Tag Archives: avebury

Hagiology… Stuart France

* How big is the body? * * Big as a house… * * Big as a temple… ** Big as a mountain… * Continue reading at Stuart France

Posted in albion, Ancient sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Thousand Miles of History XXXXVII: Somewhere old, something new…

Instead of driving to the Red Lion as is our ‘tradition’ when coming back from these research trips via Avebury, we decided, for a change, to stop at the pub on the outskirts of the great monument. There was no … Continue reading

Posted in Ancestors, ancient mound, Ancient sites, Books, Don and Wen, flowers, Heart of Albion, History, Photography, Stuart France and Sue Vincent | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

In Hack-Pen Hedge… Stuart France

Animism 1. Doctrine that the soul is the vital principle of organic development. 2. Attribution of conscious life or spirits to nature or natural phenomena. 3. Belief in the existence of spirits separable from bodies. “There’s a large stone in … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Stuart France and Sue Vincent | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Avenues… Stuart France

* And from Needles of Stone, to Avenues, or at least, what remains of one… The ‘Mary Line’ runs right through the two stones… Continue reading at Stuart France

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Books, Don and Wen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hackpen Hill… Stuart France

* Even our ‘elusive barrow’ was bigger than we expected. We couldn’t help being reminded of the Fairy Mine. * * And we would have got a lot closer still but for the seven-foot-tall stinging nettles. Continue reading at Stuart … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Art, Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

‘Aye’ of the day’s eye… Stuart France

* Approaching Avebury in this way we got to side-step the crowds. * * Most of whom had been unceremoniously penned into the Red Lion. * * But it is not about meticulous planning. * Continue reading at Stuart France

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Art, Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fringe Benefits… Stuart France

* Another one of those ‘green-worm-holes’ presented itself. * * And we were hardly likely to refuse. * * Continue reading at Stuart France

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hill-of-the-Buried-Sun… Stuart France

* …It was, after all, rather disconcerting to be so accosted by a total stranger. “Does this count?” He demanded, ferociously, and pushed an admittedly intriguing photograph across the bar at me. “Does that count as what?” “One of them … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Books, Don and Wen, Stuart France and Sue Vincent, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dressing the Stone?… Stuart France

* The ‘Blake’ Stone… * Reblogged from Stuart France

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Art, Don and Wen | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Voice Called Can’t II … Stuart France

* Uffington, we decided on the way up there, is a ‘biggie’. A Big Hitter. Major League. Top Drawer. Or any other of the many hackneyed phrases the Tee Vee Heads like to summon in order to express quality. If … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient sites, Art, Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments