Monday, 11 March 2013

Aerial Memories

Yellowdog Granny recently sent me an email containing some amazing aerial views captured by a British photographer named Jason Hawkes. Two of the photos in particular brought back wonderful memories of visiting those spots a few years ago with My Rare One.

First, Stonehenge:


We had the great joy of participating in a Druid ritual among the ancient stones one evening at sunset. If you're interested in reading more about it, I wrote four blog posts about the experience -- just check out my archived posts for August 19-24, 2010.

Secondly, Glastonbury Tor:


This is a stunning shot which clearly shows the labyrinthine terraces carved into the hillside in neolithic times. To read about the day My Rare One and I climbed the Tor (dodging rain and cow patties all the way), check out my archived posts for September 20-21, 2009.

42 comments:

Snap said...

wowowowowzer shots!!!!

Judy said...

It's such fun to look back at wonderful memories...

A Beer For The Shower said...

Stonehenge looks great, but that shot of Glastonbury Tor is simply amazing!

Jeanne said...

Great photos!!! I especially like the one of Glastonbury Tor.

Elsie Amata said...

These are fantastic! I've been to England twice and didn't get to Stonehenge either time. Maybe next time =)

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Beautiful photographs! I totally want to visit both of those places now!

Samantha Stephens said...

Wow. I wish I had something clever to say, but at the moment I'm just blown away by your beautiful pictures. Thanks.

Sulky Kitten said...

Wonderful photos - gives a much better perspective when you view it all from that height.

Anne said...

The pair of you have had some wonderful journey's. Now you've seen those places from two perspectives-lovely.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The second shot is just gorgeous! Love the lay of the land.

DEZMOND said...

photos of green hills and fields always fill me with warmth...

Blueberry said...

I wanna go there! Cow patties and all!

Laeli said...

Those are stunners!

Laurie said...

I'm going to read those posts right now!

Jim said...

WOW! Great shots of these fantastic sites!
I heard last week about someone doing these aerial shots using a 'homemade' drone of sorts.....less expensive and relatively easy to do.

sophie...^5 said...

Some day we'll have a chance to see these too, but for now I'll take your angle!!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Amazing images. I've run across this photographer's work and it's very impressive. Aerial photography is quite interesting.

Linda Wildenstein said...

The aerial shots are breathtaking. Both of these places are on our bucket list. I'm thinking 2015.

Deborah said...

OMGoodness, the travels you've had! Most definitely bookmarking this post so I can go back and travel with you. Isn't the world just simply amazing!
**happy smiles** Deb

Miss Val's Creations said...

Awesome photos! I hope to visit these sites someday. America has a Stonehendge in New Hampshire which I hope to check out in the spring. It is some ancient ruin that is named "America's Stonehendge" but no one really knows what it is and I am sure it is nowhere as ancient as Europe!

Francie M said...

Both are magical and I hope that one day I can see both! Thanks to YDG!

Leeanna Henderson said...

WOW! so cool!

Riot Kitty said...

Beautiful pics! I have been to Stonehenge a couple of times and it was interesting energy for sure.

Chung said...

Those places look absolutely breathtaking!

Sara said...

GREAT photos those are.

Doug Jamieson said...

Mystical places, indeed.

-E- said...

It rained when I climbed the Tor too! What are the odds?

Introverted Art said...

i love how you refer to your partner: your rare one. I think it is so special.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Oh! This post took me back to when we were in England. We too went to Stonehenge (did not get to participate in any ritual though) but the Tor, oh the Tor! We loved it so much we named one of our dogs after it, majestic! The "pilgrimage" up the Tor for us was beyond words. We spent the day, sitting on the earth, feeling its energy, dodging cow patties all the way! Thank you for this post, you brought back beautiful memories for me.

Bohemian mom said...

Oh WOW!!! How gorgeous to see Stonehenge from an ariel view...gorgeous gorgeous pics!!!
Hope you're having a blast!!

mistress maddie said...

Wow, those are stunning photos!I hope to make it to Stonehedge someday.

Adam said...

great view of Stonehenge

Hindustanka said...

amazing views! Stonehenge is one of my dream places to visit.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Those are amazing! It would be wonderful to fly over them.

heartinhand said...

Gorgeous shots! That Yellowdog Granny is the best eh?

laughingwolf said...

superb! :)

brit scientists now say stonehenge's main purpose was as burial ground for the super elite!

dunno if i can accept that... yet :(

DWei said...

Didn't a recent paper say that Stonehenge was meant as an ancient rave spot?

Wouldn't surprised me.

Southpaw said...

Those are both amazing shots.

Magic Love Crow said...

These pictures are amazing! What fantastic memories for you and your rare one! I have always wanted to go to Stonehenge! One day, I will ;o)

Elsie said...

Where are you?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Elsie -- Oh, we're right here in Canada as always. It was in 2009 that we visited Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor -- that's why I referred back to those old posts from that time.

JACKIESUE said...

I loved those pictures..he's amazing..did you read where they think Stonehenge was a cemetery for maybe a very important family?