Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Wings (Not The Beatles)


The visitor areas around the Hoover Dam are littered with monuments to this and that, or plaques to honor this or that group involved in the dam in some way. This winged figure is one of a pair of statues that honor something or other, I'm afraid I really don't remember and am too lazy to look it up. The ground around them is a giant map of the night sky showing the exact position of the stars on the night the dam was dedicated. So a million years from now, no doubt the dam will still be there in some form or another, but if there are no people around, space aliens will be able to figure out when it was built. Don't you wish the Egyptians had done that for us with their pyramids?

1 comment:

Andrea Lopez Estrada said...

I like your post. I saw once a documentary on Hoover Dam on the History Channel and since then I want to go. They refferred to how many workers died, who were the architects, the temperatures in the desert in which they have to work (about 40° Celsius) and things of the sort. Good pics by the way.