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#6919: Stones 26 and 27

Photo 6919: Stones 26 and 27 - Ring of Brodgar

Photo Details

Photo ID
6919
Date
2010-10-02
Location
Ring of Brodgar
Description
Interior faces of stones 26 and 27 on the west side of the circle, viewed from northeast. Visible in the background are hills on the island of Hoy. 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
10.68 MB
ISO
100
Geotag
59.001567° N, 3.229637° W
Date Uploaded
December 17, 2010
Credit
David Joyal