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Lisheentyrone / Fieldnotes by bawn79

yep , I was calling them grooves . My guess is carved or at least enhanced natural .
Cracks and man made grooves/incisions can lead to /leave cups and also found , like the example , at the edge .
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/7641/balendune.html
tiompan Posted by tiompan
29 Jul 14ce

Cocklawburn Beach Rings / Image by Hob

I was sort of hoping there'd be more of them, like a nice plateau of rock stretching to the sea for some nice sunrise photos. But I suspect there are more under the sand. Hob Posted by Hob
29 Jul 14ce

Cocklawburn Beach Rings / Fieldnotes by Hob

Heh! You're preaching to the choir here. I know the coast has shifted, but those strange geological features resulting from the whin sill being exposed to the sea will presumably stretch out to where the old coastline was. The Archaeos reckon that the cairns at Low Hauxley, which are now on the edge of the sea, would have been on a ridge overlooking he coast during the BA. So it stands to reason that things haven't shifted miles and miles.

Maybe there were even stranger rock formations visible then.
Hob Posted by Hob
29 Jul 14ce

Sannox / Image by Howburn Digger

Very enjoyable read. Imagine colliding "Head-On" and "Repossessed" with "TMA" and setting it in Sardinia. Stir in football hooligans, rave culture, a "hasty" bowel, car hire, Hillsborough, punishment bumming, pan-dimensional time travel, drinking, an imaginary music scene with full back stories for the characters and bands... and you are kinda getting started.

En-route to this site I had to pull in to let a wide load get past. There was a sign for a cottage at the side of the road which read "Spion Kop". The book is also full of coincidences.

Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
29 Jul 14ce

Lisheentyrone / Fieldnotes by bawn79

Thanks Tiompan & Ryaner for comments.

To Tiompan - I don't know if you noticed the straight lines towards the edge of the panel. Would you think they have been carved or is it likely to be erosion?

To Ryaner - ya it does a bit alright. Clonfinlough is probably one of its closest discovered neighbours.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
29 Jul 14ce

Boleycarrigeen / Image by ryaner

Lovely thelonious Posted by thelonious
29 Jul 14ce

Glastonbury Tor / Image by texlahoma

I love the framing of this photo. So much sky. thelonious Posted by thelonious
28 Jul 14ce

Sannox / Image by Howburn Digger

How's the book? I've only ever read TMA by him. thelonious Posted by thelonious
28 Jul 14ce

Tyrebagger / Image by thelonious

Thanks tsc. It was so warm I had my summer hat on as we sat by the stones. A rare outing for it. thelonious Posted by thelonious
28 Jul 14ce

Tyrebagger / Image by thelonious

Lovely shot. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
28 Jul 14ce

Merkland / Image by Howburn Digger

Yup, what Mr T said. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
28 Jul 14ce

Merkland / Image by Howburn Digger

Just lovely. A hint of the fairy realm about it. thelonious Posted by thelonious
28 Jul 14ce

Cocklawburn Beach Rings / Image by Hob

Those are amazing!! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
28 Jul 14ce

Glen Tarken / Image by tiompan

Both at once. Good light is a bonus, but a great stone and big hilly backdrop still fills me up. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
28 Jul 14ce

Lisheentyrone / Fieldnotes by bawn79

A bit of a resemblance to Clonfinlough Derek? Maybe. ryaner Posted by ryaner
28 Jul 14ce

Lisheentyrone / Fieldnotes by bawn79

Multiple cups /pepper pot , varying size and grooves are the most obvious characetristics from the pics for me . Some that come to mind .
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/11231/beinn_ghlas.html
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/11231/beinn_ghlas.html
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/7423/finduie_wood.html
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/7616/garrow.html
3RD AND 6TH ON THIS PAGE http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/8872/glascorrie.html
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/11603/tullich_hill.html
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/13065/meikle_logie.html
lAST ONE HERE .http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/13680/ardveich.html
tiompan Posted by tiompan
27 Jul 14ce

Lisheentyrone / Fieldnotes by bawn79

Thanks Tiompan - does it look like anything you might have seen before? bawn79 Posted by bawn79
27 Jul 14ce

Cocklawburn Beach Rings / Fieldnotes by Hob

Those are so superb. I was on holiday in that area last year and feel a bit galled not to have seen them! They certainly have a cup and ringish feel. I like the way they look kind of swarmed over the rocks, they're at all different angles. They don't look like they're coming out of the rocks. They look like they've been carved on?

Surely, as you say, there has to be a chance that the carvers of the rock art saw those structures and were inspired by them. Or if not, that the place with the natural structures could have become connected in people's minds with whatever meanings the rock art had.

Those are definitely not everyday structures are they. And surely, as such, they would attract special explanation. (You can see where I'm going here, I know I'm predictable, and yes it may be put down to an overimaginative romantic imagination, you may skip the next bit if you like). But I was rereading an old essay of mine the other day (so very old) and it was about anthropological theories of landscape and sacred sites. It mentioned people engaging perceptually with the landscape they live in and connecting its enduring features to the lives of people who were there before, not to mention the features being clues to supernatural forces. You know, like what on earth could have made such weird things, set in stone? Is it also relevant that the stones are on the edge of two worlds, the land and the sea? Yeah I'm getting carried away. Perhaps no-one ever noticed them etc etc. But I like them.

And they're not so far from the stony folklore of St Cuthbert's beads at lindisfarne. Those are supposed to be the hollow crinoid stems. I don't remember finding any on the beach there. But I found plenty like these, and I liked them better
ttps://www.flickr.com/photos/pebblesfromheaven/2474803169/
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27 Jul 14ce

D53 Havelteberg / Image by LesHamilton

great POV thelonious Posted by thelonious
26 Jul 14ce

Poulnabrone / Image by Meic

Thanks - it's a really superb place Postie. The whole area is amazing. Probably the most photographed ancient site in Ireland i'd say Meic Posted by Meic
26 Jul 14ce

Lisheentyrone / Fieldnotes by bawn79



Great stuff .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
26 Jul 14ce

Poulnabrone / Image by Meic

That one really does it for me.
What a place !
postman Posted by postman
24 Jul 14ce

Glen Tarken / Image by tiompan

Aero ? Jarlsberg ?.
Surprising how unappatising it looks without good light .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
24 Jul 14ce

The Selus Stone / Image by thesweetcheat

There's a fine Celtic cross shaft in the wall too, lots of knotwork. https://twitter.com/thesweetcheat/status/491698128329113601/photo/1 thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
24 Jul 14ce

Poulnabrone / Image by Meic

Blooming marvelous! tjj Posted by tjj
24 Jul 14ce
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