Photography 101: Architecture

For today’s theme I decided to show recreated late Neolithic houses at Stonehenge that I saw in May this year. The project wasn’t finished, but I managed to snap a shot.

“The houses are based on some small buildings excavated in 2006 and 2007 at Durrington Walls, a henge monument just over a mile to the north-east of Stonehenge, as part of the Stonehenge Riverside Project. These buildings date from around the same time as the stones were being put up at Stonehenge, about 2500 BC. Ten buildings were excavated, and it is likely that there were many more. From the remains of animal bones and pottery near the houses, it seems as if late Neolithic people were gathering at Durrington on a seasonal basis, probably at midwinter. As well as the houses, there were several timber monuments and an avenue linking the complex to the River Avon. It is thought that the people who lived for some of the year in these houses were the builders or users of Stonehenge.” Β  (


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This is my entry for today’s #photo101 project.

35 Comments on “Photography 101: Architecture

  1. OK … that’s, as ever, as terrific photo, Paula !
    “Throughout his 70 year career, Frank Lloyd Wright published articles, gave lectures, and wrote many books. The philosophy of organic architecture was present consistently in his body of work and the scope of its meaning mirrored the development of his architecture. The core of this ideology was always the belief that architecture has an inherent relationship with both its site and its time.”
    You seem to’ve got it, alright. πŸ™‚


  2. Fascinating Paula to think of the workers living here. I had never heard of these buildings and am delighted to know of their existence. Lovely capture.


  3. I studied Prehistory at university. The Neolithic featured heavily, but back then habitation evidence in the UK was rather scanty. It’s great to see these reconstructions. And yes, we were all much hardier back then πŸ™‚ Evocative time-shift shot, Paula.


    • πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll get a chance to see them for yourself, Tish. I provided a link to the site where they describe the recreation process. It’s above in the text if you are interested to see.


    • I was trying (hard) and i could not πŸ˜€ One thing is sure, they were close-knit communities which might not be that bad considering the cold, and wildlife around them πŸ˜‰

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  4. Speaking of music (as I just was- I’m working backwards) this is beautiful, Paula πŸ™‚ I wish you indicated what it is on the post somewhere. πŸ™‚ I think I’d feel awfully itchy living in one of those houses, interesting though their history is. πŸ™‚


    • For once I don’t know what it is. About music info on other posts, one just needs to ask – that’s what comment section is for. So, hay fever….


  5. De jolies chaumières! Looks cosy!. Gracias por el post!
    (J’adore pouvoir mΓ©langer les langues avec toi!)
    Tout va bien?
    A +


    • Ca va, Brian, merci. J’ai pense a toi hier, ou c’etait le jour avant hier – j’ai eu l’intention de visiter ton blog, pero algo paso y se me olvido. Ando un poco distraida, pero todo bien. Dime como esta tu espalda? Puedes trabajar/dormir?


  6. Stonehenge has always been part of my life, from simply driving past all through my childhood, to lying under the stones all night in the 1970s, and more recent visits. I am so sad that you can no longer go up to the stones, but accept that it is necessary to preserve them. You can still get up close at the nearby giant stones of Avebury. Its good to see some recreation of the human element that must once have filled the landscape.


    • Yes, I can imagine that it must feel a lot different to you now, as you were once allowed to touch them and lie under the stones. It was my first and only meeting with them and I was happy to see them protected πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing this, Hilary.


  7. Hadn’t heard of these houses before Paula! They look pretty spiffy for being modeled after houses from the Neolithic age!! Fabulous choice for architecture πŸ™‚


    • Thank you very much, Madhu. I was so glad I could take a photo of it though it was still under construction. All other people followed the guides and did not stop there, so I had nobody to hinder the view πŸ˜€


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