I’ve been to Mt. Rushmore several times before, but I don’t remember seeing these abstract shapes on the left side of Abe’s head before. It’s almost like they had more work in mind but decided this was good enough. The circular piece of rock on the side of his head makes it seem like they were trying to depict him wearing headphones.
The main needle that gives the Needles Highway it’s name and also a feature which helped jog my memory of the place from 50 years ago.
The Fashion Queen hams it up on the Needles Highway near Mt. Rushmore. When we drove up to this spot on the highway, I realized I’d been here before–maybe 50 years ago on a family vacation. Although occasionally I’ve recalled a vague memory of being in such an area of pinnacled rocks as a kid, I thought it was in California or Nevada on another family trip. But when I saw this the other day, the jolt of memory was so vivid and exact, it had to be this place.
I’m back in Rapid City to pick up my Elevations exhibit that has been at the Dahl Art Center for the last two months. The Fashion Queen is with me this time so I took her to see the graffiti alley I photographed the last time I was here. She enjoyed it, as did I and I even found a few new photographs to take.