WPC: Masterpieces, man-made and natural.

The photo challenge this week brought to mind the thrill I felt when I first saw the majestic beauty of this man-made masterpiece carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore. I just couldn’t imagine how someone could conceive of such a fantastic project. The sculptures are 60 feet high, and the entire memorial covers 5.17 km². The construction of this masterpiece commenced in 1927, and was completed in October 1941 at a cost of $989,992.

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Just imagine how David Livingstone must have felt when in November 1855, he suddenly  found himself face to face with this masterpiece of nature, which he named Victoria Falls, in honour of Queen Victoria. The indigenous name ‘Mosi-oa-Tuny’, meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’, continues in common usage as well, and in this photo you can see why it was so named. This colossal waterfall is the world’s largest sheet of falling water, being twice the height of Niagara falls, and twice the width of Horseshoe Falls.

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WordPress challenge: Green

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  Lao Tzu                                                                                                Click on any image to get slide show. To see more entries for this green challenge, just click here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dream

My answer to this weeks photo challenge, is this dreamy photo taken at Victoria Falls a few years ago. I love the way it’s framed by the foliage, and the cascading water creates a mist which gives it a dreamy quality.

Just for fun, I thought I’d pop in these next two photos of my dreaming grandchildren.

This one of my daughter’s two, was taken a few years ago on Christmas eve. I’m sure they were dreaming of what Santa was going to bring them. 😉

This is my son’s daughter who tired herself out, racing around the park. She was off to dreamland almost as soon as she was put into her seat on the back of the bicycle.