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Railroad and Theodore Roosevelt Home

Railroad and Theodore Roosevelt Home

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.

In the distance is the Theodore Roosevelt Home in New York. I hope this photo gives an idea of the complexity of this exhibit in that it not only had models of national landmarks and parks but also several model trains running throughout. Also, since several people have asked, according to the botanic garden, the most commonly used plant materials to make the models and displays were pine cone scales, willows, cinnamon sticks, grape tendrils and acorn caps.

Tharpís Log, posted earlier:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/100s f/5.0 at 35.0mm iso3200 full exif

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Buz Kiefer13-Dec-2016 18:06
Out of a fairytale. Vote.
Julie Oldfield09-Dec-2016 01:41
Excellent composition. V
Gill Kopy07-Dec-2016 02:13
This shot really displays the complexity of the exhibit which is stunning. Thanks for sharing Helen V
Chris Morton06-Dec-2016 18:16
nice to see the trains
Nora van Beek06-Dec-2016 13:21
A very intricate and detailed display, perfectly captured! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal06-Dec-2016 10:57
Beautiful wel presented image, love it. V
globalgadabout06-Dec-2016 04:10
quite the mini landscape with so many elements..
janescottcumming06-Dec-2016 03:29
Ahhh, some of the trains in action, neat! V
blizzard06-Dec-2016 02:06
well well this is very professional camera work bravo v
Julie Oldfield06-Dec-2016 01:33
Very beautifully captured. V
Jim Coffman06-Dec-2016 01:29
A lot of work went into this!!