The first time I visited England in 2011 I didn’t get the chance to go to The Stonehenge. A friend of mine had gone to The Stonehenge and declared it a waste of time. She said it was cold, windy, and boring. You see she had gone at the end of the year and it was raining when she visited The Stonehenge.
My trip to London in 2011 was also planned for November so I was concerned about hitting bad weather. Plus, the fact that I would need to make a trip all the way to Wiltshire, England just to see The Stonehenge with the risk of bad weather was not something I was too stoked about. When I started actually planning my trip to London, the lack of time to do everything I had wanted to do meant that I had no choice but to leave The Stonehenge for another time.
And for a long time I wasn’t sure if I was going to ever see The Stonehenge. I was starting to regret big time.
But in 2014, I finally made my way back to London to see The Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I mean, how could I pass up the opportunity to check this off my bucket list!
I was in London in late March 2014 for the Singapore Day event held at Victoria Park. And after all that hard work, we rewarded ourselves with a trip out to the London countryside to see the famous Stonehenge. We booked a day tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock, and Bath through Viator which even included a pub lunch.
And this was how our day tour started.
Yup! It was so gloomy and grey. My ex colleagues and I were so disappointed with the bad weather. I was heading to one of the most mysterious monuments in the world and I wanted to be able to fully appreciate the wonders of The Stonehenge. I had given up the chance to see it in 2011 partly because of the fear of bad weather, and now that fear was back. But all I could do was hope and pray that the weather would improve by the time we got to Wiltshire.
Thank the heavens it did. We reached The Stonehenge and were rewarded with a spectacular view.
At the site, we all had individual audio guides that allowed us to find out more about this amazing ancient landscape and take a crash course on what archeologists speculate is its history and purpose. I wish we had more time to stroll past all the different points of the walking tour. I had trouble multitasking.
I wanted to listen to my personal guide at each stop but also wanted to document all that I saw. I also wanted to really stop and appreciate the view. But we only had a limited time at the site, so I had no choice but to speed through it all. I didn’t learn all I wanted to learn from the audio guide, but the up side is, I managed to get many photographs to remember The Stonehenge by.
And of all the photographs I took, these are my favourite.
First, I got my ex colleagues to jump in unison in front of the stones. And after a couple of tries, I finally manage to capture this shot.
Next up, individual jumps! It looks so effortless for her. Yun Yun’s years of dancing experience shows, doesn’t it? She gave me the best shot at The Stonehenge.
I think it’s Chewie’s first time doing a jump. A little more to the left Chewie!
A little more to the right Jolene.
And me… I was trying to look like I was jumping over The Stonehenge. Wish Jolene managed to capture a clear shot, but it was a movement shot and the only one we took, so this will have to do. Still, I think I did manage to achieve the look I was going for – jumping over The Stonehenge. What do you think?
Doesn’t it look like we’ve all got The Stonehenge beneath our feet?
Anyway, I am really glad I did make the trip out to Wiltshire, England to visit The Stonehenge. It was an unforgettable experience. I wish I could learn more about the site and had more time to really take in the history of the place, but perhaps one day I will find myself back at The Stonehenge again. I would love to see the sunset at The Stonehenge. And I’d definitely want to see it from above.
What do you think?
Have you attempted jump shots on your travels as well? Did they turn out well? Share some of your jump shots with us. Have you been to The Stonehenge before? In your opinion, is it worth the trip? What do you like most about The Stonehenge?
- About Stonehenge (rosienna.wordpress.com)
- Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (unesco.org)
- Stonehenge: Mystery on the Salisbury Plain (unmuseum.org)
- Stonehenge (sacredsites.com)
- Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map (bbc.com)
- Stonehenge discovery could rewrite British pre-history (telegraph.co.uk)
- Stonehenge: Facts & Theories About Mysterious Monument (livescience.com)
- New Stonehenge Discovery Hailed As ‘Most Important In 60 Years’ (huffingtonpost.com)
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