I am proud to have walked on and seen the newest world record gained by the Philippines during the 1st death anniversary of the former President Corazon Aquino which was eqivalent to 4 basketball courts and almost covering the grassplains of the Quirino Grandstand. During that time, such mosaic was yet to be submitted to the Guiness World Records and be verified and declared as the largest photo mosaic.
The image, a concept by photojournalist Revoli Cortez, measures 250 by 200 feet and formed by a collection of 3,200 photos of the revered former president, fondly referred to as Tita Cory by Filipinos.
The mosaic, which is said to have cost P2 million to make, covers at least four basketball courts and weighs about 4,000 kilos. Around 150 students from nearby Pamantasang Lungsod ng Maynila unveiled the mosaic, signaled by President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Congratulations is in order as the Guiness has declared the Cory Mosaic as the record holder for the largest.
The Guiness World Records’ website before indicates that the current record is held by a huge baby picture in China, a 33 meter by 20 meter (or 108.2 feet by 65.6 feet) image presented in 2008. In the same year, the United Kingdom revealed “The Big Picture”, a 30 by 30 meter (98.4 by 98.4 feet) image of British boxer Arthur James Bunce. His image was taken in 1926.
Not to be outdone, Japan attempted to break the record for the biggest photo mosaic with a 31.7 by 42.8 meter (104.7 by 140.4 feet) image of renowned Japanese poet Misuzu Kaneko, unveiled last January.
With no other photo mosaic measuring larger than 150 by 150 feet, the Cory mosaic can be considered as the world’s largest, which is now recognized by Guiness World Records with the number of Cory photos used (3,200) pales in comparison to the above mentioned entries. The baby photo mosaic in China is composed of 105,196 individual photos. The Big Picture in the UK contains 112,896 individual images, while Japan’s Kaneko mosaic has the highest number with 120,000 photos.