Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, June 30, 2014

Great Faces, Great Places, South Dakota

That is the slogan for the South Dakota tourism.  Here are the great faces.  Well I can't say the one in front is so great. :-)





This is what you see when you walk in from the parking lot.  It is known as the Avenue of Flags   representing the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.


A closer look a the faces.


This shot was taken at night during the lighting ceremony.  It was very impressive.  They showed a short video of how the faces were carved into the mountain. Afterwards they called all the service men and women in the audience to come down and give their name and which branch of the service they served in.  There were about 40 people who came down.


You can read about the history of Mt. Rushmore here .

I will be showing more pictures from the Black Hills and the Bad Lands as I get them edited.

Thanks for all your kind comments on my last post.  Have a great week and I'll see you next time.

Barb


35 comments:

Vee said...

It looks so incredibly majestic. I really like the face not made from stone!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I've only been out to the badlands & black hills once, it was 8 years ago this summer, and a wonderful family trip!
Great photos, Barb! Can't wait to see more!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i like seeing your face! :)

what a neat way to honor the service men and women!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos Barb. So nice to see one of you too. :) My niece and her husband were just there about 2 weeks ago and her brother lives in Rapid City, SD. Have a great week.

Gail Dixon said...

I think the one of your face is great! Happy and smiling. Such a fascinating process on those carvings. Your photos are so amazing and well-lit, especially since it was night.

Buttons said...

Well I have never seen Mt Rushmore but it certainly looks impressive to me. So only 190something photos to go then eh:):):) Hug B

Mari said...

I would love to see Mt Rushmore! I never knew about the avenue of flags. That and the lighting ceremony sound wonderful!
PS - Your face out front looks great!

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

so pretty. i love the light shot. i bet you had such fun. we loved our trip there. ( :

My Little Home and Garden said...

Yours is a lovely, kind face! As for the others, it is a rather remarkable feat to have those faces carved in the mountains. I'll have to look at the link you provided, Barb.

Karen

Ailime said...

Olá Barb, tão grandioso e belo!
Abraço,
Ailime

Tanya Breese said...

i love that first friendly face! how neat to see this in person! great shots!

Brian King said...

I've never been there, but would love to go! Looks like you enjoyed it!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I've always wanted to go...thanks for sharing - the photos are great! Nice to see you, too, looking happy and having fun. xo Karen

Kerin said...

What a wonderful sight!
You and Mt. Rushmore :)

Thanks so much for sharing.
Looking forward to seeing additional pictures.

Carole M. said...

been thinking of you Barb' - missed your posts of late. Good to see you here and also the stone-faces in the background. Have seen them on documentaries over the years; I'd have loved to see how they worked on those

Prims By The Water said...

One day I might be able to see these awesome works in person. How grand! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing more of your trip. Janice

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I think it is so beautiful there...I was just saying we need to take a trip there again. Lovely photos, Barb!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I like your photo with the famous faces in the background! That is a neat night shot, too. I haven't been there yet, but it's on my bucket list! It was nice to hear that they recognize our military folks. Have a nice week, Barb!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I like the non-stoneface the best! Great smile!

Blackberry Lane said...

Magnificent photos. I look forward to viewing more.

Lynn said...

Your photos are wonderful..the first one especially.

Kathy said...

I've never been I'm sad to say. Maybe someday. This past year PBS had a wonderful documentary about the carving of this great American tribute. It was just full of interesting facts.

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice photos. So glad you were able to take the trek. My brother wanted us to meet them there. I declined when I saw that it is an 11.5 hour drive from our house. Yikes!

Debbie said...

I have been here twice and LOVED it!! I really like the lighted image and the flag display!! Nice to see your happy face!!

Karen said...

I've always wanted to see Mt. Rushmore! I love your smiling face Barb!

Elaine said...

Lovely photos of Mt. Rushmore, and all the faces look great! I haven't been to Mt. Rushmore since I was a child--more years ago than I like to think about, and I imagine everything but the faces themselves is very different. It's on our list of places to visit.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

We've been once and it was fantastic to see. Words cannot describe how impressed I was. I'd like to take my grands one day. I'm glad you got to visit! You look happy.

Rose said...

I think that is a nice face out front! And I hope you got to cheer/clap for the service men in some way...that was a wonderful way to do the ceremony.

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for sharing these photos and information about Mount Rushmore, Barb! On a family trip out that way several years ago, my (then) husband was antsy and only let us get out of the car and look at the faces from the parking lot! I am looking forward to seeing more of your photos from your trip.

ladyfi said...

You look great too!

Sally in WA said...

I enjoyed the lighting ceremony at night. I especially liked your first photo! Have a great Fourth, Barb.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Barb, what a great place and trip. The photo of you is lovely.. Thanks for sharing your visit. Have a happy day!

Marit Helene Gåsland said...

Wow this I have seen on television, so exciting to be there.
Thanks for the nice photo tour, great summer week from Marit.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos. I haven't been there in many years.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You are looking great and I see you were wearing your Tall Ships Shirt! (Say that fast three times) anyways I love the Black Hills and your photos are wonderful! :)