Jingle Rails

girlieroses 3:42am, 14 November 2010
Jingle Rails: The Western Rail Adventure

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art
500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 | view on map
Event phone: 317-636-WEST
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Imagine the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon...made of tree bark.

Imagine a train speeding toward Glacier National Park over a 30-foot-wide trestle bridge...made of willow.

Imagine the great lodge of Yellowstone...made of twigs, leaves and pine cones.

Watch seven trains wind past the local treasures of downtown Indianapolis, including the Eiteljorg Museum, Monument Circle and Union Station, through the national parks of the American West, passing legendary sites, including grand railway lodges, Northwest coast Native villages, and wonders both natural and human-made--Mount Rushmore, the Hoover Dam, the Hollywood hills, the Rocky Mountains and more.

This isn't just any holiday train display. Every canyon and mesa, every lodge and geyser, Hoover Dam and even the replica of Indianapolis' own Soldiers and Sailors Monument--are made with natural materials by Paul Busse and his company Applied Imagination. Busse, an inventive landscape architect and artist, has created a vision of model railroading that is unmatched. His holiday creations are rare, seen only in cities like New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. For a taste of Busse's work, check out this video of New York's holiday display.
girlieroses Posted 8 years ago. Edited by girlieroses (member) 8 years ago
"GOOD NEWS!!! I talked with Tamara Winfrey Harris, Public Relations. I was upfront with her & told her exactly what I felt our group had in mind. NO PROBLEMS!!! This particular exhibit has NO RULES RE PHOTOGRAPHY! When asked if OK to publish, she said they welcome advertisement!!!

My photo group is going on Dec 5th at 12:30pm anyone is welcome to join us! Meeting at the gift shop or just look for all the photographers in the exhibit!

Anyone interested in joining our photo club as a member can go to:
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indykaleu 8 years ago
Hey, thanks for the update. That is certainly good news.
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