November 20, 2013 In the News
One tree, four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent: that’s what it took to create this incredible masterpiece. A famous Chinese wood carver chopped down a single tree and tirelessly worked on it for over four years to make this piece.
It all started out with a simple tree…
The carving is based on the famous Chinese painting
“Along the River During the Qingming Festival.”
The original artwork was created over 1,000 years ago.
The piece won the Guinness World Record for the longest
wooden carving and measures over 40ft (specifically, it is
12.286 meters long, is 3.075 meters tall at it highest point,
and is also 2.401 meters wide).
The intricate carvings of daily life in ancient China are so
detailed and perfect, they could drop your jaw.
It’s no surprise that this incredible work of art is drawing
so much attention. It’s amazing, but not just because it’s
so big, but also because it’s so incredibly detailed.
This description, published in The Times, of a documentary by Peter Ustinov:
"... highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector."
“Top stories: World leaders at Mandela tribute, Obama-Castro handshake and same-sex marriage date set.”
According to the CBO, Romney didn't go far enough:
You will be amazed, if not blown away by this 5 minute video presentation covering model railroad layouts of all kinds & various locations around the world, operating planes/other vehicles... & even recognition to our Space Shuttle program!
There have been little clips about this place for the past few years, it is still not finished but is growing to that conclusion as they will soon run out of space.
A short review, it was started by two brothers as a place to show their hobby, it started growing by leaps & bounds. Soon they were joined by other 'Model Railroad Clubs' and other craftsmen. Some were electricians, model makers, Carpenters, computer programmers. Their wives would stop by to see what they were doing and usually bring them a lunch.
One thing led to another. Three of the ladies had worked at a bakery, several visitors would ask if they had a snack bar. The Idea was planted; some of the carpenters came and built a nice restaurant area for the bakery and a kitchen too. If the fresh Coffee smell didn't get you then the bakery definitely would.This was about 5 years ago. One of the Breweries came and furnished all of the tables and chairs, serving counter and, etc.
Their latest finished area is the airport. Planes look like they are flying and landing.
GERMAN WONDERLAND link below - AMAZING