Thursday, 3 March 2011

Arbor Low

Arbor Low stone circle
Arbor Low stone circle is one of the largest in England but much less famous than Stonehenge! A circle of 50 or so recumbent stones lies inside a near circular ditch and bank "henge" some 90m in diameter. There are entrances at the southwest and northeast and a central arrangement of seven stones called a "cove". The henge and circle are around 4000 years old. The largest stones measure over 2 meters in length. It is not clear whether the stones were toppled in medieval times by locals worried about the pagan nature of the site or whether they were never raised upright in the first place.

(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 10mm, 1/200s @ f/5.6)

2 comments:

  1. A superb shot of a magnificent place.

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  2. It's quite difficult to capture this place. If I were 50 feet tall it would be easier to show the overall scene, but I think this captures the mood and isolation well.

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