England. Mysterious Stonehenge
I want to tell you a bit about those stones, which we all know since Windows XP. We all remember those Wallpapers which bill gates offered us to install on their old monitors. We are talking about Stonehenge — one of the most mysterious places on Earth. The world is full of various Antiques, many beautiful ruins to visit. We know who and why built the pyramids in Mexico. We know the story of Pompeii and were able to identify the location of ancient Troy. Even Machu Picchu know something. But what do we know about Stonehenge? Nothing. Some say that the stones were raised by druids 3,000 years ago, others give them as much as 5000 years. I prefer the age, which specifies UNESCO in their brochures, and it is 4500 years old. Immediately brewing the next question: who or what built Stonehenge? There’s more variants than answers on its age. The purpose of Stonehenge remains a mystery for the entire world and it is unlikely we will figure it out. Some say that this is the place for Druidic rituals, others call it ancient Observatory, a platform for the landing of alien ships and even the entrance to another dimension. All we have are small and mystical version of UFO, you can throw overboard, but we always believe in legends, because legends force us to remember his childhood and immerse yourself in some good and fabulous world. One of them says that these cannibali found in Northern Ireland and moved through the air by the magician Merlin in the time of king Arthur. Who which version would you choose? We will return to UNESCO. World Heritage says that Stonehenge is an ancient temple built taking into account the movement of the sun.
Before the trip to England I had scheduled 2 days for travel outside of London. There were different options, but I wanted to see Stonehenge. There is a megalithic structure at 130 km South-West of London in Wiltshire. A few years ago UNESCO was forbidden to drive up to Stonehenge on his personal transportation, or a tour bus. All vehicles must Park in the Parking lot near the Museum, located from the stones at a distance of 2-3 km.
Then you can either go on foot in the hill, or take a small bus ride from the UNESCO.
Option to go on foot immediately disappeared, because during those days I rather walk on my own two feet. And so far appeared Stonehenge. Just wanted to take a picture, straight from the bus)
To approach the stones and to touch them is forbidden. The stones are fenced with a low fence (
50 cm), and on the perimeter are warning signs. The ban was imposed the same UNESCO for the reason that tourists began chipping stones for memory. I can only imagine the mentality of what country were allowed to do this. Thanks these individuals to touch Stonehenge and more. It has not allowed even the wife of Sarkozy when he was President of France. Exception was made for our President) Say that the stones can let an ordinary person, but this approach must be agreed with the administration for almost a month. In June 2014 ogorodnia plan to push the stones further away to the ancient temple you’re reunited with your sacred path that once led to it. So I was lucky, I was very close, perhaps the most mysterious place of our planet.
This stone called “Blue stone”. It is directed towards the megaliths, and probably meant something in those days.
Beating around Stonehenge it’s time to go back to London. On the way back noticed the fields sown with poppy
Also went to the Stonehenge Museum, which collects objects found near the rocks. Among them are Roman coins, human bones by the age of 9000 years and more. From Souvenirs really nothing normal. Magnets with the image of the stones there. Lay some CDs, books and toys ugly. Left without magnet((