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Expensive real-estate.

Originally uploaded by Axel Larsson.
That's the Grand Palace. Yes, that is real gold leaf covering the entire surface.

I uploaded a ton of images today, why not check out the rest!
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mrfantasy From: mrfantasy Date: January 2nd, 2005 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Gold leaf is surprisingly affordable!

Gold is about the most malleable thing out there. It can be spread extremely thin. There's probably only a few ounces of gold on that whole structure.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 2nd, 2005 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gold leaf is surprisingly affordable!

Back when my mother was a professional recorder player as part of some band that played in garb (often at weddings at Snuffy's Pantageous Renaissance), they once played at a gilder's induction to the gilder's guild in NYC. They had gilded everything in the place, and the final part of the ceremony was toasting the guy then showering him with gold leaf flakes.
nemo_wistar From: nemo_wistar Date: January 2nd, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gold leaf is surprisingly affordable!

It's also served on some of the desserts at Morimoto's :-D
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