Real place, trapped in the famous cartoons
Magic castles, amazing scenery, fantastic city - both children and adults enjoy traveling in animated fictional spaces. However, we know that people can not come up with something completely divorced from the real world. "Around the World" to find out where an incredible place, trapped in a fairy tale.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
"New Castle swan" (in German) is located in one of the Bavarian hills near the Austrian border. It was built in the XIX century by order of King Ludwig hermit II. Due to the location the castle has survived two world wars. Walt Disney first saw Neuschwanstein in the 30s of the last century during a trip to Europe. Towering above the deserted forest Bavarian Castle seemed the animator gate to the fabulous world. While Disney was considering the idea of creating a theme park, and in 1955 in the center of the first Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle located, stylized Neuschwanstein. He later, in 1959, he was drawn to the animated film "Sleeping Beauty." And in 1985, the silhouette "Swan Castle" was the logo of the company Walt Disney Pictures.
The mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, India
The white walls and golden domes of the palace of the cartoon "Aladdin" are very similar to the mausoleum. Find the official confirmation of the fact that it was the Taj Mahal has inspired the creators of "Aladdin", today it is impossible. But the overall similarity of stories removes doubt. The mosque was built in the XVII century on the orders of the sultan in memory of his wife who died during childbirth. In the cartoon unfolds like the plot: cartoon Sultan own a daughter Jasmine. Besides the Taj Mahal is in Agra and multdvorets - in the fictional town Agraba.
The Golden Gate Bridge, United States
One of the most recognizable bridges in the world - the card is not only the real San Francisco, but the fictional metropolis of San Frantsokio from the animated film "City of Heroes" that goes with us at the box office from 25 October. "San Frantsokio - a mixture of two cities: San Francisco and Tokyo, - says producer Roy Conley. - We took the best of them and created City of Heroes. "
Harvard University, USA
"Monsters University" copied from Harvard, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world: the same architecture, similar audience and dormitories for students.
Angel Falls, Venezuela
The largest waterfall in the world (979 meters - nearly twice the Ostankino television tower) was the prototype of Paradise Falls from the cartoon "Up". Angel is located in Venezuela, the National Park Canaima. Water falls from the top of the mountain Auyan-tepui, the flow is sprayed into small particles and turns into mist.
The island with the fortress, located at 285 kilometers from Paris, in the north-west coast of France, reminiscent of the Royal Palace from the cartoon "Tangled." Animators do not confirm that it is the Mont Saint-Michel has inspired them to create a fictional castle, but the similarities do not deny. The island with the largest in Europe, the tide height (15 meters) from the time of the French Revolution (end of the XVIII century) and in 1863 was used as a prison, and while wearing an ironic name "Mountain of freedom." According to some reports, there is contained up to 300 prisoners.
Nidaros Cathedral, Norway
The church, located in the city of Trondheim (formerly known as - Nidaros), inspired the animators to create the ice palace Elsa, one of the heroines of "Cold Heart." The cathedral was built on the burial site of St. Olaf King of Norway. Fairy-tale palace is different from the Nidaros Cathedral is only the fact that it is completely out of ice. The rest - the Gothic arches, a few pointed towers and the location on the river bank - all in reality. In addition, the scenery Erendell kingdom, where there is an action cartoon, sketched with Norwegian landscapes.