Friday, April 13, 2012

Saturday Photohunt: Sturdy

Hmm...sturdy. What to do with this theme, I wonder? How about something that is roughly 4,500 years old? To be still standing after four millenia, methinks Stonehenge qualifies as sturdy! There are older phases dating back to ca 3000 BCE, but the stones that remain standing today are from ca 2500 BCE. (Or so says wikipedia!) My daughters, my father and I were privileged to visit Stonehenge in 2007, on a Stone Circle Access tour through the English Heritage Trust Society. (Which means that we got to walk among the stones, instead of simply walking around the perimeter as is normally the case nowadays. Very cool - highly recommend this tour if you can book it.)

I cannot explain in words, but Stonehenge felt like a place of power...standing alone in the centre was amazing. As everyone else began drifting back to the parking lot, I realized I was all alone, so lingered for a moment to soak in this powerful experience.





















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6 comments:

Lilian said...

Yes, they are very sturdy to have remained there for so long!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I would be filled with wonder of it all, if I were to see this 'in person'....EXCELLENT STURDY.

Mine's HERE if you'd care to join me. My first since TNChick stopped hosting long ago.

Happy weekend.

YTSL said...

I visited Stonehenge in the early 1980s. You didn't need to be on a tour to get to go up really close to -- and even touch -- the stones. So I guess I really was very lucky...

Trekcapri said...

Hi Anne, it's really amazing how these stones has lasted for so long. I love how the sun is shining on them.

Cool photos and a great choice for Sturdy.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Stonehenge is absolutely Sturdy!
Perfect photohunt :-)

sandrac said...

Wonderful photos, I've always wanted to see Stonehenge!

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