art & photography

18Jul

Arbor Low & Nine Ladies Stone Circles

Arbor Low, a Neolithic henge in the Peak District, is made up of 50 limestone slabs around a central stone.

Below is Nine Ladies Stone Circle, a small Bronze Age construction; though it’s technically ten ladies, since a flat, fallen stone has since been unearthed. The myth here is that these were the nine ladies who were turned to stone as punishment for dancing on a Sunday. Perhaps the tenth had a little too much to drink that day. There were a lot of offerings nearby, which add a wonderful flavour to the scene, and I’m guessing this is a pretty active Pagan site.