Stonehenge, England

By | 2015-06-18T06:47:36+00:00 June 17, 2013|Categories: England, Europe, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |5 Comments

stonehenge englandYes, 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?


  1. Janet Hogshead June 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    So glad you mentioned Avebury Stones!

  2. Janet Hogshead June 26, 2013 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    We just got back from our Rome trip last night, so I haven’t seen every email. However, some tourists never go on to Avebury. Glad you did. A

    • Kristin Henning June 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Janet, Hope your trip to Rome was great for all. Yes, we listened to people we met along the way (in Guatemala) and started with Avebury. What a spot. I didn’t realize until we were half way there that Tom also wanted to get to Stonehenge (which I’d visited a few years ago). So we did some zig-zagging through Devon and Somerset, but enjoyed it all (minus the unintended detours while lost).

  3. […] down the road a few miles from Stonehenge are the stone circles at Avebury. Avebury is actually much larger than Stonehenge, with an outer […]

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