This is a shot of the Henge taken at sunrise close to the Winter Solstice. The sun lineup is amazing! I was very lucky to catch this.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Travel Wednesday - Henged
A drive across the windswept Salisbury plains brings you to a cluster of rocks that have created speculation for centuries. How did a civilization over five thousand years ago create Stonehenge?
Theories abound as to whom, why and how. The when, thanks to today’s technology appears to be around 2300 BC. Let me tell you, those were so big rocks to move to the middle of nowhere by grunt force.
The decision on ‘why’ continue though. A calendar for the ancients? A burial site for the first royal dynasty? A place of worship and sacrifice? The work of the Druids?
I can’t say for sure either, but I do know when I visit Stonehenge there is energy. Walking among the stones (there are limited, special tours that takes you into the circle), touching certain ones (which is now a no-no) as you once could, the sensations that flowed through my body left me light-headed with the sensation of almost floating.
But whether you feel something or just marvel at the amazing accomplishment of moving the massive stones for miles by a civilization that didn’t have today’s technology and tools, if you make it to England a trip to the Stonehenge is worth the time.