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Teapot Dome Service Station

Teapot Dome Service Station

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.

Well, this one probably looks a bit bizarre, but the light in fact was pretty strange, as is the model. This is the Teapot Dome Service Station in Washington State. The real thing really looks like a teapot with gas pumps in front of it, but I donít quite see all parts of the teapot here, at least not very clearly ;-).

Iolani Palace, posted earlier:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/100s f/6.3 at 70.0mm iso5000 full exif

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Graeme07-Dec-2016 19:19
Very well captured.BV!!
Nora van Beek07-Dec-2016 14:28
Very interesting with all those textures, especially all the splintered wood. Great job capturing this! I can imagine little woodland creatures living there, right out of a children's story book. V
Gill Kopy07-Dec-2016 02:07
Wow ! love this - looks like a home for forest critters :) I wonder how they made the mini gas pumps !! V
Jim Coffman06-Dec-2016 20:55
A very nice capture of this neat little model...