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This is the inner horseshoe of Stonehenge. Unfortunately the pic isn't up to much because of the light conditions (and the swarm of fellow tourists surrounding the monument). There is some conspicuous chromatic aberration from shooting against a bright sky. However, I thought I'd share a (slightly) less common view of the Henge anyway.

No one quite knows who built Stonehenge or why. We know, though, that these inner stones came from a quarry thirty miles from the Salisbury Plain where Stonehenge stands, while the smaller, outer stones came all the way from Wales.

Update: Having read Ina's kind critique I thought I should add a comment that the stones of Stonehenge are surprisingly small(!) - it's probably the thing that struck me most when I saw them up close. The people in the background are a fair way away, which contributes to the illusion, but if you see the size of the two birds on the lintel of the far stone in the picture you can see that the stones are only about 3 times a man's height, at most.

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