Saturday, December 30, 2017

All Aboard for Pink Saturday!


Gracie Mansion, "The Mayor's House" on the Upper East Side of Manhattan
 
 We're saying so long to the holiday season in New York with a  Pink Saturday visit to the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. I didn't include this extraordinary wonderland in my list of iconic Christmas places in New York City, but it's only because this was my first visit made after the post was written. The show includes 150 New York landmarks made of bark, leaves and natural materials. I have seen thousands of television advertisements for this exhibit, but finally I got tickets and enjoyed one of most beautiful displays in New York City.  
 
 

One of my favorite displays -- difficult to choose a favorite -- was Art Deco New York. I loved entering this room and seeing the Statue of Liberty, perhaps my favorite monument anywhere. Note the train tracks. There are model trains moving throughout the exhibit.

A train passes by Grand Central Station.
 
  Morris Jumel Mansion, built in 1765 is located in Upper Manhattan and considered New York's oldest house. It's on my list for a visit next year. 

 
A section of the Coney Island display, another of my favorites. I especially liked
the elephant and the roller coaster.

I am enthralled by this bark and twig depiction of the "Old" Yankee Stadium.

With this post we wrap up Buttercupland for 2017. There were 116 posts. We visited Iceland and Antarctica, Maine and Massachusetts for my wonderful 45th college reunion and zipped all over New York and Connecticut. We read books and we went to museums. We drank coffee and we walked and walked. I am so grateful for everyone who visited, whether it was once or many times. A blog isn't much fun without visitors and Buttercupland has the best. To all of my blog friends, wishes for good health, happiness and all that delights your heart in 2018.

We'll be back on Monday with the word of the year and new year greetings. As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.
    

8 comments:

Donna said...

I just love you and Buttercup land. Thank you so much for taking us along with you on your adventures and travels. My life is richer because of you. Thank you for introducing me/us to so much beauty in this world. ❤️

TARYTERRE said...

loved this exhibit. terrific pictures.

It's me said...

Happy new year!!!....Thanks for last blogyear ...love Ria x ❤️

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a wonderful train exhibit . Someone put a lot of love and time into that one. I've got my word all lined up and am looking forward to seeing yours in 2018!

Chatty Crone said...

I read one of the comments - Buttercup Land. I love that,so true.
Happy New Year! Sandie♥♥♥

Joy Nissen said...

Thank you for sharing the many adventures of Buttercup Land!! I have enjoyed it immensely and look forward to your new adventures in the New Year!! <3

Melinda said...

So fun! Such detail in everything.

Happy New Year!

M : )

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic exhibit. Loved your photos, Carol. I wish you a happy and healthy new year.