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Library of Congress
27-NOV-2016

Library of Congress

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 Library of Congress, 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, although this building looks somewhat the same to me).

Smithsonian Institution Castle, posted earlier:


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Julie Oldfield01-Dec-2016 03:37
Wow!!
Graeme30-Nov-2016 19:57
Another beautiful model.V
larose forest photos30-Nov-2016 15:02
Can't believe how intricate and beautiful these models are. Fantastic, as is your lovely shot. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal30-Nov-2016 07:38
What a wonderful series lets you see us, love it. V
Bill Miller30-Nov-2016 06:28
That looks like an interesting display. I never visited the botanic gardens. Next time.
globalgadabout30-Nov-2016 05:26
the work of a talented artist, and so adroitly portrayed..
LynnH29-Nov-2016 23:58
That is pretty cool! V
Dan Greenberg29-Nov-2016 23:50
That is very cool! Great shot of it too. ~BV~