Have you ever thought about what else you can do with change apart from using it to buy things?
A man in Chongqing turned thousands of coins into this stunning miniature of his hometown!
Without using any glue, He Peiqi used over 50,000 coins of 11 types from ancient and modern China, as well as foreign countries, plus some colorful agate stones, to build a mini Chongqing City in one month, which he named “Hello! Chongqing.”
He started with Yuzhong District, followed by the North part of the city and finally South Bank, spending at least two hours squatting on the ground everyday for a whole month.
Actually, difficulties showed up the moment he decided to use coins for his creation because currency cannot be tampered with, not even applying glue to it. So He decided to build his mini-Chongqing by piling up the coins.
Obviously if any of the towers collapsed, it could lead to a domino effect, so He used chopsticks to gently adjust things into the right position when any part of his work began leaning slightly.
It took failure after failure to finally accomplish the amazing work. He told China News: “The creation process was painful. But the moment I finished it, I felt so satisfied.” His wish is to introduce the beauty of coins to more and more people through his artworks.