Stonehenge – England

DAY 13 – Stonehenge is one of Europe’s most famous prehistoric monuments.  Much has been written and speculated about this amazing structure which dates back to 3,000 B.C.  The original outer structure was the Sarsen Circle, built around 2,300 B.C. Stonehengewith the inner Bluestone Circle built around 2,000 B.C.

Heel StoneAs with many prehistoric rituals, the structure is built to align with the sun and the changing of the seasons.  The Heel Stone casts a long shadow straight to the heart of the circle on midsummer’s day.

The scale of the structure is amazing given the lack of hydraulic machinery at the time.  The only tools available then were made of stone or wood and vast amount of human resources must have been used to quarry and Stonehengetransport the stones. 

Stonehenge is a place steeped in magic and mystery.  It is an awe-inspiring site that attracts millions of visitors annually.  We were lucky to have arrive here at last light to capture these pictures.



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