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Stonehenge in Sunset, Wiltshire, England. I was there many years ago. An amazing place!

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Stonehenge - Visited here one day before the Summer Solstice, June 20, 2012. All around they were finalizing preparations for an onslaught of Solstice visitors - lights, concessions etc. Crazy. JB

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Stonehenge, England Originally constructed by the British Pagans who lived on the Island Nation before the Celtic Tribes during their long war with the Roman Empire who eventually took over England and destroyed the Celts and then executed the Druid Priests and Priestesses.

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Newgrange in Ireland. It's an ancient (older than Stonehenge!) monument that is lit by the sun only on the winter equinox.

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Stonehenge at summer solstice

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Bryn Celli Ddu. is a prehistoric site on the Welsh island of Anglesey located near Llanddaniel Fab. Its name means 'the mound in the dark grove'. The Summer Solstice sun lights up a quartz stone at the back of the chamber.

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While Stonehenge was built for the summer solstice, Newgrange in Ireland was made for the winter solstice. At 10 a.m. when the sun is brightest, rays of light shine through its dome's small passageway—the only time when engravings on the wall called the Triple Spiral become illuminated without artificial light. Fun fact: Newgrange is older than both Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, built around 3200 B.C. during the neolithic period.

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Newgrange Passage Tomb, Boyne Valley, County Meath, Ireland - a 5,000 year old Neolithic passage and chamber famous for the Winter Solstice illumination.

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Top 67 des merveilles du monde à visiter avant de passer l’arme à gauche

Spegni la lampada fumante nell’angolo della stanza. Sul cielo d’oriente è fiorita la luce dell’universo: è un giorno lieto. Sono destinati a conoscersi tutti coloro che cammineranno per strade simili. Tagore

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