Stonehenge England

on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Last Thursday we visited Stonehenge. It was very interesting to see, but we were a bit disappointed in the size since we were expecting it would be bigger than it actually was.
The day was rather cloudy, cool and windy. Ok we weren't expecting tropical weather, especially considering we were in England and a couple of weeks before it had snowed six inches.

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19 comments:

Mike said...

Ann I read somewhere that the bit you see is actually only a very small part of what was originally around.

But I agree with you it is somewhat disappointing.

sarsen56 said...

Ann, you have to get inside the circle to really appreciate the size of the stones. I know that sounds strange, as you get pretty close when walking round the rope – but it’s a fact. Two useful links below:

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.878

http://www.solvingstonehenge.com

Martin In Bulgaria said...

Well you been there and done that now, next step it to see the healing stones in my village Skalitsa. No ropes in sight!

Roz Andrews said...

I agree that Stonehenge is disappointing, not to mention over-commercialised and restrictive.

Did you visit Avebury in Wiltshire? There, it is much better - you can walk around the stones, which are spread out over quite a distance, and they are not roped off, so you can get really close up and touch them - a much better experience than at Stonehenge!!

Roz
http://lifeinaustralia.today.com

Karen Henry said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing! I have never been to England, let alone to Stonehenge, but I'd love to go there someday.

Karen

Ann said...

Mike - I remember reading somewhere before going that Stonehenge is only a small part of what it once was.

Sarsen56 - Have heard that, but have also heard that they only "open" the area maybe once or twice a year. When we were there last week, it was roped off.

Martin in Bulgaria - the healing stones in your village of Skalitsa, please do tell! We hope to one day to make it to your neck of the woods, Bulgaria. The computer technician husband of mine knows someone that has a house in Bulgara that they are remodeling.

Roz Andrews - No unfortunately we did not make it to Avebury. Is it similar to Stonehenge?

Karen - if you have the opportunity to visit Stonehenge go, but also see the other wonderful sites in the area also.

Sue said...

Great pics! I have always thought of the stone circles as very spiritual places. :) Its too bad about the ropes.

Ivanhoe said...

Hi Ann:
To your question:
We will fly to Rome & go on 12-day cruise. You can read about it here:
http://ivanhoe76.blogspot.com/2009/02/something-to-look-forward-to.html

LUKE said...

I would love to see this in person. I always think about European Vacation and the Griswalds knocking it over when I see it, haha.

Ann said...

Luke, funny you should say that, we were thinking the same thing when we visited!

Erik said...

So Jealous!!! I love following your travels.

Pierre said...

Well done on an interesting Blog and some super photos. Perhaps you'd care to also share some of your experiences and pictures with the travel community at trivago?

Goa said...

I seriously envy you. You have been to some of the best places. I have yet to visit the stonehenge... :(

New Zealand said...

hey i want to be there.....not yet been....but is it really disappointing...??

Theolog from Sicily said...

Thats a really mystical place of the Megalith Era.Such huge stones.They must have been moving them for years to create that complex.What made them do so?!

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wow, I think it's big when I saw this place on TV

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coach outlet said...

Heard that they are aliens engaged in out of stone, and I think it is also this possibility, on Easter Island there are also some big stones, should also be aliens were doing

New Zealand Travel Videos said...

Stone henge is a real let down, its a circle of old stones, nothing more

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