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Monday, October 13, 2008

Marvellous light from the North as we look from the South ...


© English Heritage.NMR. Wingham Collection: Sqdn. Ldr. Harold Wingham had a very steady hand on the shutter and a fine camera: the definition is remarkable. The Long Mound is clear, running, on the left side of the photo, to the west, from the quarry pits (slightly below and to the left of the centre of the photograph), just above, and not quite parallel to, the line of the drystone wall. (Try punctuating that sentence, at this time of night, after three glasses of vino). The Neolithic bank runs north east, from the junction of the quarry pits and the Long Mound; the Iron Age rampart shows up quite beautifully on the right, in an arc from south to north, or vice versa, depending upon the direction from which you begin. This is the kind of pedantic nonsense up with which I will not put.  Churchill fans, please click on the link.
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