28 Jul Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg
It was during the frankly disastrous 1936 World Fair in Ljubljana that Cartwright P. Moocjheenie Senior (lover, philanthropist) unveiled the world’s first city in miniature.
It was never his intention.
So elaborate was Moocjheenie’s planning for a scheduled 1935 hit on the dastardly Baron Von Haystack, that the papier-mâché model he constructed to demonstrate his escape route to his MI6 superiors, grew from featuring Von Haystack’s hilltop chateau, to take in the city of Gobblewurst including the local school, church, train station, bar, bakery and brothel.
After completing the hit, then taking three weeks leave on the Black Sea Riviera, Moocjheenie and the model toured parts of the former Yugoslavia, Turkey and Moldova before the model found a permanent home in the private collection of the Sultan of Brunei.
Of course the world of miniaturisation has come a long way in the eighty odd years since Moochjeenie used cotton wool, a glue stick and a small plastic miniture of a dog to create a small plastic miniature of a sheep.
Take the work of our friends from Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg for instance…