Saturday, 30 November 2013

Stonehenge

Stonehenge Wiltshire


Stonehenge is, of course, the famous English pre-historic monument.  It is in Wiltshire – only 8 miles north of Salisbury (which is famous for its cathedral) 

The first time I went there as a child you were able to walk right into it and even touch the stones.  Now it is all cordoned off.  I guess they had to do that to preserve the stones.

Stonehenge Wiltshire


Quite apart from the mystery of what it was for, the mere fact that it was built so long ago makes you marvel at the engineering skill!

Stonehenge Wiltshire


And for all of us who enjoy Diana Gabaldon's works we can enjoy the romance of what uses the stones may have been put to. And, no, that's not me in the pic - just wanted to give you a sense of scale!
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2 comments:

  1. Salisbury is the most beautiful Christian cathedral I have ever visited. Stone Henge could be described to be a Druid cathedral. Both incredibly beautiful in their own dynamic way. A really inspiring post Carole!

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  2. Great pictures! This is a place I've always wanted to go.

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