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« on: June 30, 2020, 03:38:26 PM »

At the risk of sounding even older and grumpier than I am, entry is now £21.10 rising to £47 for a stones  solstice experience. Not sure if a sacrifice is included  flyingpig
Blimey it used to be free.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 07:38:43 PM »

Its prolly now a racist monument and going to be torn down
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 09:07:45 PM »

Big dig starting up there.   
 Apparently  there is all kinds of tunnels and shafts under neath the old position. They have found evidence of a large town with the layout of approx 800 dwellings.
  They have found all kinds of artifacts  from Europe and beyond. Interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 10:24:05 PM »

From an engineering point of view, I find the construction logistics fascinating, and despite various experiments being carried out, no one is still convinced how they moved or lifted the stones
Ive got a book written by a guy who believes the blue stones were carried from Pembrokeshire on a massive glacier moving south down the irish sea which then branched off up the Brizzle channel and dumped them in a glacial moraine, closer to the job site

Still doesnt explain where they got the man power to lift and shift, and the food to feed the army of folks.
And this conundrum is repeated all over the world
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 12:37:35 AM »

Its prolly now a racist monument and going to be torn down

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 01:14:32 AM »

I was told by a former workmate that from the air, the markings of the rock transportation from what is now Wales to Stonehenge are visible as long lines depressed into the ground. Not sure it was Pembrokeshire, or it was spelt differently back then.
They, whoever they were, used levers and pulleys or a Tirfor to lift them into position. Or like modern day Chinamen (15 years ago), get 5000 people to pull the thing and place it upright.
Some speculate that it was done by extraterestrials of whom we might be the descendants of those exiled to penal servitude on the Earth, still trying to devise a means of escape. Who knows, I have not got a clue.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 07:37:35 AM »

Seen several TV programmes each offering definitive and different explanations as to origins and movement of the stones non convincing. Carnac in Brittany was quite close to where we lived over 10,000 standing stones mind boggling. No entry tariff no vandalism. The local commune actually knocked down a couple to enlarge a road 50 years ago facepalm

A great place to visit in winter no tourists.  You do get a bit blasť, we lived in Finisterre and they were everywhere including a supermarket carpark.

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 07:53:54 AM »

I'd like to see that area. We will add to the list.
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2020, 06:08:32 PM »

It used to be free and pre 1985 they would throw in a free festival as well. It is sad to see the stones imprisoned fume

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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 06:48:08 PM »

Its free if you go on either of the Summer or Winter Solstice, apart from the parking fee, but of course this year was cancelled.

I posted about it back in 2017. The post had lost the photo links but I have now edited them back in.

https://www.navitron.org.uk/forum/index.php/topic,28534.0.html

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