National Geographic : 2007 Jul
PHOT J0URNAL REINER RIEDLER With the (replica) onion domes of Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral looming ahead, and the (re-created) facade of a medieval sultan's palace off to the left, no one even turns a head to watch Superman jumping into a swimming pool at the World of Wonders resort near Antalya, Turkey. Visitors do become part of the show when they buy a gondola ride on an indoor miniature of Venice's Grand Canal in Las Vegas. The original flows past masterworks of Renais sance architecture. At the Venetian hotel, you can float by Banana Republic and the food court.