Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Largest chalk pavement: Denmark breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
Copenhagen, Denmark -- In Denmark capital of Copenhagen, in the busy urban street Nørrebrogade (or Northbridge Street), an estimated 25.000 people participated in the world record in painting of the largest wold chalk painting; the Nørrebrogade street of 1.3 km long (18,000 square meters) was within 3 hours covered with drawings, flags, words, creative designs and paintings of all colors by all the people, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Thousands of locals and tourists helped to create the world's largest chalk pavement painting in Copenhagen. The new world record of 18,598 square metres is more than 10,000 square metres bigger than the previous record from 2008. That was 8,361 square metres. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest chalk pavement art measured 8,361.31 m² (90,000 ft²) and was created by 5,678 children from schools in Alameda, California, USA, for the Kids' Chalk Art Project between 27 May and 7 June 2008 The drawing depicted a gecko on a leaf.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people chalk drawing simultaneously involved 5,391 participants, in an event organised by EURÓPA Közhasznú in Andrassy Street, Budapest, Romania, on 20 September 2009.
The previous Guinness World Records world record belonged to the USA in 2008 with a record of 8,361 square meter painting.
The idea began with the initiative of Danish artist, Emil Klem, and the art association Soulwash from Copenhagen, who's purpose was to give free chalk and share good karma, more than a project to win the World Record Attempt.
Achieving the largest Art chalk pavement of 18.598 square meters long, surpassing the previous Guinness World Records world record in 2008 by more than 10,000 square meters.
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