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The Avebury Stones
24-MAY-2008

The Avebury Stones

The village of Avebury is the site of several stone circles in the English county of Wiltshire. The Avebury Stone Circle is larger and older
than nearby Stonehenge and is one of the finest and largest Neolithic monuments in Europe dating to around 5,000 years ago.
Some of the original stones in this circle weighed in excess of 40 tons.




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Chris Morton 15-Jun-2014 20:42
The groundskeeper at Thornbury Castle (stay there!) recommended Avebury to us. We thought it was conceptually more amazing than Stonehenge. And there we saw a genuine horse-drawn, canopied gypsy wagon with its owner; that added to the "otherworldliness" of this unique location.
Marcela Mejia Photography03-Apr-2009 01:58
You really captured the very atmosphere of the english countryside, specially here .V
Jim Coffman04-Nov-2008 13:07
Very nice work Jay! V
CM Kwan22-Oct-2008 12:56
A lovely picture with wonderful composition, Jay! V
Bill Warren19-Aug-2008 01:25
Well framed. Vote
john savage08-Aug-2008 00:06
Awesome images, since I will never go there your great captures will have to do. Nice work. V
Sheila08-Jul-2008 08:48
Excellent shots. A beautiful part of England.
Snap!http://www.pbase.com/sheils/image/87844336
Apostolos Tikopoulos04-Jul-2008 20:49
Wonderful captures, beautifully composed. V.
Yiannis Pavlis04-Jul-2008 12:29
Well captured and presented
Lovely perspective .Great photos Jay.V
Joanne Kamo03-Jul-2008 06:46
Outstanding images, the green countryside and sheep are excellent. V
Vince01-Jul-2008 14:40
Wonderful looking images. Thanks for the information that comes with it. Vote.
coaster01-Jul-2008 14:07
Two nice compositions, Jay.
Carol Breton01-Jul-2008 12:35
Wonderful images and information Jay.
I really like Char's comments on these!
V
Fong Lam01-Jul-2008 08:59
Lovely images of these Avebury stones, Jay and
thanks for the historical informations that go with them.
~V~
Brian McAllister01-Jul-2008 06:20
Interesting and thought-provoking images, Jay...
Well done.....
Debbie Blackburn Beierle01-Jul-2008 06:12
Great job on these, Jay! I REALLY like the second one with the sheep. They bring a unique interest to the view as well as perspective.
January Grey01-Jul-2008 05:07
Excellent shots, Jay. Especially like the one with the sheep. Very interesting historic capture. V~
Simon Chandler01-Jul-2008 03:21
Wow, beautiful images. Excellent angle and composition. Love them. v
Char01-Jul-2008 03:20
Hi Jay,
What great pictures! I have studied both of these many times. I have never heard of this place either. The first one in the first picture looks like a sculpture. I love that you captured the lost sheep in the shadow of the 3rd stone there something almost spiritual about that. The grazing sheep in the 2nd picture is the perfect touch. It would be so wonderful just to touch one of these stones. \/
1moremile01-Jul-2008 01:23
Great photography of a really cool scene. Voted. I never heard of these before.
sandy barbour01-Jul-2008 01:07
Fascinating! Terrific images Jay. vote~
Hank Vander Velde01-Jul-2008 00:41
Beautiful scenes and description Jay. V.
Marcia Colelli01-Jul-2008 00:36
Very nice captures. V
peterjay4501-Jul-2008 00:22
They are indeed terrific i,ages, Jay. It does look somewhat incongruous to see
sheep among these stones. ;) V.
peter
Janet Forjan-Freedman30-Jun-2008 23:50
Interesting captures! Looks like a peaceful and scenic location.
estralita30-Jun-2008 23:07
Great captures. v
Sofia Solomennikova30-Jun-2008 19:39
The sacred sheep LOL :) Great captures! V
Tom Munson30-Jun-2008 19:35
A couple of terrific images, Jay. Great shot. v
Gérard Koehl30-Jun-2008 19:15
Deux magnifiques photos très bien composées. V
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