February 03, 2015

Erika Strohnerová, Miniature village scenes



Krahule is a community of some 200 inhabitants in Slovakia. Historically the community has a german minority and it is the only one in the country where German is an official language.

Miniature village scenes

In German the village is called Blaufuss, as one can see demonstrated by the name of the station on the picture below.


It is a miniature construction of course. However it is not a replica, since Krahule has no station. It is a fantasy structure, originated in the imagination of Erika Strohnerová (b. 1979).

In 2005 she made her first miniature building, a wooden castle as in the picture below. She told a regional newspaper that she had no special intention in making this castle, it was just a spontaneous action, perhaps inflenced by the books and films about Harry Potter.....


Anyhow, gradually new miniature wooden buildings were realized and added to the site.

Erika Strohnerová by profession makes clothing and creating replicas is hobby, limited to Saturdays and Sundays.


The miniature village currently includes a mill, a church, houses, a train and various decorative smaller items.

The neighbours and the village children appreciate the site, just as tourists do (Krahule is a skiing resort)

Documentation
Article (june 2014) in regional newspaper (digital edition) Ziar.dnes24, with a series of pictures
Article on Facebook (jan 2015) with a lot of pictures by Pavel Konečný

note
I would like to acknowledge that I learned about this art environment through Pavel Konečný's research.

Erika Strohnerová
Miniature village scenes
Krahule, Slovakia
can be seen from the street

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