West Kennet Longbarrow
On the inside, looking out, of one of the mysterious barrows that litter the countryside in Wiltshire. This is one that has been partially excavated many years back, although the greater half of it remains undug. It’s older than most of the Avebury circle this is in walking distance from, and the day we visited this (Midsummer eve) the land around was peppered with Crop circles and hippies. Avebury was so crowded we didn’t stay for fear of getting trapped in the car park and so we went hillwalking instead.
I felt very safe and happy inside this barrow; unlike other prehistoric places that have given me the shivers and made me move on very fast. I posted the picture as a means of expressing how I feel today, rather like a tortoise peeping from inside its shell at a world it isn’t very sure of today…but thinking the sunshine out there looks inviting at least.