The US Air Force team takes a practice run at Mt. VanHoevenburg.
The run operated from 1932 until the early 1980's.
Building the fromer run was a true art-form where the curves were piles of stone that were coated with ice and sculpted to exacting measurements. The walls of the straight sections were blocks of ice cut from Mirror Lake.
It's since been relplaced by a new, pre-formed and refigerated run that accomodates both luge and bobsledding.
Thank you George.
nice shot! great gallery!
They were tagged by mistake and I had not gotten around to correcting the error. It's been taken care of. Thanks for pointing it out.
I'm glad that my photos have brought back some seemingly fond memories for you. Westport was one of the highlights of our four month trip west.
Yes it is truly beautiful and peaceful! And in this fast-paced day and age of computers, cell phones, satalite TV, and all the other distractions around us, it's had to beleive that such a place even exists!
Photo was taken from Route 128 just a short distance from Fisher Towers. As the title states, it's of Priest and Nuns, Sister Superior and Convent Mesa.
Photo by: Paul Hartmann
According to their official website "The Crazy Horse Memorial, home of the world’s largest mountain sculpture in progress, is in the Black Hills of South Dakota on U.S. Highway 16/385 just 17 miles southwest of Mount Rushmore."
"Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began the project in 1948 at the request of Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear and other Native American elders. Korczak died in 1982. His wife, Ruth, and some members of their family continue the project, working with the nonprofit Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation."
Pictured here is a sculpture at 1/34 scale of the size of the actual memorial. When finished, the actual memorial will be 641' wide and 563' tall, 8' taller than the Washington Monument.