Sunday, 21 June 2009

Summer Solstice, Stonehenge

The sun failed to shine as dawn broke with an overcast sky. An estimated over 36,000 people revelled in the festival's atmosphere at the site of Stonehenge, the ancient stone circle on England's Salisbury Plain
Druids, dressed in their ceremonial robes, and groups of followers from different beliefs to whom the day and the circle are important, were mixed with an electic micture of Morris dancers, musicians, and drummers all gathered alongside the many visitors from all over the world.
The sun rose at 4.58am, cheered on from those gathered to witness this special event, and to welcome in the longest day. It was a peaceful, happy occasion of celebration.


Celtic Cat said...

I would have loved to be there with them, even though I don't have any Pagan leanings. I had a chance to sign up at Newgrange in Ireland. The waiting list was 10 years, so I passed. Now I wish I had signed up, the years flew by!

Kathleen Coy said...

How wonderful! I wish I could have been there. I had a beautiful sunrise celebration this morning at my house though. :-)

Happy Solstice!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I've always wanted to go to Stonehenge and see the Solstice!

We had a beautiful, hazy sunrise here. 102 degrees today and very humid!

Sonia ;) said...

Wow what a beautiful site to have seen...I bet it was mesmerizing..

Sonia ;)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Photos of Stonehenge always touch my spirit with wonder! Awesome that you could be there!

Linda said...

I'm sad to report that I didnt attend personally on Summer Solstice. I have been to the stonehenge site, when you were allowed to roam all over them years ago. But my animal family commitments don't allow me 'away days' at the moment. I watched the Stonehenge coverage on TV and video posts, still enjoyable though. Lindaxx

Carolee said...

Sounds wonderful. I'd love to see it someday....

~ Carolee

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