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Photo Uploaded: Jan 29 2011 09:44:37 GMT
Taken: 2011:01:20 17:44:42
Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION
Shutter: 10/2000 sec
Focal Length: 180mm
Evening light on part of the Hurlers Stone Circle, 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.
Comments on this photo:
Jan 29 2011 09:51 GMT
interresting place ... good captured with nice light !!
Jan 29 2011 09:53 GMT
Great light and shot!:)
Jan 29 2011 10:29 GMT
Jan 29 2011 10:43 GMT
Very interesting stones and warm evening light!
Jan 29 2011 12:06 GMT
Nice place and awesome light, Thor!! ;-))
Jan 29 2011 12:08 GMT
Jan 29 2011 13:45 GMT
Think of all the people who have passed or touched these! Such a mystical place!
Jan 29 2011 20:07 GMT
Beautiful old stones in the eveninglight, great job !
Jan 30 2011 07:07 GMT
awesome shot & history
Jan 30 2011 10:34 GMT
A great insight of english history.
Jan 30 2011 12:19 GMT
Thor...have they ever figured out the purpose of the stones...I heard they made a recent discovery at Stonehenge but never heard any followup on the conclusion...I think it's better to let one's imagination run freely on the purpose.....
Jan 30 2011 22:12 GMT
Jan 31 2011 07:36 GMT
Jake there are a number of theories and it is hard to be absolutely certain of the purpose of stone circles. What is known is that they occur all over Europe and that they aren't all made of stone - some are made of wood (such as Woodhenge) and some similar monuments are marked by banks and ditches.
It is hard to argue against some sort of religious purpose with the stones marking a sacred space. Some stone circles (such as Stonehenge) seem to have links to the calendar (with the sun rising in alignment with a line of stones on certain days each year) - this could easily fit with the religious aspect. Other suggestions have been trading centres (stone circles sometimes occur in neutral areas between tribal territories) but no one is really sure.
Whatever their purpose I just love them!
Jan 31 2011 19:38 GMT
I love them too Thor. Great photo of these ones. Personally I like the religious theory - a bit more romantic loll.
Feb 03 2011 09:07 GMT
Beautiful evening light and capture Thor . I love a good mystery :)
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