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Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine

After touring the historic Washington monuments display and the NPS tribute, we (or more correctly, I) decided to also see the model train exhibit, which in reality was a series of re-creations of iconic national parks and sites in the National Register of Historic Places, all made from plants and other natural materials, with some model trains running through, around or above them. I must add that this exhibit was staged in a darkened gallery, and the lighting was in very unusual colors.

Thanks to several comments, I now know this is Thomas the Tank Engine. I thought the tunnel was a work of art, too.

Mount Vernon, posted earlier:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/100s f/3.5 at 58.0mm iso6400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
meekam tam10-Dec-2016 10:18
Love this image very much,Helen! V
Julie Oldfield06-Dec-2016 01:35
Excellent sense of movement. V
Gill Kopy05-Dec-2016 01:57
The wood and woodworking on the fox is beautiful - a labour of love !! V
Graeme05-Dec-2016 00:13
Quite a novelty! V
Kevin Warren04-Dec-2016 22:35
Ah, there he is! I think my son still has wooden Thomas the Train set tucked away in the basement somewhere.
Zoltán Balogh04-Dec-2016 13:45
Great: that's Thomas the tank engine! :) V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal04-Dec-2016 11:50
Wonderful capture Helen with beautiful colors. V
globalgadabout04-Dec-2016 07:11
an interesting pairing...the wood carving looks cool..
Charlene Ambrose04-Dec-2016 06:21
It is a lovely work of art. I imagine it's a fascinating exhibit. Nice capture of this tunnel. V
joseantonio04-Dec-2016 05:12
That´s really a work of art. someone has made a lovely job.V.
Regine L.04-Dec-2016 05:06
An amazing sculpted tunnel. V
Raymond Ma04-Dec-2016 04:29
Wonderful work of art how this was carved out of a hollowed tree trunk and
Thomas the Tank Engine and friends were chosen as the trains. V
Nirvan Hope04-Dec-2016 03:30
The carving of the tunnel entrance in the log is just excellent! Well captured.
Jim Coffman04-Dec-2016 03:08
That is so neat looking.. Very nice capture, Helen...
Dan Greenberg04-Dec-2016 02:40
I couldn't figure out what this was from the thumbnail, but it looked intriguing. Now that I know, I must say it is really cool, fun to look at and, of course, well photographed. ~BV~