Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I'm not sure how many of you will have heard of Avebury Stone Circle, Stonehenge tending to be more famous, but it is a pre-historic complex in the Marlborough Downs and is the largest stone circle in the world. This circle features one of the most impressive henges in Britain as well as remains of a stone avenue. It was originally erected about 4,500 years ago, by what was called the 'Beaker People'.

The first farmers made their mark on the Avebury landscape almost 6,000 years ago. Now, there is a pretty village in the heart of the monument. This is the only place in the world where you’ll find a pub and a chapel inside a stone circle!

I posted this photograph because we are lead to believe that light and shadows had something to do with positioning of these large stones. On the day we were there, one of the stones was serving a useful purpose; it was shielding an iphone from the sun so that the owner could read information from it!

I will post another photograph as a w/s to show another part of the circle.

I would recommend that you access this web site for some amazing info and facts about Avebury Circle. It shows an aerial view of the site so the circles within circles can be appreciated.

I wish you a happy weekend, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5376 W: 265 N: 12219] (49112)
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