Friday, February 10, 2012

Window of the World

One of the other places we went to while visiting Shenzhen over Christmas break, was a theme park called Window of the World.  It has miniature scale famous landmarks from around the world.  I thought it would
 be small buildings, but most of them are really very large!  There are also some rides and entertainment throughout the park.

Plaza in front of the entrance.

Heading in.
Right inside the entrance is an amphitheater.  Encircling it are different gates from around the world.  The big globe in the middle opens up to form a stage for their nightly theater productions.
Two tough guys!
One of Rachel's favorites.  The dinosaur park!
Jefferson Memorial.
Capitol building USA.
This cart thingy was a blessing as the place is massive.
Waiting with grandpa for mom and dad to come back from a ride in the forest!
Old statues from Easter Island and two old statues from Hong Kong!
Heading down into the Grand Canyon!
The windmills of Holland.
Notre Dame Cathedral.
The Acropolis.
In Egypt I rode a camel.  He sure swayed a lot!!  I've always wanted to ride a camel!
Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Cathedral of Cologne Germany which we saw when we were there many years ago.
Eiffel Tower and Vatican in the background.
Like this family picture of the kids.
St. Peter's Square.  Vatican City.
Overlooking the garden at Versailles.
Taj Mahal India.

 Angkor Wat Cambodia.

The Fountain of the Observatory, France.
Sidney Opera House.
Buckingham Palace with mall and Victoria Memorial statue.
A fun thing to do if you get tired of looking at buildings!  You get inside and walk on the water.
Looks like it would be fun!
Not sure what this was.
We went up the Tower, which is quite open and kind of gave me the creeps!  The first elevator goes up on an angle, then you change to another one which goes to the next platform. The tower is 108 m. high.
Arc de Triomphe at night.  
The fountains were really pretty all lit up.
This is an indoor skating rink and there is also a ski hill in the same building somewhere.
There is a big theater production number every night but we only stayed for part of it
as it began to rain.
This is the globe opened up to make the stage.
Louvre Pyramid.
They certainly have amazing theme parks over here.  There were two more in the same area!  It was definitively worthwhile seeing this one.  The Christmas decorations and all the lights were
lovely to see, and most of the landmarks were very detailed with lots of great landscaping.

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