Have you heard of the Happy Skyscraper, the world’s smallest traveler? Learn interesting facts ciekawostki about him and the places where he was photographed.
Traveling with a smile on your face
A small box, the size of a toothpaste box, has been photographed in 700 cities in 70 countries to this day. People from different countries participate in the fun – in order to infect other people with a positive laughter virus
The first Happy Skyscraper was photographed in 2012, in New York City, Manhattan. Where there are lots of tall skyscrapers. From now on, it is known that there is also one smallest skyscraper, thanks to which there are more and more smiling people in the world.
The Happy Skyscraper is a symbol of the most cheerful organization in the world – the Good Humor Party. Although the organization has a global reach, it was established in Central Europe, in Poland, in 2001.
A cheerful satirist and the Good Humor Party
The organization was created by the well-known Polish satirist Szczepan Sadurski, who has always cheered other people up. For more than 20 years, he published several humor and joke magazines. He draws witty drawings for newspapers, illustrates books, and recently is known as a event caricaturist. He is invited to corporate and private events, where he draws cheerful portraits in record time – 100 seconds or less. This is why he is called one of the fastest caricaturists in the world.
How is it possible to draw caricatures so quickly? Maybe we’ll find out from the movie that’s currently being made. Its hero will be Sadurski and his cheerful, many years of work.
Here are some places in the world where the Happy Skyscraper was photographed:
The city of Santiango is the capital of Chile – a country in South America. 7 million people live here. Happy Skyscraper has been here 3 times already, so he probably liked this city. He was photographed in Constitution Square – in front of the La Moneda Palace, which is the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile. The palace, designed by the Italian Joaquino Toesca, was built in the neoclassical style between 1785 and 1812, and its façade faces the Constitution Square.
The smiling traveler also visited many other places in the capital of Chile. He saw the tallest building in South America, the Gran Torre Santiago, 300 meters high. He was also photographed near the university, at the airport, at sports stadiums, in the subway and elsewhere in Santiago.
Hohenasperg Castle, Germany
Hohenasperg is a 16th-century fortress and prison in Baden-Württemberg, near the large city of Stuttgart. From the fortress, you can admire the panorama of the German town of Asperg, which has several thousand inhabitants.
In the 16th century, the enemies failed to capture the fortress. During the Thirty Years’ War in the 17th century, the fortress was captured by imperial troops, and at the end of the 17th century by French troops. It was soon turned into a prison. After Hitler came to power, his political opponents were imprisoned here. The prison was also active during World War II. Currently, there is a prison museum here.
Korcula is a town of 6,000 inhabitants on the north-eastern tip of the island of Korcula, in southern Dalmatia. The city lives mainly from tourism. There are hotels, a port for ferries. It is a great place for windsurfing enthusiasts. This is where the famous traveler Marco Polo comes from. Happy Skyscraper was photographed in front of the entrance to the old town, in front of the Commune Office and in front of the medieval cathedral of St. Mark. It was built on the site where a church, built in the 13th century, had previously stood.
More information about the travels of the smiling traveler can be found on the following websites: Sadurski.com, DobryHumor.pl and SuperPolonia.info.