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Smithsonian Institution Castle

Smithsonian Institution Castle

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 Castle and headquarters of the Smithsonian Institution, 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, but the Castle is pretty close).

US Botanic Garden Conservatory, posted earlier:

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Pierre06-Dec-2016 22:49
Une réalisation absolument magnifique et une très jolie mise en valeur de cette dernière! V
Julie Oldfield01-Dec-2016 03:39
Fantastic workmanship. V
larose forest photos30-Nov-2016 15:03
The detail is extraordinary! I love this one, though they are all fabulous. V
Gill Kopy30-Nov-2016 02:11
The detail replicated is astonishing !! I wonder how long it would take to build this model ?? V
Claude Gagnon30-Nov-2016 00:11
Wow, so nice :)) V
LynnH29-Nov-2016 23:59
Beautiful craftsmanship on this intricate rendition of the castle. V
Tom Munson29-Nov-2016 23:17
Amazing details in this beautiful work.
Raymond29-Nov-2016 22:19
What an amazing and wonderful way to spend a winter day visiting that enchanting place.
Ika Zinka Eferl29-Nov-2016 22:03
Fascinating images!V
Jim Coffman29-Nov-2016 21:35
That is an amazing model!
Isabel Cutler29-Nov-2016 21:20
These are beautiful models.
Jola Dziubinska29-Nov-2016 21:04
Beutifuly composed photo and perfect sharp. Nice presentation of this beautiful castle, Helen. V.
Martin Lamoon29-Nov-2016 20:55
This one is fantastic, well captured Helen.