|Salisbury - it really does look like a Constable painting|
The same thing goes for Stonehenge, where Bro, Girlfriend, Tall Guy and I went this weekend. It was interesting. It is amazing to think that the stones weren't trucked in and put into place by cranes. It was neat to be at a UNESCO site, a site we'd read about, heard about, imagined, and seen in photos and movies.
But, in my imagination, everything was bigger.
|one of 127 photos we took...|
|Stonehenge - the mural|
There was a little gift shop near the exit, but we didn't have to exit through it, and we did pick up audio guides at the beginning. Other than myself, our little group originally scoffed at this, but I insisted - after all, they were included in our admission fee, and I like to comment on the commentary at historic sites - it's the museum studies student in me. The commentary was predictable, and it was tiresome to listen without headphones and to take the devices off from around our necks each time we took a picture, but the guides did come in handy: we used them to swat at the plague of green beetles that emerged from the grass as we sat down for our picnic.
|Commentary #6 - spaceships were NOT used to transport the stones...|