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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Stone Henges............

my cousin Mark took some lovely pictures of Stone Hendge. I may have shared them before but they are so good I want to show them again.
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He was there at sun up.
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So what is it? What is Stone Henge? The word henge refers to a particular type of earthwork of the Neolithic period, typically consisting of a roughly circular or oval-shaped bank with an internal ditch surrounding a central flat area. Inside this area could be standing stones or wooden structures. Those of course we no longer have only the odd post hole may be found.
The Standing stones though, well those can be found all over Great Britain.
My favourite is Avebury circle with its steep outer banks. Nothing subtle about that one.

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Stone Henge is not so obvious, from what I recall the outer bank is not visible. Maybe it is but I didn't notice. It was a very long time ago when I was there, before it was enclosed. The next time I went it had the fence, that spoiled it for me. They say that there will soon be a visitor center, maybe that will help.
Standing stones are all over the British ISles.....This is Carnac
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The stone circle at Castlerigg is situated near Keswick in Cumbria, North West England. One of around 1,300 stone circles in the British Isles and Brittany, it was constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,300 to 900 BCE, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages.
Various archaeologists have commented positively on the beauty and romance of the Castlerigg ring and its natural environment.
The plateau forms the raised centre of a natural amphitheatre created by the surrounding fells and from within the circle it is possible to see some of the highest peaks in Cumbria another place I must visit someday.
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The standing stones I have seen, touched seem to have a life of their own. I would love to be able to walk among them alone. I don't know why they are so fascinating but they are. There seems to be a connection, a thread that connects one to the past. To those who erected them. Fantasy for sure, I am a Christian but I still feel it. What did these long ago people do here, what were their ideals, their intentions? Legends as you know, they fascinate me. I love ancient history. Maybe because there will never be an answer.

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7 comments:

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Great pictures! Stone Henge is quite a spectacular place :)
Mary x

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What an interesting and profound post.

I even read it to my husband who smiled and said "It rocks."

Always one for a pun opportunity, he is right in both ways!

Thanks for the interesting read.

Laurie said...

I enjoyed this post so very very much!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Great post. We forget...who were raised with them...that most people don't know what they are! Lovely photos and a great post. Although I was shocked years ago to drive over the hill in Wiltshire & see the fence around Stonehenge...hadn't been by for a few years. Used to love to get right up and lay your hand on one of the stones...ah well...progress...I suppose.
Ruth

NanaDiana said...

Those pictures are amazing. Stonehenge has always fascinated me. I would love to see it in person-xo Diana

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post! I have always wanted to go to Stonehenge ;o) One day ;o)

Barb King said...

It looks so mysterious with the sunrise and the mist! Great photos! I would love to go there and take some pics.