As an American, there are certain things I feel you just have to see in your lifetime. One of those things is Mount Rushmore, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This memorial is just amazing. There is so much detail and precision that it’s hard to believe that it was carved using dynamite! I also like that they just left all the exploded granite sitting at the bottom of the monument, giving you an idea of how much rock had to be removed to carve the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
May 25, 2009