Real places that inspired the creators of the favorite Disney cartoons

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Religious tales Disney cartoon romantic and dreamy, storylines may be unrealistic optimism, but the places shown in the cartoons, in fact, are not. In fact, some of the most bizarre and memorable animated scenes in the film are based on real-world locations.


The Little Mermaid – Chillon Castle, Switzerland

While awkward kind of Ariel on the beach near the castle Eric, of course, is not the most elegant look, besotted Prince did not mind as he accompanies her to his luxurious seaside castle. Chillon Castle is not the ocean, but its teeth hanging on the waters of Lake Geneva. Strong castle has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and its excellent location at the foot of the Alps boasts idyllic views.


Beauty and the Beast – Admont Abbey Library, Austria

Bibliophiles rejoice! Admont Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, is also one of the largest monastic library in the world and, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful. From floor to ceiling are lined with bookshelves all, gold trim and bright frescoes.


Mulan – the Forbidden City, China

The palace, which looks strikingly similar to the Forbidden City, Mulan prevents the Chinese emperor Han army killing. Historically speaking, the impressive complex of wooden buildings was extremely vulnerable to fire fireworks.


Rapunzel – Mont-Saint-Michel, France

The pious Bishop first came here in 708godu with a firm belief that he had clear instructions from Archangel Michael to build a church on the rocky islet. Built the church, the cathedral and surrounding buildings have become a bulwark against invasions.


Top – Angel Falls, Venezuela

“The Adventures of next!” – This is probably the perfect slogan for the film with shots of the waterfall, located in Venezuela. Angel Falls – the highest waterfall in the world, the height of 3212 meters. The waterfall is located in the Canaima National Park, to get to it only by plane, boat and on foot.


Cold Heart – Church of St. Olav, Norway

From the opening credits it is clear that the film “Cold Heart” was inspired by the cold emptiness of Norway. Winding frozen fjords, the ever-fashionable wool sweaters. The similarity becomes even stronger during the coronation of Queen Elsa into something similar to a traditional Norwegian stave churches such as the Church of St. Olaf in the town of Balestrand. A small wooden church stands quietly on the shore of the fjord, away from the bustle of the outside world.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Castle of Segovia, Spain

Built high on a cliff for defensive purposes, in the form it resembles the prow of a ship. Political upheaval rocked the stability of this region for centuries, so the continued existence of the castle – it is a sign of its stability.

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