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the whole of stonehenge quite a sight really, i been a few times but it always amazes me :-)



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How tall are the stones, SL? It's eerie looking, isn't it?

24 Aug, 2012

 

they are Tuesdaybear, they are 2 metres tall by 1.5 mtrs wide and about 2.5 feet thick each one weights about 4 tonnes, how the heck did they do it, it makes you think :-))

24 Aug, 2012

 

Wow! awesome, thanks for sharing these!:)

24 Aug, 2012

 

Oh, wow, THANK YOU, THANK YOU :)))))))
I have loved these megalitic stones and this one in Stonehenge is the best preserved in Europe. Many exists all over Europe and were destroyed, because people did not realise they are in fact prehistoric buildings. One of such megalitic monuments (680 cm) was discovered close to the place I live and imagine, it was studied and for the first time described in details by one Scottish historian, who originally came here to teach English, but later published a lot of papers on this megalitic monument full of signs:
http://www.irsa.szm.com/kultovy.htm
I have got one publication from him, too.

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing :))

25 Aug, 2012

 

Just fantastic,S.lad..are you allowed to actually walk there,are can you only view from a specified place ?

25 Aug, 2012

 

lovely mate - never been there but would love to

25 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Violeteyes :-)

Thanks Kat, i've always like these sorts of things monoliths as well, that link is excellent thanks for that :-)Thanks

Bloomer, you can walk to within about 10 yards of it and all around but not actually inside it.

Cheers mate i love the place :-)

25 Aug, 2012

 

Great picture SL! We have megalithic stones here in my village and a burial site from around 250bc The site is considered to be one of Scotland's most important historical sites - yet neglected by the authorities, which is really sad. It doesn't even have a sign post.
We - the Residents' Association - have lobbied, requested and almost begged Historic Scotland to do something but met with deaf ears which is disappointing. Here is a link if anyone is interested....

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ratho/hulyhill/index.html

25 Aug, 2012

 

They must be really impressive up close, SL and you do wonder how on earth it was achieved. I'm going to check out those links above in a minute too. I love rocks, stones, pebbles... If you like these you'd probably love the episode of Coast where a young man - forgotten his name - balances one stone on the tiniest surface area of another. It was a few weeks ago now but wouldn't be surprised if it's on Youtube. It was frankly mind-blowing!

25 Aug, 2012

 

thanks Scottish that link was excellent i do love all this sort of things.

They are really impressive up close Tuesdaybear, i didn't see that program i'll have to have a look online see if i can find it. :-)

26 Aug, 2012

 

Do. You'll be amazed.I typed in stone- balancing ( I think!) on Youtube and there are several clips about this. Thanks for your link too, Scottish - enjoyed it.

26 Aug, 2012

 

Went there once as a child when you could walk through it. A very special place.
Thanks Tuesdaybear - that was awesome! Link :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMY56_Kaabo

27 Aug, 2012

 

that link is great cheers Muddy :-)

28 Aug, 2012

 

Glad you liked it - thanks Muddy for the link.

28 Aug, 2012

 

did you ever see the callanish stones surreylad?
[hebridean equivalent??]

30 Aug, 2012

 

No i've never seen them, but i would love to some day take the girls up there :-)

30 Aug, 2012

 

here is a little taster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ--fBsgQXg

and the commentary is right ~ they are more amazing than the photographs show.

i think its also the setting for the new pixar film 'Brave'

30 Aug, 2012

 

Would love to go there.:0)

31 Aug, 2012

 

Looks a fascinating place Sticki, that moon sequence at the end is amazing :-) thanks for the link.

It's a great place Suey :-)

31 Aug, 2012

 

i marvel at their enginuity...

24 Aug, 2013

 

Me too Jane :-)

24 Aug, 2013



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