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Library of Congress

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 dome of the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, is made from gourd, grape tendrils, seagrass twine, chestnut bark, magnolia fruit stems, acorn caps, tree fern, basket cane and pine cone scales.

National Museum of African American History and Culture, posted earlier.

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Julie Oldfield01-Jan-2018 16:17
LynnH29-Dec-2017 20:23
Wow, so much detail! V
Colin Storey29-Dec-2017 15:43
Very nice image of this model.
Fong Lam29-Dec-2017 15:29
Great shot of this very unique and creative model, Helen...such a surprise that it's made from plants...V
Nick Paoni29-Dec-2017 15:07
Another amazing miniature. I like how the view out the window adds scale and perspective.
victorswan29-Dec-2017 09:58
this is absolutely one of my favorite buildings from this series beautifully made very monumental, and what a beautiful image heal, a beautiful composition with the plants in the foreground, for me a topper Helen BV+++
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal29-Dec-2017 08:19
Fantastic image of this beautiful model, well done Helen. V
Dan Greenberg29-Dec-2017 05:22
These models of famous buildings, presented this way, are so interesting and fun to look at. Excellent capture. ~V~
Charlene Ambrose29-Dec-2017 03:18
Fascinating that they can get such a detailed structure using the plants you itemize.
bill friedlander29-Dec-2017 00:40
Astonishing detail in this finely crafted model. Excellent capture. V
Jim Coffman28-Dec-2017 23:31
Another great model and you captured it so well...
globalgadabout28-Dec-2017 23:16
with the chocolate tones it looks good enough to eat....fine shot of such an original creation..