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US Capitol
27-NOV-2016

US Capitol

The United States Botanic Garden is hosting a holiday exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. In their model train show, the trains chug around, below, through and above re-creations of iconic national parks and sites in the National Register of Historic Places, all made from plants and other natural materials. The West Gallery houses a large indoor tree decorated with national park ornaments as well as a model of the Old Faithful Inn and geyser. In the Garden Court are models of landmarks from the nationís capital, again all made from natural materials, along with more than 30 varieties of poinsettias featuring old and new forms and colors.

This is of course the US Capitol building, made entirely from natural materials. All the models of Washington, D.C., historic landmarks appear as they were originally constructed (so many look quite different today, as does the Capitol).

What a difference a few hours make, posted earlier:


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MarcViskens12-Dec-2016 16:59
very pretty Helen
Julie Oldfield01-Dec-2016 03:42
Truly impressive. V
Nora van Beek30-Nov-2016 13:56
I'm impressed by the craftsmanship that went into these replicas. Nicely captured! V
Jean D30-Nov-2016 02:45
Very lovely replica and truly enjoyed viewing this composition, as well. ~V
janescottcumming30-Nov-2016 00:14
My son Tom would have loved this as a kid. He was crazy about model trains! V
Ton T.29-Nov-2016 20:34
Awesome model! Great image V
victorswan29-Nov-2016 13:37
and of course a vote Helen VVVV
victorswan29-Nov-2016 13:31
Wow thats great model and a very photo with the person behind Well don Helen
pkocinski29-Nov-2016 11:37
The scale of this is impressive as is the work that went into it.
Gill Kopy29-Nov-2016 01:38
An amazing model - nice to have a person in there for scale - these models are so beautifully crafted V
dhh28-Nov-2016 23:45
That's a great photo Helen.
Chris Morton28-Nov-2016 22:30
fascinating, and some nice rich foliage
Graeme28-Nov-2016 22:24
Stunning model.BV!!
larose forest photos28-Nov-2016 22:06
Love this shot, and your description of the exhibit sounds truly marvelous, worth seeing. VV
Jean Chiasson28-Nov-2016 21:34
Beautiful presentation Helen V
Jim Coffman28-Nov-2016 21:16
That is so cool! Nice find and great image...