My pal Brian Fies has discovered this fun "tilt shift miniature fake" photo technique. He blogs about it here. A lot of people are doing it ....
It's all about taking photos of something BIG -- the Eiffel Tower, etc. -- and then blurring certain areas so that it the photo now looks like SOME SMALL CHEAP MODEL FROM A SCALE TRAIN SET OR A BAD OLD MOVIE WITH CHEESY EFX! How cool!
Here's a real intersection (Forest Park & Euclid) in St. Louis, MO taken by Matthew Potochick. It's from a Flickr group of these "tinied" photos.
Hat tip Mr. Fies! Thanks, Brian.