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Stonehenge and Avebury

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Yesterday we visited Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circle. I've been to Stonehenge when I was about ten, and I've wanted to return ever since! The stones were as fascinating and beautiful as always, and I spent a good hour just wandering arond the circle and looking at the stones from different angles. It's hard to believe they're four thousand years old.

The weather was beautiful and I got some wonderful pictures. I confess to taking exactly forty-two photos... what can I say, I love Stonehenge and I love taking pictures! Even though in the photos you can't see many people, let me assure you, there were swarms of tourists - I heard more foreign languages than I heard English!

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After that we visited the Avebury Stone Circle. It isn't as famous as Stonehenge - but I guess that's a good thing, because here they let us wander around the stones and actually touch them. The circle isn't as "tall" as Stonehenge but it's much wider. In fact, it actually contains a tiny village. Peasants in the 18th century tore out some of the stones, but there are still lots left.

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I know the last one is silly! That's me pretending to be a druid. My grandma and I saw some hippie/pagan type people in long flowy skirts, running their hands all over the stones. We actually overheard one say to the other, "Can't you just feel the power?" It just had us in fits of giggles. I guess you had to be there...

Posted by anna_mg 02:13 Archived in England

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