by valli on 12/09/09 at 4:50 am
It is pretty fascinating to know about the world’s smallest places. Come on; let us take a tour of some of the world’s smallest places to be visited.
Smallest Movie theatre
Can you imagine the size of the world’s smallest movie theatre? It is Cinema dei Piccoli that is located in Italy. The size of theatre is equal to the size of an apartment with 770 sq ft as compared to the average size of movie theatres of United States of around 5,000 sq ft.
Smallest Police Station
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World’s smallest police station is in Carrabelle, Florida. It is one small phone booth used as police station where people in need call this phone booth for police who park next to this phone booth.
World’s smallest church is Missionary Independent Church in California with 28.44 sq ft. Anyone can visit this church during 9 am to 5 pm for prayer every day.
Another church that claims to be the smallest is Cross Island Chapel in Oneida, New York located in the center of a pond of the northern edge that was built in 1989 measuring 28.68 sq ft. It opens occasionally and is reachable only by boat. It can only accommodate a bride, groom and the minister while the rest of attendants for the wedding party have to wait outside in boats.
Smallest Hotel “Room”
The rooms in the smallest hotel are big pipes with a bed and a shelf in them. It is named Das Park Hotel and is located in Germany. Guests can pay them whatever they want for staying at the hotel.
World’s smallest museum is located in Superior, Arizona that measures 134 sq ft in total with the displaying space of 80 sq ft only. It displays artifacts of ordinary life like coffee mugs, a variety of keepsakes and Native- American jewelry to pay tribute to the life of common man.
Bragdy Gwynant Brewery in Wales measures less than 5 sq ft and can host only one customer. It was an outside toilet once, but now it became world’s smallest brewery. It produces nine gallons of ale for every 14 days.
Smallest Post Office
Smallest post office is located in Ochopee, U.S. with the building measuring 7×8 feet that can serve one customer comfortably and two with difficulty. Though it is small in size it offers all the services found at any U.S. Post office. Actually this was arranged as a temporary post office in an irrigation pipe shed on a tomato farm when it was destroyed in a fire accident in 1953 by the post master. But later it became permanent.
Another elementary school in China has just a student and a teacher which had 400 students once and due to the migration of people the City Education Bureau decided to shut down the school after the graduation of the last student. All the new students were registered with another school nearby but a poor student who could not afford the fees remained in the school.