Stonehenge is amazing, really awe-inspiring, and Avebury its lesser brother, but you can get right up to the stones, walk among them (scamper even!), touch or even hug a stone if the mood so inspires. (Which it did). Why did man, for whom survival must have been such an overpowering instinct, decide to lug huge stones and bury them, upright, in a series of vast circles? How could he see the circular shape? Amazing.
It was a very dull day and I found it hard to find a photo that showed the stones well particularly as they tone in with the countryside. I have cropped this and done all manner of effects to try to enhance it. I liked the little people walking around, to try and give it some scale, and this hopefully shows a little of the enormous circle (which you couldn't see from any one point - the road runs through it and so does the village!)
Thank you so much to everyone so kind to view/comment on yesterday's shot of the circus at Bath... you're all super. Nearly caught up!