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Easter Architecture


While Easter has huge significance for those of Christian faith with the story of death and rising again, for the rest of largely heathen New Zealand Easter mainly seems to mean gorging on chocolate and doing a spot of shopping.

Do chocolate and architecture mix? Well, almost. Here is the world’s largest easter egg (in 2005) from the Belgian chocolate producer Guylian in the city of St. Niklaas, so big you could almost live in it: certainly more likely than living after eating it.

The egg measured 8.32 metres high and took twenty-six craftsman a total of 525 hours to build with 1950 kg of chocolates. It beat the record of Kwazulu-Natal in South-Africa in 1996, with a comparitively tiny egg only 7.65 metres high. Read More