— Travelling – South Dakota

As part of my roadtrip around America, I’ve seen Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, where 60ft unfinished sculptures of former US presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are magnificently carved into the face of the granite rock of the Black Hills.

The true scale of the monument can only be fully appreciated when stood at the foot of these faces that tower over you. The real skill of the sculptor Borglum, is in the depiction of Roosevelt’s spectacles – a triumph of planning and vision.

 

 

 

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