A Conversation for The Mysteries of Stonehenge

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Post 1

madsash1

Great article!
My personal experience is that it is always smaller than I imagine. I have travelled past on the 303 several times and even flown over in a chinook and each time I always think it will be bigger. I was also lucky enough to do the Summer Solstice there one year and my abiding memory is of a man who asked his mates to help him up on to one of the stones. He was dancing for ages but his mates got bored and left him stuck. To this day I wonder how he got down, maybe he's still there.....


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Post 2

BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

'maybe he's still there.....'

Hmm, haven;t noticed him smiley - smiley


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Post 3

pamelamaesteg

smiley - okGreat to see this entry has made it to the Edited Guide.
I have been keeping track of it as my very small contribution is the paragraphs on The Milennium Stone. smiley - ta to everyone for all the hard work and Congratulations to all involved. smiley - bubblysmiley - bubbly
Pamela smiley - dragon


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Post 4

pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain)

It is pleasing to know that such a great many people worked on this for such a great long time - the Entry I mean. smiley - ok


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Post 5

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Oh yes smiley - smiley

If anyone is interested, there's a programme about how Stonehenge was (possibly) built on National Geographic at 9pm tonight...smiley - run


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Post 6

Gnomon - time to move on

I tend to judge these programmes by how close to the h2g2 version they are. Did you see this one? What did they have to say?


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Post 7

FordsTowel

Hey, madsash1!

Maybe we had better take measurements! Perhaps it's shrinking smiley - doh

smiley - towel


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Post 8

Saints 76

When I first saw Stonehenge my thoughts were 'It's smaller than I thought'. When I took my son to it many years later I said to him 'Prepare for disappointment'. He saw it and said 'I'm disappointed'.

Avebury is a much better ring, Stanton Drew in Somerset is very small being about 5 stones. I have never seen any of the other standing stone circles in the UK or France so have no idea what they are like. Has anyone on here seen other standing stone circles? If so where, and what was your impression? Also I looked for Woodhenge when at Stonehenge last, but never saw a sign for it. Where did I go wrong?


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