Standing Stones- What, Why and how come..

Anyone else ever been intrigued by these? My next major trip abroad (crosses fingers) is going to be to Scotland/Ireland and I will be visiitng as many as i can. I have always been drawn to the culture and my family lineage is traced back to both area
justagirlOctober 21, 2017 6:05am
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  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Anyone else ever been intrigued by these?

    My next major trip abroad (crosses fingers) is going to be to Scotland/Ireland and I will be visiitng as many as i can. I have always been drawn to the culture and my family lineage is traced back to both areas so it is to learn more about that but truly it's a fascination with the stones themselves. I have always pondered if it was related to astrology, was it burial sites that they preformed rituals, druids? Some folks think aliens may have placed them.

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    https://www.visitscotland.com/about/history/standing-stones/

    https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/calanais-standing-stones/

    https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/drumtroddan-standing-stones/


    I also want to visit Stonehenge of course

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    http://www.history.com/topics/british-history/stonehenge

    http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history/

    That is the one that started me on the journey of learning about the different stones and what they may have been used for. There is a link to Arthurian legends and i am a huge nerd when it comes to that specific topic lol.

    Not going to lie, my recent fascination with the TV show has sparked an even larger flame/desire to visit.

    Anyone else?
  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by aquarius_man
    Posted by justagirl
    Anyone else ever been intrigued by these?

    My next major trip abroad (crosses fingers) is going to be to Scotland/Ireland



    if you like big-ass statues, i recommend the moai in easter islands
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    I want to see everything! Won't be until next year, i will take two weeks if i can. Will add that to the list smile
  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by Koniuchaa
    Ugh I was just in Scotland and had no idea about these gigantic stones. I would have totally went to see them

    😭


    Is it truly as green as pictures make it seem?

  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by aquarius_man
    Posted by justagirl

    I want to see everything! Won't be until next year, i will take two weeks if i can. Will add that to the list smile


    no, no, easter island is in oceania/ polynesia not europe
    if you want to see statues in europe, try greece, turkey (capadoccia) italy, and maybe spain, countries with a medieval or antiquity heritage
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    doh. lololol i need to learn about the world and where stuff is located apparently. Europe, greece, italy and the rest will wait. My main goal is to visit Scotland. Ireland if i can.
  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by aquarius_man
    Posted by Koniuchaa
    Ugh I was just in Scotland and had no idea about these gigantic stones. I would have totally went to see them

    😭


    stonehenge is not in scotland, mind you, but england (wiltshire/ salisbury area) @justagirl
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    yes. that is one fact i was aware of, Scotland does have several standing stone locations however. see my links above.
  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by aquarius_man
    Posted by justagirl
    Posted by aquarius_man
    Posted by Koniuchaa
    Ugh I was just in Scotland and had no idea about these gigantic stones. I would have totally went to see them

    😭


    stonehenge is not in scotland, mind you, but england (wiltshire/ salisbury area) @justagirl


    yes. that is one fact i was aware of, Scotland does have several standing stone locations however. see my links above.


    i dont have to check your links, ive lived in scotland.
    here's a more thorough list of visiting spots:

    http://www.stonepages.com/ancient_scotland/list.htm
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    cool beans, thanks for the info and i'm super jelly.
  • Posted by justagirl


    doh. lololol i need to learn about the world and where stuff is located apparently. Europe, greece, italy and the rest will wait. My main goal is to visit Scotland. Ireland if i can.


    Scotland and Ireland are in Europe too. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by xBruceCampbellx
    Posted by Koniuchaa
    They also drive on the opposite side of the road. That was fun πŸ˜‚


    You're a wild woman. Tongue

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    *gasp* moi?

    Why do you say that? lol

  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by Mr_Pinchy
    Posted by justagirl


    doh. lololol i need to learn about the world and where stuff is located apparently. Europe, greece, italy and the rest will wait. My main goal is to visit Scotland. Ireland if i can.


    Scotland and Ireland are in Europe too. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    go away LOL

    the other parts.

    I see the celtic nations : Scotland, ireland etc as their own place. yes yes i understand that is all part of Europe as a whole, but they are on their own islands dude.
  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by xBruceCampbellx
    I would love to visit some of these ancient sites.

    My dream has always been to visit the great pyramid.


    Do it smile

    I didn't start traveling until a few years back, and last year was the first time I left the US, before was just different parts of the states. Besides Canada when i was a kid.

    I have so many places i want to go and visit and i always stopped myself from doing it. My best adventure so far was to Romania, besides the 12+ hour time difference/flights with no sleep, it was phenomenal. I got to see real life Castles.
  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by xBruceCampbellx
    Posted by justagirl
    Posted by xBruceCampbellx
    Posted by Koniuchaa
    They also drive on the opposite side of the road. That was fun πŸ˜‚


    You're a wild woman. Tongue



    *gasp* moi?

    Why do you say that? lol



    Too much excitement for my dullard sun. lol

    Maybe dullard isn't the right word. Let's just call it a boring sun.

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    LOL i just realized you quoted koni... *exit stage left*
  • Posted by justagirl
    Posted by Mr_Pinchy
    Posted by justagirl


    doh. lololol i need to learn about the world and where stuff is located apparently. Europe, greece, italy and the rest will wait. My main goal is to visit Scotland. Ireland if i can.


    Scotland and Ireland are in Europe too. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚



    go away LOL

    the other parts.

    I see the celtic nations : Scotland, ireland etc as their own place. yes yes i understand that is all part of Europe as a whole, but they are on their own islands dude.
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    Fyi not trying to be a pretentious European but we all have some Celtic heritage. But i know what you mean to say, tho you can do a search for Galicia stones, Carnac stones to see the British isles ones arent the only ones.

    Happy trip. πŸ€—

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  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by Mr_Pinchy
    Posted by justagirl
    Posted by Mr_Pinchy
    Posted by justagirl


    doh. lololol i need to learn about the world and where stuff is located apparently. Europe, greece, italy and the rest will wait. My main goal is to visit Scotland. Ireland if i can.


    Scotland and Ireland are in Europe too. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚



    go away LOL

    the other parts.

    I see the celtic nations : Scotland, ireland etc as their own place. yes yes i understand that is all part of Europe as a whole, but they are on their own islands dude.


    Fyi not trying to be a pretentious European but we all have some Celtic heritage. But i know what you mean to say, tho you can do a search for Galicia stones, Carnac stones to see the British isles ones arent the only ones.

    Happy trip. πŸ€—

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    It's cool dude, i apprecaite the infos, i am aware there are other areas that have them as well as the cletic heritage. LOL, what is up with you and aqua_dude thinking i only think they are in Scotland? Not trying to be flippant here, legit confused by this. I am making a point that Scotland is first on my list is all.
  • justagirl
    Crime fighting on rooftops by night.
    Posted by xBruceCampbellx
    Posted by justagirl
    Posted by xBruceCampbellx
    Posted by justagirl
    Posted by xBruceCampbellx
    Posted by Koniuchaa
    They also drive on the opposite side of the road. That was fun πŸ˜‚


    You're a wild woman. Tongue



    *gasp* moi?

    Why do you say that? lol



    Too much excitement for my dullard sun. lol

    Maybe dullard isn't the right word. Let's just call it a boring sun.


    LOL i just realized you quoted koni... *exit stage left*


    You are indeed a wild woman.

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    Naw, not really, Wild at heart yes, in life i'm actually pretty tame.

    Although I might do the occasional crime fighting on a rooftop at night... but that is another story.
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