A Conversation for The Mysteries of Stonehenge
madsash1 Started conversation Mar 16, 2006
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.....
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Posted Mar 16, 2006
pamelamaesteg Posted Mar 17, 2006
Great 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. to everyone for all the hard work and Congratulations to all involved.
pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain) Posted Mar 17, 2006
Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Posted May 4, 2006
Gnomon - time to move on Posted May 4, 2006
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?
FordsTowel Posted Aug 9, 2006
Saints 76 Posted Mar 21, 2008
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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- 1: madsash1 (Mar 16, 2006)
- 2: BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows (Mar 16, 2006)
- 3: pamelamaesteg (Mar 17, 2006)
- 4: pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain) (Mar 17, 2006)
- 5: Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor (May 4, 2006)
- 6: Gnomon - time to move on (May 4, 2006)
- 7: FordsTowel (Aug 9, 2006)
- 8: Saints 76 (Mar 21, 2008)