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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.

When we first seen it.
When we first seen it....
Getting closer!
Getting closer!...
Zoomed in!
Zoomed in!...
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

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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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