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Stonehenge revisited

By prtd
The last time I visited Stonehenge was nearly 40 years ago. I don't remember having to pay. One just parked the car nearby and walked over to the stones. Now some 1.6million people visit the site each year and visiting is more 'streamlined'. There is a large, tarmac car park in a field due west of the site, a reception/exhibition centre that blends into the rolling countryside and buses every five minutes to take one over a slight hill up to the stones. The whole site is as dramatic as I remembered it, its purpose still the subject of scientific debate but more than anything a reminder of what extraordinary feats could be achieved by using logs and man power alone - in this case transporting the inner blocks of stone from distances as far away as the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire. A mere 180 miles away!

Tags: Black and white Stonehenge Stone circle Landscape and travel Blocks of stone

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2020 1:11AM
Excellent image, Love the location...
Great light as well...Isabel GrinGrin
5 Mar 2020 5:47PM
Splendid capture. No people and a bird on top of the stones. Debs
hrsimages 8 1 Germany
7 Mar 2020 6:03PM
Great image. Here we go Peter. Number 30! SmileSmileSmile
Howard

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