Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,


Yesterday being a public holiday (and I'm doing the pont today) we did the trip I have long been wanting to do, to Wéris in the Ardennes, fêted among enthusiasts as Belgium's answer to Stonehenge. Now that I've been and come back I find this guide to the site; on this trip we located only the Wéris I dolmen and the nearby menhir, but it was well worth the visit anyway.

As you can see, Wéris I has a fairly complex structure - the main monument has a sort of front garden of standing stones (here with F in front of the nearest and Anne and U at the next one).

This picture is looking back into the "front garden" from beside the main dolmen.

The main dolmen is too small for adults to explore properly, though better-suited for nine-year-olds:

U is sometimes shy in front of the camera:

But we got her on form a couple of times yesterday:

Finally, a rare portrait of myself, by the fine upstanding menhir about a km away from the first complex:

Now that I have a better idea of where to look, I'll certainly go back.
Tags: life: family, megaliths, world: belgium

  • Interesting Links for 01-02-2017

    UK 'need not fear electricity blackouts' says ex-National Grid boss Avoid fake news! (tags: climatechange ukpolitics ) The Top 12 Crises…

  • Interesting Links for 01-01-2017

    The Origins of Princess Leia's Hairstyle Inspired by a Mexican revolutionary! (tags: mexico sf ) Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to…

  • Interesting Links for 23-12-2016

    Thirty things you didn't know about the EU referendum Most of this was indeed new to me. (tags: eu brexit ukpolitics ) This is the truth…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.