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| Bwllch Cerrig Duon Barrow |
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|Description ||The view to the West.|
This may seem like a strange photo to post, but it goes with the previous sunrise shots,and shows, this time, how the sunset is also part of this mounds remarkable positioning.
The view here is taken from the mound again,and shows the sun setting over the Black mountain. This lump of rock is made up of several Fan's,or peaks. The highest of these are Fan Brycheiniog,in the centre of skyline but not really prominent from this angle, and the pointy one just right of centre here,Twr y Fan Foel.
Fan Brycheiniog has a stone shelter for walkers on it's peak,Twr y Fan Foel has a Bronze age cairn, as has the nearby Fan Foel.
The sunset position is on it's way North ,from left to right here, and is disappearing over the top end of Fan Hir ridge( a cracking walk above sheer drops,avoid it in a strong wind) just above the Southern shore of Llyn y Fan Fawr, of "The Lady in The Lake"fame.
These peaks are the highest in the Western Brecon Beacons,and the peaks in the previous photo's are the highest in the Central Brecon Beacons.
What all this is leading to is either; the kind of positioning that is either proclaimed as a remarkable coincidence,and nothing more; or it is proof of scientific knowledge hotly disputed to have existed in Bronze age Britain.
The helicopter isn't the proof of Bronze age science, a little bit newer than that, it's the National Park taking material up to repair soil erosion on the mountain. It just happened to fly into the shot as the sun was setting.
It is part of the history of the mound,so I've left it in. The Park Authority inform me that this site won't be used for helicopter lifts again,and this one was the final one. A good thing for this mound, and a major catalyst for it's future protection,so I believe an important thing to document.
| This picture came up on random images and really caught my eye. Superb shot and what makes it even better is the information you share about the site and the photograph.|
Inspirational cerrig, well done! I hope your walk back to base didn't take too long.
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