Friday, July 13, 2012

Snapshot - Mt Rushmore

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by At Home with Books

Thx, Alyce!!

Today I'm sharing some unique angles of Mt Rushmore, etc. :-D

The awesome model

The side view

The State flag entryway

Cool shadowing from below!

Blast debris with drilled dynamite holes

The noses are not hollow. You can't look out of them. Now I know.

The eccentric sculptor sculpted by his eccentric son.

"He's wearing glasses, right, mom?" "Yep. Good eye."

Why these four made it up there...  is very, very, very Patriotic. (Aren't you curious now?) This place oozes with hope and belief in our country and the great things we've done and can do.  Plus... that is some seriously fine sculpting!!

23 comments:

  1. They are really great pictures, of a really iconic landmark - say America, and these sculptures are one of the things I think of. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/qCafm

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    1. I think the sculptor meant it to be like that.

      I love your Snapshot this week... spooky!!

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  2. I remember visiting Mt. Rushmore when I was ten. We couldn't see a thing because of the fog. Love your photos!

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    1. Oh, no way!! That'd be sad to travel all that way on a foggy day!!

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  3. This is a place I always thought would be fun to visit, but for now i will enjoy your great photos.

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    1. Photos do capture a lot. I never noticed how the eyes were sculpted before... well, I never paid much attention to sculptures in general before. Thx for visiting!!

      I love you Snapshot... such a cute, cute wee bundle!

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  4. Awesome! Sculpture that large and in its natural setting is a wonder to me! The landmark deserves its historic national park designation! And it IS so patriotic a place ...

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    1. I don't typically think of sculptures and natural settings together. I really enjoyed seeing how they were combined here.

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  5. These are amazing pictures. I have never been to Mt. Rushmore, but your pictures really make me want to go. Maybe we'll be able to take our daughter someday down the road.

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    1. Our kids enjoyed it, for sure. But they enjoyed the local KOA campground loaded with fun things for kids to do even MORE. Lol.

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  6. Love how you gave us unique perspectives of these sculptures. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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    1. :-) Thx!! I've seen so many pictures of the one scene... I had a lot of fun finding different ones.

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  7. Great shots--love all the different views. We visited Mt. Rushmore when I was 9. Great memories.

    Here's my Snapshot.

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  8. This is in my sights i must see list. Cool shots!

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  9. I haven't been there, but from the photos that I have seen I wasn't aware of the flag entry - that looks neat. And sculptures are amazing!

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  10. Great photos. I like the ones from below.
    I went to Mt.Rushmore a few years ago and I can't quite make up my mind about it all.... except for the flag entry, I quite liked that.

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  11. Fun! We always see the SAME iconic shot of Mt. Rushmore. It was nice to see some different angles.

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  12. I went there when I was little, and am going back in a couple of weeks. I'm excited to see it from an adult perspective and see if it measures up to my childhood memories (I'm guessing the answer is YES).

    Great pics!

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  13. The noses aren't hollow? Oh...man. My-my whole life has been a liieee!
    Haha. On a serious note, awesome pictures!

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  14. These are truly amazing. I've never seen them, maybe it will go on my bucket list. I'm surprised the noses aren't hollow.

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  15. Wonderful sculpture. Love the details...

    Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

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  16. Interesting shots for an iconic monument that is famous around the world, not just in America.

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  17. Cool pictures! Even as not an American I wouldn't mind seeing these one day.

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