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I think there's a pagan edge around where ThatBritGuy lives, too.

Stonehenge is an annual rain and darkness fest, of course.

Avebury has seen a crackdown. (My, how the authoritarians love that word.) You now have to pay a fiver to park in the main car park, which holds a few hundred cars. You cannot park anywhere else or you will be towed away. The police are spoiling for a fight. All conversations to be held in whispers, and definitely no guitars or drums.

And so on.

I had the urge to wander over last night seeing as it's only ten minutes from here. Then I realised the only way I'd be able to get there and back safely would have been to borrow the horse from the paddock next door, and tie it up outside the pub once I got there.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Jun 21st, 2007 at 05:50:35 AM EST
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Stonehenge is an annual rain and darkness fest, of course.

When I was reading up on astronomy of the ancient kind, it did occur to me that whereas in some countries (e.g. Egypt) you can probably see sunrise and sunset most days of the year, in England...

"Okay.  It's rising."

"What, you mean behind that large grey cloud?"

When a lot of days are "dull and overcast"...I suppose their calendars were slightly more flexible.

"Well, I think it's today.  I can't actually see it, but I'm pretty sure...ish."

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Thu Jun 21st, 2007 at 05:57:46 AM EST
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England really was a free country once, remember?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jun 21st, 2007 at 10:43:05 AM EST
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by wu ming on Sat Jun 23rd, 2007 at 01:37:53 AM EST
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... at least we can use the myth in a freedom-provocing manner.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Jun 23rd, 2007 at 11:57:32 AM EST
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