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Winter solstice DP177648

Winter solstice DP177648


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Filename: DP177648.jpg

Size: 1899 x 1343 (311KB)

Date: 6th June 2022

Source: Historic England

Credit: © Historic England Archive. Chr

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: https://images.historicenglandservices.org.uk/

Job Title: Staff Photographer

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Winter solstice DP177648

Stonehenge, Stonehenge Down, Amesbury, Wiltshire. Crowds watching the sunrise at Stonehenge on the winter solstice, from the west

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Celebration Ceremony Dawn English Heritage Silhouette Stone Circle Pagan Solar


EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print titled "Winter solstice DP177648" captured by the talented photographer Chris Redgrave, we are transported to the mystical grounds of Stonehenge in Amesbury, Wiltshire. As the sun begins its ascent on the shortest day of the year, a mesmerizing scene unfolds before our eyes. A multitude of people have gathered at this ancient stone circle, eagerly awaiting the first rays of sunlight that will pierce through the horizon. The atmosphere is electric with anticipation and reverence as they partake in an age-old tradition: celebrating the winter solstice. This annual ceremony holds deep significance for many who embrace pagan beliefs and honor nature's cycles. Silhouetted against a breathtaking backdrop, these individuals stand united in their quest to witness this celestial spectacle. Their figures blend seamlessly with Stonehenge's imposing stones, creating an ethereal tableau that speaks volumes about humanity's eternal connection with both Earth and sky. As dawn breaks over Stonehenge Down, casting long shadows across the land, one cannot help but be moved by this powerful display of unity and spirituality. It serves as a reminder that despite our modern lives filled with technology and distractions, there remains an innate yearning within us to connect with something greater than ourselves – whether it be through ritual or simply basking in nature's awe-inspiring beauty. Chris Redgrave has masterfully encapsulated not only a moment frozen in time but also an enduring symbol of celebration and renewal. Through his lens, we are transported into

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