Sunday 26 November 2023

The B Team's Drombeg Stone Circle Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Pawesome Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to bip to County Cork in Ireland in our Time Travelling Telephone Box and visit the Drombeg Stone Circle.

The B Team's Drombeg Stone Circle Selfie

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Wow what a truly furbulous place to visit, we enjoyed every moment!

Mew know how much we love ancient standing stones and stone circles, see our previous trips to:

Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:

Greetings fellow travellers and history lovers!

During our brief trip to Ireland, we had the privilege of visiting the Drombeg Stone Circle, an ancient site located in County Cork, which is believed to have been constructed during the Bronze Age around 1100 - 800 BC. The stone circle is made up of 17 large stones of which only 13 are remaining, some of which stand approximately just under 2 metres tall. The stones are arranged in a circle that spans around 9 meters in diameter. There are also 2 portal stones standing just over 2 metres tall and a further altar stone. The construction of this site is a true testament to the ingenuity of its builders, particularly given the time period in which it was constructed. While the purpose of the Drombeg Stone Circle remains a mystery, experts believe it was a site of great importance to the people who built it. Some speculate that the stones were arranged to align with astronomical events such as the winter solstice, while others believe the site was used for religious or healing purposes. Regardless of its original purpose, it's clear that the site was of great significance to the people of that era, and it continues to captivate visitors from all over the world. In addition to the Drombeg Stone Circle, there are several other fascinating historical sites to explore in the area. For example, just a short distance away is the Timoleague Castle and Friary, which dates back to the 13th century and is a stunning example of medieval architecture. There is also Blarney Castle and the legendary Blarney Stone; on the site a wooden fort was built in the 10th century, followed by a stone fortification in the 12th century until the castle was built in the15th-century, and mew can go explore the extensive gardens after your castle tour. Overall, a visit to the Drombeg Stone Circle and the surrounding area is a must for anypawdy interested in ancient history and archaeology. The sheer scale and grandeur of the stones are pawe-inspiring, and the site is steeped in history and mystery. If mew're planning a trip to Ireland, be sure to include the Drombeg Stone Circle on your itinerary - it's an experience mew won't soon forget.



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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

We tried Prisma again this week, but there was nothing that complemented the picture, so BeFunky came to the rescue, and we think it turned out quite well, we love the dark moody effect.

The B Team's Drombeg Stone Circle Selfie ©BionicBasil® Caturday Art Blog Hop

The effect was created with Befunky - AI Enhancer, Inkify 4 + colour changes to fill light and saturation.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 21 mins 56 secs, OMC it was really hard, remind us not to use a filter with so much black next time! MOL 

We're off to to go and pack Amber and Pandora's giveaway goodie box, we ordered some fabric, but it was on backorder and so we are a little late making the snuggle mat, but it's done now and ready to go.

Smooch is waiting for his roast dinner and in all honesty, if he doesn't move soon the P.A. will banish him from the kitchen for health and safety reasons! MOL

Do join us again tomorrow, when we're back with another episode of Cats Have Problems Too, and check out this week's Despurrate Dilemma.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...
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  1. That's a super cool selfie gang! Y'all are a famous rock group!

  2. That selfie is epic, and that BeFunky effect sure does funkify it -- great art, mew guys! XO

  3. That is a great selfie, and the artsy effect makes it look quite supernatural. We haven't been there but we have been to Blarney Castle. The queue to kiss the Blarney Stone stretched for what seemed like miles. We had no intentions of kissing it anyway so it made no difference to us.

  4. Ooooh, that artsy-fartsy effect is epically spiffing! And it reminds Mummy that it will soon be time to re-embark on her annual reread of "The Dark Is Rising". Have you read it?

  5. That was a super hard 26:54 jigsaw! But the real stones are quite something. Paws crossed we get to see them some day to appreciate the mammoth task involved.

  6. Would love to visit Ireland again; it was such an adventure when I was there when in college.
    Off to puzzle; love the arty effects.

  7. Oh so many more stones to turn over, mol. But we don't encourage them to turn.

  8. Wow, love both versions of the B-team visiting the Drombeg Stone Circle! Epic indeed!

  9. Wow, that is some amazing stone work! Um...we mean circle.

    And that art; um...that would have been a good venue for Halloween! LOL!

  10. Very cute selfie. Thank you for the puzzle. XO

  11. Thanks for the lesson about the area and I'm glad you had such a good time visiting.

  12. My goodness! I almost MISSED this. Thank goodness I hit the Home button and saw it. I LOVE each and eery one of these great stone explorations.

  13. Your filter treatment is beyond dramatic!! We have discovered (thanks to you) some amazing places!

  14. Great selfie awesome hearing about the stones.x😽


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