Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A train ride through NYC

Last weekend, we took a little trip to the New York Botanical Gardens to see the wonderful Holiday Train Show on exhibit (for just a few more days!). The trains chug their way through exquisite replicas of NY buildings and structures which are made of natural materials in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The buildings, bridges and landmarks are made using leaves, berries, twigs, pinecones...you name it! It's just wonderful, Jake loved it...and he didn't try to climb into any of the exhibits, so according to this relieved mom...the outing was a success!

Here are a few of the highlights...

The Guggenheim Museum:
The lighthouse under the GW Bridge:
The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the NY Botanical Gardens (the building the Holiday Train Show is housed in):
The New York Public Library (note the cute lions on either side of the stairs):

The old Penn Station (said to be even more grand than the current Grand Central Station):

The angels at Rockefeller Center:

The Museum of Natural History:

Close up...I love the way they've created the letters out of twigs. It would make a great new font, wouldn't it?:

The old Yankee Stadium:

Jake especially liked the Gingerbread House in the Children's Garden:


vicki said...

Heather, this looks like such a fun place! Any excuse to be a kid again. ;) Have a great rest of the week and I'm so glad our paths have crossed through blogging. xo

Struggler said...

Oh, interesting - a very similar thing has just opened in San Francisco (presumably with local landmarks though?!) so I wonder if the creators of this will be traveling around the country.