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Sunset at the Hurlers Stone Circle on Bodmin Moor. There are at least 3 stone circles in this group dating back to the late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age (around 1500 BC).

The name 'the Hurlers' dates back to a much later story that the stones are men turned to stone for playing a game of hurling on the Sabbath.

Here is a link to a Seth Lakeman song about the Hurlers - it is filmed in the Minack Theatre.

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Jan 22 2011 10:49 GMT CeterusParibus
good photo & background info .. nice!
Jan 22 2011 11:20 GMT superJoan
Beautiful Thor..really enjoyed the video..great to see the Minack again...we used to stay in St Just at a B+B and a company of players also stayed here...The Cambridge players....
Jan 22 2011 11:21 GMT MCCCXIV
brilliant mood shot, I love the light and the shadows here
Jan 22 2011 11:22 GMT Jakeobean
Thor...great tone in this photograph....thank you for sharing the history and lure of the stones....I think we hear a different story about the stones quite often...but recently they found more artifacts the added to the story....
Jan 22 2011 14:00 GMT Annamaria
Great shot, Thor and nice info... and some GREAT music to go with it!! ;-)
I really like it.... music made by the heart!!
Jan 22 2011 14:13 GMT David244
Very clever and very effective shot the information is a bonus much welcomed but I love this striking scene well spotted and even better so well taken
Jan 22 2011 15:46 GMT bandsix
wonderful light in this photo...
Jan 22 2011 19:20 GMT Lie
Great sunset !
Jan 22 2011 22:13 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful light giving the Hurlers great atmosphere Thor :)
Jan 23 2011 00:54 GMT potterjo
Awesome image! Interesting story.
Jan 23 2011 08:47 GMT Bigbear10
Wonderful light and scene, well captured
Jan 25 2011 14:08 GMT Koren
great shot Thor
Jan 25 2011 15:33 GMT martini957
WOW...very intersting
Jan 27 2011 01:16 GMT best20
Very nice!
Jan 29 2011 13:36 GMT beus PRO
Jan 31 2011 19:41 GMT lizzieb
Fantastic photography Thor!!!!!