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#6918: Stone 27

Photo 6918: Stone 27 - Ring of Brodgar

Photo Details

Photo ID
6918
Date
2010-10-02
Location
Ring of Brodgar
Description
Interior face of stone 27 and remains of other stones on the west side of the circle, viewed from northeast. Visible in the background are hills on the island of Hoy across the Loch of Stenness. 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).
Camera
Canon EOS 7D
Resolution
5184 x 3456 px
File Size
10.92 MB
ISO
100
Geotag
59.001567° N, 3.229637° W
Date Uploaded
December 17, 2010
Credit
David Joyal