Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's a Small World...

This week's PhotoHunt theme is miniature.

If you are visiting Albuquerque, New Mexico, you may want to add the Tinkertown Museum to your list of must visits. Located on the Turquoise Trail, behind glass bottle and cement walls, the 22 room maze-like museum houses one of the more impressive miniature collections out there. The magical animated miniature world  includes scenes from the circus and the wild west. In addition to the inhabitants of the new frontier and the characters found under the big top, the museum is home to an eclectic collection of Americana. 
The eccentric collection is the the result of wood carver Ross Ward's vision; he carved and built his miniature folk art museum for over 40 years. Unfortunately, the talented artist, who had Alzheimer's Disease, passed away in 2002.  However, his legacy continues as each year thousands of visitors visit his impressive collection of miniatures and all sorts of memorabilia. 

1 comment:

  1. *Snap* re our similar choices of subject matter! ;b