Sunday, December 04, 2011

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is probably England's best known tourist attraction outside of London. A World Heritage Site, nobody is 100% sure why it was built, or exactly how and why they decided to transport the large rocks all the way from Wales to do so.

This photograph was taken on the Summer Solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year, which is without a doubt the best time to visit. Modern druids perform ceremonies at dusk and dawn, you can enter the circle instead of being confined to a path round the outside, and you can even touch the stones. Best of all it's free! After staying up all night, (or possibly hiding away to sleep in the designated camping area a couple of fields away) you can watch the sun rise and try to snap a memorable picture for yourself.

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