Monday, October 31, 2011

Mona Lisa Made Using 3,604 cups of coffee...

The Rocks Aroma Festival is an annual celebration of coffee, tea, chocolate and spices. It is celebrated every year in the month of July. In 2009 at the Aroma Festival, Sydney, Australia, organizers used 3,604 cups of coffee to make a replica of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The 3,604 cups of coffee were each filled with different amounts of milk to create the different shades. It measures an impressive 20 feet high and 13 feet wide and took a team of eight people three hours to complete. It was seen by 130,000 people who attended the one-day coffee-lovers event.

Elaine Kelly, from event organisers the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, was delighted with the result and said: "Each coffee cup was filled with varying amounts of milk to create the different sepia shades of the painting."