Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Georgia Confidential

Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are memorialized at 
Stone Mountain, Georgia, on the largest bas relief in the world.
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We basically drove almost straight through Georgia, but we did stop long enough (less than 30 minutes) to see Stone Mountain. Carved by the same man who carved Mount Rushmore, Stone Mountain is the largest bas relief in the world and pays homage to Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson--the Confederate States of America's most loved leaders.

Photo copyright: Janet Kincaid, 04/09

4 comments:

marley said...

At least you took in one (quick!) sight! Impressive carving, but as we know he was good at his job!

D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid said...

Marley: I had to have at least one thing from Georgia. And if we weren't going through Savannah, this was the least I could do! :-)

Maya said...

While this was interesting, I'd still rather see Mount Rushmore!

Janet Kincaid said...

Maya: If I had to choose between Rushmore and Stone Mountain, I'd choose the former any day. Stone Mountain was interesting, but Rushmore is just plain cool!