Thursday, July 19, 2012

Friday My Town Shoot Out

Fountains, sculptures, murals is the topic this week. And, although I'm not in one particular town these days, I thought this might fit in. Certainly, this is a sculpture on a grand scale.
Once a year, an event called Volksmarch, Black Hills, SD, allows the public to hike a 10K up to the very face of Crazy Horse Memorial. It was a sunny, warm day, and as we got close, I was begging to know how much farther.
Granite. Imagine this. Blasting to begin the first shape.
I don't know that it will ever really be completed, as it has been going on for 60 years at this point, but I sure love the idea of it. Here's a picture off the internet of what the memorial should eventually look like.
Wow. To see more wonderful photos from Friday My Town Shootout, please go here! Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. A case where the use of the word 'awesome' really is appropriate.

  2. 60 years and still not complete? Not an easy feat but whatever that's ready is one hell of work! Too beautiful for words.

  3. I had never heard of this memorial. I like the side view with all the detail. Pretty amazing.

  4. absolute beautiful. A great close=up shot. Would be something to see.

  5. Fantastic! I've only seen the typical distance shot and your work throws it into a completely new and wonderful perspective! I absolutely love it.

  6. I've been missing in action for a couple of months, what a great surprise to see you back. have you two settled down or you still traveling...?
    I think this monument is the best just as it is.... allows you to imagine his spirit is still in the earth. can you imagine trying to get the proportions just right?
    hugs from Nova Friburgo.

  7. That really is awe inspiring! Lucky you to be in the right place at the right time!

  8. Wow. That certainly beats any idea I've had so far about "huge" sculptures... Thanks for sharing; I've never heard of this project before.