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2010-09-01 09:41:23
Yeah, all these years and I've never been there. I have drove through the town of Stone Mountain, but never been to the park. Just never have been interested. :P
2010-09-01 08:23:06
Would have looked a lot better if they left it in its natural state
2010-08-31 10:53:22
What a pity! A beatiful rock destroyed with a horrible and ugly sculpture!
2010-08-31 05:20:57
The issues of defacing a magnificent natural wonder and of perpetuating the adoration of the leaders of the Confederacy aside, the work itself is of highly questionable aesthetic merit. Old Jeff Davis looks like a zombie, and the face of General lee, obviously based on the famous photograph of him taken by Mathew Brady shortly after the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, bears only the vaugest resemblance to that worthy gentleman. Numerous photographs of all three men exist so one must conclude that the creators of the relief simply lacked the technical skill to render their subjects accurately, or for that matter with grace, finesse or sensitivity.
2010-08-31 02:27:01
This is so sad. I'm all for defacing beautiful rock outcroppings with sculpture, but what they've done at Stone Mountain is just tacky. I don't object to the subject of the carvings, but to its *artistic* merits. In the summer months, they mount an equally lame laser light show against the mountain. Epic fail.
2010-08-31 00:40:40
Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock in Stone Mountain, Georgia. At its summit, the elevation is 1,686 feet (513 m) amsl and 825 feet (251.5 m) above the surrounding area. Stone Mountain granite extends underground 9 miles (14 km) at its longest point into Gwinnett County. Numerous reference books and Georgia literature have dubbed Stone Mountain as “the largest exposed piece of granite in the world". This misnomer is most likely a result of advertisement by granite companies and early park administration. In actuality, there are larger exposed granite landscapes throughout the world including the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. Stone Mountain, though often called a pink granite dome, is actually a quartz monzonite rock when described in geologic terms and is therefore not technically granite. Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world.[1] Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved there: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.