A Stonehenge Morning

Justin Hook

San Diego, United States

Artist's Description

One of the most beautiful (and famous) prehistoric sights in this wonderful planet of ours, Stonehenge sits in the English county of Wiltshire, a resounding final stamp on the beauty that makes up the English countryside in the Southwest region of the country. Believed to have been erected around 2500 BC, with an initial earth bank and ditch dated back to 3100 BC, recent discoveries have uncovered that Stonehenge served as an ancient burial ground. Though there has been theory after thoery in regards to the actual construction methods used to create Stonehenge, no “final verdict” on the question has ever been reached by archaeologists or historians. And since the culture that produced this legendary stone circle had no written language, we can only continue to wonder as to the true meaning of this absolutely magical place. I kind of like it that way.

This shot was taken in late September in 2007. The time of day was around 9:15 a.m., which provided some quality light conditions and minimal crowds. We stayed for about 90 minutes, and by the time we left… the masses had already taken over. If you want to experience Stonehenge with minimal crowds, go early in the morning. Go as early as you can. And for crying out loud, don’t forget your camera.

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