As a child, I spent many hours crafting fairy homes in the forest behind my house out of your basic fairy house building materials: moss, rocks, sticks, flowers, Elmer’s glue…
Sara Frantz, 1999, age 10. Fairy home construction in Lee, MA.
Paul Busse and his team at Applied Imagination have envisioned and brought to life the ultimate fairy world at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show.
This past weekend I had the great pleasure of exploring the tiny, magical, all natural recreation of over 100 New York landmarks nestled in the beautiful jungle of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Built 1902, Bronx Park Road, Bronx, New
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
½ a mile of train tracks run throughout the conservatory displaying a
beautiful array of G-scale model trains.
The Original Penn Station, Built 1905, 7th Avenue and 34th
New York Skyline; Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, Flatiron
New York Public Library, Built 1895, 5th Avenue and 42nd
The Metropolitan Museum, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028.
Belvedere Castle, Built 1872, Central Park, Manhattan
Eden Musee, Built
1883, 55 West 23rd Street, Manhattan
Gracie Mansion, 1799-1804,
Carl Schurz Park, Manhattan
Mary Mason Jones
House, Built 1867-1869, 5th Avenue and 57th
House, Built 1913 – 1915, 1130 5th Avenue, Manhattan
The Statue of
Liberty, Built 1871-1886, Liberty Island, New York Harbor
Built 1900, Ellis Island, New York Harbor
Olana, Built 1891,
Frederic Edwin Church Residence, Hudson, New York
buildings throughout Manhattan
William Andrews Clark
House, Built 1904, Demolished 1927, 5th Avenue and 77th
Park Avenue Armory,
Built 1881, Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets,
Coney Island, Brooklyn,