Stonehenge

I didn't actually plan to come here. I was heading for Cornwall, kind of 90% sure I was going the right way when I suddenly saw it to my right, so took a slightly last minute right turn and went for a quick nosy.

 

Interesting enough, but the best thing about Stonehenge, for me, is the age. Apparently, the oldest remains of the monument are over 5000 years old. Oh, and the original stones were carried all the way from Wales...

 

This image is geotagged but, at time of writing, the satellite image on Google Maps is much better than Flickr's.

 

More about Stonehenge on Wikipedia.

 

See more of my best shots on my photo blog.

  • Myriam 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chapeau! (invited only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Wonderful!
  • Luis Argüelles 7y

    wondeful shot.
  • Nian 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fingerprints of the Gods, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • @petra (away) 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Golden Blue Rose (Invited Only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    "I didn't actually plan to come here. I was heading for Cornwall, kind of 90% sure I was going the right way when I suddenly saw it to my right, so took a slightly last minute right turn and went for a quick nosy."

    This could have been written by myself, as it happened exactly the same way to me, just 3 or 4 days earlier. I was also on my way to Cornwall. It is great to be in Stonehenge so suddenly and in an unexpected way, isn´t it? I still did not post my pictures.
    Yes, the birds...plenty of them...
    Love this place.
  • Duck Lover 7y



    This rare masterpiece was seen in:
    Golden Blue Rose (Invited Only)
    www.flickr.com/groups/goldenbluerose/
    Kindly Tag "GBR"
  • Sergio Lanna 6y

    New Contest: "LUOGHI LEGGENDARI" (Legendary places) on:

    ROCCHE, FARI E CASTELLI (castles, lighthouses, bell-towers)

    Rocche, fari e castelli (castles, lighthouses, bell-towers)
  • Frizztext 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called restaurant-murals, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Little Dakota 6y

    Wow I love. I was looking for pictures of stonehenge and that's the one I find awesome
  • taurenia 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Heritage Key, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group
  • Frizztext 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 500x500, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Frizztext 6y

    please join the contest of the originals [restaurant-murals] at
    www.flickr.com/groups/restaurant-murals/discuss/721576122...
    post medium sized
  • Curly 6y

    Great shot. Those birds were very obliging! How much did you pay them?
  • WILLIAM SMAIL 6y

    Great picture the birds certainly give it a weird sense of the primordial!
  • Basith And Panji Gallery 6y

    Wow!!!!!!!!!! Great shots!
  • ✈no longer here 6y

    I went to Stonehenge last month and around the stones were people galore, but no sight of birds, therefore I favourite this picture. :D
  • costacalida.com 6y

    stunning light , scene and atmosphere
  • Oren Sali 5y

    great pic. ive cuptured one bird there ... you can see on my photostream
  • sjason22000 5y

    Hello, may are copy your photo for my game work:
    Link:
    Stonehenge
    Stonehenge by *ade


    I am H.K. IVE student, I want to use your photo in my game pictures.
    Our game home-work is a mistake game. Main subject ---"60sec Travel album".
    *just for school.
    The Example - game photo link:
    farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/4329157551_c7385ae641.jpg
  • -Mina- 5y

    these birds dont seem to leave stonehenge..they're also in my shot..hehe
    love the clouds and blue here! good job
  • Andrea Costa 5y

    Beautiful image!
    If you have a story to tell with your image this is the group
    You are welcome
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    This is Award and Invite
    Post 1, and award 3

    Please if you have 10 award you put the photo in the tread
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Taken on September 20, 2005
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