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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Rediscovering Home >> Washington Rediscovered: Year 2 >> ‘Roadside Attractions’ at the US Botanic Garden > Smithsonian Institution, The Castle
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Smithsonian Institution, The Castle

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 roof of the Castle (Smithsonian headquarters on the National Mall) is made from sycamore leaves, eucalyptus pods, pine cone scales, fungi, Australian pine fruits, honeysuckle and lotus pods.

Christmas in downtown DC, posted earlier.

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Julie Oldfield27-Dec-2017 17:34
What an amazing structure. V
Nirvan Hope26-Dec-2017 23:22
An excellent capture of this very creative use of natural materials.
Ika Zinka Eferl26-Dec-2017 18:09
Beautiful image, nice compo too! V
Jean D26-Dec-2017 17:36
Beautiful capture, Helen. ~V
globalgadabout26-Dec-2017 17:15
an extraordinary creation...good clean shot of it too..
Tom Munson26-Dec-2017 16:47
Amazing craftsmanship, Helen. Great shot.
victorswan26-Dec-2017 16:06
wow Helen what a great castle nice is also the explanation of the scale model and how the roof is put together is great work BV
Nick Paoni26-Dec-2017 16:02
The details in these miniatures are simply amazing.
Jim Coffman26-Dec-2017 15:59
Nice capture of this amazing model, Helen..