Nice. That sums it up perfectly. When you consider I was writing up the Avebury weekend for days…yet, really, it was 48 hours, during which we ate, slept and got a little free time too… The elasticity of time really is down to how we choose to use it, isn’t it?
Except at standing stones….
I’ve been going back over some of my old pics of Avebury and West Kennet… every time you look there is something else. I’m not so sure that the architects were so far away from ancient Egypt after all. The same seeds seem to have taken root in the collective unconscious at around the same time. The manner of expression differs, but how much of that is down to the land itself?
Would Egypt have raised stone mountains had they had access to green earth as we do? And I wonder how much the tangible traces we have left of their culture and artistry is down to the necessary choice of materials? In this country wood and bone would have been common… and impermanent. A hot, dry climate preserves what a wet and variable one might not.
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