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2008-06-06 14:47:11.064553+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

I have vague memories from my early years (ie: probably younger than 2) of some elaborate outdoor model railroad/village sort of installation. My guess has always been that this is somewhere in Europe, but I've never actually put the pieces together 'til I was browsing Bird's Eye Tourist, a blog devoted to cool things on Google Earth and MS Live, and saw an entry about Madurodam, in Scheveningen, The Hague, in the Netherlands.

Here's the MS Live view, and here's a page on visiting Madurodam.

[Edit: Fixing MS Live view link]

[ related topics: Trains Toys Maps and Mapping Model Building ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-06 17:07:31.828461+00 by: andylyke

Although I've heard of Madurodam at some point, I've never visited it, and Karen hasn't any memory of it. She does, though recall visiting a miniature village with you (Dan) in England, while visiting Penny Fish.

I like the peculiarly Dutch features shown in Madurodam - Wind Generators, massive tidal gates. The world is a fascinating place.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-06 17:28:58.710703+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ahh, must have been something in England then. The search continues.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-06 18:00:31.610348+00 by: spl

I went to visit Madurodam during the first week I came to visit the Netherlands. I was interviewing at 2 universities that week, but I had several free days. On one of them, I took the train to The Hague, rented a bike, and biked all over the place. I stopped at Madurodam, because it was recommended to by some random helpful person. Unfortunately, I was very low on cash (50-euro deposit for the bike), and the entrance fee was something like 13-euro (outrageous!). So, I just saw a bit through the entrance. I also took a few pictures of the outside which is pretty cool, too.

One of these days, I'll make it back to The Hague and Scheveningen. I thought the area was really nice. I especially liked the M.C. Escher Museum.

On a different note, Flutterby doesn't seem to like my euro symbol on the Mac. It gives me an error about UTF8.