Hey Loves! So I promised I’d be posting regularly from now on! I will be posting two posts this week actually…or 3 or 4…who knows? been so inspired lately.
As you know, this is kind of like my year of, and it's given me the opportunity to explore my other passions such as art, writing, travelling and photography. I've also had the opportunity to visit more art galleries, museums and monuments, and I’d be sharing a lot of these visits here :)
So a couple of weeks ago, I visited Stonehenge with my family. And it was amazing, if I do say so myself. The history behind it was even more breathtaking. So for those new to Stonehenge, it is a pre-historic monument in Wiltshire, England. It consists of a ring of standing stones that are aligned with the movements of the sun. Archeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. It is also one of the most famous landmarks in the UK and is regarded as a British cultural icon. Stonehenge has also been added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
So these are some of the pictures I took from the trip. P.S this is definitely not a post showing of my photography skills ;)
So this was the first thing we saw on getting to the site. It was dedicated to Captain Loraine, a pioneer British Aviator who served as a Lieutenant with the Grenadier Guards. I looked this guy up after, and I found out he actually had some connection to my city- Lagos (Yes, Lagos is my heart beat! ) Apparently, Captain Eustace Loraine served in Nigeria on the headquarters staff in Lagos. He later took the post of Assistant Commandant of the South Nigeria Regiment. Interesting!
We also found this at the site and it's probably one of my best pictures. I'm quite proud of it actually. So since Stonehenge was said to have been built between 3000 BC to 2000 BC, this is what the houses would have looked like at the time. Small huts like these. The founders of the site decided to recreate the huts, and I think they did a pretty decent job.
A bit more history about the homes. . .
Then I found this bit quite interesting. So one of the mysteries of Stonehenge is how the builders could have carried stones weighing around 25 tons to build the monument in the first place. So at the the site, they tried to recreate one of these stones, and see who could actually move the stone.
Could you move it ;)
Then finally, what we came here for. Stonehenge itself.
Took another picture when it got a bit darker...
And that's Everything! I will definitely recommend Stonehenge to anyone thinking of visiting a monument in the UK.
I also just updated my '7 days to go' post so read it here!