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Rebcake and shapinglight do Stonehenge! Da da da DA da da. STONEHENGE!

Reb and Deb at Stonehenge for Autumn Equinox 2016

It was the autumnal equinox, so we went, as one does. If you can't tell, I'm having a lovely time on my first ever trip to the UK.

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snogged
Sep. 23rd, 2016 11:19 pm (UTC)
Fabulous!
rebcake
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:11 pm (UTC)
It is! Totally worth a visit. It's no longer a muddy field with chain link fencing around it, which is how everybody described it to me.
double_dutchess
Sep. 24th, 2016 12:52 am (UTC)
Lucky you! I've always wanted to visit Stonehenge. Also nice that you got to spend time with shapinglight!
rebcake
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:12 pm (UTC)
I am lucky. It's not even raining, not that I'd mind it.
empresspatti
Sep. 24th, 2016 12:57 am (UTC)
It is so nice to see two of my fav lj era! I hope you are having a great time.
rebcake
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
It's tops! We've been seeing and doing so much, and having weirdly lovely weather during it all. I got a sunburn!
teragramm
Sep. 24th, 2016 03:08 am (UTC)
Looks like you are both having a great time. Yay!
rebcake
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:14 pm (UTC)
Appearances are not deceiving in this case!
chasingdemons
Sep. 24th, 2016 04:53 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you two are having a good time!
rebcake
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's been pretty fab!
petzipellepingo
Sep. 24th, 2016 07:23 am (UTC)
"waves"

Stonehenge still looks the same.
rebcake
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:18 pm (UTC)
It's actually been improved, I'm told. There's a great visitor center, and they shuttle you out to the site, where you can get very close. I think you end up about 20 feet from it at one point in the circuit. Breathtaking.
ceciliaj
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:06 am (UTC)
fun! I've actually never made it to stonehenge.
rebcake
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:25 pm (UTC)
I'd never made it to the UK at all, and I'm doing a ton of the usual highlights! A lot more than I expected, due to Shapinglight being such an excellent hostess! We even attended Evensong at St. Paul's in London this afternoon, complete with adorable choir boys and rumbling organ. *\o/*
brutti_ma_buoni
Sep. 24th, 2016 05:54 pm (UTC)

Aww, I didn't even ask about this one. I hope the rest of the London days are as good though.

rebcake
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:28 pm (UTC)
Everything has been great. Evensong at St. Paul's made up for missing out on organ recitals tomorrow, I think. I'm leaning toward The Libertine for Monday night, since it's so English-history themed. Do you have any opinion about the stalls at Haymarket?
brutti_ma_buoni
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
The Libertine looks *fabulous*, and I love that theatre. Never been in the stalls but the royal circle is spectacular, so I'm sure the stalls are too.
feliciacraft
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:07 pm (UTC)
How exciting! You both seem to be enjoying it! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip. :)
rebcake
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:29 pm (UTC)
It's been pretty exciting! I hope I am better about reporting on this trip than I have been about the last few...
elisi
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:26 pm (UTC)
Lucky you! Both re. Stonehenge & meeting shapinglight. <3
rebcake
Sep. 24th, 2016 09:32 pm (UTC)
Man, this UK lark has been amazing. Scotland, Wales, Bath, a corner of the Cotswolds, Stratford, and now London! Shapinglight and I have traveled before, but this is the absolute best!
bogwitch
Sep. 24th, 2016 10:40 pm (UTC)
It looks like it was a dramatic and foreboding day!

It was good to meet you!
rebcake
Oct. 6th, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC)
It was likewise good to meet you, although too brief, even if we were locked in a room together for 2 days!

The Stonehenge day was actually very nice, with just enough clouds to add atmosphere and perspective.
thenewbuzwuzz
Sep. 25th, 2016 10:52 am (UTC)
Oh, my! Glad to see you're living the life.
So what does one do there on the equinox? ...sacrifice any nice people yet?
rebcake
Oct. 6th, 2016 09:03 pm (UTC)
I could be facetious and say "step over the hippies" but it wasn't like that. The equinoxes don't have any especial light shows like the solstices do. It's just sort of...seasonal? Apparently there were some services of various sorts, but those all happened at sunrise and we were snug in our beds at that point. We were there for the actual equinox, which was mid-morning, but nobody really noticed.

It's just awfully cool. Magical, even.
freecat15
Sep. 25th, 2016 01:56 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you two were having such a great time togehter!!

And I wish you a very happy birthday!
rebcake
Oct. 6th, 2016 09:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm sorry not to have responded earlier, but I'm just getting back into the swing. Because, you know, I was making rather merry! *\o/*
shapinglight
Sep. 27th, 2016 04:58 pm (UTC)
:Waves:

Finally got back online. I didn't even try yesterday.

I enjoyed our trip so much. It was fun! Let's do it again soon, yes?
rebcake
Oct. 6th, 2016 09:06 pm (UTC)
It's pretty great being a tourist in your own patch for a change, isn't it? Although I'm convinced it's even better for the actual tourist. I had a wonderful time, every moment.
nmcil12
Sep. 29th, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
Wonderful photo - so happy for you both that you had this joyous experience. I've always wanted to visit England and do a Jane Austen vacation tour.

Hope you had a totally awesome birthday -
rebcake
Oct. 6th, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC)
There was a bit of Jane involved, I must admit. We drove very quickly by her house when she lived in Bath, but we also visited several sites that were locations of various Austen films. I didn't make it to the Lake Country this time, or Lyme, but managed several other places she mentions. I wouldn't mind going on a literary tour of the UK — Harry Potter, Beatrix Potter, Jane Austen, A.A. Milne, C.S. Lewis, Phillip Pullman, Robert Burns, just for starters — but I suspect it would mean looking into every nook and cranny in the country!
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