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And again, should we wash upon, Loch Awe shore… ~ Gavin MacGregor

Reblogged from heritagelandscapecreativity: Vicarious serendipities, perhaps, could have only ever occurred at this location? It started with a couple of images from 1970. I would encounter them once every few years or so, but they haunted me over several decades. … Continue reading

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Whitby Weekend: Within the Abbey

We did not visit the Church of St Mary, perched on the edge of the cliffs. I have to wonder for how much longer it will stand and was glad to have spent some time there on our previous visit … Continue reading

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Living Lore: The Red Horse of Tysoe, or “The Nag of Renown” ~ Gary Stocker

Chalk horses carved into hill sides, whether they are ancient like the one at Uffington or more modern, like some others in the locality are fairly well known about. However there was a red horse carved into the hillside above … Continue reading

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Archeological Legacy of Kan Bahlam II ~ Leonide Martin

Reblogged from Leonide Martin: K’inich Kan Bahlam II Temple XVII Tablet Kan Bahlam II was a Renaissance Man centuries before that term was invented. He left an archeological legacy that is unsurpassed among Maya kings. His brilliant mind conceived a … Continue reading

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Walking into Prehistory ~ John Bainbridge

Reblogged from Walking the Old Ways: A Neolithic stone circle, a Bronze Age burial cairn used again in the Dark Ages, and a Romano-British defensive settlement – centuries of history in a walk of several miles from the village of … Continue reading

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A walk to Rí Cruin Cairn ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged fromThe Hazel Tree:   It doesn’t seem like six weeks ago that we walked down the grassy lane to Rí Cruin, the most southerly chambered cairn in Kilmartin Glen’s remarkable ‘linear cemetery’.    The roadside verges were high with the … Continue reading

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Loch Nell: the Tomb of the Giants and a Serpent Mound ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: “And now we were in the very midst of a land of legends.” R Angus Smith, Loch Etive and the Sons of Uisnach (1879) Early on a Sunday morning in July, with a shimmering haze … Continue reading

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Time travelling: A place of kings and “holy air…”

“Holy air encased in stone” … that is how Sir John Betjeman described the crypt at Repton, and it was this that we had come to see… we hoped. On a previous visit, the crypt had been locked. This time, … Continue reading

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Time travelling: St Wystan’s

We finally made it through the outer door of St Wystan’s church in Repton…and stopped. Two huge columns flank the inner door and, scattered around the porch are fragments of ancient masonry. carved medieval grave slabs and Saxon crosses. It … Continue reading

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Time travelling: Ivar the Boneless and the Bone-yard…

Repton today is no more than a small Derbyshire village, but once it was the capital of Mercia, one of the most powerful realms of its era. For three hundred years, Mercia encompassed most of what would eventually become the … Continue reading

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