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Stonehenge: the true story
Documentary covering the story of the ancient and enigmatic Stonehenge situated in Wiltshire, England.
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#14 Posted by
on 25 June, 2012, 9:55
Great job Will Maybe we will see your documentries on TV in the future, it's great to see young people interested in archaeology and history, good on you! Did you film the footage? Have you been to Stonehenge?
#15 Posted by
on 25 June, 2012, 20:23
I only wish I could have been, but no. I found some of the footage on line, and i edited it to fit. I do hope to visit it one day though!
#16 Posted by
on 26 June, 2012, 0:13
Great work on the film editing then. Me too!
#17 Posted by
on 26 June, 2012, 1:18
A visit to Stonehenge is actually a tad depressing. You can't get within 150 feet of the stones, except on the solstice. You walk around the site (in a circle of course, with a few hundred other people) on these green rubber mats listening to an automated tour guide (like a cell phone) and you punch in the number of the site that you're at; "If you happen to be at this position on a spring equinox, blah, blah, blah..." By the way Will, great video! Keep up the good work.
#18 Posted by
on 26 June, 2012, 1:37
lol fair enough, my Mum and Dad visited it years ago when you could walk right up to it but I can imagine the sterile tourist conditions today!
#19 Posted by
cormac mac airt
on 26 June, 2012, 3:04
I don't remember it being such a sterile event, such as Likely Guy mentioned, when I was there in 1983. But yes, it was a bit disappointing since I was expecting something grander in scale. But in any case at least I can say I've seen it in person. cormac
#20 Posted by
on 26 June, 2012, 3:43
Hey there cormac. I was there 12, 14(?) years ago. I wasn't trying to describe it as sterile per se, just disappointing. When you travel over 4,700 miles to get there and you can't get within the last few feet, it's a bit of a downer.This is, of course, to protect the stones from either wanton vandalism and also harm from the more innocent kind, i.e. the wear and tear of millions of hands over thousands of years. Stones are not truely as tough as we believe.I did come away with a free souvenir though. It's a small piece of whitish flint, originally from a small boulder, that ...
#21 Posted by
cormac mac airt
on 26 June, 2012, 6:56
Think nothing of it, I knew what you meant. Whether having a tour guide or an electonic means of information it just can't quite do justice to whatever you're seeing. As to the highway, yeah I think it's too close to the site as well. Rather detracts from the overall feel of the place IMO. cormac
#22 Posted by
on 26 June, 2012, 14:10
Cool, they travelled 80's and early 90's, and they did get a piece of stone from the Parthenon, now if my Mum just knew where it was....I didn't give much of a toss about the Parthenon back then, now I'd love to have it.
#23 Posted by
on 30 June, 2012, 6:30
Thus, the relevance of history. In the early 90's a friend of mine gave me a golf ball sized chunk of the Berlin Wall. Flat on one side with yellow and red spray paint.
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