Snail Parliament

Museum in Keszthely

What do you get when you take one woman's obsession, 14 years of loving labour, and 4.5 million snail shells? A 7m by 2.5m scale model of Budapest's Parliament, that's what. While it isn't quite the 'eighth Wonder of the World' it's touted to be, the attention to detail is remarkable. The actual parliament building took marginally longer to build: 17 years.