A few photos …

for Wordless Wednesday 

 

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The stone circle of Stonehenge was erected in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC. There are many theories as to who built it and why, the most common being the Druids for sacrificial ceremonies,  but it still remains something of a mystery.

Normally hoards of people turn up to witness the Summer Solstice which this year occurred Monday past.  For the first time ever and for obvious reasons, attendance was banned.

It’s a bit of a trek, but worth it,  I promise you.  Almost there!

 

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40 thoughts on “A few photos …

  1. Annalisa Crawford Jun 22, 2020 / 14:46

    I’ve never been, but I’ve driven past. I find the burial mounds just as fascinating, but people rarely mention them.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 22, 2020 / 14:57

      It really is well worth going to. Even the state of the art visitor centre is mind-blowing! I’m with you on the burial grounds by the way.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 23, 2020 / 13:14

      Not just that, the stones traveled 180 miles from Wales, goodness knows how!

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  2. Denise D Hammond Jun 22, 2020 / 16:24

    On my to-see list, but who knows if that will ever happen. And thanks for letting me know what day it is, lol.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 23, 2020 / 13:12

      Never say never! Another day has passed so today must be … er … Tuesday!

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      • Denise Hammond Jun 23, 2020 / 15:31

        Just read about the new find of the wells nearby. My neighbors can’t dig a hole big enough to plant a tree, so the fact they could do something like that so many years ago with primitive tools is incredible.

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  3. hilarymb Jun 23, 2020 / 10:44

    Hi Keith – great photos … they really show the enormity of the stones – and I’ve been a few times, it was on the way to Cornwall, and would like to go back to see the new centre .. .though would hate the horde of people. Also now they’ve found the vast new neolithic site in the vicinity … that’ll be so interesting. Take care – and enjoy the sun!! All the best – Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 23, 2020 / 13:00

      It’s a fascinating place which is becoming more so as time goes by. Make the most of this weather Hilary!

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  4. stevebethere Jun 23, 2020 / 12:42

    Good post Keith very interesting thanks for the tour I liked the photos nice to see it all close up 🙂

    Have a stonehengetastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  5. Lydia C. Lee Jun 23, 2020 / 21:43

    Didn’t they just find a whole lot of caves or wells or something there under ground? I hope I get to go there one day…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 24, 2020 / 13:43

      Yes, Lydia, they found wells. Investigations are ongoing, goodness knows what they’ll find next.

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  6. Patrick Weseman Jun 24, 2020 / 02:27

    Oh, wow. That is some place that I would love to be. So very cool. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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  7. csuhpat1 Jun 24, 2020 / 02:28

    Oh, wow. That is some place that I would love to be. So very cool. Thanks for sharing the pics

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  8. Sandee Jun 24, 2020 / 16:06

    I would make this trek to see this. A huge slice of history.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. 🙂

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  9. Memories of Eric and Flynn Jun 24, 2020 / 23:50

    They are very impressive. I have been a few times but not for many years now. When we were children it was completely open, not even an ice cream man! We used to picnic amongst the stones.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 25, 2020 / 17:16

      I remember those days too. It’s very different now though; protected and commercialised.

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  10. Natasha Jun 26, 2020 / 13:25

    This took me back in time. Thanks for sharing Keith. Did you manage to go visit this year?

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  11. TravelerInMe Jun 27, 2020 / 10:29

    I have only seen and heard about it on social media. To me they seem to be a family/tribe grave with epitaph. It sure is interesting, whatever it might be.

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  12. XmasDolly Jun 27, 2020 / 22:04

    I’ve never been anywhere except the U.S.. I’ve been to LasVegas where my mother use to live, and we drove from Chicago when I was little to Belen, New Mexico (it’s 40 miles out of Albuquerque where my mother’s brother lived and ran the Belen Motor Company (he sold cars). I was only 13, and once I was to San Diego to see my brother off when he was in the Navy. He was on the U.S.S. Mars & the U.S.S. Aludra and they were supply ships for the soldiers in Viet Nam. He never stepped foot on the soil of Viet Nam during the war, but he did bring them supplies. I even have a video of it somewhere. 🙂 I’ve also been to Tennessee, Nashville, and I’ve seen Elvis’s home from his gate, and his gates are even awesome with the notes and an outline of him. I also see Abraham Lincoln’s cabin, and oh darn who is that writer… I saw his house too and walked through it. Ahhhhh Yes, Mark Twain. This business getting older is no fun. I just turned 70 June 13th and the forgetting part… FORGET THAT! hahahaha~ Love your pictures & your choice of what to share with your readers. I feel like we’re holding hands walking through the Stone Hedge and you’re telling me all about it! My history isn’t so good, so what you had to say of this was fascinating like I’m really there! Thank you kind sir! Your life has been amazing!!! I hope to hold your hand through another era soon!!! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!!!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 28, 2020 / 11:05

      I can’t thank you enough for your kind words. You’ve certainly travelled, albeit without the need for a passport! I’ve seen little of the US, just New York and Chicago. I was your age 4 years ago, and I can assure you my long haul travelling will not be slowing down any time soon!

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      • XmasDolly Jun 28, 2020 / 20:40

        I truly hope not & I hope you’ll share your wonderful adventures with all of us! God speed, and have tons of fun! HUGS

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