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Jefferson Memorial

The last part of the US Botanic Garden’s Season’s Greenings display featured plant-based D.C. landmarks in the Garden Court. Some of them I had photographed last year but am posting new pictures of them here.

The statue of Thomas Jefferson was made from eucalyptus leaves, sycamore bark, mahogany pods, seagrass rope, coriander seed and grape tendrils; his coat from cinnamon; vest from white birch bark; and hair from lichens. An awful lot of work for such a small part of this display! The dome was obviously made from a gourd.

Taurus Mountains, southern Turkey, posted earlier.

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
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victorswan26-Dec-2017 16:10
Great , Helen very nice how they made it, they are real artists, and you bring it so beautiful in pictures super BV
Julie Oldfield23-Dec-2017 16:02
Wow. That is great. V
larose forest photos20-Dec-2017 03:39
Remarkable feature. I am fascinated by the number of plants used.... Beautiful shot too. V
Patrick Goossens19-Dec-2017 21:35
Wonderful how many different natural materials they use.
Milan Vogrin19-Dec-2017 20:51
Great pov! V
Jim Coffman19-Dec-2017 20:37
That is a very interesting model! Nice image, Helen..