Before the holidays hit, I did a mid-week trip to the NY Botanical Gardens. Each year they have a holiday train show that draws huge crowds throughout the winter. I timed it perfectly, going in the middle of the week and arriving at opening, so I was able to avoid the crowds of school kids and get some really nice shots of the show. It all takes place in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and the trains and buildings are designed by Paul Bussee, whose work can be seen here.
It was a cold day after a snowfall, so I spent the first part of the day inside the warm conservatory before going out into the rest of the garden. But for today, we will focus just on the train exhibit. Enjoy!
On a side note, some of my shots were used by an online publication of a friend from High School. You can see the article and shots here.
Heading to the conservatory.
This planter of the Macy’s Store greets you at the entrance.
The Statue of Liberty overlooks Manhattan.
Manhattan with trains!
The red lighthouse (found under the GW bridge.
This is one large mansion.
bridges that tower above you as you walk through.
A piece of Coney Island.
Watch the trains running above you!
A little ladybug train runs by the NYPL.
Grants Tomb among the flowers.
The arch in Washington Square Park.
Old Penn Station.
Standing under the bridge with some nice orange flowers.
This is just massive.
Hello Yankee Stadium.
This was inside the artist’s workshop. Many interesting designs and a few famous places outside of NYC.
It’s a book building, next to a shroom house.
The very detailed Himeji Castle.
The Arc de Triomphe and Leaning Tower of Pisa.
A waterfall behind a replica of the building I am standing in!
Train headed for a tunnel.
Lots of famous NYC buildings in a clump.
Their own Rockefeller Christmas Tree.
Welcome to JFK and the TWA terminal.
Train coming out of a tunnel.
Belvedere Castle in Central Park.
The Apollo (for very tiny entertainers).
A train speeds by a mansion.
Next week: We go out into the frigidness of the rest of the garden in winter. There will be snow.