Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Monday's megalith


On Monday I fulfilled a long held desire to see the neolithic cairn with its famous carvings lining the passage and single burial chamber on the tiny island of Gavrinis. Of course, no photographs allowed inside, but it was an extraordinary experience. Normally I hate enclosed spaces but there was a palpable calm and sense of peaceful rest in the chamber that made me reluctant to leave. The forceful carvings enhance the liveliness of departure.

2 comments:

Ancestral Celt said...

You know, I don't like enclosed spaces, either, but have found cairns rather peaceful.

Fabulous photograph.

Rhinoa said...

Very cool photo. I really must get out your way at some point, there is so much to see and do.