Remember when you read or watched Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (Wikipedia). Did you ever think it would be cool to see the world from the Lilliputian’s perspective?
Well, now you can, and you can even take a trip around the world in 80 minutes to boot 🙂
All you have to do is visit Gulliver’s Gate. It’s a massive 50,000-square-foot miniature world two blocks from New York’s Times Square, and it has 300 scenes from around the world scaled down to one-87th their real life proportions. Here’s the official trailer for the project.
Check out this 360° Video to get an even better Lilliputian perspective.
This 3 minute video by PBS News Hour provides more background.
This “behind the scenes” video shows what went into making the tiny world wonder.
Finally, here are a few more stories about Gulliver’s Gate from around the web.
Enter Gulliver’s Gate: A tech mini-world with 100K toy people (Bridget Carey, CNET)
Honey, They Shrunk The World: NYC Exhibition Lets You Tour A Tiny Globe (Jon Kalish, All Things Considered/NPR)