





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Canberra's COCKINGTON GREEN GARDENS... Revisited

The INTERNATIONAL DISPLAYS


The park is consistently growing with the popular addition of the International Display area, which compliments the original English Village and it's beautifully established gardens.


Stonehenge
ENGLAND




St Andrij (St Andrew) Church
UKRAINE

A Baroque interpretation of the traditional Ukranian five domed, cross-shaped church by the Italian architect Rastelli. A famous Ukranian landmark which stands high above the Podil district of Kiev, where it is said the Apostle St Andrew erected a cross.

This model took approximately 3000 hours to construct.




Borobudur Temple
INDONESIA

Borobudur Temple is one of the world's most magnificent Buddhist shrines. Built at the end of the 9th century by the Hindu kings of the Sallendra Dynasty, it is composed of 55,000 square metres of lava rock and is in the form of a lotus, the sacred flower of Buddha. The temple was built as a central sanctuary of the Buddhist religion and is symbolic in a number of ways. Borobudur Temple is located 42 kilometres west of Yogyakarta, on the island of Java.

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Groote Constantia
SOUTH AFRICA

Typical cape-style building built in 17th century by the original land owner, Simon Van Der Stel. Groote Constantia is now a museum of Dutch-influenced architecture.

The replica took more than 450 hours to construct.




St Mark's Church
CROATIA

St Mark's Church was built around the turn of the 12th century in the centre of an old secular settlement 'near Zagreb'. The settlement was granted the privileges of a "free royal town" in 1242. Following the withdrawal of the Mongols, the church has undergone multiple reconstructions over the centuries.

This replica took 2000 hours to construct. The 45,000 roof tiles were individually laid.




El Capitolio
VENEZUELA

Located in Caracas, the building for the Congress of Venezuela is better known as "The Capitol." A neoclassical style building with Doric and Corinthian columns, its site was previously occupied by convent nuns of Conception. The building was inaugurated onFebruary 20, 1873 under the presidency of Antonio Guzman Blanco.

This model took over 900 hours to construct.

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Amazing and very nice photos once again from Canberra; those replicas are just great
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Borgund Stave Church
NORWAY

Built in the 12th century, the Borgund Stave Church was completely restored in the 1870s. The church is dedicated to St Andrew and lies in a narrow valley near Laerdal.

Thsi replica took more than 800 hours to complete.




Caminito
ARGENTINA

Alley of "La Boca", a picturesque neighbourhood populated a century ago by Italian immigrants, Caminito offers a colourful background fro tourists to enjoy tangos performed by casual musicians and dancers.




AUSTRALIAN Gold Mining Scene

Based on the Central Deborah Gold Mine in Bendigo, Victoria, this site is representatve of the gold mines established in the 1930s. The mine was closed in 1954.

This model has a push button operated lift cars that descend into the mine shaft.

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Du Reduit
MAURITIUS

Du Reduit was built in 1749 at a time of strong Anglo-French rivalry for colonial possessions. In 1746 when the island became the property of France, Du Reduit became the official residence of the governors. Despite many modifications made during the period 1746-1778, the chateau was in ruins in 1778 due to damage caused by white ants and had to be reconstructed. After 1810, under British rule, it underwent many modifications and extensive repairs following damage caused by cyclones in 1858 and 1892. The Chateau du Reduit is now the official residence of the President of the Republic of Mauritius.




Treaty House
NEW ZEALAND

The Georgian style Treaty House was built in 1832 for James Busby, a pioneer settler from New South Wales, Australia. It was here on 6th of February 1840 that New Zealand's founding bicultural document, the Treaty of Wiatangi, was signed between some of the northern Maori chiefs and Captain William Hobson, representing Queen Victoria of Great Britain. The house was purchased by former Governor Lord Bledisloe in 1932 and gifted to the nation.




Tenochtitlan Aztec Temple
MEXICO

Tenochtitlan was the physical and spiritual heart of the Aztec empire. The great temple was dedicated to the god of rain, Tialoc, and the god of War, Huitzilopochtli. According to mythology Huitzilopochtli promised to show his people a place where to settle and build their great capital, Tenochtitlan. Mexico city was built on the same site.

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Triumphal Arch Palmyra (Tudmur)
SYRIA

Palmyra, meaning "city of palms" named it's Roman rulers in the 1st century BC, is situated 210 kilometres northeast of Damascus, approximately halfway between the Mediterranean and the Euphrates River. Palmyra or "Tudmur" is mentioned in a tablet dating back to the 19th century BC, but it was most prominent in the 3rd century BC when the road through it became one of the main roads between east and west.




Machu Picchu
PERU

This was where the Inca royalty, high priests and others retreated to following the arrival in Cuzco of the Spanish Conquistadores led by Pizarro in the 1530s. The city was lost for over three centuries until being rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham.

Built on scale of 1/100, this display represents only part of the ruined city of Machu Picchu.




Casa Vega
CHILE

A typical countryside house from central Chile, Casa Vega is a 19th century adobe building with one metre thick walls and inter-connecting rooms.

This model was constructed in 350 hours with 10,000 roof tiles individually cut and laid.

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