Sunday, 13 December 2009

Standing Stone at Avebury

Standing Stone at Avebury, originally uploaded by mike(toons).

It was an unplanned visit to the stone circle at Avebury, on the way back from visiting a friend in Brinkworth. A cold, foggy morning so I thought it would be worth stopping for a few photos. The fog cleared more than I would have wished but without any sunlight breaking through so it was a very flat light.

Anyway, this shot pleases me. Looking at it on screen still gives me a weird and uncomfortable feeling. There are so many histories here.


Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem M.Ed. said...

I see a face that could be considered sinister in this stone but it could also be smug. I write about visiting Avebury in my first book and I was amazed at some of the things that appeared in the stones as I projected my thoughts onto them.

Mike R said...

I see a face in this stone too. It reminds me of the Easter Island sculptures and has a lofty magnificence.

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