Stonehenge

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    Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. Archaeologists believe that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC, however this was not the first stone structure on the site. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC.

    Stonehenge was a place of burial from its beginning to its zenith in the mid third millennium B.C. The cremation burial dating to Stonehenge's sarsen stones phase is likely just one of many from this later period of the monument's use and demonstrates that it was still very much a domain of the dead.

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    I should mention I do live fairly near this amazing sight, and this is the first time I have ever photographed it. I pass by it so many times on the A303 but never stop...until today! First day of sun for a long time!

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    1. tOM lOIS wINDSON 53 months ago | reply

      aWESOME! mY fAVE!!

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      beautiful..nice pov and great sky

    3. missnoma ... 2006 DEFUNCT see missnoma 53 months ago | reply

      How wonderful to see a local's view of this world famous icon...Pretty colours replacing the normal sombre tones.

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    4. Rickydavid 53 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! This photo was selected as the best "Explore Unexplored" shot for the month of October 2009

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    5. ugurbitikta 52 months ago | reply

      it's the most beautiful one among others, i guess, i think :)

      morever, it's strange to not be able to find anything about stonehenge in deviantart :S

    6. Mr. Mark 52 months ago | reply

      been here too... lovely shot.

    7. Pawel Tomaszewicz 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called BestImagesofFlickr, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. Rickydavid 49 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! This photo was selected as the best "Explore Unexplored" shot for the month of March 2010

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    9. ♥ Annieta  49 months ago | reply

      Fantastic picture...congratulations with your first place!!! :))


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    10. m78kem 48 months ago | reply

      We'd love to see this image in our group


      Still Britain

    11. M Norris 48 months ago | reply

      This is just outstanding. So well done. I love the colours and the tones. I thought it would be very difficult to photograph Stonehenge in a unique way but you have done just that.

      Well done.

    12. Dave the Haligonian 47 months ago | reply

      Ahh...
      Here it is! :-)

      Amazing shot and processing AJ.

    13. Sayid Budhi 45 months ago | reply

      absolutely amazing, this is incridible....

    14. royhenry. [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

      ~*Your Flickr Pic deserves a Big ~*WoW*~ factor!
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    15. jgspics 43 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture !!
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    16. Wilamoyo 30 months ago | reply

      Super shot. A place I'd love to visit

    17. iwonka_10 29 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the informative photo! I learned something new today!




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    18. Franz St. 26 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the informative photo! I learned something new today!


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    19. SedatPhotography 6 weeks ago | reply

      Very nice capture! Congrats!

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