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.
The iconic Hollywood Sign sits on the Santa Monica Mountains. Each letter is 45 feet tall, and the entire word stretches to a length of 350 feet. Originally the sign spelled out “Hollywoodland,” the name of a housing development that was never completed. The sign fell into disrepair, but since it had become a well-known landmark, the city governments of Hollywood and Los Angeles worked together to repair it in 1949. They removed the word “land” from the end to reflect the name of the city rather than the housing development.
Building materials: Letters, willow cut lengthwise; hillside, osage orange branch
World’s Largest Pistachio, Alamagordo, New Mexico, posted earlier: