Thursday, May 5, 2011

Landmarks and Doubles: The Statue of Liberty is also in Paris and Alsace

The Statue of Liberty stands still in New York and not in Alsace? And the Eiffel Tower in Paris and in Prague, right? Many world-famous attractions were partly copied so well that you would rather think of an optical illusion. We'll tell you where you can find the best doubles. Take a look-alike to the wonders in our slide show.

The Eiffel Tower has many imitators

The Parisian landmark, the Eiffel Tower, has a number of imitators. The approximately 145-meter radio tower in Berlin reminded about his steel truss structure because, as is the Petrin lookout tower in Prague.

is the Statue of Liberty's twice in France

Before the "real" Eiffel Tower, in elegance and size - 324 feet! - None, in addition, a copy is another attraction of international standing. It is the Statue of Liberty in the U.S. - although to a much shrunken version. The eleven meters, about four times as small statue at the end of the Allée des Cygnes on the Ile aux Cygnes (Swan Island) Paris was dedicated in 1885 and is facing west, towards the Atlantic Ocean and thus to their "big sister" in New York Harbor. This was once a gift from the French. One that is still lasting effect, since almost every U.S. state has a replica. And since 2004 there is also in Alsace, Colmar is forty feet high replica.
The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles - also not a unique work of art.

The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles near Paris is the crème de la crème of the Baroque. Not only culture fans will delight in the pomp, but also school groups, bowling clubs and families. Each year, about three million visitors and marvel at the 75-meter-long hall, arched windows and the opposite mirror. The ceiling is decorated in stucco ducted ceiling paintings, the Sun King Louis XIV glorify. A unique work of art? No way! Finally, there is another hall of mirrors, which is 98 meters even larger than the original. It is located in Bavaria, on the island Mr. Chiemsee Chiemsee. King Ludwig II who not only wanted to copy the mirror room, but all the same Versailles - although the Herrenchiemsee the whole dimension of Versailles then but could not reach.

Lisbon successful copy of the Golden Gate Bridge

The original is in the U.S., which has been followed in Europe: The world famous Golden Gate Bridge at the entrance to San Francisco Bay, will also apply. In a similar rust and similar suspension bridge fashion shines the bridge of the 25th April in Lisbon, which spans a total length of 2287 meters, the river Tejo. But if you look more closely, some differences. The most obvious: the pylons of the Golden Gate Bridge can be stabilized by cross-bracing at the "Ponte 25 de Abril", however, these attached cross-shaped.

Confusingly similar: The Capitol in Washington and in Havana

Find the differences: This game could also play in Havana. The Capitol was in fact modeled in many ways, the Washington Capitol. One difference: The Cuban Capitol version is a meter! As her friend from the USA with its Renaissance elements paved, it serves not as planned as the seat of government, but as a convention center. Outside of meetings, it is open to the public for inspection.

St. Peter's is also represented on several occasions

Churches are open to all most of the time, including one of the most important churches in Christendom, St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. In terms of replicas, the Church Fathers were also quite open, they finally granted a whole series of more or less successful copies of St. Peter's Basilica. One is the famous St. Paul's Cathedral in London, another copy is at Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast. The Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Paix, with a floor area of ​​30,000 square meters, even bigger than the original in Rome.

The Taj Mahal in India, there's also twice

The copy and paste "principle, however, seems timeless: In the new millennium copies are made by world famous attractions, such as the Taj Mahal in India. A wealthy filmmakers had only a half years ago to commission in Sonargaon in Bangladesh, an almost equally large replica of the famous building. The construction took five years, the replica devoured 58 million U.S. dollars, especially for marble and granite from Italy and a 160 kg heavy dome on it went gold.

London attractions copies in original size

If that all travel is too tiring, limited to London's Victoria & Albert Museum. For there can admire all that interested in original size, for which they would otherwise take many city tours. There you will find Michelangelo's "David" as well as Trajan's Column - although divided into two parts - or the Portico de la Gloria of the pilgrimage church of Santiago de Compostela. They are joined by hundreds of other world-famous masterpieces. These are all not original, but well-made copies.

Art lovers will get their money in Upper Bavaria

Art lovers can also save travel costs, which would be required to visit some 500 known paintings. A ticket in the Upper Bavarian Wasserburg am Inn is enough. The world's only imaginary museum are displayed on four floors of works by Breughel Spitzweg, Monet, Picasso and Chagall, to Hundertwasser. However, it is also by no means original, but paintings and drawings that were replicated faithfully in a complex process.

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