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Maen Penddu / News by thesweetcheat

Did I tell you about my lifetime ban from Canterbury Cathedral from when I was caught scratching a pentagon on one of the columns?* And what's worse they now have my photo up behind the turnstiles at every other abbey and cathedral, it's like the blanket ban people get from pubs.

*Actually a lie. Whereas the moron who thought Maen Penddu needed a cross will be able to do it again wherever they go. I wonder if it's basic ignorance that the stones are way older than christianity, and are actually protected by law. Or whether it's some mad evangelist genuinely trying to convert a lump of rock. Very very strange attitude. They should have to lick it off, the gits.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18 May 15ce

Dartmoor / News by scubi63

Obviously I am just highlighting the article as it was published. However, it does state that it was initially discovered in 2007 and that the stones were thought to have originally been up right because of the packing stones around their bases. That seem plausible IMHO but I am no archaeologist. The fact that it is now being investigated is good news.

Maybe I will get around to visiting the moor again this year and look out for this one :)
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
18 May 15ce

Skregg / Image by bogman

Fine shot. muller Posted by muller
17 May 15ce

Mihanboy / Image by ryaner

Well done you nailed it with that shot. muller Posted by muller
17 May 15ce

Dartmoor / News by scubi63

Hi scubi63,

Very interesting stuff. It does beggar belief how this hasn't been 'discovered' before. If the photo is anything to go by it's hard to understand how no-one came across it in peoples' general wanderings. How do they know it would've been seen for miles around in the years of its use? It could be a recumbent stone circle, as that is what its first appears.

Cheers,

TE.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
17 May 15ce

Bosporthennis 'Beehive Hut' / Image by Mr Hamhead

I think the sea to the north is a lot nearer than Land's End! It's about 3/4 mile, but still a fair distance. Big waves? :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 May 15ce

Dartmoor / News by scubi63

According to the archaeologists I have been with today on Bodmin Moor...this was discovered about eight years ago.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
17 May 15ce

Carn Fadryn / Fieldnotes by postman

Who says children don't get proper education these days? Nice one. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 May 15ce

Cnoc Na Maranaich / Image by thelonious

I did think of a quick photoshop edit before I uploaded it. Not brave enough to delete the tower in the real world though. thelonious Posted by thelonious
17 May 15ce

Carn Laggie / Image by thelonious

Not sure to be honest. It did seem to run parallel to the direction of this part of the strath. thelonious Posted by thelonious
17 May 15ce

Cnoc Na Maranaich / Image by thelonious

Great site. The stupid tower needs to have an accident though. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 May 15ce

Carn Laggie / Image by thelonious

That's pretty impressive, is it aligned on the dip in the hills? postman Posted by postman
17 May 15ce

Langwell / Image by thelonious

Thanks. The light was nice that day. thelonious Posted by thelonious
17 May 15ce

Backlass / Image by thelonious

Thanks tsc. I had been wanting to visit here for a while. Top site and location. thelonious Posted by thelonious
17 May 15ce

Langwell / Image by thelonious

Wild, remote landscapes here. Brilliant. The colours are beautiful. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 May 15ce

Haroldstown / Image by muller

That's terrific Tony. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 May 15ce

Browne's Hill / Image by muller

Cor. Great shot. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 May 15ce

Backlass / Image by thelonious

What an amazing place. Really liking all these photos. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 May 15ce

Backlass / Image by thelonious

Thanks Drew thelonious Posted by thelonious
17 May 15ce

Backlass / Image by thelonious

Good looking site. Great stuff T :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17 May 15ce

Green Hill / Image by drewbhoy

Wait till the field notes :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
16 May 15ce

Haroldstown / Image by muller

Cracking image Muller. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
16 May 15ce

Craig Halligarry / Image by thelonious

It was good to visit the strath again. The whole area is fast coming a favourite. Never enough time. thelonious Posted by thelonious
16 May 15ce

Craig Halligarry / Image by thelonious

Well, you said you would.... that is a lovely stone. Oh for more time last year.

GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
16 May 15ce

Ffyst Samson / Image by A R Cane

Excellent image Mr Cane. Many photographers shy away from including contrails... I think it adds to a feeling of the ancient persisting into the modern. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
16 May 15ce
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