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Our Lady of the Rockies in Butte, Montana
Aug 31, 2016 03:12:57   #
RE Loc: California
 
This has been on my list of places to visit for years. It is a tribute to the Virgin Mary a man promised to create should his cancer stricken wife survive, she did and he more than kept his part of the deal...he had thought it would be 5 or 6 feet tall. Being a three time cancer survivor I really just wanted to see it in person! I got there too late to get close to it, but I did get to see it light up! I first became aware of it on a travel station news feature which is good because the sign does not mention the reason it came to be.


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When we first seen it.
When we first seen it....
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Getting closer!
Getting closer!...
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Zoomed in!
Zoomed in!...
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Lights for the night.
Lights for the night....
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Aug 31, 2016 03:35:55   #
Leicaflex Loc: Cymru
 
Interesting story and your photographs do it justice.
I particularly like the "Lights for the night" photograph, quite dramatic.
Thank you for posting

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Aug 31, 2016 04:56:27   #
DOOK Loc: Maclean, Australia
 
Very nice, Rena.

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Aug 31, 2016 09:17:29   #
Swamp-Cork Loc: Lanexa, Virginia
 
Very nice set, Rena!

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Aug 31, 2016 09:20:56   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Interesting.

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Aug 31, 2016 09:28:21   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
I am constantly amazed at the wonderous things in our country that are seldom mentioned. This is beautiful - thank you for sharing it.

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Aug 31, 2016 19:17:27   #
jeanbug35 Loc: Jonesboro AR
 
Never heard of this. It's nice.

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Sep 1, 2016 07:57:42   #
MT native Loc: Big Sky Country — Montana
 
Have driven by this monument many times. Unless you have that long lens or have the opportunity to drive up to the top, one does not get a feel for how large and magnificent it is. Very nice work on your images. I especially like the #2 capture. Thanks for sharing.

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Sep 1, 2016 10:30:45   #
denoferth Loc: Portsmouth, NH
 
I'm amazed the perpetually offended atheists haven't started another of their reptilian lawyer assisted despicable campaigns to have it torn down. Strange how they protest so vigorously against a concept they maintain does not exist or is it simply the left's belief system cannot allow anything that they disagree with to exist unmolested?

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Sep 1, 2016 10:49:55   #
hiker60 Loc: Northern Idaho
 
Very moving story and rather dramatic pictures of a monument dedicated to women. Your patience paid off with a series of lovely, creative pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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Sep 1, 2016 14:44:47   #
JoAnneK01 Loc: Lahaina, Hawaii
 
Fabulous photos. Have been through Butte several times and never even knew it was there. Definitely a stop the next time I'm in the area. Mahalo for sharing.

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Sep 1, 2016 22:56:30   #
CathyAnn Loc: Live full-time in an RV, traveling
 
Magnificent! The next time I drive that way, I'll have to look! Thanks for sharing this.

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Sep 1, 2016 23:25:41   #
sailorsmom Loc: Souderton, PA
 
Beautiful images, Rena!

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Sep 4, 2016 18:16:55   #
jpgto Loc: New Haven County, The Taxation State
 
Very nice RE, thanks for taking me along, quite interesting. Like the night colors. Jeff

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