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lakshmi
Recently, I drove to South Dakota. This was my 3rd visit to this beautiful state. I went with my son to Rapid City, which is nestled in the Black Hills Area. It is named for the dark appearance given by the mountains' thick covering of pines.

The 1st photo is Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills. The sculptor, Gutzon Borglum chose this mountain for its granite face and with a team of 400 people, carved the faces of 4 presidents( George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln) with perfection. Each face is 60 feet high.
lakshmi
Here is another photo. This one is Crazy Horse. Crazy Horse was a war Chief of Lakota Indians. He was stabbed to death during the battle of big horn. This non profit project began in 1947, when sculptor Korczak Ziolkowskiarrived in the Black Hills to accept the invitation of Lakota chief to carve Crazy Horse. The hair can fit all the 4 faces of the presidents from Mount Rushmore. The project is not funded by the federal Government. Volunteers contribute in everyway. Noone knows when this project will be completed since it depends on the weather and finance. The sculptor died in 1982 and the project is carried by his wife and children. When completed , this monument will be the tallest in the world.
G. Kartikeya
Beautiful pictures, Lakshmi Didi! More are on their way, I am sure, but I will be able to see them only later.

G. Kartikeya
Erum Hashmi
Beautiful pictures, Lakshmiji!
Aayinah
Stunning capture Lakshmi didi. Please share more.
rdfan
Lakshmi, Beautiful pic...I bet you had a great time there. Thanks for the photos
kuntal
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Lakshmi, Beautiful pic...I bet you had a great time there. Thanks for the photos
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What a nice picture lakshmiji ! beautiful architect. Please share more. [size=3]
lakshmi
Thank you Kartikeya, Erum,Aayinah, Ashish and Kuntal for all the appreciation. I enjoy traveling more than anything an love to take photos of any thing that looks attractive.

The next picture of mine is a famous theatre on 48th street between 6th and 7th avenue in New York City. The theatre was built by the west coast producer, John Cort, The architect was Thomas Lamb and it was completed in i913. It is a must see for its beautiful facade.
Rishii
YOU SEEM TO LOVE TRAVELLING. WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE SNAPS OF SUCH PICTURESQUE PLACES.
lakshmi
I like travelling a lot. That is my first passion. I am always interested in others' Pics too.

Here is a photo of a street in Salzburg, Austria. It was taken by me on our visit to Austria. In Salzburg, we parked the car in one street and walked the whole city.Here is a photo I shot.
Rishii
QUOTE(lakshmi @ Jun 4 2008, 07:54 AM) *

I like travelling a lot. That is my first passion. I am always interested in others' Pics too.

Here is a photo of a street in Salzburg, Austria. It was taken by me on our visit to Austria. In Salzburg, we parked the car in one street and walked the whole city.Here is a photo I shot.




Just like you, I too am very fond of travelling. So now I look forward to a job where I can fulfill this passion of mine. I have already visited the most of India leaving the far eastern side. I could not visit the other countries because when I had the time, I didnt have the money. Now when I have the money, I dont have the time.

So hoping to get a chance to mix work and pleasure.
lakshmi
Rishi,

You are still very young. I am sure , you will find time to see many places.

Here is a nice Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St.Alexander Nevasky in Howell , New Jersey
rdfan
very nice one Lakshmi
lakshmi
Thanks Ashish.

Here are a few pics from Holocaust memorial in Miami Beach, Florida.

Holocaust memorial is memorial to the memory of 6 million Jewish victims of the holocaust. The memorial dedicated and opened to public in Feb 1990. The architect and sculptor was Kenneth Treister.
lakshmi
The next photo is the house and museum of Ernest Hemingway, who was one of the most honored and respected authors of America. This nobel prize winner of 1954 lived here for more than 10 years
rdfan
Vaah Vaah, thanks Lakshmi for the guided tour...keep them coming...
Rishii
QUOTE(rdfan @ Jun 6 2008, 09:45 PM) *
Vaah Vaah, thanks Lakshmi for the guided tour...keep them coming...




