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North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist / News by drewbhoy

Will try to go see for myself then add sir :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17 Jan 19ce

North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist / News by drewbhoy

Very interesting, ta. If you have the coordinates you could add it to the TMA database as I did with Redcar Beach Submerged Forest - as a Mesolithic Site - last year. spencer Posted by spencer
17 Jan 19ce

Oxen Craig / Image by thelonious

Nice one T :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
16 Jan 19ce

Stronach Wood / Image by thesweetcheat

Got it! Cheers. Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
15 Jan 19ce

Stronach Wood / Image by thesweetcheat

Here you go, hopefully this will help you see where it is in Hob's much clearer picture:

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/162309/stronach_wood.html
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14 Jan 19ce

Oxen Craig / Image by thelonious

thanks tsc :-)
It was a bit blowy on top. Such a fine hill, no matter what the weather is going.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
14 Jan 19ce

Oxen Craig / Image by thelonious

That's a super picture, lovely. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13 Jan 19ce

Finzean / Image by thelonious

The ones hidden in woods have a little added sense of adventure. There's a change to the feel, light and even sound quite often as you enter a clearing. I like that. thelonious Posted by thelonious
13 Jan 19ce

Finzean / Image by thelonious

I know there's much to be said for sweeping views from cairns.... but I do wonder just how many were originally erected within woodland clearings? So this would've been the intended vibe. Midges aside, in my opinion there are few better environments to drift away for a while. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
13 Jan 19ce

Silbury Hill / Image by Spiddly

Missed this first time. Great shot, Silbury is really fantastic and this captures some of its majesty with its muted winter colours. ryaner Posted by ryaner
12 Jan 19ce

Stronach Wood / Image by thesweetcheat

Any shots which show this "cat" in a slightly wider (or less cropped) context would be much appreciated. Even if you just stick them up here temporarily. I have tried to see it in Hob's shot (and many of my own photos of the same anthropomorphic / dumbell area) and I just cannot see where it is.
It is particularly the ear and vertical pecked edge going from its pointed ear-tip down the "cat's" shoulder and back which interests me. I just cannot see it on other photos to help me place it in the panels.
I am really keen to see this and hope to photograph the panels under low-light and darkness with side torch and lamp illumination. I'm only over for a couple of days in early Feb and would really like to catch what I can of this motif. Any further help in pin-pointing it's location would be appreciated.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
11 Jan 19ce

Dunstanburgh Castle / Image by spencer

Thanks SC, hope you make it too. Got to feds up that I only recently gathered you're a non-driver. What you achieve is remarkable. spencer Posted by spencer
10 Jan 19ce

Stronach Wood / Image by thesweetcheat

I'm really glad it's got you thinking. It's actually part of the panel with the "figures". When G/F pointed it out, it leapt out (so she's the one with the fresh eyes rather than me). She said "There's someone with a cat head". Full length it looked like a shaman with a lynx headress or a lynx-headed god.

But there's a bit of a problem. When we were there the light was crap and lots of things weren't really showing up very well. What we didn't see was that in better light, the "lynx" head is surrounded by a halo but also has something going off to the left from its "snout "- you can see what I'm talking about properly in Hob's picture here: http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/40372/stronach_wood.html

Revealed more fully, the lynx head becomes the torso rather than the head, with an arm going off to the left. It makes the lynxness much less convincing, but when we were there it really did look obvious.

I'd love to know what you make of it.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Jan 19ce

Coetan Arthur / Image by spencer

That's just lovely. A wonderful place, particularly in weather like this. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Jan 19ce

Bamburgh castle / Image by spencer

I had no idea this was a hillfort first. It's on the list... thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Jan 19ce

Dunstanburgh Castle / Image by spencer

That's a superb image, lovely light and a great composition with the track drawing the eye. Hopefully we will get here one day. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Jan 19ce

Dunstanburgh Castle / Image by spencer

I prefer the walk from the north, too. Pity about the often inconsiderate golfers who are used to the World stopping for them...…even out of bounds! Posted by tomatoman
10 Jan 19ce

Stronach Wood / Image by thesweetcheat

I'm now quite intrigued by this motif. I think I remember seeing the top of this motif but I think I was looking at it from a different angle... and without my eyes. Is this part of panel A? Or the panel with the birds and stag? I'm heading over in three weeks for a wee jaunt. Gonna do some night-time side-lit photography... or have a go at it at least.
What panel is this cat-like profile on?

"When people go and look at what they are told are "cups and rings"... all they see are "cups and rings"". A wonderful archaeologist (I'm paraphrasing him here) told me when I showed him my pictures from here back in 2010. "They don't notice anything else. You have to go to a site with fresh eyes." You have.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
09 Jan 19ce

Dunstanburgh Castle / Image by spencer

Great photo's, lovely time of year for the walk up to the castle. We love Craster out of season so wander in from there. I was staying in Amble in November and the hearty souls there were taking a swim in the sea! Posted by costaexpress
09 Jan 19ce

Kettley Crag / Image by spencer

Totally spencer Posted by spencer
09 Jan 19ce

Dunstanburgh Castle / Image by spencer

Ta....I prefer the walk in from Dunstan Steads rather than Craster. Was a tad blowy though. Poor golfers! ; ) spencer Posted by spencer
09 Jan 19ce

Dunstanburgh Castle / Image by spencer

Lovely shot thelonious Posted by thelonious
09 Jan 19ce

Kettley Crag / Image by spencer

It's a wonder rock. Top site. thelonious Posted by thelonious
09 Jan 19ce

Holmhead / Image by drewbhoy

Love the winter light in this one. Also good to see the whole thing in a wider setting. Posted by ruskus
08 Jan 19ce

Stanton Moor North / Image by rollo5014

It's looking good at the moment, we were there on the Saturday after Christmas. Nice to see some gorse clearing elsewhere on the moor too. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
07 Jan 19ce
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