Barrancabermeja, Colombia, Dec 26, 2017 / 19:09 pm
The Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, the Statue of Liberty, the Taj Mahal; these are just some of the monuments that a Colombian teacher makes to scale out of toothpicks. His latest is St. Peter's Basilica.
Alberto Antonio Cruz Serna has been building models with toothpicks since he was 12.
He resides in Puerto Berrio, nearly 80 miles southwest of Barrancabermeja, where he teaches natural science to high school students at the Antonio Nariño Educational Institution, and has built more than 200 artistic creations with his own unique style.
Cruz, who is the father of five children, has displayed his works in a number of cities in Colombia, such as Medellín and Barrancabermeja. He has also won several awards.