Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas in the Capital

We lived in Washington DC for the year of 2007 and really enjoyed every moment.  There were many things to do all the time, whether it was visiting a museum, biking along the Mall or going down to The Dairy Godmother for a frozen custard treat.  Just before moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts for the next chapter in our life, we enjoyed our capital city in it's glory: decked out for Christmas.  The most amazing display was found at the U.S. Botanic Garden.  Every December beautiful replicas of the Mall and a railway, designed by Paul Busse, are unpacked carefully by workers of Busse's company, Applied Imagination of Alexandria, Kentucky.   Each replica is created entirely of plants! Here is a great brochure from the Garden on all the plants used: Seasons Greetings.  I hope one day to be in New York during December to see another Busse display at the New York Botanic Garden.

Enjoy your trip to the Capital!

Railway, outside the Conservatory

U.S. Supreme Court
Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Botanic Garden
Smithsonian Institution, The Castle
The White House
The Lincoln Memorial
The Jefferson Memorial
Ford Theater

Capitol Hill Neighborhood

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