Early morning at the heritage site of the Ring of Brodgar on the Orkney Islands off the west coast of Scotland. Taken in the morning as the sun was rising and converted into sepia.
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Part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, the Ring o’ Brodgar is found in the West Mainland parish of Stenness. It stands on an eastward-sloping plateau on the Ness o’ Brodgar – a thin strip of land separating the Harray and Stenness lochs. Because the interior of the Ring o’ Brodgar has never been fully excavated, or scientifically dated, the monument’s actual age remains uncertain. However, it is generally assumed to have been erected between 2500 BC and 2000 BC, and was, therefore, the last of the great Neolithic monuments built on the Ness. The stone ring was built in a true circle, almost 104 metres wide. Although it is thought to have originally contained 60 megaliths, this figure is not based on archaeological evidence. Today, only 27 stones remain. With a diameter of 103.6 metres (340 ft), the Brodgar ring is the third largest stone circle in the British Isles. Covering an area of 8,435 square metres (90,790 square feet), (Wikipedia)