Crowded

Stonehenge was busier than portrayed in my previous photographs. With a little bit of patience and a few steps one way or another it was possible to take photographs that included very few people. Now I look at the wider picture I think that was some achievement on my part!

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 11th 2017

…walking back from the stones to the visitor centre

Stonehenge Landscape

Stonehenge Landscape

Stonehenge Landscape

Stonehenge Landscape

Stonehenge Visitor Centre

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Stone & crows

Stones & Crows

Stones & Crows

Stones & Crow

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 9th 2017

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Galatians 5:22 (KJV)

Sunny Delight

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 8th 2017

The Slaughter Stone

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 7th 2017

The Heel Stone

A signboard near to the Heel Stone informs that we were standing near to the original entrance to the henge.

You are standing close to the original entrance to Stonehenge, looking at the most impressive and best-preserved part of the outer stone circle.

This north-east side has the most regular sarsen stones, which were carefully shaped and smoothed. This would have made a spectacular impression on those approaching along the Avenue, the processional route to the monument built in about 2300 BC.

This area, where the Avenue meets the earthwork enclosure, was the focus of intense prehistoric activity, with various wooden posts and stones being erected, moved and removed over time. These restricted the movement of people into Stonehenge and may have been markers for astronomical events.

The huge unworked sarsen standing nearby is the Heel Stone. It weighs about 40 tons. The fallen stone in front of you is the Slaughter Stone, on of two or three upright stones that once stood in a line across the entrance causeway. These replaced lines of small wooden stakes.

The Slaughter Stone

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 6th 2017

Stonehenge Visitor Centre

When we visited Stonehenge last year we chose to take a leisurely stroll to the stones rather than embark upon the shuttle bus. The walk was quite peaceful despite the crowds and it was wonderful to see the stones slowly emerging from the wider Stonehenge landscape. I found it interesting to see the stones within the wider landscape and other manmade features that surround the stones.

Stonehenge Landscape

Stonehenge Appearing

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge Landscape

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 5th 2017

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