Saturday, February 03, 2007

Stonehenge

Apparently they've found some really old houses near Stonehenge.

Stonehenge is indeed a noteworthy place. I've been there, though not at the solstice, and I will now present the sum total of my thoughts on visiting the place...





...It's not nearly as disappointing as you might think.

8 comments:

Duck said...

Where's the gift shop?

joe shropshire said...

And the sports bar. Those big upright rocks are just begging for some 84" flat screens.

Brit said...

Funnily enough, there is a gift shop/museum etc. They've cleverly cut it into a nearby hillside, so it doesn't spoil the view.

Julia Buckley said...

Are you sure? I heard you can't get anywere near it now. Don't you need to believe in ghosties and pixies for it to be exciting really? I don't believe in those. Only hobbits.

annalouise said...

Sounds like an ideal candidate for 'A Place in the Sun'.
(back off Jasmine and Jonnie, this one's mine)

Oroborous said...

Cleaned up your sidebar, I see.

It's certainly more streamlined, but the old one had a certain eclectic charm.

Brit said...

When I went, which was some years ago, you could only get to within 20 yards or so as a ring fence surrounded it. But I believe you can go right into it these days.

You don't need to believe in pixies to wonder at at - those rocks are really, really big and heavy. Heaven knows how prehistoric blokes managed to build it, or why they went to the trouble.

Brit said...

Oro:

The new blogger format works against the amateurish cobbled-together look, but I haven't finished with it yet...