I AGREE........GREAT PHOTOS AND ENRICHING ONES.
lakshmi
You are welcome Asish and Rishi


The next one is a palace in Vienna, Austria. Schonbrunn palace is One of the beautiful palaces . It was the summer resident for Hapsburgs who ruled central Europe for 600 years. There are 1400 rooms and the garden is just amazing. Here are 3 photos from my file
Rishii
I THINK AUSTRIA ALONG WITH DENMARK AND OTHER SCANDANAVIAN COUNTIRES ARE THE BEST PICTURESQUE PLACES ON EARTH.
lakshmi
I agree with you Rishi. Most of the countries in Europe are very picturesque. There are many beautiful spots in USA. I will be uploading from different parts of USA. Here are a few photos from Kansas City, Missouri

I love the plaza in Kansas City. It has upscale shops, fine restaurants and most of all the shops and restaurants are of spanish architecture. Yhere are many fountains, murals, statues etc. Here are a few photos of the plaza.
rdfan
Vienna, Austria. Schonbrunn palace is demanding to be visited...thanks Lakshmi for the nice picture.
lakshmi
Yes Rdfan, these countries are beautiful. I would like to go back and spend a few days there. I will post more pics from Austria.

I used to live in San Francisco in early 1980s. Nice city. Saw many beautiful sights. Here is a photo of San Francisco(Bay area) from Lombard street, the crookedest street.
rdfan
wow!!!! fantastic view....yeah, one more place for me to visit....the question remains....when?

Thanks for the lovely view Lakshmi
Rishii
I am too tempted to look for a job which gives me ample opportunity to travel. This way I can combine work with pleasure.
lakshmi
Thanks Ashish and Rishi. You guys are young and plenty of time to see the world.

I shot this photo while I was in Scotland. I took the description from the net.

In 1269, while the Earl of Atholl was away in England for an extended period, a neighbour, John Comyn, started to build a castle on the Earl's land. Atholl complained to King Alexander III, got his land back, and incorporated the usurping tower into his own castle. It is still there, called Comyn's Tower.

It has been occupied by attackers on four occasions, including being taken by the Cromwellians during the English Civil War.
During the 1745 Jacobite revolt, Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed at Blair Castle on his way south after landing at Glenfinnan. Inevitably the English army occupied the castle in 1746 as the Jacobite revolt came to its sad conclusion. The Jacobites under Lord George Murray, lay siege to Blair in what is believed to be the last castle siege in Britain.

Blair has changed its architectural appearance over the years. Much of what can be seen today dates from the 18th century, and it has become a palace rather than a fortress.
lakshmi
Love those tulips in Central Park New York City
rdfan
Scotland is another place full of natural beauties...great snaps
Rishii
QUOTE(rdfan @ Jun 12 2008, 12:40 AM) *
Scotland is another place full of natural beauties...great snaps




I agree...........By the way, I think Didi has covered almost the whole of the northern hemisphere, except the North Pole.
lakshmi
Thanks Ashish and Rishi for your appreciation. I have seen very little. Hopefully, I cansee 50% of the world.

Today, I decided to go to New York City. I enjoy going bymyself, so that I can spend many hours seeing anything I like. Istarted at 12 noon at the southern tip of Manhattan in battery park and walked all the way to Prince Street in Soho andthen caughtthe subway to Penn Station. It took me 4 hours to see everything between South Ferry stationand Prince street. I took 200 photos. I will upload many of them periodically.

Here is theone pic of me with raging bull. This bull is 7000 pounds and made out ofbronze. The sculptor is New York City artist, Arturo Di Modica.He created this one after the black Monday in Oct,1987. It is situated in Broadway and Bowling Greene intersection.
sri
Nice thread , Lakshmi !!

Unfortunately I was only able to see the first pic in the full size. When i clicked on the next one i got the message "Sorry, you have downloaded your allotted amount of files for today."

Didn't know the limit applied to seeing images too (!!)...but i suppose it's logical.

The accompanying descriptions make the thread even more interesting. Keep it up...and have fun travelling and taking photos too !!

Sri
lakshmi
Thanks Sri for your appreciation. Can't attach the images as they are. Hereis the next set.

The next pic is Brooklyn Bridge.

