If you ever find yourself in South Dakota and visiting the Crazy Horse Memorial, be sure to take your time and explore the site. There’s a lot to see. The Sculptor’s Home and Studio are especially nice and packed with some unexpected items.
The sculptor, a fellow named Korczak Ziolkowski, lived in a tent for several months while he hand cut the trees for this cabin. He and his wife Ruth actually worked together, building the log structure and filling it with curiosities.
Many of these items were created by the artist himself but there’s a fair number of antiques too. My favorite piece is a mirror that was once owned by Marie Antoinette.
Just think. Sweaty old me, in my hiking clothes and clunky shoes that were covered in sand, stood before the very mirror that Marie Antoinette once gazed upon in all her elegance.
Don’t worry, I stayed calm and didn’t lose my head over it…. sorry, the pun….but thoroughly enjoyed the thought.
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Nice pun work 🙂 🙂
I went to the Crazy Horse Memorial years ago, but we didn’t stay long. I was young at the time and with my family. I’d love to go back again and do it right!
Thanks M.B.! I do like a good pun!
And yes, you do need to go back and have the full experience as an adult. I’m betting you would also enjoy downtown Rapid City with its trail of life sized presidential statues. There’s one for every President and it has taken a real community effort to make it all happen.
I only did a drive by last time I was in that area. Can’t say I was too impressed with Rapid City when I spent the night there.
I really like downtown Rapid City but it’s probably not for everyone. We ate at a few different places and shopped but my favorite thing was just rambling around with my camera and seeing all the Presidential statues.
I completely missed them!
Oh dear. Maybe you can swing in your next trip through.