Sunday 10 December 2023

The B Team's Callanish Stones Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Epic Sunday greetings pawesome furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week, we decided to bip back up to Scotland to the Isle of Lewis in the outer Hebrides in our Time Travelling Telephone Box and visit the Callanish Stone Circle.

The B Teams Callanish Stones Selfie


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Guys, what a place, seriously it was breathtaking!

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!

Standing amidst the majestic Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, we were left pawe-struck by their grandeur, complexity, and rich historical significance. The stone circle, dating back to around 3000 BC, measures 13 meters in diameter, and the tallest standing stone is an impressive 4.8 meters high standing at the centre of the stone circle next to a chambered tomb. While some historians speculate that the stones were used for astronomical observations or as a place of worship, others believe they were used for ritualistic sacrifices. Regardless of the reason for their construction, the stones have a deep significance in the religious and cultural history of Scotland and continue to attract visitors from around the world. The surrounding landscape is also a spectacular sight to behold, with its rugged coastline and rolling hills stretching out as far as mew can see. Visitors can explore other nearby historical sites, such as the Carloway Broch and the Dun Carloway Iron Age Fort, which offer a glimpse into the rich and fascinating history of the Isle of Lewis. The Callanish Stones are an exceptional example of the ancient architectural wonders that have survived the test of time and continue to captivate and inspire us. So, if mew're ever in Scotland, make sure mew set aside some time to visit these pawe-inspiring stones and immerse yourself in their mystery and meauty.

Purrs

Smooch

The BBHQ Historical Travel Guide

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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.

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We tried Prisma again this week, but there was nothing that complemented the picture, so BeFunky came to the rescue.

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The effect was created with Befunky - Impressionist 2 + a slight vignette was applied to the outer edges, and the saturation was increased slightly.

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 we can beat our time of 9 mins 37 secs, we thought it was going to take longer, but we surprised ourselves! MOL

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We're off to get ready for lunch, the garden safari is on the back burner for today as it's been raining all weekend, but we may get lucky later! MOL

But if we don't get lucky, then we'll be getting snuggled for movie time in front of the fire, and we love a snoozy winter afternoon doing that.

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 we have an epic day, and remember to always...
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12 comments:

  1. We sure hope you get at least a few rays of sun, sweet pals Your selfie -- and that venue -- are epically EPIC!

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  2. Those stones are very impressive, and the artwork is lovely. The rain is so heavy I can barely see out of the window, but the forecast is for the sun to come out at lunch time. Hmmmm!

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    1. I can't remember if I thanked you for your card which arrived this week. Mine should be with you very soon if it hasn't already arrived.

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  3. Wow, another place for Mummy to put on her list of places to visit if She ever visits the UK again!
    We love the way the artification accentuates those threatening thunderclouds.

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  4. B-Team, this is great. We do not see you rock climbing this time, but that is purr-obably safurr fur you all. Lynn thanks you fur the tour. I still thank you fur my gift this summer. Precious

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  5. #1 says she has never been to the Isle of Lewis but would love to visit it!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  6. Wow, the cloudy sky sure adds a dramatic look to the picture of the stones! The B-Team of course, adds that feline flair! Cool art too!

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  7. Several things:

    We need a T-shirt "Stay Fluffy'
    These stones Oh My Goodness they are Humungous!!!!!
    Love the filters, subtle but sensational!!!

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  8. Great selfie and beautiful art. Thanks for the puzzle. XO

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  9. Thank you for sharing your wonderful history with us.

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  10. Wow sure is an amazing place love how long these have survived great photos.x😽

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