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#6910: South Stones

Photo 6910: South Stones - Ring of Brodgar

Photo Details

Photo ID
6910
Credit
Title
South Stones
Caption
Standing stones on the south side of the circle, viewed from northeast. Prominent in the foreground is stone 13. The South Knowe mound can be seen on the right. Ring of Brodgar, c. 2500 BC. Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland. Measuring nearly 104 m in diameter, this impressive Neolithic monument is a true circle that is thought to have originally consisted of 60 stones. Today 27 stones remain standing, ranging in height from 2.1 m to 4.7 m. The ring is positioned on a scenic strip of land between the freshwater Loch of Harray (to NE) and the saltwater Loch of Stenness (to SW).
Geotag
59.001567° N, 3.229637° W
Uploaded
December 17, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO
100