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8 minutes ago, Ritabob said:

Is this a miniature model ?

Not so much a miniature "model", more part of something larger like a miniature 🏘️🏰🏭

 

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Oh, so this is a kind of Brussels Mini-Europe outdoor thing? You know, where the towns and their architecture are half your size and you can walk through the streets/passages?

 

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45 minutes ago, gnome12 said:

Madurodam, The Hague.

Yes you are correct. Your turn.

 

Interesting place. 

Madurodam is a Dutch miniature city in The Hague on a scale of 1 to 25, opened on July 2, 1952 at George Maduroplein. This tourist theme park attracts approximately 600,000 paying visitors every year. The park covers a total area of 62,630 m². The city itself measures 17,630 m². The miniature city has often served as inspiration for the construction of various theme parks worldwide such as Legoland Billund and the Disneyland Park in Anaheim.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madurodam

 

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Ok, one for those who look up.  Name city, river and bonus for what buildings this is close to.  Winner gets to post next pic. 

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No, not that I know of.  

 

Edited comments on original post, as I can't find the name of the building, I thought it was part of one, but I see it is "beside" it.

 

 

 

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With the 2 pillars below and the window/doors on the top it looks like a one of those little balconies where "important" people make speeches from. Italian or French?

 

Theo

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Cannot decide if this is Classicist or neo-Baroque something or other. The boys or angels with cornucopias are a common motif as well. Don't know, but a building to do with arts or music? In Germany, seeing that France is ruled out?

 

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10 minutes ago, notamermaid said:

Cannot decide if this is Classicist or neo-Baroque something or other. The boys or angels with cornucopias are a common motif as well. Don't know, but a building to do with arts or music? In Germany, seeing that France is ruled out?

 

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How do you know they are "Boys". I looked very closely 😁 but can not determine the gender.  

 

Theo

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37 minutes ago, Ritabob said:

Why does it look as if the original heads have been replaced with these grumpy looking ones?

Good call. You may be right.

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2 hours ago, Ritabob said:

Why does it look as if the original heads have been replaced with these grumpy looking ones?

The head on the left looks like an old man.  Can't tell if the head on the right is a man or a woman.  But neither fits the body.  There must be a story behind it – and I'm sure that one of the Sherlock Holmeses on this thread will find it.  The game is afoot!

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3 hours ago, Renmar said:

How do you know they are "Boys". I looked very closely 😁 but can not determine the gender.  

 

Theo

:classic_biggrin: Now that you say it: I cannot tell either, I think I just assumed they are the standard putti sculptures.

 

3 hours ago, gnome12 said:

They look like pretty unhappy angels!

I agree. I take off a point from the sculptor's achievement there. I mean, they are holding symbols of fertility of nature and abundance and wealth. They should be a bit happier about it.

 

From the size of the crescent shape I would judge that this is the left panel of a grand entrance to a building. No idea where.

 

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