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US Supreme Court
27-NOV-2016

US Supreme Court

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.

The Supreme Court 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 Supreme Court).

Lincoln Memorial, posted earlier:


Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
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Buz Kiefer13-Dec-2016 18:05
Wonderful and the lights are on. Vote.
Julie Oldfield01-Dec-2016 03:40
Really spectacular detail! V
LynnH30-Nov-2016 00:01
This one seems funny to me. Maybe the log-like columns or the figures in the front. Made me smile. V
Ton T.29-Nov-2016 20:29
A great job and a lovely image! V
Graeme29-Nov-2016 20:11
This one is nicely lit too! V
joseantonio29-Nov-2016 17:23
they have done a lovely job and your capture is spectacular.V.
Jim Coffman29-Nov-2016 16:42
Very nice image, Helen!!
bill friedlander29-Nov-2016 16:36
Super capture, I like how the model is lit up. V
gerard belbeoch29-Nov-2016 15:30
Une très belle photo de ce joli jardin Botanique
Long Bach Nguyen29-Nov-2016 14:57
beautifully captured and as always love your narrative Helen
carabias29-Nov-2016 14:29
Very nice recreation in this excellent photograph. V
Martin Lamoon29-Nov-2016 14:10
Amazing, though I doubt the new president would fit in there....
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