The Modern Antiquarian. Ancient Sites, Stone Circles, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic Mysteries

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Carreg Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

Very very nice. postman Posted by postman
16 Nov 14ce

Balnaguie / Image by greywether

Great picture, love the old tree Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
15 Nov 14ce

Drannandow Cairn / Image by postman

One of the joys of a website that gets contributions from a load of people with different views is that people looking at it will like different stuff. I love all of it, it's all our heritage and I think it's great that people even care about these places, let alone come here and share it with everyone else. So let's have lots of wobbly rainy cairns, and lots of lovely mountains, and everything in between. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14 Nov 14ce

Carreg Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

"... it's beauty lies in its endurance to outlast us all..."

Yep, I'd definitely agree with that, it's one of the most compulsive things about these sites although it does make it even more heartbreaking when they're destroyed or damaged in our supposedly enlightened age, after thousands of years of survival.

I'd prefer the hedge to be set back a bit mind you :)
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14 Nov 14ce

Drannandow Cairn / Image by postman

The first couple of lines are just fine, I like and understand your point of view, though I already have a blurred imperfect memory of it so a clearer picture would be preferable for me. I can only speak for my mountain pictures which are usually the opposite of carefully composed, some are taken whilst still walking, some are taken whilst still shaking from dealing with the heights, some are taken shielding the camera from the rain or being buffeted by wind. The pictures I post are just the best of sometimes several hundred which I think best describe the place, if they perhaps come off as carefully composed then I'll consider myself a photographic genius. But I would never say wanky. postman Posted by postman
14 Nov 14ce

Glenquicken / Image by postman

Planning to visit this site in a fortnight and hoping for better weather than you endured; thanks for quickening my anticipation with this lovely shot. ironstone Posted by ironstone
14 Nov 14ce

Carreg Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

I think it's beauty lies in its endurance to outlast us all, and the respect shown by the walled lawn area acknowledging this, somewhere to sit quietly and meditate. moss Posted by moss
14 Nov 14ce

Fonlief Hir Stone C / Image by Meic

Like this one, definitely on the list. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13 Nov 14ce

Carreg Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

Best of all it was only 2 minutes walk from where we were staying, ideal. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13 Nov 14ce

Carreg Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

I like the contrast between the stones and the suburban setting. Kind of fits but kind of doesn't. thelonious Posted by thelonious
13 Nov 14ce

Carreg Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

Ta :)

The tree and houses mean you don't really get proper sunset there, but it was still a lovely place to finish the day.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13 Nov 14ce

Carreg Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

Nice sun catch thelonious Posted by thelonious
13 Nov 14ce

Glenquicken Cist / Image by postman

Dartmoor - I would love to go back one day for a proper visit thelonious Posted by thelonious
13 Nov 14ce

Glenquicken Cist / Image by postman

Dartmoor is the place to go for big cists, I think. postman Posted by postman
13 Nov 14ce

Glenquicken / Image by postman

It is a stonker isn't it. postman Posted by postman
13 Nov 14ce

Glenquicken / Image by postman

Love that stone. So rounded at the top. thelonious Posted by thelonious
13 Nov 14ce

Glenquicken Cist / Image by postman

As cists go, this takes a bit of beating. Top site. thelonious Posted by thelonious
13 Nov 14ce

Greengates / Fieldnotes by drewbhoy

Nice one, here's hoping. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13 Nov 14ce

Greengates / Fieldnotes by drewbhoy

Just emailed the Aberdeenshire Archaeo crowd as well. So we'll see.............. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13 Nov 14ce

/ Walking with Owls in the rain at Drannandow by postman

Thanks Moss, more treks everywhere is just what I'm after.
Terry Nutkins, Johnny Morris, Sir David Attenborough and more all helped warp my mind into the keen mushy mess it is today.
postman Posted by postman
12 Nov 14ce

/ Walking with Owls in the rain at Drannandow by postman

Cheers! Twas indeed recent (and quite wet) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12 Nov 14ce

Greengates / Fieldnotes by drewbhoy

It's criminal. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12 Nov 14ce

Drannandow Cairn / Image by postman

You say possibly the worst picture, but I like it. It's like a memory, blurred, imperfect, and the motion, walking in the rain amongst the cairns, it gives it a sense of urgency, of life. A moment which won't be repeated. My senses respond more to something like this than the thousands upon thousands of carefully composed mountain landscape photos etc. Sorry if that sounds a bit wanky. But I do like it as an image for those reasons! Evergreen Dazed Posted by Evergreen Dazed
12 Nov 14ce

/ Walking with Owls in the rain at Drannandow by postman

The owls must have been wondrous, fancy seeing three! They are extraordinary barn owls, one followed the car one night just outside Avebury it flew alongside - magical moment. Happy birthday and may your future be filled with more treks over the length and breadth of this country of ours ;) moss Posted by moss
12 Nov 14ce

/ Walking with Owls in the rain at Drannandow by postman

"The spirit of Nutkins" - that made me laugh :) Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12 Nov 14ce
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