My fascination with miniatures was probably started when we visited Madurodam in the Netherlands. An entire city modeled on a real one, only 1:25 of the size.
Even the gardens are detailed with miniature trees and shrubs carefully tended so that they fit the dimensions of the city.
"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."
~ Neil Armstrong ~