The featured view of Stonehenge is an acrylic watercolour I painted in 1982.
It is copied from a colour photograph in ENGLAND, A PICTURE BOOK TO REMEMBER HER BY – By Ted Smart. Crescent Books | Crown Publishers 1978
Copyright: COLOUR LIBRARY INTERNATIONAL LTD.
The photo from which the featured painting has been derived is the first image in the slideshow immediately beneath.
Dave Draper July 2014
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles [3 km] west of Amesbury and 8 miles [13 km] north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.
Archaeologists believe it was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. Radiocarbon dating in 2008 suggested that the first stones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, whilst another theory suggests that bluestones may have been raised at the site as early as 3000 BC.
The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury Henge. It is a national legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage, while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.
Stonehenge: From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
Stonehenge was constructed in three phases.
It has been estimated that the three phases of the construction required more than thirty million hours of labour.
Speculation on the reason it was built range from human sacrifice to astronomy.
Age estimated at 3100 BC
Location Wiltshire, UK
OS Reference SU 122 422
Type of stone Bluestone, Sarsen, Welsh Sandstone
Worship, Lunar, Solar
Access: English Heritage – there is a charge to visit the stones
Extra notes: Except on special or arranged occasions, visitors are unable to walk amongst the stones
I have set a slideshow of 12 Images relating to Stonehenge. Four of these are maps, road charts and site locator information; the others are views which I think quite adequately display the main features and most glorious aspects of Stonehenge. They are listed as Follows:
Photo from England Picture Book
Sunset on Stonehenge
Flame Sky over Stonehenge
Burnished Gold Sunset
Golden Sky over Stonehenge
Moonrise Over Stonehenge
Standing Tall and Stony Faced
Picturesque at Stonehenge
Stonehenge Location Map
Wiltshire Sites Map
Wiltshire Towns map
Dave Draper July 2014
Updated August 2014
Updated December 2015
a prehistoric monument consisting of a circle of stone or wooden uprights.
a megalithic monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. Completed in several constructional phases from c. 2950 BC, it was probably used for ritual purposes.
ORIGIN from Old English stān [stone] + an element related to hengan [to hang.]
MacBook Pro Dictionary.