Photographer's Note

Another shot from our photographic holiday in Menorca in May in the company of the delightful and excellent teacher Philip Dunn.

This area is part of a Talayot. Talayots were defensive structures built probably around about 1500 years B.C. and were built as living places and also as a means of defence. Whether for religious or other reasons, each Talyot usually also included a structure such as this - a Taula, which is a T-shaped structure consisting of a vertical carved slab of limestone with a rectangular slab of stone balanced on top of it. Perhaps this was a place for worship or simply a meeting area for the people who lived there.

Just to the left of this Taula you can see the head and shoulders of a man walking past, so this gives some idea of the size of it. Quite a massive structure though not quite so big as another Taula in the east of Menorca which is reckoned to weigh around 25 tons.

Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE6.

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