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Calanais: Silhouettes…

* It is not normally advisable to shoot ‘into the sun’, but in this eventually it felt permissable… * Continue reading at France and Vincent

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The House that Fish Built: Carle…

* …Twice the height of any of the men of Albion was the horrible mantle about him and his hair was like a great spreading bush the size of a winter shed, under which thirty bullocks could easily find shelter. … Continue reading

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Calanais: Skyward…

* But anyway something was happening in the sky. A great eye of light opened up above the main site… * If we weren’t going to get a night-scape, which we weren’t, we could at least get the stones with … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Mead…

* …So, Long-Horn O’Leary was taken into the presence of the one whose mouth is sweet: “Welcome,” said Maeve, “in preference to Connor Cruel-Crest, I assign to you a cup of gold with a bird chased in silver on its … Continue reading

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Calanais: Folkal Points…

* It seems strange now to think that these sites were ever considered in isolation from their surroundings but they undoubtedly once were. * Continue reading at France and Vincent

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The House that Fish Built: Red-Gold…

* …“How should these mighty men of war be greeted?” said Very-White… Said Sweet-Mouthed Maeve, “women to meet them, bonnie, full-breasted and bare, with strong ale, well malted, their food, not scanty but fare.” * So the heroes of Albion … Continue reading

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Calanais: Cnoc Fillibhir…

* Since the advent of the Visitor Centre at the site, there has been an attempt to rename Cnoc Fillibhir Bheag, which some might render the ‘little hill of the long-seers’, as plain old Callanish III… * Continue reading at … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Very-White…

* …Said Very-White, “it is but a drop before a shower:  I see another chariot coming over the plain.” “Describe it,” said Sweet-Mouthed Maeve. Said Very-White, “I see the horses pulling the chariot: two fiery, spirited bays of great strength … Continue reading

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Calanais: Spirit…

* We first coined the term ‘Spirit Stone’ at Waylands Smithy. * It has served us well, denoting as it does, a stone, which, like the spirit, holds many forms. * Continue reading at France and Vincent

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The House that Fish Built: Cave of Cruachan…

* …So the heroes of Albion set out for the Cave of Cruachan… Through the Gap-of-the-Watch, over the Plain-of-Two-Forks, across the Ford-of-the-Morrigan into the Rowan-Meadow-of-the-Two-Oxen by the Meeting-of-the-Four-Ways they drove before a dim, dark, heavy mist overtook them… * Continue … Continue reading

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