• Stonehenge the Grand Tour

        This blog is a record of the year spent by Mark Anstee and Gabi Cowburn at Stonehenge. It runs from June 2012 to June 2013 with a postscript added in […]

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      • Stonehenge – postscript on a Year with the Stones

        Our dear friend, actor, Colin Stinton, recently sent us a souvenir from a visit he made to Stonehenge in the 1970s. It’s a blue HMSO booklet dated 1975: Stonehenge – […]

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      • Stonehenge – Thursday 20th June

        The Stonehenge Artist and I decide we don’t want to repeat last year’s Solstice experience, queuing and parking in the special solstice field. In fact we don’t want to spend […]

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      • Stonehenge – Wednesday 19th June

          It’s hot. No thermals needed today. It’s also strangely, weirdly, windless. As we drive up to Stonehenge the continuing preparation for Solstice unfolds and it is a huge operation. […]

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      • Stonehenge – Tuesday 18th June

            The air is alive with flying insects. Yesterday the beetles seemed to be largely in the grass, the odd one flying up to head height. Today, they are […]

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      • Stonehenge – Monday 17th June

          It’s cloudy but warm, breezy but not gale-force. Perfect weather for a Stonehenge visit. We head into the monument and Mark unfolds his stool and sits for another few […]

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      • Stonehenge – Saturday 15th June

          We drive to Stonehenge with the windscreen wipers doing their thing. As we arrive, the shower blows over and the sun gets the chance to periodically shine between the […]

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      • Stonehenge – Friday 14th June

          The signs are out along the roads leading to Stonehenge warning of delays on the 20th June from 6pm. The special solstice car park – in other words, an […]

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      • Stonehenge – Monday 10th June

            We were excited that the traffic lights had gone. This is how small our world has become. But today, horrors! They’re back by the new build. Oh, actually, […]

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      • Stonehenge – Saturday 8th June

          The temporary traffic lights have actually gone from the road works by the new visitor centre. We are driving on brand new tarmac around a brand new roundabout and […]

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      • Stonehenge – Wednesday 5th June

          It’s strangely calm at Stonehenge today. It’s busy but not overwhelmed by visitors and everyone seems fairly chilled. The warmth of the sun is tempered by the wind but […]

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      • PODCAST – Stonehenge The Grand Tour – Henry Moore

        In November 2012, Mark and I went to see Henry Moore’s ‘Stonehenge Suite’ of lithographs at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes.           Stonehenge The Grand […]

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      • Stonehenge – Monday 3rd June

          This must be summer? It’s a lovely day and because of that, or in spite of that, Stonehenge is heaving. We arrive today via the route that takes us […]

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      • Stonehenge – Wednesday 29th May

        The starlings are back. We arrive in the Stonehenge car park to a riot of squeaks and squawks as a flock of starlings loops around the adjacent field before perching […]

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      • Stonehenge – Thursday 23rd May

        It’s not even funny. Today we’re back into thermals and waterproofs. Will it ever be warm in England? And today it’s seriously windy, especially so up at Stonehenge. As we […]

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      • Stonehenge – Tuesday 21st May

        The word ‘blanket’ is absolutely appropriate today. A blanket of cloud is hanging in the sky, making the roof of the world seem somewhat low. The good news is, it […]

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      • Stonehenge – Friday 19th May

        It is a little foolhardy to visit Stonehenge on a Friday. The early weekend crowds will be visiting the monument and the second-home weekenders will be queuing on the A303 […]

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      • Stonehenge – Wednesday 15th May

        This morning on Radio 4 I hear Lydia Corbett, a French painter in her 70s who was Picasso’s model for his series of portraits of the girl with the ponytail, […]

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      • Stonehenge – Monday 13th May

        Today we have our first journey around the brand new roundabout by Airman’s Corner. The highway folk are really moving along with things. It won’t be long before the memory […]

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