RAEL’S COMMENT: stupid…and false! The original french story of Cinderella was talking about a slipper made of “vair” , word which was wrongly understood as “verre” and translated as glass. The slipper was in fact made of the fur of squirrel’s bellies. Not only it’s a wrong translation but it’s also a very stupid one: who would have been wearing a slipper made of glass?
A 16m-high (55ft) glass church in the shape of a high-heeled shoe has been built in Taiwan, apparently in a bid to attract more women.
A huge glass… what?
Yes, you read that right: a glass church, shaped just like a vast high-heeled shoe as if lost by a titan Cinderella while racing through the coastal province of Chaiyi.
Made out of over 320 tinted glass panels, the shiny blue building measures more than 10m (36ft) wide and cost about T$23m (US$686,000 £477,000).
It’s set to open its doors to the public on 8 February, just in time for Chinese New Year.
Who was the shoe-maker?
It is the creation of local government officials in the Southwest Coast National Scenic Area, a prominent tourist area in Taiwan, which decided to build it last June.
But Pan Tsuei-ping, the administration’s recreation section manager, told the BBC that the church will not be used for regular services, but pre-wedding photo shoots and wedding ceremonies.
“In our planning, we want to make it a blissful, romantic avenue… Every girl imagines how they will look like when they become the bride,” Ms Pan told the BBC.