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After a visit to Crazy Horse Memorial my trash Chinese tour went to Mount Rushmore, located not so far. When I saw the faces of American presidents in the slope I was something disappointed, they looks much smaller than I had imagined, maybe because I had saw the previous monument, that was very large.
This famous monument was planed by a local who wanted to attract visitors to the state, at first he wanted to sculpt the faces of western heroes in some granite pinnacles located in another mountain around but when the artist saw that he decided to use this mountain because the better granite it had. At same time the artist thought the personages should be very famous across the country to be able to attract visitors and the artist choose the presidents face.

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Meu tour chinês fajuta saiu do Memorial de Crazy Horse e seguiu para Mount Rushmore. Ao chegar me decepcionei com a vista dos presidentes, o monumento me pareceu muito menor do que eu havia imaginado, talvez porque eu havia visto o monumento anterior, que era muito maior.
Estas esculturas foram pensadas por uma morador local que queria atrair visitantes para seu estado, queria esculpir faces de heróis do oeste em pináculos numa montanha nas imediações, mas o artista, ao ver tal montanha achou que o granito dela era péssimo e preferiu o granito desta montanha, ao mesmo tempo imaginou que a atração deveria ter personages reconhecidos nacionalmente e escolheu a face dos presidentes para serem esculpidas.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11729 W: 174 N: 22397] (97497)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-09-27
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Travelogue: WESTERN USA
  • Date Submitted: 2015-08-09 1:37
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