Stonehenge

On Monday, I ventured approximately 65 miles outside of London to visit Stonehenge in Wiltshire.  It was definitely an interesting sight with an even greater fascinating history.

It is incredible to me how the largest stones of Stonehenge required the efforts of 600 men and a time span of one year per stone to get to where they are today.  Finished in 1500 B.C., it is still not entirely known why Stonehenge was constructed.  With all of the hard labor it required, Stonehenge must have represented something extremely special.

It wasn’t until 1918 that the land of the Stonehenge sight became protected.  For this reason, many of the stones and pieces of the stones that were once part of the World Heritage site are now missing.  Farmers would take pieces of the stones and use if for road maintenance and building.  Tourists would come and hack away pieces to take home as souvenirs.  Could you imagine putting years of work into something that would end up slowly being destroyed by the hands of other men?  Crazy.

Crowds of people come to visit the renowned Stonehenge.

Stonehenge is surrounded by beautiful farmers' fields and countryside.

Photo taken by George Miller. Wahooo!

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    Efi@greekyogurt
    July 21, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I ve been there some years ago and love the landscape!

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    Heather
    July 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I went to stonehenge when I was in London and was amazed at the beauty of it!

    It was very cold when we were there – looks like you have much nicer weather.

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    July 21, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I’m so incredibly jealous. I’m dying to see Stonehenge and didn’t make the trip when I visited London.

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    Lindsay
    July 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Stonehenge is on my list of places to visit one day. It has always amazed me.

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    melindard
    July 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Very cool. I never got to go there when I was in London. I am going to have to make the trip some time. It is very interesting and I wish we could know its real significance, but that mystery keeps it special and intriguing. I love the tourist pics.

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    Fit Chick in the City
    July 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    So cool! Love the photos!

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    Nicole
    July 21, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    It’s history like that that gives me goosebumps! Gorgeous photos!

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    Bekah
    July 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Love the last picture. 🙂

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes
    July 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Great photos!

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    Simply Life
    July 21, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I actually went there when I was in high school – so fun to see!

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    July 22, 2010 at 5:31 am

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