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John Muir House, Freedom Tower

John Muir House, Freedom Tower

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.

This is Freedom Tower National Historic Landmark in Miami, Florida, considered the "Ellis Island of the South” for its role from 1962 through 1974 as the Cuban Assistance Center, offering nationally sanctioned relief to the Cuban refugees who sought political asylum from the regime of Fidel Castro.

To the left is the John Muir House National Historic Landmark in Martinez, California, and above right is part of a railroad bridge for the model trains.

Statue of Liberty, posted earlier:

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Gill Kopy05-Dec-2016 01:54
Beautiful arrangement of these two landmarks which you've captured very nicely. V
PS I'm blown away by the extent of this exhibition and the quality of the craftmanship !
William Barletta04-Dec-2016 22:41
A perfect presentation ~V~
Bill Miller04-Dec-2016 21:34
It looks fascinating display.
Colin Storey04-Dec-2016 21:09
Great image of this display.
janescottcumming04-Dec-2016 20:57
Wonderful colors and lighting here. V
joseantonio04-Dec-2016 20:55
amazing capture with lovely light and details.V.
Apostolos Tikopoulos04-Dec-2016 20:35
Wonderfully composed. V.
globalgadabout04-Dec-2016 19:49
Muir, such an important figure, certainly lived well at this home..
Martin Lamoon04-Dec-2016 19:41
Wonderful shot of this model.
Chris Morton04-Dec-2016 18:23
glad John Muir gets a mention.... I am afraid it is going to be many years or even decades before Castro gets an unbiassed obituary
Tom LeRoy04-Dec-2016 18:15
So realistic. Wonderful work here for all to enjoy. Fine shot also. V
Jim Coffman04-Dec-2016 17:14
I just love these models! Nice capture, Helen...