Sunday, February 7, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Ancestral shadows

I make no apologies for posting more images of the 5000 year old Callanish Stones.  They were so stunningly beautiful and special. 
 
The first day of our visit was bright, sunny and cold - perfect conditions for finding shadows.

 
Maybe they are the shadows of the people who built this sacred place.

Scroll down for more photographs of our trip to the Outer Hebrides last week. And visit Tracy, at the other side of the world to see more Shadow Shots.

14 comments:

Ralph said...

The really interesting thing to me is how the stones were placed to get each stone to cast a shadow in the same direction. I don't think way back then that the math sciences of geometry and trigonometry hadn't been created. Yet back then, it was calculated. Perhaps we modern people had no more knowledge than they did. Nice post!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Wouldn't their calculations be simply based on observance. The same question could be applied to
the how the stones were exactly placed at
Stonehenge, surely. Oh, dear, I really will have to google this! It is a fascinating subject.

Cassie said...

Such amazing shadows. Places like this are so interesting to me. Awe inspiring. Been to the Grand Canyon, but never to a place like this. Wow!!

Annie said...

Looks a great place..will have to read more.

Thanks for popping in on my first official shadows today!

Martha Z said...

A place of interesting shadows. A place for contemplation. What happened here. This place must have had great meaning to those who placed the stones.

Hey Harriet said...

I don't think I'd be able to stop taking photos of such a place if I had the opportunity to visit. Wow! How lucky you are. And lucky us for having you share these gorgeous photos!

nocton4 said...

Hello sweet lady, wonderful mama, could you leave me your address via gp forum, I'm mama4, so I can send some seeds for you and your lovely family to celebrate the coming of spring.

wonderful photos xx

Tizz said...

gosh , love all your pics , amazing.

sunnymama said...

Magnificent shadows! :)

desertnutmeg said...

Nope, make no apologies whatsoever!
Gorgeous!

Pippa said...

I love this. It just fascinates me to think how stones like this came about, how difficult it must have been to have placed them there and why. It's wonderful that we don't really know WHY ancient people did this I think, we can each wonder at the stones, enjoy them and make our own conclusions about why they were placed like this. Lovely photograph!

Sylvia K said...

These are fantastic and fascinating! Love your shots and how I would love to visit there and learn more about them! Terrific post -- sorry I'm so late getting here! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Tan Family said...

Oh my goodness! So magical. I would love to see these in person. Love your blog, and I'm going to start following it. :) --Jennifer

Splendid Little Stars said...

The stones are awesome!