Miniature Paris replica made from trash

Gerard Brion's garden in the south France town of Vaissac contains a replica of Paris built from junk, trash, glue and paint.

The Frenchman, 29, has spent 15 years crafting landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Sacré Coeur out of old concrete blocks, baby food jars and soup tins.
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  1. Next, on a somewhat larger lot, he builds it to a larger scale. Repeat. Eventually, Parisians don’t know which city they live in, and don’t care.

  2. He’s 29? So he started when he was 14? Is it his parents’ backyard? He looks more like around 43 to me. Very WACKY, either way.

  3. He is a rather grown-up 29. But the French are more sophisticated than the Americans, non?

  4. Maybe a little crazy, but funny anyway. Spider-Man hanging from the Eiffel tower shows he’s got a nice sense of humor.

  5. I’m very impressed, and he looks so happy. Well, maybe he should be if he charges for all those people to see it.

  6. He is a rather grown-up 29. But the French are more sophisticated than the Americans, non?
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    Building scale models makes a person more sophisticated? That’s great news for model railroad builders!

    The gentleman’s work is very impressive. The photos are incredible.

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