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Art Deco, Hoover Dam
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Posted By: GeoJerry, 03-12-2013, 01:49 PM

This is an interesting period piece located at Hoover Dam in Nevada. I don't know if the big government projects would have money to do this sort of thing anymore.

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Great shot, reminds of a scene from the Lord of the Rings movies.
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Very cool! It does seem like a lot of modern structures are all function and no form.
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LotR! Thats the one! Great shot, interesting statue.

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Thanks folks! Never thought about that but yes it does look like something from Lord of the Rings or maybe a video game scene.
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Indeed that is pretty cool.
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Very interesting statue... reminding me too of the Elves. It looks huge! Do you have another shot of the whole thing. Love this version though. Thanks for sharing
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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
Indeed that is pretty cool.
Thanks Dave! I am always in search of cool.

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Very interesting statue... reminding me too of the Elves. It looks huge! Do you have another shot of the whole thing. Love this version though. Thanks for sharing
Thanks Tess.... here's another picture. There are actually two of these flanking an enormous flagpole. Not a very good picture but you get the idea. I'd guess the statues are about 20 ft high.


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QuoteOriginally posted by GeoJerry Quote
actually two of these
Well you always get more for a pair.
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There are a lot of art deco-ish elements at Hoover. Some of the most breathtaking terrazzo floors I've ever seen are hidden inside the dam (you have to take the tour to see them), amazing southwestern art deco motifs. Thanks for the reminder, Jerry! Neat images!
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Thanks for the comments, kerrowdown and Julie
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Wow, thanks for adding that shot. Very cool photo opts.
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