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Wéris

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.

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uitlander
May. 22nd, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Ah, I know exactly where you are but didn't know there was a chambered tomb there. One of my main sites (Grotte de Coléoptère) is at Bomal-sur-Ourthe.

TBH it looks more Wayland Smithyesque than Stonehenge, but lovely looking site (Tomb with a view?).
minny
May. 22nd, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Pink socks! U has excellent taste ;)
strange_complex
May. 22nd, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
I love picture no.3 with F in the dolmen-thingy. The symmetry and the glowing backlight look really good, and the excitement of a little boy exploring is always a winner. Glad you all had such a lovely day.
mizkit
May. 22nd, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
*laughs*! The 5th and 6th pictures are adorable! I love F's GQ attitude and U's so cute with her face all scrunched up! (She's equally cute in the next one *without* her face all scrunched up, but aaah so cute! :))
yea_mon
May. 22nd, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Pah! Are you sure that wasn't part of a Spinal Tap stage-set? ;)

Nice pics BTW!

Also - is that laddered concrete post in pic 6 some kind of power/telephone post? I have vague memories of something similar -possibly from all the French movies that got shown on BBC2 back in the early 90s.
shereenb
May. 25th, 2009 10:02 am (UTC)
Hi. I've wandered over via burkesworks's friends list and couldn't pass the Legananny icon by without saying hello. And stopping to admire your dolmen photos.
nwhyte
May. 25th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Any friend of Tez's etc etc!
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