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13 November 2009

Good Pickin' Friday

The Brooklyn Bridge

St Patrick's Cathedral in NYC

London's Tower Bridge

Sydney Opera House
Just when you thought you might have seen all the art forms, you run across something like this. Stan Munro of Syracuse, New York creates replicas of famous buildings from around the world with millions...and I mean millions of toothpicks. Oh...to be that patient! Creativity abounds!

Happy Friday!
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33 comments:

amyg said...

Holy cow, those are amazing!!! Have a great weekend.

Teacher's Pet said...

Oh....how beautiful!
I had no idea they were made of toothpicks....what patience and talent! Simply gorgeous!!

ellen abbott said...

OMG! And people tell me I have patience to do wht I do. Never is a million years would I even think about doing that.

S. Etole said...

Pretty amazing ...

Diane said...

And I thought I spent a lot of time blogging...... They are beautiful! :O)

Emmy said...

Holy cow! I cannot believe that.. that is insane! Wow. So awesome.

Matty said...

Where do you find this? Even if I had the talent, I don't know if I'd have the patience to complete something that involved. They are nothing less than magnificent.

TheChicGeek said...

Very cool, Alicia :)
I wonder how long it took him to build each one?? Do you know? Gosh, if I attempted this mine would have to be something like a small little boat! That is one patient artist!
Thanks for sharing it with us and I wish you a super Happy Friday and Fun Weekend!
Love and Hugs :)
Kelly

Jill said...

I think I'd end up gouging my eyes out with toothpicks. Kudos to Stan for having the patience and skill to make such beautiful objects!
Happy Friday everyone!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Amazing, but nothing I could or would ever attempt. As you say, - imagine the patience and the steady hand it takes!!

briannelee said...

These people are talented for sure but it also makes me wonder how much time they have on their hands ;)

Divine Mrs D said...

Have a great weekend!!! :)

Sara said...

oh...he must have the patience of a saint! Syracuse is only an hour from where i live but i had no idea about this fellow..i'll have to look into him.

Amariah said...

Those are so amazing! I'm definately going to be a toothpick tower builder when I retire!!

Snap said...

Toothpicks! Amazing! Wonderful! WOWOWOWOW!

otin said...

Fantastic artwork!! I would love a display like that!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Amazzzing...
someone sure had the talent & PATIENCE! I need to work on that virtue... Lovely evening Alicia!
xo*

Barbara said...

A-Mazing! I have to think that St. Patrick's Cathedral is out of perspective....I mean, close to the camera. Cause it looks huge with that little woman walking next to it! But how gorgeous are these? Patience is right! Have a beautiful weekend, Alicia!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

OMG that is amazing.. where do people get that kind of patience?

sinnlighet said...

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Greetings from Sweden & Agneta

Hello Lindello said...

Wow. These are pretty darn amazing. When I was in the 9th grade we had to make toothpick bridges. Mine did NOT look like these!

Brian Miller said...

oh wow. now that takes talent. image the sketches he has to make before he ever lays a toothpick...

i brake 4 dreams said...

that is what i call talent, perseverance and a whole lot of concentration!

the brooklyn bridge would look so nice in my home ;o)

love + luck + bliss,
missysue xox

My name is PJ. said...

Seriously? YOWZA! That's artistic talent and a truckload or two of patience. I'd be all elbows if I even attempted to build something from toothpicks!

Elise said...

love the cathedral ! great post

Missy said...

To have this kind of patience! Thanks for sharing!

TheEclecticElement said...

Holy TOOTHPICKS! Seriously, people need to find something to do with their spare time. Lol
Although, I guess you could classify that artwork!

Some Like it Vintage.com said...

Wow, the detail is fantastic! Patience and time....two traits I wish I had more of!

Drawn to The Sea said...

You show me your toothpick art, & I'll show you mine ;-) Seriously, how can anyone be that focused?

~Julia

Des said...

Whoa, this is incredibly cool.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

How very creative! Thanks for sharing!!

Garden Lizard

Relyn said...

Oh, these just make me SO happy. I love to see the work of such talented, creative, outside-the-box people.

Bethany Linz said...

Love the Sydney Opera house!!