I'm still standing by ajisaac

I'm still standing

Pentre Ifan takes us back to Neolithic (New Stone Age) times, when our ancestors buried their dead in tombs such as this.

What we see today are the bare bones of a burial chamber that would originally have been covered with an earthen mound.

The giant 16½ft/5m ‘capstone’ appears to be precariously balanced on three ‘uprights’, though it has remained in place for over 5,000 years.

Pentre Ifan’s sense of mystery is heightened by its surroundings and backdrop. Its outline neatly frames the Preseli Hills towering above, which were the source of the famous Pembrokeshire ‘bluestones’ that went into the making of Stonehenge as well as Pentre Ifan itself.
Love the stones against that tremendous sky. Well suited to B&W.
October 11th, 2021  
Beautiful, this capture gives the sense of awe I feel when encountering Neolithic sites.
October 12th, 2021  
It is so remarkable to think of these stone structures that have lasted soooo long; intense, powerful, This image conveys a sense of awe and holiness
October 16th, 2021  
@ankers70 Thanks for your kind comments - much appreciated.
October 24th, 2021  
@ryan161 Thanks - I know what you mean about the 'awe' - I have been to many of the UK's Neolithic sites - well known & those less known and am always impressed by the longevity of their presence. We have many old 'stones' here in Pembrokeshire! (I also lived near to the wonders of Stonehenge, Avebury, Kennet Long Barrow etc.)
October 24th, 2021  
@catcarter19 Many thanks for your kind comments & observations - I agree it is indeed remarkable that many have stood for all this time & there are quite a number of standing stones etc. around where I live.
October 24th, 2021  
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