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Castlerigg Stone Circle

 

Near Keswick. Probably constructed about 3,200 BC, it is beautifully located on a plateau with surrounding hills. The circle is now in the care of English Heritage

Castlerigg Stone Circle

 

Near Keswick. Probably constructed about 3,200 BC, it is beautifully located on a plateau with surrounding hills. The circle is now in the care of English Heritage

comments (10)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Aug 2017, 00:21
On dirait les menhirs de Bretagne.
Tom Wilson: Oui, il y avait évidemment une culture commune pour la Grande-Bretagne et la Bretagne en âge de pierre.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 18 Aug 2017, 00:51
Wonderful place!
Tom Wilson: Rather spooky
wonderful composition Tom... i still have no idea why they built these 3500 BC... but they would say the same thing about our churches....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Because human remains are often found in relation to stone circles, the generally held view at present seems to be that they were associated with the dead, while timber circles were places of the living.
a stunning place, Tom and your shot is exquisite.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ayush
This is such a wonderful shot! My photo's from here were poor!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth - I found it a difficult place to photograph! In this case, I think the cloud cover helped - in full sunshine it wouldn't have looked so effective.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 18 Aug 2017, 06:56
A fine feature of the landscape Tom. I wonder why it was put there in the first place?
Tom Wilson: Because human remains are often found in relation to stone circles, the generally held view at present seems to be that they were associated with the dead, while timber circles were places of the living.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Aug 2017, 08:42
Top quality snap Tom. This could win a competition.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chad.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Aug 2017, 09:13
Excellent picture. The circles remain a mystery with many trying their best to explain why they exist. I have seen a number of them in Portugal.
Tom Wilson: Yes, there seems to have been a common culture at the time.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 18 Aug 2017, 13:15
What a setting, Tom!
Tom Wilson: It's quite stunning - one can see why it was chosen as a site.
We were so impressed when we visited Castlerigg, there are so many angles to photograph it, I like this one.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Brian - there weren't too many people around at the time, but I was lucky to be able to exclude them in this shot.

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