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#6912: Southeast Stones

Photo 6912: Southeast Stones - Ring of Brodgar

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Photo ID
6912
Credit
Title
Southeast Stones
Caption
Southeast part of the circle, with the Loch of Harray in the background, viewed from southwest. Stones 16-14 are prominent in the foreground. 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