Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Join the Elite

Here, in the winter sun, is Maeshowe on Orkney. It was built in Neolithic times and was intended, perhaps, as accommodation for the socially elite in a prehistoric tribe. One of its attributes, enjoyed to this day, is the alignment of the sun on the Winter Solstice. Go there today, with its shortest hours of light, via the three webcams that bring images to all parts of the world, wherever there is an internet connection.

Scottish Islands Explorer - keen to illuminate

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