Artist recreates Taj Mahal - with toothpicks!

September 12th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI  

London, September 12 (ANI): An artist has recreated the Taj Mahal and other famous landmarks around the world using toothpicks.

It took Stan Munro six years, six million toothpicks and more than 170 litres of glue as he built his latest exhibition, entitled ‘Toothpick City II - Temples and Towers’.

The 38-year-old’s models at the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse, New York, feature buildings such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, The Vatican and Sydney’s Opera House.

“Toothpick City was so much fun to build, I decided to build another one. This one is bigger and much more detailed,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

“I want this exhibit to be a celebration of religious diversity, architectural achievement and historical accuracy - or just ‘wow, that’s a lot of toothpicks’.

“No one has built all these buildings to the same scale and put them side by side before - let alone out of toothpicks.

“I really wanted to see what it would look like. If you can’t travel the world, I want people to see this exhibit and think they just did,” he added. (ANI)

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