Images Peter Sorensen Copyright 2002
"So, when are you going to take pictures of the big
one near Stonehenge," a few of you have enquired. Well, never. It's a
LONG flight and my budget just could not accommodate it. In stepped my
(now dear!) friend Stephen Javor (he's the guy who took me on the great
helicopter flight around Wiltshire AND provided me with his footage of
the Alien Face). He flew the Stonehenge formation, and again, gave me a
copy of his footage(!).
Although he took the shots at least a month ago, I'm only now getting
around to posting them because at the time the formation was no longer
fresh news -- and there was some hot stuff to report -- like my own 1O31
logo. ( ;o) I've been savouring the thought of Photo-shopping these
pictures, now the time has come.
As many of you know, the formation is over 11 tramlines across, and
ranks high among the larger formations in history. Coming early in the
high season -- in a sense "on the heels" of last summers grand finale on
Milk Hill -- it sure got everybody salivating!
To many observers the most staggering thing was the way the design fit
in between the round barrows and the edge of the field. Surely the
creators were familiar with the lay of the land(?)!
The "wide shot" shows the formation is in the landscape. I count at
least 16 round barrows and a possible long barrow in the shot (the lush,
green place on the upper-right edge of the picture). And there are
several more barrows out of view behind the camera and to the left. The
vicinity around Stonehenge must have 50 barrows.
Barrows are believed to be burial mounds made by the ancient people. And
yet, many of them never contained burials. One guess -- also suggested
for crop circles -- is that they are acupuncture points on the Earth.
[Any suggestions, Master Lu?]
Those with sharp eyes have noticed some little circles a way between the
"Ribbons" and the place where people parked their cars. I think it was
made by jokers -- who even did a crude job of imitating the (alleged) DD
signature of Doug & Dave.
With appreciation to Stephen Javor -- the only other videographer whose
shots I have used on my site.
Report by Peter Sorensen