Category Archives: Ancient sites

The Henge Within a Housing Estate from Walking with a Smacked Pentax

During the late 1970’s, when excavations were being dug for a new housing estate just outside Stirling in Scotland, a prehistoric henge* was discovered. Work was stopped whilst the archaeologists examined the site – and the housing estate was eventually replanned and … Continue reading

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Let down your hair… Stuart France

* …”Oh really… and what are the problems with Rapunzel?” “It is not possible to climb a tower by somebody’s hair, without breaking their neck, no matter how long it has grown.” “Then it must be symbolic.” “If the tower … Continue reading

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Point of view

For Colleen’s tanka challenge …And then we come across the church. Cue mass excitement as we take in all the Giants, which appear to sprout from every orifice… The body of the church you see is an education in itself. … Continue reading

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Buzzards Big as Bears… Stuart France

* …Some of the roadside Buzzards we pass resemble small bears, which  I suppose makes them rather large birds. A lot has happened since our last visit to Avalon. A lot has happened this past year. Will it have altered … Continue reading

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Mother-Earth-Mound… Stuart France

* I have it in my mind that we have been to Avalon at least once since our last presentation there which was way, way, back in December Two-thousand-and-fourteen. But, when I think, it is difficult to say precisely when, … Continue reading

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Legends in the landscape – squaring the circle

The October sun was getting low as we left Cratcliffe Crags and Robin Hood’s Stride behind us, following the ancient track towards our final destination… or almost. The weather, beautiful but changeable all day, had begun to gather clouds on … Continue reading

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The Moons of Mountain Ana IX… Stuart France

* “So when do I get that drink you owe me?” “Soon…” * The warmth of silence as she threads the eye of a needle. * “I like your owl.” “It’s Minoan.” * Continue reading here

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