070621.Stonehenge, Summer Solstice

June 22, 2007 at 12:12 AM | Posted in Architecture, Chisel Marks, Light and Shadow, Monuments and Memorials, Overcast, Ruins, Salisbury, Wiltshire | 7 Comments

Stonehenge Solstice 1/3: [One], [Two], [Three]

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Camped out last night/this morning for the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge. It was quite an experience as there were thousands of people (as tomorrow’s post will detail) there and it was actually chilly. Normal visitors are not allowed to go near the stones while we camped out on them, so it was worth it to go just for that reason — I have now touched all the stones (and others did much worse). Below, an image the Druids might think was magic — all the cell phone cameras and digital camera screens glowing amidst the twilight and the ancient monument.

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  1. Magnificent. How wonderful that you got to touch the stones! I’m so jealous!

    I’m one of the “regular” visitors when I go to Stonehenge, though to be honest I’m glad the hordes of tourists are no longer allowed to get close.

    Avebury is a different story. I glue myself to the stones there whenever possible. Happy solstice! Did you get any visions or ideas or feel the shift from ascending daylight to descending? What did the stones feel like. Details, please.

  2. photos tres impressionnantes, avec une preference pour la premiere que je trouve magnifique

    very impressive photographs, with a preference for the first which I find splendid

  3. Thanks for the up close and personal view. Can’t wait to see the rest of the pix.

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  5. i didn’t realise you could get that close anymore. lucky young james. did you dance the jig of life in your green tights?

  6. I pulled some strings, used a few connections….got a few friends in there for the night….

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