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Niagara Falls and the Maid of the Mist, New York & Ontario, Canada

We visited the US Botanic Garden’s annual “Season’s Greenings” display titled “Roadside Attractions” featuring plant-based recreations of iconic sights from across the United States, with G gauge model trains chugging around, below, through and above the displays.

In the 1800s, the emerging rail system brought hordes of visitors to Niagara Falls, making it a prime destination for travelers from all over the globe. This included Napoleon Bonaparte’s younger brother, Jerome. In 1804, he honeymooned at Niagara Falls with his American bride which, according to some, started Niagara Falls’ honeymoon tradition.

Building materials for Maid of the Mist: birch bark, reed, ruscus leaf, gourd, cedrela, oak leaf, pistachios, monkey cup pod, mahogany pod, grapevine

Penjing, posted earlier:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/125s f/5.6 at 28.0mm iso5000 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Julie Oldfield06-Dec-2017 00:41
Love this one! V
danad05-Dec-2017 03:39
Cool and great Colors ! V.
Carol How05-Dec-2017 03:39
This is so beautiful ~ wonderfully photographed with great tones and detail! V
Nick Paoni05-Dec-2017 02:28
Such an elaborate display- so cool.
Gill Kopy05-Dec-2017 01:52
What a cool display - looks a bit like the Maid of the Mist has run aground ! Nicely captured Helen V
exzim05-Dec-2017 00:13
Very pretty in your image, and almost as pretty as the real thing