Henge: Avebury 900x900 Real earths from the Avebury area of Wiltshire and rare green earths from Western Ireland.
An aerial view of our largest henge monument. It was created in what was then a forest clearing, the ditch dug deep into white chalk that was then piled to make a high embankment enclosing a very special but not exactly perfect or flat circle of land. It must have taken a long time for the grass we see everywhere today to become established. I imagined the whole circle as a place where the sunlight was captured and venerated by the early farmers. Boulders that became the famous standing stones once littered the ground in this region.