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Stenness, Orkney, Scotland, Uk

Some of the stones from the circle that is the Ring Of Brodgar here in Orkney. Just had to take advantage of the good weather.

Loch of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland; 18mm F11 1/200s 200ISO; Taken on the 23rd of January 2012

It's been a wonderful day here today. A little breezy but a lovely blue sky and fluffy white clouds. Not everyone's favourite type of sky, but I have to say I love skies like this. Took a trip out to the Ring of Brodgar before heading to work this afternoon. This shot is taken from the south side of the ring. Great to be out on a day like this.

Another shot from my trip to the Ring of Brodgar yesterday. It was very wet here and the path to the ring was very slippy, making walking interesting.

The Ring of Brodgar is a Neolithic henge and stone circle in Orkney, Scotland

 

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The Ring of Brodgar is a Neolithic henge and stone circle on the Mainland, the largest island in Orkney. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.

Taken in August 2010.

 

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The Ring of Brodgar is a Neolithic henge and stone circle on the main island of Orkney, Scotland.

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Such a magical place.

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The Ring of Brodgar (or Brogar, or Ring o' Brodgar) is a Neolithic henge and stone circle about 6 miles north-east of Stromness on the Mainland, the largest island in Orkney, Scotland. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney (Source: Wikipedia)

Re-visited this stone today, it's just along the road from The Ring Of Brodgar in Harray Loch.

Some interesting (not sure that's the right word) stuff happening here on Flickr, Explore seems to be a huge goal for some and anything goes to get there. Here is an interesting link.... www.flickr.com/photos/mukumbura/3584553567/ for those that are interested.

 

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A Neolithic henge (circular ditch and bank) and stone circle on Orkney and is a northernmost exaple of a circle and henge. It is generally thought to have been erected between 2500 BC and 2000 BC (contemporary in date with the large stone construction of Stone Henge in England), although no exact date has been determined as no excavations have taken place in or around the circle. The ring originally comprised 60 stones, of which only 27 remained standing at the end of the 20th century.

Examination of the immediate environs reveals a concentration of ancient sites, making a significant ritual landscape. Within 2 square miles (5.2 km2) there are the two circle-henges, four chambered tombs, groups of standing stones, single stones, barrows, cairns, and mounds. The immediate area has also yielded a number of flint arrowheads and broken stone mace-heads that seem to date from the Bronze Age. Although its exact purpose is not known, the proximity of the Standing Stones of Stenness and its Maeshowe tomb make the Ring of Brodgar a site of major importance.

The site is a scheduled ancient monument and has been recognized as part of the "Heart of Neolithic Orkney" World Heritage Site in 1999.

We had a lovely day here today and so I thought

I'd share it with you.

Well, actually, in Orkney, with new colors by me.

It's 2:20 am. I should be sleeping...

Looking down one part of the circle...

A brooding moody day at the standing stones of Brodgar

Taken on the Brodgar road going towards the Stromness to Birsay road. Hoy hills in the background.

I'm liking kitschy colors at the moment...

Just messing around with an old photo--I haven't done that for awhile! Shocking! ;p

Surprise! Playing with an older photo... :)

Looking out from the middle of the Ring of Brodgar...

Standing stone at Stenness, Orkney

The sky seems to be a gate to some ancient malice...what has angered the Old Ones?

I wanted to take a shot of something a little different at the Ring of Brodgar yesterday, so I decided to focus on the layers of sedimentary stone in one stone that is part of the circle.

Orkney Ness of Brodgar

Ness of Brodgar is an archaeological site covering 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) between the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site near Loch of Harray, Orkney, in Scotland

Neolithic stone circle, some 4000-4500 years old.

Orkney Cycle Tour May 2015

 

An extract from the ring, the view in this direction suited very well for both light and the lesser number of modern distractions. A stunning site and free to visit.

 

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Just under a mile to the south of the Ring of Brodgar is another smaller neolithic stone monument. With links to Maeshowe (less than a mile to the east) and Skara Brae the sites are all contempory and date to about 3000BCE.

the iconic sloping stone slabs are from local sedamentary rock and many have the distinctive slope. this is the way the rocks slice as they come out of the quarry.

as the sun was now low in the sky it had been a great day with three important neolithic sites visited. it was now time for an evening meal and a warm up out of the chill air even though the sun was vibrent and clear.

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