Friday, December 30, 2005

Holiday Train Show 

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us A train passes a model of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the building that houses the actual trainshow.

Yesterday, FAB went with the FABParents to see the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden. The Train Show is pretty neat, not because FAB is particularly partial to model trains (though some are pretty cool) nor because these particular model trains were especially impressive, but because the trains are routed through an indoor mini landscape of exotic plants and replicas of New York landmarks, historic homes, and other famous New York City structures. What's more, all of the miniatures were painstakingly handcrafted by some guy from Kentucky using only botanical and natural materials like leaves, twigs, bark, berries, pine cones, and cinnamon sticks. The Holiday Train Show runs through January 8th.

Below are some pictures of the first few buildings we saw. There were quite a few problems taking pictures without unnecessarily capturing other people's snot-nosed kids in the frame. And let's be honest, who really wants to see pictures of someone else's little angels standing in front of little trains? Also, FAB naturally possesses superior reasoning skills and decided it was ok not to charge the battery even though it hadn't been charged since Atlanta. Needless to say, the camera kicked the bucket before we made it to the part of the exhibit featuring the Apollo Theatre, Belvedere Castle, the New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Jewish Museum (which curiously and conspicuously dwarfed the Met which was situated right next door. FABDaddy suggested that maybe the artist was Jewish) among many others.
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Grand Central Station
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Oooh! B&W
Image Hosted by ImageShack.usThe Brooklyn Bridge
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