A moody photo of Stonehenge

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.

Stephens moody midwinter Stonehenge

A moody mid-winter Stonehenge

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?


About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including several #1 sellers. I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. I run my private tours company with one tour stated by the leading travel website as being with the #1 authentic London Experience. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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