The official Inauguration Day was January 20th. However, as that date falls on a Sunday in 2013, the public swearing-in ceremony will be held today, Monday, January 21, 2013.
For this special day Mount Rushmore National Memorial is the most appropriate photo from my collection.
There are many ways to draw inspiration from Mount Rushmore National Memorial, one of the nation's most consequential and enduring patriotic symbols. Just consider - the work of this massive carving, the largest monument in the world, was accomplished during a time of great national challenge and hardship - the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Between October 4,1927, and October 31,1941, Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers sculpted the colossal faces of U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of the great experiment in democracy that is America.
The Four Presidents:
George Washington (1732-1799) our nation's first president led the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is considered the father of the country; thus he is the most prominent figure on the mountain. "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
Thomas Jefferson (1734-1836) was the author of the Declaration of Independence and America's third president. He doubled the size of the country with the purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803. "A wise and frugal Government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned-this is the sum of good government."
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) our nation's 26th president led a burgeoning United States into the 20th century. Known as the "trust buster" he worked to ensure the rights of common man. "The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of live."
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) considered by many the nation's greatest president held the nation together during the Civil War. "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
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Sergiom (39078) 2013-01-21 5:36
C'est une très bonne idée que de nous montrer cette photo du mont Rushmore , la journée de l'inauguration du président Obama. La contre plongée donne beaucoup d'ampleur à l'ensemble.
On souhaite bonne chance au président, il en aura besoin.
ACL1978 (5689) 2013-01-21 9:05
A beautiful view of Rushmore here, including its surroundings as well. A very fitting post for today - Thanks!
PS - I was just going through TE photos of state capitol buildings, and I've noticed you have shots of a large number. I've added many to a State Capitols theme I created - hope you don't mind! You have some great shots.
Bluejeans (64211) 2013-01-22 5:43
Ola Zbigniew ,
Bela visão deste monumento bem nosso conhecido , gostei da luz e cores , bom ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
emilbo (20812) 2013-01-22 12:20
Ces sculptures des 4 présidents américains sculptés dans la montagne m'ont toujours fasciné. Tu nous les présentes bien dans une excellente qualité d'image. L'éclairage est au max et les détails sont parfaits. Belle présentation devant un magnifique ciel.
Félicitations!... et merci de ta visite,
claudeD (24147) 2013-01-23 8:58
very fine picture of this well known monument from the US. I like your very good and informative note very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adores (28178) 2013-01-27 15:29
This is a really famous monument and the photo is very good. The weather really helped! I like the sky and the light! Good pov and sharpness also!
Oceania (2117) 2013-01-28 6:12
I always wanted to visit Mount Rushmore, but the location is just too remote for me. Well, I just enjoy it from your fabulous picture.
GREGG (8243) 2013-02-02 6:39
Witaj, znane miejsce
mnie kojarzy się z okładką Deep Purple :)
fajna kompozycja dobra jakość
eldancer1 (16938) 2013-02-05 7:45
Excellent post for the inaguaration day of Pres. Obama. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
dale54 (4896) 2013-03-07 11:10
well zbigniew hello,what a fantastic capture of this beautifull place.super sky and light, love it! dr
kennyblack (4105) 2013-04-15 7:52
Mount Rushmore is definitely one of the most interesting for its sculptures carved in stone. The photo is taken from an excellent POV and good light in order to make well defined details. Excellent and natural coloring.
Thanks for the post.
The best greetings, have a nice day .... Marino
- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (2320)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-07
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 28, Leica Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-4.4/4.8-86.4
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-21 5:26