Record Crowds at Stonehenge

photo from The Daily Mail

The Times reports that there were 36,500 people at Stonehenge for yesterday morning’s Summer Solstice Sunrise. Sadly, the sun remained hidden behind the clouds.

Here’s another report from The Daily Mail, with more and bigger pictures.

As much as I’d like to see a Solstice sunrise at Stonehenge, with those crowds I’m not sorry I wasn’t there!

About John Beckett

I grew up in Tennessee with the woods right outside my back door. Wandering through them gave me a sense of connection to Nature and to a certain Forest God. I’m a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the Coordinating Officer of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. I’ve been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals for the past eleven years. I live in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and I earn my keep as an engineer.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06917275516051074093 Batbogey

    Aw, poor pagans! They were shunned by the sun!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00875369837359076688 JohnFranc

    According to The Times, there is "less than one in ten chance of seeing the sun" on the Summer Solstice.

    Makes you wonder if the climate was significantly different when it was build roughly 4500 years ago, or if sighting the Summer Solstice sunrise was a minor use of the stones.


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