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Bryn Celli Ddu

Chambered Cairn


Visited with our eldest son close to sunset in January (wife sulking at being left in car with sleepy youngest). The sunset is splendid over the mound and a usually cynical seven year old showed a great interest in the site and standing watching the sunset with me.
Strangely he was also determined to go into the (very dark) chamber despite usually being very timid and unhappy in dark enclosed spaces - he led the way in and explored happily, and largely by touch. The sound of Dad walking hard into a (harder) stone in the chamber added to the sense of enjoyment and briefly led to a trance like (or is that stunned) state for me.
There obviously something about the place that a even a manic seven year old (and mildly concussed 30 something) can pick up, the sense of peace pervades - a perfect end to a day

The offerings of feathers and wild flowers show continued interest respect for the site. Not sure what the marking on the beam inside are about - we have our theory but could only see them clearly in the flash photo taken when leaving?
Mumisahippy Posted by Mumisahippy
25th February 2006ce

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