Thursday, 18 November 2010

THE CROWN OF THORNS.

BRYN CADER FANER
There are lots of standing stones in the UK. There are various types and they appear as circles, lines or singly.
My favourite circle is the one shown here. It is Bryn Cader Faner and is situated in the county of Gwynedd in Wales. The nearest town is Portmadog.
This is a Bronze Age site and of the original 30 stones 15 remain standing. The stones are about 6ft in height and lean outwards.
It is best to approach the stones from the south and then you wll get this superb view which seems to resemble a Crown of Thorns.

10 comments:

Once Known as The Badger said...

What a great shot of them. The sepia works well in this image.

Colin Griffiths said...

I've been to this place a couple of times and I love the Rhinogau mountains. You were blessed with a wonderful sky that mimics the stones so well and makes it look as if the stone circle is emitting it's own energy.

ρομπερτ said...

Great image ! looks nearly as if it would move. Surely able to stand out against and throughout time. Please have a good Friday.

daily athens

becky said...

Wow, that's an amazing photo! Must be an incredible place to visit.

Trevor Woodford said...

ONCE KNOWN AS*
Thanks for the comment-I felt that the sepia helped to re-create the atmosphere of the setting.

COLIN*
I also like the area very much- I've spent a number of great backpacking trips in the Rhinogau mountains.

ROBERT*
Pleased that you like the image-it always amazes me when you think of how long the stones have stood there.

BECKY*
Much appreciate your comment.It is certainly a rather special place to visit.

ADRIAN said...

Superb shot Trevor.

Trevor Woodford said...

Thanks Adrian..!

Leovi said...

It is truly magical, mysterious and enigmatic. I like it.

Øyvind Buljo said...

That's a nice shot! I really like how the skies reach out just like the stones.

orso said...

also in Sardinia of these sites .. known as the tombs of the region's full giganti.il .. thanks for the view in my blog .. greetings-franco