Saturday, November 29, 2014

Utah to South Dakota then Wyoming

Turret Arch, Arches National Park, Utah.
Can you see the tiny person underneath the arch?

Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer Country, South Dakota.
The Crazy Horse Memorial would be the world's largest sculpture should it be completed.  Not the one in white, but the one at the mountain. The memorial is being carved since 1948.  Due to some disputes it is left unfinished.
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Established in 1925, Mount Rushmore is composed of granite.  A few hundred workers, who were usually miners or sculptors or rock climbers, used dynamite, jackhammer and chisel to sculpt the model. Until today you can see the scree of rocks from scuplting and construction at the foot of the mountain.

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming.
Devils Tower is certainly a tower, but evil has nothing to do with it. To my surprise, it's official name lack an aprostrophe. 

This is a remarkable natural formation standing nearly 900 feet like a solitary sentinel surrounded by Black Hills forest. 

At first glimpse, this formation looked a lot like someone or something had clawed at it.  There is a legend about a boy turned into a bear then tried to claw its way to attack his human siblings thus creating deep gashes in its sides. 

In reality, geologists concluded that Devils Tower was formed by an igneous intrusion. This was once a very a large explosive volcano

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles

Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where Pretty Woman was filmed.

McLaren on display on Rodeo Drive.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Thrill Capital of the World. Six Flags Magic Mountain holds the world record for most roller coasters in an amusement park

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