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but there is some good news as well..

summer is here!


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Jun. 21st, 2004 04:19 pm (UTC)
I think we all love the summer :-). It seems to make so many things that could be bad seem okay.
Jun. 21st, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
did you enjoy yourself at stonehenge? or didn't you go?
i'm curious. is it open to the public only once a year? and aren't they afraid the stones get damaged?

Jun. 22nd, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC)
We did not go in the end, as the weather was looking a tad dodgy with some rain. Apparently, cloud obscured the 5am sunrise a little – which lasted about half an hour before it cleared. 21,000 people attended, and they expected around 23,000. It is only about an hour by car from me, so I could have changed my mind at the last minute.

They are open all year, except for Christmas Day (I think). English Heritage became custodians of the stones in 1986, and has carefully nurtured the site since then eg. the grass has grown back.

If you visit during the year, you are cordoned off touching the stones by a low rope. This is purely to help stop wear and tear etc. On the summer (and winter?) Solstice, they are opened to allow access. You can touch them etc. To help stop damage, you are not allowed to climb onto them. This is to protect the various lichens etc. However, you can touch, sprawl or hug them on the Solstice. A couple of people were arrested this year for climbing onto them.

You can read more here:
Jun. 21st, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC)
hey i don't know if u remember me (luluf) on Lj.. a long time ago. well i got a new lj a good while back, so i was looking through my old one, and was wondering if u want me to add you to this one (ripgurllulu) :)
Jun. 21st, 2004 10:03 pm (UTC)
yes i remember you. you were living on some sort of tropical island, weren't you? and i think you posted quite a lot..
sure you can add me. if you promise not to kick me off your list any time soon.. :p
Jun. 22nd, 2004 05:56 am (UTC)
HAHAAHH well then i won't add u just yet.
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