A Walk Among the Menhirs – Sequel

If not the tallest standing stones I have seen, the menhirs of Filitosa on Corsica are definitely the most scenic ones.

Plenty of mystery has always surrounded these creations. For the archaeologist Roger Grosjean, the statue-menhirs represented the enemy chiefs killed in battle. The megalithic people would immortalise the enemy warriors strength in stone, so that it could never again manifest itself. (read more ….) If you have missed the first part …..

 

 

 

Today Jo is taking us on a beautiful walk to Roker Pier.

 

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42 Comments on “A Walk Among the Menhirs – Sequel

  1. They are spectacular, aren’t they? And great music too, of course! Thank you so much, Paula. I hope the week progresses more peacefully and healthily for you πŸ™‚ Hugs!

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    • Thanks Max πŸ™‚ Nex time there will be something totally different, but before that I shot my favourite Zagreb Park in the worst possible season – all muddy and squishy and I am intending to post it before Thursday for your challenge.

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  2. I studied prehistory and archaeology at uni years ago, Paula. But not one mention was there of Corsica. Thank you for making good that gross deficiency in the curriculum. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, Tish πŸ™‚ I am glad I could be of service. I enclosed a link to the site’s web site. So glad you could visit if only virtually.

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  3. You are the queen of moody Paula – both photos and music. Your photos show antiquity in their feel, not just their subject matter. You are also a wonderful travel advisor. I always want to go where you’ve been. I look forward to your Zagreb Park post with all its mud and squish. How’s winter treating you?

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    • My dear Meg πŸ™‚ You see so much good in me, that I wish some day I can believe just a part of it πŸ™‚ I am ambiguous about winter – my bday is coming the end of month – so I should be a winter person, but I always loved late summer and early autumn better. Most of us here live in anxiety over political and economic situation fearing about jobs and future. Yesterday we got a new president and it does not look good. When are you going to Poland?

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      • This time next week, I’ll be overnighting at my son’s en route to the airport. Arrive in the presence of twins – and their parents – on Thursday morning Warsaw time. I’m getting excited.

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  4. Besides those fascinating stones there, up the hill – there’s a wonderful view over the valley and the river Taravo – excellent captured… πŸ™‚

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  5. Fascinating – that carved face is quite haunting – the past looking down on the present.

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  6. Oh, I just love that pit Paula. It would look great in my garden, don’t you think? The birds and Vervets would enjoy that so much. πŸ˜€ Now wouldn’t it be great that techonoly make it so that we can take out anything that we see in a photo? I would be on the net all day long, hahahah!

    Stunning shots and thanks for another fascinating musical tour. β™₯ Hugs β™₯

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  8. Fascinating. Immortalising the enemy is an unusual concept to grasp. A giant wall or watchtower would be better and more practical. πŸ™‚
    These are beautiful shots, Paula.

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    • Well yes, Gods know what they must have been thinking…. Thanks mate. I really appreciate your careful tour of the latest stuff.

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    • Thank you, William. In the menu under travel you may find Corsica and the posts about I have published so far.

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