A few weeks ago I was going through my ever growing library of photos on my iPad which stands at something like 64GB and I came across a particularly atmospheric photo I took of Stonehenge.
Most people that I take there with Ye Olde England Tours like to go in the summer and they like sunny weather. I’m not sure why as sunny weather brings tourists and there is absolutely no shade on Salisbury Plain so if it is hot then it’s not always the place to be.
I always like visiting Stonehenge in the winter or at least at unusual hours and out of peak-summer. Gloomy skies, inclement weather and isolation somehow suit Stonehenge well and bring a semblance of how hundreds of other neolithic monuments can feel.
I took this photo late one day in December just before sunset. I think the lighting makes it look quite magical and slightly ominous, especially with one of the large crows circling overhead.
I sent it to Stonehenge and they loved it too. Would you prefer to visit Stonehenge in perfect weather or would you like it glowering and moody?