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Stonehenge June 19, 2014

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Approaching stonehenge

You approach the henge from the least complete side.

single station stone

Going between the henge and a station stone to the right.

smaller stones

Looking inside you can see some of the smaller stones that lined up with the equinox.

Rest of the Photos courtesy of Kalyn.

Station stone

Henge with the other Station Stones to the side.

Raven

Henge with a raven flying by.

Stonehenge

From the side where you can best see how the outer ring’s stones all connected together.

Hydy at Henge

During the day, you have to stay behind the rope.

Standing Stone

This stone marks where the solstice lines up with the henge.

 

Slaughter stone

This stone in the ground was the one where the Victorians decided that the Druids sacrifice people. Both of these stones lie along the Avenue, which is a path to the Avon.

 

This describes how the henge changed over time, from  a raised bit with a ditch around it - the actual henge - to the different variations of the stone circles. It also explains that the big stones came from only 20 or so miles away, but that the smaller stones were the ones from Wales.

This describes how the henge changed over time, from a raised bit with a ditch around it – the actual henge – to the different variations of the stone circles. It also explains that the big sandstones came from only 20 or so miles away, but that the smaller bluestones were the ones from Wales.

Replica stone

This is a replica of one of the big sandstones, explaining how they were moved, and with and electronic thing on it to let you try pulling it and telling you how many more people you would need.

These were replica huts from an area next to Woodhenge, a bit away, where they were said to have feasts, and where the people who built Stonehenge are to have lived. They have several types of roof-styles as the archealogists sort out which would have worked best.

These were replica huts from an area next to Woodhenge, a bit away, where they were said to have feasts, and where the people who built Stonehenge are to have lived. They have several types of roof-styles as the archealogists sort out which would have worked best.

Inside the hut

Theys put together an interior with various tools and things that the Neolithic peoples would have had and used.

Firepit and pottery

Another shot with the firepit and some pottery.

Poppies

They have recently built a new visitos center, so the stirred up earth had created fields of poppies around it.

Stuffed Ravens

There are so many ravens about, that they sell stuffed ones in the gift shop.

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