Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nostalgic Train Show Visit

The Pennsylvania Line

Detail of old Penn Station

A row of houses - I didn't record the names

When my sons were younger we went to the New York Botanical Garden almost every weekend. One of the highlights was the annual train show in the conservatory with models of New York City landmarks. This weekend we revisited the old tradition.

The models are made entirely of botanical elements such as leaves, twigs, acorns, walnut shells, dried flowers, etc. It's an impressive show, even for adults, but the childlike ability to be transfixed by the trains for hours at a time is gone. We were done in about 15 minutes.


  1. The skill in workmanship and the amount of time that must have gone into creating these is awe-inspiring. Glad to see you've found some moments, Michael, to do some picture-taking - and also appreciate your taking time to look at my blog and comment.

  2. Great work from the builders of the scenery. Must be a nice trip to memory lane. Only the combination botanical garden and model railway is a bit weird but so both groups attract new fans without doubt.