As #easter#friday goes, it wad to be expected that #stonehenge , that very #popular and #historically important #ancient#neolithic#monument was jampacked with people, families, friends, kids, couples, group tours - from all over the world. Languages from chinese to french, spanish to filipino, thai to nigerian, arabic to hindi were spoken, as mother tounges brought conversations of #wonder and #interest in the air, drifting down the crucus and the ancient barrows through the #summer like breeze. Visiting the #stones is always an #amazing experience.
Another of the many, slightly off-beat roadside attractions that make road trips in Texas so great is Stonehenge II. Yep, you read that right, there is indeed a second Stonehenge, a 60% scale replica, which was originally built on the farmland of the late Alfred Shepperd along with the help of his friend and neighbor Doug Hill, and represents what Stonehenge would have looked like before weather and erosion toppled some of the original stones. A pair of Easter Island Moai figures were added to the site a couple of years later. Exactly, what the connection between the monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island to Stonehenge might be remains somewhat unclear but they and the stones structures they were guarding have been moved and now stand in front of the Point Theater and Hill Country Arts Foundation on Highway 39 in Ingram, Texas.