These few massive stones are all that remains of a 5,500 year old chambered tomb. Originally it extended some 120 feet (36 metres), the whole structure covered by an earth mound. It must have looked spectacular, dominating the uplands above Cardigan Bay. When I took this photo I was also taken with the rather searching stance of the man at the fence. I spoke to him later. He told me he had been so keen to reach the monument after parking his car, he had dived across the nearest farm field instead of discovering the official footpath, and thus found himself on the wrong side of a barbed wire fence. He was trying to see if he could climb over. We both decided it looked too risky. And then he told me about his awe-inspiring visit to the Great Pyramid. A man clearly much moved by ancient places.
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8 thoughts on “Pentre Ifan Revisited”
Terrific stones for this week’s theme. Thanks Tish 😀
Thank you, Cee.
What a fabulous photo . . just love how you have that man in the shot!
Thanks, Becky. I love that I caught him too 🙂
They are magnificent. 😀 … ‘Primitive’ ancestors, indeed!
Absolutely. The ancestors knew a thing or two about construction.
I like the aged feel of this photo – both with the historic construction and tones which make this feel like a retro image.
You’ve put your finger on it, Lisa – and quite accidental on my part, so it must be locational forces at work. But, yes, it does have a retro feel.