The work which is most likely to become our most durable monument, and to convey some knowledge of us to the most remote posterity, is a work of bare utility; not a shrine, not a fortress, not a palace, but a bridge." - Harper's Weekly (1883)


This bridge over the East River joind the boroughs of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. It is one of the largest suspensionbridges. It took more than 13 years to complete itand was completed in 1883. Pedestrians can walk on the top of the bridge. The architect was John Augustus Roebling. The cables are made out of steel.

That is me in the photo
lakshmi
Washington D.C. is the capitol of US. It is another fantastic place to visit.. Here is a photo of Washington monument in D.C. This beautiful, 555 feet sand colored obelisk was built in mid 1800s to honour our first president, George Washington. This photo was takenfrom Lincoln Memorial.
lakshmi
The next one is..I don't know what to call.. cabanas, sheds or simply colorful buildings. Found them on the beach in Sea Bright, New Jersey. Found interesting.
rdfan
Great going Lakshmi...you look beautiful tourist in NY...thanks for the photos. NY has so much to see. Waiting to see some night picture at Time Sq.
If you had taken the ferry from Pier-1/2 then do share some picture.

DC is a good place, together with Baltimore harbour, nice summer evening entertainment. Boats can take you to the other side, forgetting the name and you could have lobster by the harbour. One other place I thought quite nice was Potomac river.

Sea Bright, New Jersey. surely looks colourful....may be they have to build another Tajmahal casino.....more colour than Atlantic City or not? A Jersey native can only confirm.
indydave
Why are those sheds/cabanas so colorful - any particular reason for it?
By the way, fantastic collection of pictures :)
rdfan
meant to complement colourful bikinies laugh.gif
lakshmi
Thanks Ashish for your positive comments. I have been to times square numerous times. I took the night pic 35 years ago. Lost many of them while moving. After buying the dig camera, haven't been to time square in the night. I will do it soon and post all the pics.

Indy, I spotted those colored buildings while driving on Ocean Blvd. I was in myjeans and sneakers and felt ashamed to walk inside to ask about them. All the people were inbarefeet and bathing suits.

Ashish, if you want to see the best bikinis, you should go to miami beach or Hawaii.


Hey guys, I went to Queens yesterday(by myself) and walked in Flushing meadow park and by Arthur Ashe stadium. I have been to this park many times while living in Queens 1n early 70s . Here are a few photos of this Unisphere. This is the world's largest globe given to 1964 worlds fair by US Steel corporation. It is 140 ft high, made out of steel and symbolizes universal peace.
lakshmi
The state capitol building, Hartford, Coneecticut
rdfan
good going Lakshmi, thanks.

Yup, looks like one more Hawai-5-O trip
lakshmi
Thanks Ashish. You guys are my inspiration. I go crazy sometimes, but who cares? Here is a photo of number9 in Manhattan, New York. It is a bulilding number, looks like a sculpture.
rdfan
#9 - quite creative I must say. Good spot Lakhsmi.

Lakshmi no worries, we're here to travel along with you at almost no cost smile.gif
Do feel free to upload at heart's content.
lakshmi
Thanks Ashish. My family had it. They think I am taking it too far. Anyway, I enjoy doing it.

Here is a corn palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. It is an exhibition hall with onion shaped domes covered with multicolored corn.
rdfan
wow!!! wonderful....are these real corn's?
lakshmi
yes.

Here is the charred globe from ground zero sitting in battery park
lakshmi
Water falls under Brooklyn Bridge,New York City
JS
How did I miss out on this thread Lakshmi didi!!!

Keep them coming.They are really wonderful.
lakshmi
Thanks Jayant. Here is a nice stave church in Rapid City, South Dakota
JS
QUOTE(lakshmi @ Jul 15 2008, 09:49 PM) *

Thanks Jayant. Here is a nice stave church in Rapid City, South Dakota


Nice one!! happy.gif
rdfan
Lakshmi.....WoW!!! wonderful....the Dakota church looks like built in wood only
lakshmi
QUOTE(rdfan @ Jul 15 2008, 11:05 PM) *

Lakshmi.....WoW!!! wonderful....the Dakota church looks like built in wood only


Yes Rdfan. I think, wood logs have been used. It is the only church of this kind in US.

Look at the color formation on rocks in Badlands, South Dakota
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