Yes, it’s a bit of a tourist cliche, but Stonehenge does amaze. When you look at Christian cathedrals and think of the religious fervor that inspired their construction and decoration, it all seems so calculated when compared to the raw power of a place like Stonehenge, or its neighbor down the road at Avebury.
One of the amazing things about Stonehenge is the size of the stones, which is difficult to discern unless you take into account the tiny people you can just see in the lower left of the photo. They brought them here from 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. And then they had to set them upright. How the hell did they do that 5000 years ago?