Canon 6D, taken in Ingram, Texas, USA. Early morning shot of this awesome replica of the original Stone Henge in England. I drove by this site some four years ago and did a double take as it was so unusual to see this structure sitting in the middle of Texas of all places. Anyway, made a special trip to capture the moment. Took a few liberties in CS3 and PSP3.

Stonehenge II, a copy of the original Stonehenge located more than 3,500 miles away on the Salisbury Plain in England.

Sixty percent as large as the original, the Texas Stonehenge was built by Al Sheppard and Doug Hill, two visionary Texas cowboys with money to spend and time to spare.

It all started when Doug Hill had finished pouring a patio in 1989. Left with a spare slab of limestone, he offered it to his friend and neighbor, Al Sheppard.

Sheppard liked how the stone looked and soon planted it upright on his property, but he wasn’t sure people could see it from the road. From there, Al and Doug built a 13-foot arch behind the monolith and that was just the beginning. Soon, a whole circle of "stones” began to rise from the earth.

Doug Hill began to fabricate stone "look-alikes” from steel, metal lathe and plaster. Painted and anchored with cement, these fabrications look like the real thing. After about nine months, their masterpiece was complete. Or, so they thought.

Some eighteen months later, two 13-foot-tall Easter Island look-alikes were added, standing silently guarding the Stonehenge masterpiece

Comments

  • DionNelson
    DionNelsonabout 3 years ago

    Great shot Jim. Hunt is one of my favorite places!!! Our family vacations there a few times a year for the past 17 years, in a cabin on the Guadaloupe. Such a peaceful and beautiful place!!

  • yes it is, very beautiful and peacefull for sure, thanks much dion

    – SuddenJim

  • Rick Gold
    Rick Goldabout 3 years ago

    Love that title. Great photo

  • thank you rick

    – SuddenJim

  • ?Laughing Bones?
    ?Laughing Bones?about 3 years ago

    Deborah and I have been there many times, night time was the best because there is little to no light pollution and you can see the Milky Way. however they have since moved it out of that field and into the town of Ingram to the East, it is not the same as it is surrounded by buildings and traffic. Very nice treatment here Jim

    Click here to see the small bit about relocating it

  • i thought something was different about it, i spent a good hour trying to find it where it use to be, then by luck drove by the new location. thanks jeff

    – SuddenJim

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! At Random:Just Beautiful Images 09/05/2011

    Wonderful!

  • thank you deb, liked it better at the old place

    – SuddenJim

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful Capture! Clever title!
    .

  • thank you much

    – SuddenJim

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 3 years ago

    Excellent treatment for it! The colors are amazing!!

  • just a little something i threw together, smile, a cool place

    – SuddenJim

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosabout 3 years ago

    Great work Jim. Super title :-)

  • seemed to fit, thank you john

    – SuddenJim

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 3 years ago

    great image and editing!!

  • thank you very much lisabeth, peace

    – SuddenJim

  • sandra .
    sandra .about 3 years ago

    Really fun image and title. Like the impetus for constructing this Pi :))
    Great share Jim
    Sandra

  • me too, thank you much sandra, appreciate it

    – SuddenJim

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant title!!!! LOL!

  • many thanks heather

    – SuddenJim

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