Sunday, 17 July 2011
Is Callanish Manhattanish?
Last Wednesday, 12 July at 8.25 pm, traffic on 34th Street in New York City came to a halt and out came the cameras. It was the moment of a bi-ennial event, the so-called 'Manhattanhenge' with the setting sun over New Jersey becoming angled between the skyscrapers of NYC. On a more miniature and definitely prehistoric scale at the Callanish Stones, on the Isle of Lewis, the alignment of the moon with the distant heights of Clisham supposedly has a lunar significance. It is an Old World / New World comparison.
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