11 juin 2007

Stone O' Quoybune

Going back to 2.200 years before J.C and rising with almost 4 meters in height, this menhir is an example of the many solitary megaliths which mark out the landscape of the Orkneys. It is held in a field, close to the road, which makes easier its visit. It belongs to the legends of petrified giants. Like Yetnasteen on the island of Rousay, O' Quoybune travels each morning of the new year. It goes close to the very close lake in order to be refreshed in its cold water. A saying tells that a traveller being opposite... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Standing stone

On the road leading of Stenness to Stromness, close to Deepdale, draws up a menhir which one sees of the roadside, in a turning. It is the first time that I see the energy released by a stone to enjoy to make turn grass around. Impressing.  I did not have time to measure the things well, but I sat down in front of the stone, and I let make. It seems to act on will chakra heart, in a rather brutal, but nice way. Style kick in the ass to advance, if you see what I want to say…According to what I noticed, it is held on a... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Comet stone

The stone comet is with 140 meters in the south of the circle of Brodgar. It measures 1m75 top and is held on an oval platform of approximately 14 meters diameter. This monolith seems to have formed part formerly of another group of stones forming procession between Brodgar and Stenness. Of his site, one can admire the circle of Brodgar in a exeptionnelle way. With the equinoxes of spring and autumn, its shade touches the stone of the circle more in the west.The ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

stones of the way…

It is probable that a marked out stone route éxisté between the circles of Brodgar and Stenness, as these menhirs show it posed all with length. Several are without private properties, but they very well are seen road. Of this alignment part the stone was to also form which one named stone of Odin, the stone comet, and the watchstone. An archaeological study could not find traces of such a route. But nothing empèche to think that these stones, which are sometimes twin, form doors between the two circles.
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11 juin 2007

Stone of Barnhouse

Barnhouse is a solitary monolith covered by the lichens. It is in the environment close to Maeshowe, not far from the stone cecle of Stenness. It very well is seen road leading of Finstown to Stromness, on the line. It belongs to alignment Western East/with Cuween and standing stone, seen précédement.  This stone in is aligned more perfectly on the entry of the cairn of Maeshowe, approximately 700 meters in Western North/. In 1952, Peter C. Flett wrote: “The alignment formed between this stone of Barnhouse and the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Watchstone

The named stone “Watchstone” is a giant (5m 60 top) posed at the edge of the road which connects Stennes and Brodgar, at the entry of the thin strip of land which forms an isthmus between the Lakes Stenness and Harray. (fresh water and salted water lakes). It is included in the category of the petrified giants. A legend tells that it plunges in the lake the evening of the new year to be refreshed. A long time ago, it had a binocular, with which it formed a door in front of Brodgar and an appendix with Stenness. In... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Stone of Odin

Until winter 1814, the stone of Odin was held in front of the circle of Stenness. this stone played an important part in the life of Orcadiens. It was dattée of approximately 3.000 before J.C. ; measured 2 meters 50 top for a width of one meter. Its characteristic was the hole which it had in its center. The archaeologists found the place precisely where it was held, and we keep some drawings made by people before his destruction. (sketch of Elisabeth, marchioness of Stafford). She was located at approximately 150... [Lire la suite]
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