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|Description ||An incongruous juxtaposition? Grey Croft Stone Circle and Sellafield Nuclear Power Station.|
|Incongruous - yes, but depressing and insensitive even more so. Lovely light for the picture though!|
|At first sight - I thought this was a modern circle, but Burl lists it as Bronze Age. Pastscape tells us that it was buried in 1820 and restored in 1949 when a cairn was also found in the centre of the circle.|
|Barnatt says that only 2-4 of the stones had in-situ evidence of their original stoneholes when restoration took place. The current positions reflect those at the time they were buried in 1820 and so may not be in their original positions.|
|What strikes me is that the stones seem to be just sitting on the grass - yet they were placed there in 1949! Just gives an indication of how long it will take for modern circles and reconstructions to "look right"|
|Superb comparison image, Baz!
I would bet the bronze age stones (disrespectful farmers aside!) will still be there in several milennia, when the Nuclear station is merely untraceable (radioactive!) scattered dust particles.
| This really is a fantastic picture. It's like you've captured the earliest beginnings and the most recent developments in human engineering side by side. |
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