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Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a massive stone monument located on a chalky plain north of the city of Salisbury, England. Research shows that the site has continuously evolved over a period of about 10,000 years. The structure that we call ‘Stonehenge’ was built approx. 4,000 and 5,000 years ago and that forms just one part of a larger and highly complex, sacred landscape.
The biggest of Stonehenge’s stones, known as sarsens, are up to 30” tall and weigh 25 tons on average. It is widely believed that they were brought from Marlborough Downs, a distance of 20 miles to the north.
Smaller stones, referred to as ‘bluestones’ weigh up to 4 tons and come from several different sites in western Wales, having been transported as far as 140 miles. It’s unknown how people in antiquity moved them that far. Scientists have raised the possibility that during the last ice age glaciers carried these bluestones closer to the Stonehenge area and the monument’s makers didn’t have to move them all the way from Wales. Water transport thought raft is another idea that has been proposed but researchers now question whether this method was viable.


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Jan ©09-Apr-2016 23:35
Ann, I've not been to Stonehenge. I really thank you for telling about it; it's believed origin and so forth. Jan Partin
Laura Milholland18-Jul-2015 22:44
Sublime image, Ann! Your gorgeous image is unforgettable. SBV! (super big vote)
Jan ©10-Jul-2015 20:02
Ann, WOW; very nice.
woody3409-Jul-2015 05:12
Such a dramatic presentation of this amazing scene...I would love to visit Stonehenge one day,.. wonderful...V
Paul Milholland06-Jul-2015 02:05
The dramatic, contrasty B&W is perfect for this, Ann.
paplvr04-Jul-2015 00:37
Just wonderful, great contrast and detail. Its quite a special place. Linda S
Sheila 02-Jul-2015 01:38
Absolutely fabulous shot, Annie Girl! The dramatic clouds just add to the B&W texture of the stones. I am still your #1 fan!!
Barry Ailetcher Photography 30-Jun-2015 23:23
Fantastic.Image
this is by far the best image I
have seen a big Wow
fotabug30-Jun-2015 20:33
The best photo of Stonehenge I have seen.
Ed Duverger30-Jun-2015 20:19
Excellent image of this impressive monument.
Ray Dondzila 30-Jun-2015 18:11
A REMARKABLE image, Ann. Ansel Adams would be proud !!
John Shen Photography30-Jun-2015 17:39
Wow, gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! ..super capture and processing! :)
graham detonator 30-Jun-2015 16:36
very nice processsing Anne nice shot too
Roger Bailey30-Jun-2015 16:09
A super study of Stonehenge, great lighting.
Alan Kearney 30-Jun-2015 13:49
Ann, I'm in with Ruth and Ken! I've never been to England but have read about Stonehenge, pondering how the heck people did it! I've come to the conclusion it MUST have been Aliens, LOL!
Seriously, this is a superb B&W rendition of an incredible monument. Superb is everyway; lighting, composure, composition, just one question? Where are the tourist? I always imagine this to be surrounded by people ; >).
Ruth Voorhis30-Jun-2015 13:41
Wow, this is an absolutely fantastic shot of Stonehenge, the best I've ever seen! Wonderfully moody and dramatic in B&W. V
Bea.30-Jun-2015 12:28
Super dramatic shot Ann, well done, perfect processing for this subject.
Ken Chambers ARPS30-Jun-2015 10:03
Ann, This is one of the finest pictures of Stonehenge that I have seen. It shows the enormity of the stones.The ever changing cloud formations and Hallowed atmosphere that surrounds this site.
Harold 30-Jun-2015 09:56
Spectacular image Ann, wonderfully composed and processed.
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