Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stonehenge revisited, with a side trip to Salisbury

Our class agenda took us to Stonehenge and Salisbury on Tuesday. The stones appear unchanged since my visit with Ryan a few weeks ago. This is good news if, like me, you believe alien invasion would probably be a bad thing for the human race.

The bad news is, I don't have much else to say about Stonehenge. However, there are a lot of tourists there, and since our photography focus from Tuesday was telling a story in five pictures,  I caught this family in the midst of a shot:

We then went into Salisbury for the afternoon, touring the Cathedral that was built in the 13th century and has the tallest spire in Britain at 404 feet (although the spire was added later several years later). The cathedral also contains one of the remaining copies of the Magna Carta (1215).

A side view of Salisbury Cathedral.
The town of Salisbury has a population of 51,000, so it was quite a change from London. It was market day, so all kinds of interesting things were on display.  There were stands selling underwear and stands selling freshly butchered meat. There were not next to each other, or I would have gotten a photo of that.

Olives for sale at Salisbury market.

These beautiful flowers were hanging all around Salisbury.

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