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|Description ||Site in Glamorgan
Caption: This is where the stone is pointing, directly at the Bwllch or pass between the hills. The bearing here is 40deg true. The view in the opposite direction is to a quarried area, so nothing to see there now.|
| Lovely shot Cerrig.|
| Thanks Angie, i've been quite lucky lately. The conditions have hidden my true photographic skills really well. |
| Saith Maen SN8330/1534. West or S/W.|
| Thanx for your comment in my newest pic! Winter will not let go here, but it is thawing a bit today. No lambs yet!|
Lovely pix you have here!!!!
Nype - Beatrice
| Thanks Beatrice, and actually, thanks to you for jogging me into looking at this picture again. You may not know this,but this stone is part of a seven stone row. The other stones are all local gritstone, but this one is Red Sandstone,the odd one out. This view here shows the flattened Eastern side of the stone, and it's target, the low point in the distant hills. This is the alignment mentioned in the pictures caption above.|
The reason I am thanking you is because I had missed something quite obvious before, and it now further strengthens my belief in this alignment. The gap in the hill has a name, in Welsh it's Bwllch Bryn Rhudd, in English it would come out as,very roughly translated as "the pass in the red hill" . So, the only red stone in a 7 stone row,pointing to a place also called "red". And some would have you believe there is nothing in these alignments.I beg to differ.
I would have missed that,and now I shall examine Welsh place names a good bit more thoroughly. Thanks again Beatrice,and my very best wishes to you and the fast approaching springtime(really,buds on the trees by the end of next week,you'll see)
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